Explore region Hokkaido
Explore region Hokkaido

Hokkaido (kC, Hokkaidō) is the second largest, northernmost and least developed of Japan's four main islands. Its weather is harsh in winter with lots of snowfall, below zero temperatures and frozen seas, while in summer it does not get as hot and humid as in the other parts of the country.

With its unspoiled nature, Hokkaido attracts many outdoor lovers, including skiers and snowboarders in the colder seasons and hikers, cyclists and campers from June to September.

Top destinations in Hokkaido

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Cities and Resort Towns
1

Niseko

Leading snow resort with lots of powder snow.
4.1 / 5
355
2

Furano

Town with beautiful lavender and flower fields.
4.0 / 5
849
3

Sapporo

The largest city on the island of Hokkaido.
4.0 / 5
2,456
4

Noboribetsu

Hokkaido's most famous hot spring resort.
4.0 / 5
562
5

Hakodate

Southernmost city on Hokkaido.
3.9 / 5
1,331
6

Otaru

Harbor city near Sapporo with a canal.
3.9 / 5
1,347
7

Matsumae

The only former castle town on Hokkaido.
3.8 / 5
31
8

Asahikawa

City in central Hokkaido famous for its zoo.
3.5 / 5
605
9

Rusutsu

Attractive ski resort near Niseko.
3.4 / 5
143
10

Jozankei Onsen

Hot spring resort in the mountains outside central Sapporo.
3.3 / 5
187
11

Tomamu

Large ski resort in central Hokkaido.
3.2 / 5
52
12

Abashiri

Known for its prison and drift ice in winter.
3.0 / 5
482
13

Kushiro

City in eastern Hokkaido near a large marshland
318
National Parks
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Nature

Onuma Park

National park 20 kilometers north of Hakodate.
3.8 / 5
135
5

Lake Toya

Site of Mount Usu, an active volcano.
3.6 / 5
409

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