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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

Cities and Resort Towns

Niseko

Leading snow resort with lots of powder snow.
4.1 / 5
340

Furano

Town with beautiful lavender and flower fields.
4.0 / 5
799

Sapporo

The largest city on the island of Hokkaido.
4.0 / 5
2,353

Hakodate

Southernmost city on Hokkaido.
3.9 / 5
1,264

Otaru

Harbor city near Sapporo with a canal.
3.9 / 5
1,272

Asahikawa

City in central Hokkaido famous for its zoo.
3.5 / 5
566

Rusutsu

Attractive ski resort near Niseko.
3.4 / 5
138

Abashiri

Known for its prison and drift ice in winter.
3.0 / 5
465
National Parks
Nature

Onuma Park

National park 20 kilometers north of Hakodate.
3.8 / 5
116

Lake Toya

Site of Mount Usu, an active volcano.
3.6 / 5
383

Tours and Experiences

Page last updated: March 23, 2016