Hokkaido is the second largest island in Japan. Hokkaido is devastatingly beautiful island with coloful flower fields and valeys. You would find this place with the unique fresh food and distinctive natural sceneries.  Let's explore 10 spots places you cannot miss in this splendid and yet coldest place in Japan.

Asahiyama Zoo

The unique exhibits showing you the animals’ natural lifestyles are sure to impress.
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Business Hours Everyday ( 09:30 AM ~ 03:30 PM )

Please check the homepage for opening schedule
Price Adults: 820 YEN
Address Asahiyama Zoo, Kuranuma Higashiasahikawacho, Asahikawashi, Hokkaido See map
Telephone 0166-36-1104
Website http://www5.city.asahikawa.hokkaido.jp/asahiyamazoo/

Cape Kamui

The contrast between the clear blue sea and the rugged precipices is amazing
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Business Hours Everyday ( 10:00 AM ~ 03:30 PM )

The opening and closing of the gates will differ depending on the time
April 8:00am~6:00pm
May 8:00am~7:00pm
June 8:00am~7:30pm
July 8:00am~7:00pm
August~October 8:00am~6:30pm
November 8:00am~5:00pm
December~March 10:00m~3:30pm
Address Kamui-misaki, Kozakicho, Shakotan, Shakotan District, Hokkaido See map
Telephone 0135-44-3715
Website http://www.kanko-shakotan.jp/category/list.php?category=1

Shiretoko Five Lakes

Experience Shiretoko by walking the wooden boardwalk leading to the first lake and the trails throughout the five lakes
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Business Hours Everyday ( 07:30 AM ~ 06:30 PM )

Wooden boardwalk: 7:30am-6:30pm(refer to the homepage for any changes due to the season)
Nature trails: 7:30am-6:30pm

Wooden boardwalk: can be used at any time during the opening period
Nature trails: reservations are required from May 10th to October 20th
From late January to March, the boardwalk is closed, but the Shiretoko Eco Tour is in operation (fee required, limited to 10 people/day).
Price However, there is a fee-required period depending on the nature trail (refer to homepage).
Address 知床五湖, Hokkaido See map
Telephone 0152-24-3323
Website http://www.goko.go.jp/english/

Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium

A panorama view of Sapporo city and the Ishikari Plains can be seen from the observation lounge
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Business Hours Apr.29 - Nov.3 8:30am〜6:00pm
Nov.4 - Apr.28 9:00am~5:00pm
Price Adults: 500 YEN
Child: 300 YEN
These are the lift fees.
Address 1274 Miyanomori Chūō-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaidō See map
Telephone 011-641-8585
Website http://www.sapporo-dc.co.jp/eng/okurayama/index.html

Mt. Moiwa

You can enjoy the 360 degree panorama of Sapporo
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Business Hours Everyday

The mountain cannot be climbed in the winter due to the snow
so please check the homepage.
Address Mt.Moiwa, Sapporo-shi, hokkaido See map

Lake Mashū

With the highest clarity in Japan, its a beautiful lake with a “Mashū Blue” coloring
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Price FREE
Address Lake Mashu, Teshikaga, Kawakami District, Hokkaido Prefecture See map
Website http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Mash%C5%AB

Blue Pond

This mystical pond’s appearance changes depending on the season and the angle of light, and is a hidden sightseeing place
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Address Shirogane, Biei, Kamikawa District, Hokkaido See map
Website http://www.biei-hokkaido.jp/en/search/sightseeing/viewspot/000035.html


Vast flower meadow filled with the sweet the perfume of the seasonal blossoms
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Business Hours April - May / October 9:00am~5:00pm
June - September 8:30am~6:00pm
November 9:00am~4:30pm
December - February 9:00am~4:00pm
March 9:00am~4:30pm
Price There is a request for donations of 200 yen at the entrance to cover maintenance costs
Address Biei, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido See map
Telephone 0166-95-2758
Website http://www.shikisainooka.jp/en/

Shiroi Koibito Park

The theme park by Shiroi Koibito, the famous sweets representing Hokkaido
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Business Hours Everyday ( 09:00 AM ~ 06:00 PM )

Along with the New Year’s Holidays, there are cases in which the opening times will change at irregular intervals
Price Adults: 600 YEN
Child: 200 YEN
3 years old and under: FREE
Address 2-2-11-36 Miyanosawa Nishi-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido See map
Telephone 011-666-1481
Website http://www.shiroikoibitopark.jp/english/

Patchwork Road

A patchwork landscape of hills spreading over a wide area
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Address Biei, Kamikawa District, Hokkaido See map

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