Hokkaido


Hokkaido, the second largest island of Japan, and the largest and northernmost prefecture. From world famous snow festival to flower and lavender fields. Exploring the beauty of nature here yourself. There is so much more for you to discover. You can find various activities here in Hokkaido! Here is a list we would like to show you the best 30 places that you don't want to miss while visiting Hokkaido.

Mt. Moiwa

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

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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


Farm Tomita

Enjoy the spectacular view of Japan’s largest lavender field
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Business Hours Everyday ( 08:30 AM ~ 05:00 PM )
Address 15 Nakafurano Kisen Kita Nakafurano, Sorachi District, Hokkaido See map
Telephone 0167-39-3939
Website http://www.farm-tomita.co.jp/en/


Mt. Hakodate

The night view of Hakodate, earning 3 stars on the Michelin guide, has a beauty that you must see
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Please refer to the homepage since climbing trails to the top of the mountain are closed from mid-November to mid-April
Price Ropeway
Adult: Round trip 1,280yen, One way 780yen
Child: Round trip 640yen, One way 390yen

Address Mt. Hakodate, hakodate-shi, Hokkaido See map
Website http://www.334.co.jp/eng/


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 )

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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/


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


Odori Park

A park as long as 1.5 kilometers from Odori Nishi 1-chome street to 12-chome street in the center of Sapporo
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Address Odorinishi, Chuoku, Sapporo, Hokkaido See map
Website http://www.sapporo-park.or.jp/odori/en/


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


Shikisai-no-Oka

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/


Noboribetsu Onsen

Hokkaido’s foremost “onsen” town where you can enjoy hot springs in the middle of nature
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Business Hours Varies depending on the facility
Address Noboribetsu, Hokkaido See map
Telephone 0143-84-3311
Website http://www.noboribetsu-spa.jp/?lang=en


Ningle Terrace

A shopping area where the log houses create a warm atmosphere
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Business Hours Everyday ( 12:00 PM ~ 08:45 PM )
Address New Furano Prince Hotel, Goryo,Furano-shi, Hokkaido See map


The Seven Star Tree

A lone oak tree standing in the hills of Biei which continue on in all directions
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Business Hours Weekdays ( 09:00 AM ~ 06:00 PM )
Address Hokuei, Biei, Kamikawa District, Hokkaido See map


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


Lake Toya

The 9th biggest lake in Japan and one of the Three Great Landscapes of Hokkaido
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Niseko Village Ski Resort

Enjoy sports, shopping and cuisine as you enjoy nature on Mt. Niseko Annupuri
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Business Hours Depends on the season
Price 8-hour lift ticket (for all mountains in Niseko) Adults: 5600 yen Children: 3100 yen
1-day ticket Adults: 5000 yen Children: 3100 yen
(Peak season 12/13-3/22)
1-day ticket Adults: 4600 yen Children: 2850 yen
(Off season 12/1-12/12, 3/23-4/7)
Address Higashiyamaonsen, Niseko-cho Abuta-gun, Hokkaido See map
Telephone 0136-44-2211
Website http://www.niseko-village.com/en/


Jigokudani (Hell Valley)

The source for Noboribetsu Hot Springs. The spectacular sight of the bubbling hot water makes it a place you must visit
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Address Noboribetsu Onsen-cho, Noboribetsu, Hokkaido See map
Telephone 0143-84-3311
Website http://en.visit-hokkaido.jp/travelPlanner/details.php?code=6101008000003


The Furano Cheese Factory

A site where you can observe the making of cheese up close
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Business Hours Apr. 1 ~ Oct. 31 9:00 am ~ 5:00pm
Nov. 1 ~ Mar. 31 9:00am ~ 4:00pm

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Dec. 31 〜 Jan. 3
Address Furano cheese factory, Nakagoku, Furano-shi, Hokkaido See map
Telephone 0167-23-1156


Abashiri Prison Museum

An outdoor museum to learn about the history of the reclamation of Hokkaido and the prisoners who lived there
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Business Hours Everyday ( 09:00 AM ~ 05:00 PM )

April-October 8:00am-6:00pm
November-March 9:00am-5:00pm
Price Adults: 1,080 JPY
Child: 540 JPY
Address 1-1 Yobito Abashiri-shi, Hokkaidō See map
Telephone 0152-45-2411
Website http://www.kangoku.jp/world/


Biei Hills

There is no doubt about the impressiveness of the horizon and the hills that go off everywhere
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Address Kamikawagun, Bieicho, Hokkaido See map
Telephone 0166-92-4378
Website http://www.biei-hokkaido.jp/en/


Goryokaku Tower

Get a full view of the former Goryokaku and the city of Hakodate from the observation deck
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Business Hours 4/21~10/20 8:00am-7:00pm
10/21~4/20 9:00am-6:00pm
1/1 6:00am-7:00pm
Price Adults: 900 YEN
Junior high and high school students: 680yen
Elementary school students: 450yen
Address 43-9 Goryōkakuchō, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaidō See map
Telephone 0138-51-4785


Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse

The red brick warehouse is a famous Hakodate tourist spot where you can enjoy shopping and cuisine
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Business Hours Everyday ( 09:30 AM ~ 07:00 PM )

May vary depending on the season
Address 14-12 Suehirocho, Hakodate, Hokkaido See map
Telephone 0138-27-5530
Website http://www.hakodate-kanemori.com/en/


Otaru Canal

Recommended for the night lighting which brings a warm atmosphere
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Sapporo TV Tower

The night view of Sapporo from the jewel-like TV Tower has been called one of the New Top Three Nightscapes of Japan
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Business Hours Weekdays ( 09:00 AM ~ 06:00 PM )

Observation deck 9:30am-9:30pm(will vary depending on the time of year)
Also, since the times will also depend on the individual stores, please refer to the website

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since closing days will vary due to maintenance and other reasons, please refer to the website
Price Adults: 720 YEN
Child: 300 YEN
The above is the admission to the observation deck in the tower
Address Sapporo TV Tower, Odori Nishi 1, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido See map
Telephone 011-241-1131
Website http://www.tv-tower.co.jp/en/


Nakajima Park

A lush green park in the middle of the city of Sapporo
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Address 1 Nakajimakōen, Chūō-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaidō See map
Website http://www.welcome.city.sapporo.jp/find/nature-and-parks/nakajima_park/?lang=en


Lake Shikotsu

Japan’s northernmost ice-free lake is a part of Shikotsu-Toya National Park
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Address Lake Shikotsu, Chitose, Hokkaido See map
Website https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Shikotsu


Ōnuma Quasi-National Park

Enjoy a variety of activities within the grand nature of Hokkaido
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Business Hours 8:00am-5:00pm (until 6:00 pm in July and August)

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Mid-December to mid-April (please refer to the website since conditions such as snow accumulation may change)
Price Vehicles and other activities require separate charges
Address 145 Onumacho, Nanaecho, Kameda District, Hokkaido See map
Website https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%8Cnuma_Quasi-National_Park


Hokkaido Shrine

Also known as a famous site for cherry blossoms, the shrine is alive with hatsumode visitors during the New Year’s holidays
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Business Hours 2/1~2/14 7:00am~4:00pm
2/15~3/31 7:00am~4:30pm
4/1~10/15 6:00am~5:00pm
10/16~10/31 6:00am~4:30pm
11/1~12/31 7:00am~4:00pm
Price New Year’s Day 0:00am~7:00pm
Jan. 2nd-3rd 6:00am~6:00pm
Jan. 4th-7th 6:00am~4:00pm
Jan. 8th-31st 7:00am~4:00pm

The above opening times apply to the New Year’s season.
Address 474 Miyagaoka, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-city, Hokkaido See map
Telephone 011-611-0261
Website http://www.hokkaidojingu.or.jp/eng/index.html


Kami-no-Koike

A beautiful cobalt-blue pond created from the underground springs of Lake Mashū
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Please be aware that there is no snow removal during the winter season.
Price FREE
Address 43°38'42.7"N 144°33'00.4"E See map


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

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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/


Rusutsu Resort

Hokkaido’s largest ski resort where you can enjoy the view from the mountaintop
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Price Adults: 5,500 JPY
Child: 2,750 JPY
Cost of a one-day ticket
Address 13 Izumikawa, Rusutsu-mura Abuta-gun, Hokkaido, 048-1711 See map
Telephone 0136-46 -3111
Website http://en.rusutsu.co.jp/


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