Spots in Hokkaido Area

  • Odori Park
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Odorinishi 1 from 12-chome
    Odori Park is a unique park located in the center of Sapporo City running about 1.5 kilometers from Odorinishi 1-chome to Odorinishi 12-chome. It also forms a base point that divides the city into north and south. In addition to the beautiful flowerbeds and lawns, as many as 4,700 trees from 92 species are spread about inside the park, and their changing appearance can be enjoyed through the four seasons. Odori Park is also a venue for the Lilac Festival, YOSAKOI Soran Festival, and Sapporo Snow Festival, and is popular as a place where many Sapporo locals and tourists gather for recreation as well.

    Came here during the rugby World Cup where the fan zone was set up a great choice with lots of local street food huts and drinks available. Even in non World Cup times you can imagine this would be a...

  • Asahiyama Zoo
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    2774 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Asahikawashi Higashiasahikawachou Kuranuma
    Asahiyama Zoo is a zoo in Asahikawa City. The exhibits allow you to see the expressions of the animals close up and include the penguin enclosure where you can see the penguins swimming as if they are flying through the air from an underwater tunnel that gives a 360° view (at the Penguin Building), the polar bear enclosure where the 300kg giants swim around energetically (at the Polar Bear Building), the seal enclosure where you can watch the distinctive swimming of seals (at the Seal Building), and the beasts of prey enclosure where you can see tigers, lions, leopards and other from various angles (at the Beast Building). The penguin walk held outside in the snow season is also popular.

    A good place to kill time if you have. It is definitely not the place of not visiting will die. However, good to see some of the animals which is natively of Hokkaido It is reachable by bus from...

  • Sapporo Clock Tower
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    2649 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Kitaichijounishi 2-chome Former Sapporo Agricultural College Demonstration Center
    The clock tower familiarly, called “Sapporo Clock Tower” was originally constructed as a drill hall for the former Sapporo Agricultural College, the predecessor of Hokkaido University. Originally there was no bell tower but only a mechanism of pulling a rope to ring a small bell, however, the bell tower was constructed in 1881 under the direction of the Governor Kiyotaka Kuroda and since then a Howard pendulum type clock has been in use. It is about 10 minutes on foot from the nearest Odoori Station. The first floor serves as a museum displaying the history of the clock tower and on the second floor you can experience the atmosphere of the historic drill hall and view the workings of the clock.

    It is a tiny building surrounded by tall buildings. Nothing special, just a tiny wooden building. There is an entrance fee for those who want to see it from inside.

  • Hokkaido Shrine
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    1199 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Miyagaoka 474
    Hokkaido Shrine is located about 15 minutes’ walk from Maruyama Koen Station on the Tozai Line. It was erected to worship the three deities of reclamation: Okunitama no kami, the deity of reclamation and development, Onamuchi no kami, and Sukunabikona no kami. In 1955, the Meiji Emperor, who adopted Western culture and built the foundations of Japan, was newly enshrined. Hokkaido Shrine is also known as a famous place for cherry blossoms in the spring and is popular among the local people.

    Nestled in the Maruyama park and not far from the city zoo, this shrine was beautiful in the spring when the sakura was blooming. It took about 30 minutes to visit the main hall, write the wish on a...

  • Sapporo Beer Museum
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    1251 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Higashi-ku Kitashichijouhigashi 9-1-1
    Sapporo Beer Museum, located to the east of Sapporo Station, is the only museum in Japan where you can learn about the history of Japanese beer. Admission to the museum is free, but the paid tour (about 50 minutes) is recommended if you have the time. You can learn about the history of Sapporo Beer with the powerful 6K wide-screen theater and easy-to-understand guide. Also you can only sample the “Fukkokuban Sapporo-sei Bakushu” (Reproduced Sapporo Beer) that recreates the flavor at the time of Sapporo Beer's establishment as well as the iconic Black Label Sapporo Beer on the paid tour. Reservations through the website are required.

    This old Sapporo beer facility is like 70% a historical site, 30% a museum. The place tells a somewhat interesting story on how the Japanese started brewing beer in Hokkaido, showcases some...

  • Nikka Whisky Hokkaido Factory Yoichi Distillery
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    1281 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Yoichigunyoichichou Kurokawachou 7-6
    The first Nikka Whisky distillery built in 1934 by Masataka Taketsuru who after visiting Scotland became the first Japanese person to master the whisky manufacturing process. Here you can come and see for yourself the whole distillery process. Inside the distillery you can find many things of interest such as displays on the history of whisky and its manufacturing process, a whisky museum where you can sample some whisky for yourself, and you can also see the former residence of Masataka Taketsuru which was originally in Yamada Town in the suburbs of Yoichi Town but dismantled and rebuilt here in the distillery. There are nine buildings on the distillery premises which have been designated as tangible cultural assets of Japan such as the distillation building and the first whisky storehouse.

    As a fan of the products and being in the neighborhood, I went for a visit to this complex. I was unable to book a tour of the facility, which I understand are only conducted in Japanese, but did...

  • Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse
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    1022 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Hakodateshi Suehirochou 14-12
    The Kanemori Warehouses in Hakodate are a complex of warehouses now used for general purposes. There are shops, the Hakodate Beer Hall and more in the Kanemori Youbutsukan and Hakodate Street Plaza, and BAY Hakodate has cafes and a chapel. The fourth area is Kanemori Hall, which hosts concerts and other events. The warehouses are lit up at night for a totally different atmosphere from the daytime.

    Warehouses converted to house shopping stalls that sell glassware , souvenirs , hokkaido food and coffee stalls and restaurants . Fascinating and fun shopping . Opposite , there is a Starbucks and...

  • Sapporo Okurayama Viewing Point
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    1334 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Miyanomori 1274
    Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium was the stage for ski jumping at the Winter Olympic Games held in Sapporo in 1972. A two-seater lift goes up to the top from where you can see up close the huge, steep jump. From the observation lounge (start house) at an altitude of 307 meters, you can overlook the city of Sapporo and the Ishikari Basin and get a feel for the wonderful expanse of natural beauty of Hokkaido.

    The Mt Okura Observatory is some way out of Sapporo, Hokkaidos main city. You can get the ropeway to the top of the mountain. You get a good view of the city and surrounding countryside. By the...

  • Sapporo Dome
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    720 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Toyohira-ku Hitsujigaoka 1
    Sapporo Dome is located in the southeast of the city and is Sapporo’s largest all-weather indoor dome. It is one of a few stadiums in the world that are home to two professional teams in soccer and baseball, which are Consadole Sapporo and the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters. It is widely used as a transmission point for sports and entertainment, holding global sporting competitions and large-scale concerts with more than 50,000 people. There are also dome tours that allow you to see behind the scenes.

    in Japan. Lots of space; good concession options and there really isn’t a bad seat or view. We have found that during Corona restrictions that the food sellers seem to run out of food early, so it...

  • Lake Toya
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    527 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Abutaguntouyakochou Touyakonsen
    This is the third largest caldera lake in Japan with an area of the ninth largest lake nationally in Shikotsu-Toya National Park. While visitors can experience the magnificence of nature, it is also a hot spring resort with an abundance of hot water and many inns and hotels. It is one of Hokkaido’s most popular resort areas where you can enjoy activities such as pleasure boats, canoes and dairy experiences.

    Breathtaking views and a pleasant drive around the lake. Plenty of places to stop along the way. I suggest stopping at Sobetsu-Cho for the waterfall and also visit the Windsor Hotel Resort. Cherry...

  • Mt. Hakodate Ropeway
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    1055 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Hakodate-shi Motomachi 19-7
    The ropeway at Mt. Hakodate is about a ten-minute walk from the Jujigai tram stop and about ten minutes by car from Hakodate Station and right next to the ruins of the Nambujinya encampment. The gondolas are large with seating for 125 people, and have two stations, one at the base of the mountain and also at the peak observatory station. The top speed is seven meters per second and the top of the 334-meter-high mountain is reached in about three minutes. The beautiful seasonal scenery from the observatory deck at the summit and night view of Hakodate is highly regarded as the world's best and is a representative of tourism in the city. It is often crowded for an hour or two after sunset with people visiting to see the night view.

    The car park is next to the doorway station . Do come early as it gets filled up quickly then you will be directed to park elsewhere. Cost:200 yen per hour . Payment station is right at exit of car...

  • Panoramic Flower Gardens Shikisai-no-oka
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    915 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Kamikawagumbieichou Shinsei number 3
    Visitors to Shikisai-no-oka in the summer can enjoy the beautiful vistas of colorful flower fields, while in the winter they can experience standing in the midst of a vast expanse of snow. Besides the extensive flower gardens, farmers’ fields and Alpaca ranch, Shikisai-no-oka also has a farm guesthouse where visitors can stay. The farm shop sells vegetables grown locally, as well as other products sourced directly from local farmers. Shikisai-no-oka is located 25 minutes’ walk from JR Bibaushi Station.

    I will not recommend to visit in Spring. I visited on 24 May and there was hardly any flowers to see. There is some local produce from the farm like Asparagus and Potatoes for sale as well as other...

  • Shiretoko Goko Lakes
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    967 Reviews
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    Shari-cho, Shari-gun, Hokkaido Yuzu Iwa 549
    A wooden walkway with an observatory along its length has been built which leads to Shiretoko Goko Lakes. The walkway and observatory were created so that people could enjoy the beauty of Shiretoko, one of Japan's top world natural heritage sites. You can also take in the ridgeline of the Shiretoko Mountain Range, Mt. Rausu, and the other mountains of the range. The wooden walkway leads from a parking area to the observatory area. The walkway both protects the delicate natural wetland and also protects visitors from brown bears and other wild animals. Use of the walkway may be temporarily prohibited depending on brown bear activity in the area.

    We visited only ichiko the first lake and took the elevated broad walk. It’s a very easy walk and offers good views. We visited when it was getting foggy tho so not much of the sea can be seen.

  • Rusutsu Resort
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    811 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Abutagunrusutsumura Izumikawa 13
    A resort in Rusutsu Village. Rusutsu Resort boasts an array of facilities and offers a variety of activities for visitors to enjoy year-round, including an amusement park and golf course in summer and a ski area in winter. The resort was used for the international media center during the G8 Toyako Hokkaido Summit in 2008. The resort's amusement park was ranked as one of the best in Japan in a 2015 theme park list. Rusutsu Resort has also been introduced as one of the best resorts in the world in international travel magazines.

    Rusutsu Resort Hotel was not what I expected, and was unlike any ski hotel I’d ever seen in Europe or North America. It was more of a village than a hotel, with a lot of rooms, but also several...

  • Abashiri Prison Museum
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    792 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Abashirishi Yobito 1-1
    This historic museum has preserved the former Abashiri Prison barracks as an outdoor museum. It was completely renovated in 2010. The virtual prison movie titled ''Forests Where Inmates in a Red Prison Uniform Worked'' is a must-see digital stereophonic theater experience focusing on the harsh working conditions of the erstwhile prisoners captured with the latest technology. One can explore the facility on a Guided Prison Tour, or actually eat the food the prisoners were given with the Experience Prison Food encounter. Two of the structures, 8 wards, transferred here are treasured as Japan's Important Cultural Properties.

    An interesting visit especially the main prison building! We spent about an hour here but too bad the restaurant was already closed or would have loved to try the prisoner meal set!

  • Nakajima Park
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    766 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Nakajimakouen
    Nakajima Park, situated in the middle of downtown Sapporo next to the Susukino shopping district, is a green park housing the Hassoan Tea House, designated an important cultural asset of the country, and Hoheikan (a historical building and wedding venue), located in the grounds of the park. With boating to enjoy on the Shobuike pond, as well as having an observatory and many monuments, Nakajima Park is a perfect place to take a stroll.

    This huge park is only 3 stations down the nanboku li e fro sapporo station. Avery nice park suitable for whole family.

  • Main Building of the Otaru Music Box Museum
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    708 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Otarushi Sumiyoshichou 4-1
    This landmark of Otaru, the Otaru Music Box Museum is located on a corner of the Marchen Intersection of Otaru Sakaimachi street and Irifune street. Housed in a red brick structure built in 1912, this store displays music boxes collected from all over Japan and the world resplendent with a warm radiant atmosphere. The steam-powered clock by the entranceway announces the time every 15 minutes with a blast of steam and a melody. It is a popular photo opportunity spot.

    The famed music museum in the Otaru Orgel-do II building in Otaru The Music Box Museum consists of multiple buildings scattered around the southern end of Sakaimachi Street but we concentrate on the...

  • Ningle Terrace
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    690 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Furanoshi Nakagoryou
    Ningle Terrace is a shopping area located in the forest adjacent to the New Furano Prince Hotel. Ningle appears in the book of the same name written by So Kuramoto and refers to the 15 centimeter-tall character known as The Wise Man of the Forest who lived in the forests of Hokkaido in the past. The line of small cottages in the forest with a collection of a variety of craft shops is like getting lost in a picture book. During the day, you can enjoy bathing in the forest while after sunset you can walk the romantic forest paths which are illuminated.

    Ningle Terrace is an obligatory tourist stop in Furano and bus loads appear every evening when dusk falls. It is beautiful and insta-worthy, if thats your thing, and there are many slaves to the...

  • Historical Village of Hokkaido
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Atsubetsu-ku Atsubetsuchou Konopporo 50-1
    The Historical Village of Hokkaido is an outdoor museum which reproduces the frontier days of Hokkaido where you can learn about frontier history. There are four separate areas which are the Farm Village, the Sea Village, the Mountain Village and the City and you can walk through each village to experience the different atmospheres. At the Frontier Village Restaurant in the museum, you can eat the simple but delicious “Imo Mochi” and the restaurant’s original Tondenhei (Settlers’) Set Meal.

    I’m astounded at the amount of effort and dedication it must take to maintain this place. It’s literally a village you can easily get lost in. I went during winter when there was barely anyone (it...

  • New Chitose Airport Onsen
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    434 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Chitoseshi Bibi 987-22 New Chitose Airport Domestic Terminal Building 4F
    A natural hot spring bath facility located on the fourth floor of the domestic terminal in New Chitose Airport. The waters come from a salt spring. Bathing in them helps prevent perspiration, aiding in warming and moisturizing the skin and body. In addition to baths, the facility also has a stone sauna and massage room. The facility also offers hotel rooms; breakfast is served starting at six a.m., ensuring even those with an early flight can enjoy the most important meal of the day before checkout. There's also a women's only room in the relaxation room, ensuring women are comfortable during their visit as well.

    Indoor and outdoor hot springs / Onsens. All the amenities you would expect at a Japanese Onsen plus several relaxing rest areas and massage opportunities available. Staff very friendly and...

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Not just a prefecture but an island of its own, Hokkaido is the most northerly prefecture and island of the Japanese archipelago. Arriving in Hokkaido, which is rural and bursting with breathtaking nature, means entering a world where vast national parks, towering mountains, and natural hot springs can be found at every turn. Come December, these natural splendors freeze over and morph into a winter wonderland.

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