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  • Noboribetsu Jigokudani
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    Hokkaido Noboribetsushi Noboribetsuonsenchou
    This valley is all that remains of an ancient volcanic crater, and is lined with geysers and fumaroles. The hot springs sourced here run to Noboribetsu Onsen. The foaming, boiling scenery led to it being called Demon-dwelling Hell. It's also a perfect autumn leaf viewing spot, when the hillsides are painted red with autumn colors.

    Its no surprise that there are so many Onsen in Noboribetsu. The place is full of geological and thermal activity, and you can clearly see it in hells valley. The warm water is flowing freely and...

  • Wakkanai Port Northern Breakwater Dome
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    Hokkaido Wakkanaishi Kaiun 1
    This is a semi-arched dome acting as a breakwater in Wakkanai port. It was built over a period of five years beginning in 1931. The long archway, reminiscent of ancient Roman architecture, has a total length of 427 meters and 70 columns. As a seawall it is a unique looking structure and has been selected as a Hokkaido heritage site.

    The breakwater structure is massive in size and strength. You can climb the stairs next to it to look out over the sea. There are also dome artforms nearby to examine.

  • Hokusei-no-Oka Observatory Park
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    Hokkaido Kamikawa-gun Biei-cho Okubo Kyosei
    Hokusei-no-oka Observatory Park is a park in Biei, Hokkaido with a pyramid-shaped observation deck that offers marvelous views of both the town of Biei and the peaks of Mt. Tokachi. In the summer, the Park is full of lavender flowers in bloom, creating the beautiful scenery that people associate with Biei. There is a tourist information office and shop, making this a convenient place for visitors. The Park is open between May and October (closed in the winter months).

    The pyramid tower offers good views . There’s no entry charge and they make their money from the shops . It’s on the tour bus itinerary so there’s more than a few people there . Worth a half hour...

  • Goro's Stone House
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    Hokkaido Furanoshi Higashirokugou
    Goro’s Stone House is the house built by Goro Kuroita, the main character in the TV drama series “Kita no Kuni Kara” (“From the North Country”). In the TV series, Goro builds a house by clearing some of the many stones from Mt. Furano (formerly an active volcano) that were littering the fields. This is the house that Goro and his family were shown living in initially; the fireplace and stone bath have been preserved in the same condition as when the series was first being filmed in the 1980s.
  • Okurayama Jump Stadium
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Miyanomori 1274
    The Okurayama Jump Stadium hosted the Sapporo Winter Olympic in 1972 and many other international competitions. You can go to the viewing lounge in a two-person ski lift, and in five minutes see Sapporo City and the steep slope courses up close, which is quite fun. It is located about 30 minutes by car from Sapporo Station.

    On a recent Japan cruise circling the northern island of Hokaido, we visited Sapporo and the Okurayama Ski Jump stadium. For me it was the highlight of our visit to Sapporo. It was such a thrill...

  • The Old Souma House
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    Hokkaido Hakodate-shi Motomachi 33-2
    "This manor was built as the private residence of wealthy merchant Teppei Souma in 1908. Teppei Souma amassed his wealth in selling rice and grains, contributing to the development of Hakodate by investing his personal money in ""Old City Hall of Hakodate Ward."" The Souma house has a structure decked out in luxury, and featuring a merging of Japanese and Western styles, so it is well worth a look. Volunteer guides are always available, and there are many audio guides (Japanese/English). In the adjacent cafe, they provide freshly brewed coffee, and healthy aronia fruit juice. The cafe overlooks the streets of Hakodate, including Hakodate Bay, and the Former British Consulate of Hakodate."

    We knew very little about the Soma residence, but came across it on our way to Motomachi Park. Previously, when I’ve visited restored Japanese houses, they have been empty with little by way of...

  • Nakayama Pass
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    Hokkaido Abutagunkimobetsuchou Kawakami 345
    A mountain pass 835 meters above sea level located in Kimobetsu Town, Abuta County, Hokkaido. Located on the border of Sapporo City's Minami Ward, the pass is a major road along National Route 230. Roadside Station Boyonakayama, located at the peak of the pass, is a rest area where drivers can park and take a break. Visitors to the area can also take in the view of Mt. Yotei and the seasonal mountain scenery.

    It was a typical roadside stop with a few tacky fast food restaurants and toilets which were clean. They had a place that sold fried potato donuts that were just edible but it did have a good view of...

  • Hirottekita Ie (Houses from TV Drama “From the Northern Country”)
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    Hokkaido Furanoshi Rokugoushigaichi
    Hirottekita Ie is the house that Goro Kuroita, the main character in the TV drama series “Kita no Kuni Kara” (“From the North Country”) built for Aunt Setsuko using waste materials that he had collected. The house represents a warning about the excessive amounts of waste that are generated by modern society.

    This took some effort to go and see We had to catch two busses which took about an 1hr 20mins and the busses only run 3 times a day. We left at 1pm and got there at 2.20pm went to see the attraction...

  • Rokugo no Mori
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    Hokkaido Furanoshi Higashirokugou 1-1
    As the shooting location of the TV drama “From the North”, this forest in littered with interesting places including the original log cabin of Goro Kuroita, Goro’s third house with its windmill generator, a forest photo gallery, and the Forest Forum. This location is closed in the winter months and opening hours vary depending on season, please check before visiting.

    We visited Rokugou-no-mori(ROKUGOU FOREST) Last week. Cos we have never been there. If you are not interested in Japanese drama called Kita-no-kunikara(from north country), recommend you not to visit...

  • The JRA Hidaka Horse Ranch Observatory
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    Hokkaido Urakawagunurakawachou Nishicha 535-13
    This observatory is atop a hill overlooking the JRA Hidaka Horse Ranch where race horses are born, raised, trained, nurtured and studied. From the observatory one can see the whole expansive grasslands covering the 1,500 hectare grounds, including the grass riding area, the sloped riding area, and other training facilities as well as the Hidaka mountain range in the distance. Inside the observatory is displayed, behind glass, information on the facility and grounds.

    I worked in Japan in 1999, and I fell in love with the people and culture. The people are so accommodating, friendly and helpful. Its unlike any country Ive been to. I could have left my keys in my...

  • Houheikyou Dam
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Minami-ku Jouzankei 840 ahead
    Dam in Shikotsu Toya National Park in Sapporo, Hokkaido. An arch concrete dam constructed as flood control for the Toyohira River and to generate hydropower. The park is a wildlife reserve so tourists can only access it via the electric bus and on foot. It is also an incredibly popular spot for fall leaf viewing, making fall the busiest time of the year.

    On the tourist map for Jozankei Onsen area, the Houheikyou Dam was listed as one of the places with beautiful autumn scenery. We were not disappointed when we visited the Dam on 15 October 2019. To...

  • Hokkaido University Ginkgo Avenue
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    Hokkaido Sapporo city Kita-ku 13-Jyunanishi 5 - West 7 Hokkaido University
    Approximately a five-minute walk from Kitajunijo Station on the subway Namboku Line, this popular site for yellow leaves is located on Kita-Jusanjo Street inside Hokkaido University. There are 70 ginkgo trees that line both ends of the street that stretches for around 380 meters from east to west, and they are dyed a brilliant yellow from late October to the beginning of November. Because many tourists visit during this time, there are times when the street is closed to vehicular traffic to ensure safety. The Hokkaido University Golden-leaf Festival is held on the last weekend of October, and besides stalls, the street is illuminated from six to nine in the evening.
  • Shiroi Koibito (White Lovers) Hill
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    Hokkaido Rishirigunrishirifujichou Oniwaki
    Popular tourist destination in Rishirifuji-cho, Rishiri, Hokkaido. This hill is famous in Japan because it is used on the packaging of Hokkaido-made confectionary Shiroi Koibito. See spectacular views of Mt. Rishirisan, the Sea of Japan, and Otatomari swamp. Befitting the Shiroi Koibito (White Lovers) name, engaged couples can receive official recognition of their engagement by Ishiya Confectionery.
  • Akan International Crane Center 'Grus'
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    Hokkaido Kushiroshi Akanchoukamiakan 23sen 40
    Established in 1996, this is the only center in Japan dedicated to the study of the ecology and life of the Japanese crane. The center houses displays depicting the body structure of a crane, the life of the crane, as well as lively images and videos of the crane. In front of the adjoining crane observatory is a feeding area. The center is located around 20 minutes by car from the Tancho Kushiro Airport.
  • Tarumae Garo
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    Hokkaido Tomakomaishi Tarumae
    "Approximately a 60-minute drive from Chitose Airport, this famous sightseeing spot has a signboard as a landmark along National Route 36. It was designated a nature conservation area of Tomakomai City in 1979. There is a parking lot in front of Tarumae Garo Bridge, and you can walk from there. To reach it, you must cross a bridge, proceed along a forest road at the foot of Mt. Tarumae, and then go down a cliff. Garo means ""place where a river flows between cliffs"" in the local Tohoku dialect, and just as its name suggests, the moss that sticks to the surrounding rocky surfaces and cliff in massive amounts is distinctive. Because it is unusual, it has become the perfect location for taking photographs."
  • Hokkaido Sunrise Tower
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    Hokkaido Hiyamagunkaminokunichou Kachiyama
    "A tower located in Katsuyama, Kaminokuni Town, Hiyama County, Hokkaido Prefecture. This symbolic tower was erected to commemorate the 800th anniversary of Kaminokuni and is 800 ""sun"" tall (= 24.24 meters). Designed based on the theme of the exchange between humankind and nature, the tower consists of a double tier of octagonal pyramids. The earthen base ""Sun Plaza"" has a walking path with markings indicating the direction of the sun when it rises on the summer and winter solstices and the fall and spring equinoxes."
  • Tsurui-Ito Tancho Sanctuary
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    Hokkaido Akan-gun Tsuruimura Nakasetsuri Minami
    Located in Tsurui Village in Akan County, which is famous as a wintering area for red-crowned cranes, it is a red-crowned crane observation facility established by Yoshitaka Ito, a member of the Wild Bird Society of Japan who has been involved in conservation activities for many years in the area. The birds can be observed while receiving explanations from the rangers at the warm nature center between November and March, and you can also enjoy the exhibitions and purchase red-crowned crane goods.
  • Kuraimu
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    Hokkaido Asahikawa-shi Miyashitadori 11 Kamikawa Warehouse
    A city block with brick warehouses that were once attached to Asahikawa Station. Founded around 1900 by the early Taisho period there were 21 warehouses and were being used as a logistics base for the pioneering and development of Hokkaido. The Kamikawa Warehouse district, registered as a Tangible Cultural Property of Japan, now contain a number of different businesses including a design gallery, a collection hall, and the Taisetsu Local Beer Hall. Many brick warehouses still remain in Hokkaido but this crowding of a number of relatively smaller warehouses is a unique site that you won't find anywhere else. This famous location is also one part of the development of the Kitasaito Asahikawa district around Asahikawa Station.
  • Rice Field Art
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    Hokkaido Asahikawa-shi Higashitakasu 7-sen 18
    Rice field art draws a picture with the different colors of rice plants using the rice paddy as a canvas. The pictures filling the 40-meter tall and 170-meter wide field definitely leave an impact and have become a summer time feature.
  • Glass Pyramid
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    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Higashi-ku Moerenumakoen 1-1
    This monument is the symbol of Moerenuma Park. The glass that reflects the appearance of the outdoor environment is impressive, and shows the beauty of green grass field under the blue sky in summer, or snow-covered fields in the winter.

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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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