Pass Spots in Hokkaido Area

  • Bihoro Pass
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    Hokkaido Abashirigumbihorochou Furume
    Bihoro Pass is located on National Highway 243, on the boundary between Teshikaga and Bihoro, at an elevation of 525 meters above sea level. From the Pass, Lake Kussharo and Nakajima Island, which appears to float in the middle of the Lake, can be seen down below, and there are also impressive views of the nearby mountains, including Mt. Mashu (Mt. Kamui) and Mt. Shari. The famous 1953 movie “Kimi no Na Wa” (“What is Your Name?”) used the Pass for location shooting.
  • Shiretoko Pass
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    Hokkaido Menashigunrausuchou
    Situated on the ridge line of the Shiretoko Mountain Range, Shiretoko Pass is the highest point on the Shiretoko Highway that links Utoro on National Highway 334 with the town of Rausu. With an elevation of 738 meters above sea level, the Pass offers marvelous views of pristine forests of Mongolian Oak trees directly below, Mt. Rausu to the north, and Kunashir Island to the east. One special feature of Shiretoko Pass is that patches of white snow can be seen even in late July. In winter, the Highway is closed to traffic, so please check before your trip.
  • Miyama Pass
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    Hokkaido Sorachi-gun Kamifuranocho
    A magnificent lookout with a sweeping view of the majestic Tokachi Mountain Range. In summer, visitors can see sunflowers and lavender carpeting the area as far as the eye can see.
  • Karikachi Pass
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    Hokkaido Kamikawa-gun Shintokucho
  • Orofure Pass
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    Hokkaido Usu-gun Sobetsucho
  • Kobayashi Pass
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    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Chuo-ku Bankei
  • Bifue Pass
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    Hokkaido Chitose-shi Bifue
  • Sekihoku Pass
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    Hokkaido Kitami-shi
  • Horomi Pass
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    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Chuo-ku Maruyamanishimachi
  • Kakkumi Pass
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    Hokkaido Hakodate-shi
  • Nakayama Pass
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    Hokkaido Hokuto-shi
  • Oiwake Pass
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    Hokkaido Horoizumi-gun Erimocho
  • Kutchan Pass
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    Hokkaido Abuta-gun Kutchancho
  • Hiyamizu Pass
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    Hokkaido Yoichi-gun Nikicho
  • Otaru Pass
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    Hokkaido Yoichi-gun Akaigawamura Kokuyurin
  • Detaribira Pass
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    Hokkaido Yoichi-gun Yoichicho
  • Hiroshima Pass
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    Hokkaido Date-shi
  • Asari Pass
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    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Minami-ku
  • Hidaka Pass
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    Hokkaido Saru-gun Hidakacho
  • Nissho Pass
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    Hokkaido Kamikawa-gun Shimizucho

Hokkaido Areas

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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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