Plateau 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.
  • Kushiro Marsh
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    Hokkaido Kushiro-shi Kushiro-gun Kushirocho Akan-gun Tsuruimura Kawakami-gun Shibechacho
    This is Japan's largest marsh and it stretches throughout the northern part of Kushiro City. It has a total area of approximately 18,290 hectares. It was registered under the Ramsar Convention in 1980, and nearly the entire area including the marshland was designated as Kushiroshitsugen National Park in 1987. More than 700 varieties of plants, about 200 kinds of birds and about 1,100 types of insects inhabit the marsh. Due to its vast size, using a car is recommended when travelling around.
  • Kiritappu Wetland
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    Hokkaido Akkeshigunhamanakachou Kiritappushitsugen
    It is the fifth largest wetland in the country with an area of 3,168 hectares. The center of the wetland contains about 803 hectares of peat and was designated as a national natural treasure in 1922. It is also known as the “wetland of flowers” and is a beautiful marsh, of many species of flowers blooming from spring to autumn, including daylilies and irises.
  • Goryo no Oka
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    Hokkaido Kamikawa-gun Bieicho
    A beautiful hilly area situated along National Route 452. The road runs along a ridge, offering an extraordinary view, and visitors to this popular driving destination can take in the townscape of Biei Town and, on clear days, the Tokachi Mountain Range and Mt. Ishikari.
  • Hill of Palette
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    Hokkaido Chitose-shi Horoka
    A hilly area located in Higashioka, reachable via National Route 337. The stunning area turns completely yellow with the sunflowers planted across a vast tract of land. In most years, the best time to see the sunflowers is from late September to mid-October.
  • Hakugindai
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Kitami-shi
  • Uguusu Tani
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    Hokkaido Tomamaegunhaborochou Yagishiri
  • Garo Kogen Enchi
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    Hokkaido Shimamakigunshimamakimura Garou
  • Genshigahara
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    Hokkaido Furano-shi
  • Ogongahara
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    Hokkaido Kamikawa-gun Biei-cho
  • Goshikigahara
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    Hokkaido Kamikawa-gun Shintokucho
  • Daisetsu Kogen
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    Hokkaido Kamikawa-gun Higashi-kawacho
  • Takanegahara
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    Hokkaido Kamikawa-gun Bieicho
  • Tokachi Take Takanbaru
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    Hokkaido Sorachi-gun Kamifuranocho
  • Niseko Takanbaru
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Abuta-gun Kutchancho
  • Numanohara
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    Hokkaido Kamikawa-gun Kamikawacho
  • NiyamaKogen
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    Hokkaido Kameda-gun Nanaecho
  • KarikachiKogen
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Kamikawa-gun Shintokucho
  • Shichifukudai
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    Hokkaido Kamikawa-gun Kamikawacho
  • Yukimidai
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    Hokkaido Kamikawa-gun Kamikawacho

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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