Island Spots in Hokkaido Area

  • Rishiri Island
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    Rishiri Rishiri-gun, Hokkaido
    "Rishiri Island is a roughly circular island situated off the northwest coast of Hokkaido; the ferry journey from the port of Wakkanai to Oshidomari Port, the gateway to Rishiri, takes around one hour and 40 minutes. Rishiri has an abundance of magnificent scenery, including Mt. Rishiri, which stands tall in the middle of the Island. Also known as ""Rishiri Fuji"" because of its resemblance to Mt. Fuji, Mt. Rishiri is a treasure-house of alpine plants; visitors can enjoy the fields of flowers near the summit, and the spectacular 360-degree panoramic views from the summit itself. When the weather is clear, Mt. Rishiri can be seen reflected upside-down in the golden-blue water of Himenuma Pond, which is located in the foothills of the mountain, surrounded by primary forest. At Senboshimisaki Park on the coast, with its unusually shaped rock formations, visitors can also see wild seals."
  • Shunkunitai Sandbar
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    Hokkaido Nemuroshi Shunkunitai
    A sandbar extending from the Nemuro Peninsula towards Lake Furen. The eight-kilometer-long sandbar, formed through the accumulation of sand brought here by ocean currents, is the site of unusual environmental conditions almost completely untouched by humankind and accordingly is called a miracle island. Coastal, forest, grassland, wetland, tidal flatland, and lake and marsh conditions are all found on the sandbar, and to date some 300 species of wild birds have been recorded living here. Because of this, the sandbar has also been registered under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. A nature watching path has been built for visitors to walk which extends from Tobai, Nemuro City towards Shunkunitai.
  • Midori no Shima
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    Hokkaido Hakodate-shi Omachi 15
    Located a three-minute walk from the Omachi tram stop, this artificial island is in the western part of Hakodate. Half of this pentagon-shaped artificial island, which was built with sediment material generated from the servicing of Hakodate Port, is blanketed in grass. Other than being used for such activities as soccer practice and kite flying, you can also enjoy other activities such as jogging and fishing. With the installed benches and pavilion, you can leisurely gaze at the sea. From the surrounding walking paths, you can look out over Mt. Hakodate, the cityscape of the western district and the red brick warehouse. On clear days, you can even make out Mt. Komagatake and other beautiful mountains in the distance.
  • Kamome Island
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    Hokkaido Hiyama-gun Esashicho Kamomejima
    "A small island 2.6 kilometers in circumference and 20 meters above sea level. ""Kamome"" is the Japanese word for seagull, a name given to the island because its shape resembles a seagull spreading its wings. There is a walking path on the island which visitors can walk while taking in the surrounding clear ocean waters."
  • Teurito Island
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    Hokkaido Tomamae-gun Haborocho
  • Rebunto Island
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    Hokkaido Rebun-gun Rebuncho
  • Ohiyakujima Island
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    Hokkaido Matsumae-gun Matsumaecho
  • Kojima Island
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    Hokkaido Matsumae-gun Matsumaecho
  • Ojima Island
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    Hokkaido Matsumae-gun Matsumaecho
  • Muinoshima Island
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    Hokkaido Hakodate-shi
  • Muenjima Island
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Okushiri-gun Okushiricho
  • Okushirito Island
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    Hokkaido Okushiri-gun Okushiricho
  • Daikokujima
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    Hokkaido Muroran-shi Etomocho 2-chome
  • Kannonjima Island
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    Hokkaido Usu-gun Sobetsucho
  • Nakajima Island
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    Hokkaido Usu-gun Sobetsucho
  • Takarajima Island
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    Hokkaido Shakotan-gun Shakotancho
  • Daikokujima Island
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    Hokkaido Akkeshi-gun Akkeshicho
  • Kojima Island
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    Hokkaido Akkeshi-gun Akkeshicho
  • Kenbokketo Island
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    Hokkaido Akkeshi-gun Hamanakacho
  • Islet
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    Hokkaido Akkeshi County Hamanaka

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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