Other Natural Terrain Spots in Hokkaido Area

  • Sahoro Bear Mountain
    118 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hakodate, Shintoku-cho, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido
    At Sahoro Bear Mountain the largest species of Hokkaido brown bear can be observed in an environment close to their natural habitat. You can get up close with the bears moving about in the forest from behind the safety of the reinforced windows on the bear watching bus and you can watch the bears go about their day from the relaxed setting of the high-rise walkway. You can also get to touch the bears through the glass of the special viewing area located in the middle of Bear Mountain; a truly memorable experience!

    The bears are free (almost...) and visitors are able to watch from promanande on the trees and from a special glass house. Although a bit expensive, it is worth it. Pay attention - if you have a...

  • Tsurumidai
    79 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Akanguntsuruimura Shimosetsuri
    Tsurumidai is a bird-feeding station that every year, between November and March, is visited by large numbers of Japanese Red-crowned Cranes. The Cranes are fed twice a day, in the morning and around 2:30 p.m. Originally, the Cranes were fed by the teachers and students of the local elementary school. When the school closed down, Ms. Tome Watanabe, who lived nearby, decided that she would keep feeding the Cranes, and has continued to do so since then, which is another reason for Tsurumidai’s fame. Sometimes, nearly 200 Cranes can be seen.

    Visited on a sunny but very cold day in late March and the snow has melted. There were perhaps 5-6 cranes. Feeding has stoppped here but I saw a field of cranes feeding themselves on fresh crops...

  • Lake Saroma Wakka Primeval Flower Garden (Ryugu Kaido)
    65 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Kitami-shi Tokorocho Sakaeura
    "The name ""Wakka"" means ""fresh water"" in Ainu language and the name comes from the phrase ""Wakka-O-I,"" meaning ""a place with fresh water."" It stems from the fact that there was a pond from which fresh water gushes forth near the center of the shoal of Lake Saroma. The road that leads for the shoal is called the Ryugyu Highway and has long been a beloved as a great place to see both the sea and the lake. More than 300 varieties of flowering plants in the area, which is a breeding ground for wild birds. The flowers reach peak bloom between late June and mid July most years."

    I dont necessarily look back at my 6 months in Kitami with regret (since I made some memorable acquaintances there), but to say the city is lacking in entertainment would be an all-time...

  • Onnenai Boardwalk
    34 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Akan-gun Tsuruimura Onnenai Onnenai Visitor Center
    This is a wooden pathway that starts from the Onnenai Visitor Center at the western end of the Kushiro Wetlands. There is a two-kilometer barrier-free wooden boardwalk that allows you to stroll through the Kushiro Wetlands, observing the flora and fauna of the changing seasons. Also leading to the promenade of Kushiro Marsh Observatory, it is a very popular place to enjoy a gentle stroll. It takes approximately one hour to go around once. Depending on the season, you can enjoy seeing flowers such as bogbean, cotton grass and bog rosemary as you go around wetlands of reed, sedges and peat moss. In addition, you can see wild birds, and Heike fireflies from July to August.

    Arriving just after daybreak the bridge was busy but people faded away. I counted approx 15 cranes you need decent binoculars or scope, as well as the cranes I saw a white tailed eagle, kingfisher...

  • Noboribetsu Primeval Forest
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Noboribetsushi Noboribetsuonsenchou Nothing
    Approximately a 15-minute bus ride from Noboribetsu Station, this virgin forest is located in the northeast of Jigokudani (Hell Valley), the explosive crater of Mt. Hiyori and also the largest spring source in Noboribetsu Onsen. It became a nationally-designated natural monument in 1924. There are many plants that take root in surrounding warm area because it is a hot spring region and close to the ocean, and it characteristically has various kinds of plant life including around 60 kinds of trees and 110 species of vegetation. In addition, the promenade is perfect for strolls.
  • Shunkunitai Sandbar
    Travel / Tourism
    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.
  • Ayamegahara Wild Iris Garden
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Akkeshigunakkeshichou Mabiro 321
    A picturesque destination situated along Prefectural Route 123 in Mabiro, Akkeshi Town, Akkeshi County, Hokkaido Prefecture. Some 300 thousand arctic irises come into bloom on the 100 hectare grounds of the garden from mid-June to late July. Visitors can also view over 100 species of other seasonal plants, including keyflower, buttercups, and Ezo Furo geraniums, and there's an observatory with a commanding view of the Pacific Ocean.
  • Notsuke Peninsula Primeval Flower Garden
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Notsuke-gun Betsukaicho Notsuke
    This vast flower garden encircles the Cape Notsuke Lighthouse on the eastern tip of the Notsuke Peninsula. Many varieties of flowers including beach rose, Kamchatka fritillary, hare's-tail cottongrass, beach pea, and day lily bloom profusely in the garden each year from late May to October. Because there are Japanese crane nesting grounds in the ponds near the flower garden, visitors may even see Japanese cranes flying about in the fall.
  • Fujinoenchi
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Rishirigunrishirifujichou Oshidomari
    From the Yuhigaoka Sunset Viewing Observatory, you can see the “Fujinoenchi” north of route 105. You can see Ponmoshiri Island up close as well as overlook Rishiri Fuji. A highlight is in July when the area turns yellow with many daylily flowers.
  • Rusha Bay
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Sharigunsharichou Onnebetsumura
    A rocky area continuing into the ocean, in the native Ainu language, rusha means path leading down to the seashore. Due to the extremely treacherous terrain and in order to protect the natural environment, the Shiretoko Forest Road leading to the bay is closed to general automobile traffic. There are sightseeing boats which travel to the bay; taking around two hours round-trip, riders can enjoy the sight of the precipitous cliffs in the area from the sea. Wild animals gather here to catch salmon going upstream, particularly brown bears, and the bay has become a renowned spot for safe bear watching from a boat.
  • Tokkarisho Lookout
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Muroran-shi Bokoiminamimachi
    "Situated on a precipitous cliff around 100 meters high, visitors can enjoy picturesque scenery consisting of kuma bamboo grass sprawling on the ground like a veritable carpet. The lookout has also been selected as one of the ""Muroran Eight Views,"" areas known for their beautiful views."
  • Kashiwa Sono Park
    5 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Kamikawa-gun Bieicho Hokuei Dai1


  • Lake Abashiri
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Abashiri-shi
  • Meguma Swamp
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Wakkanai-shi Koetoi
  • Uguusu Tani
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Tomamaegunhaborochou Yagishiri
  • Reven Peach Gunseichi
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Rebungunrebunchou Funadomarimura Kurogane-fu
  • Nemuro Shunkunitai Kaigan
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Nemuro-shi Shunkunitai
  • Onco Noso
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Tomamaegunhaborochou Yagishiri Midori~keoka
  • Mild Seven Tree
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Kamikawa-gun Bieicho Mita
  • Ryuhyo diving
    Travel / Tourism
    Hokkaido Shari-cho, Shari-gun utoro west 4

Hokkaido Areas


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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