Street Spots in Hokkaido Area

  • Otaru Canal
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    Hokkaido Otarushi Minatomachi
    Otaru Port played an important role as a gateway in the development of Hokkaido. During the late Taisho period small boats called “barges” were used to unload ships, but as the amount of cargo increased, the “Otaru Canal” was constructed so the barges could enter the warehouses directly. There are 63 gas lamps along the cobbled pathway and at night the lights create a nostalgic atmosphere. The warehouses along the canal are wooden frame and stone constructions kept in their original state, currently used as restaurants, etc.
  • Chachanobori Slope
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    Hokkaido Hakodateshi Motomachi
    Chachanobori Slope is a narrow slope of road passing between Hakodate St. John’s Church and Hakodate Orthodox Church up the road from Motomachi Catholic Church on the Daisanzaka Slope. In the Ainu language ‘cha cha’ means grandfather or old man. As the name suggests, it’s a steep slope, so you really need to bend over at the waist like an old man in order to climb up. From the top of the slope however you can get beautiful city views of Hakodate. You can enjoy the exotic beauty of this slope especially in fall when the Japanese rowan trees splash the street with their distinctive red color.

    This is the spot to take the picture perfect photo of Hakodate Bay over the roof tops of the Russian Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church as seen in travel brochures.

  • Patchwork Road
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    Biei-cho, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido
    A farm road sandwiched between National Routes 237 and 452. Surrounded on both sides by gentle hills and fields, each field is planted with different crops, creating a patchwork of colors which led to the road coming to be called Patchwork Road. The beautiful scenery resembles a rural European landscape and has frequently been used to film television commercials. The area is also known for its constantly changing appearance-the colors of the fields change depending on the season and crops grown.
  • Lake Onuma/Lake Konuma Walking Path
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    Hokkaido Kameda-gun Nanaecho Onumacho
    This walking path is located in Onuma Park Plaza, the entranceway to Onuma Quasi-National Park, a park where visitors can come in contact with the great outdoors of Hokkaido through its various lakes and marshes, small islands, swamps, forest, flora and fauna, and majestic Hokkaido-Komagatake. The island-hopping walking path ties together the small islands of Lake Onuma and Lake Konuma like a net. On the nature trail course, visitors can hear the whispers of the forest and the chatter of small birds while observing the activities of the plants and animals which make their home here. Visitors might even encounter Hokkaido squirrels and other small animals. There are four other courses in total, including a bright and open short walking course and a course which primarily consists of islands and bridges, enabling visitors to choose which to take based on the time they have available and their level of physical fitness.
  • Motoizaka Slope
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    Hokkaido Hakodateshi Suehirochou
    Motoizaka takes its name from the fact that in the Meiji period it was used as a milestone to measure distances. Here you can find the former British Consulate, the Commemorative Statue of Commodore Perry, and the impressive Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward with its pale blue and yellow appearance, and from Motomachi Park at the top of the slope you can see the city of Hakodate, one of Hakodate’s most famous sights.
  • Takkobu Boardwalk
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    Hokkaido Kushirogunkushirochou Tatsukobu
    The Takkobu Boardwalk is a 2.3-kilometer-long walkway in the hills on the northern side of Lake Takkobu in the Kushiro Shitsugen. Visitors can observe a wide variety of plants and animals, including distinctive raised tussocks and wild birds.
  • Teramachi
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    Hokkaido Matsumaegunmatsumaechou Matsushiro
    Fukuyama Castle (Matsumae Castle) was the last traditional Japanese-style castle to be built in Japan. Between the castle and the nearby hill, there was originally a temple district with around 15 individual temples (positioned so as to provide spiritual protection for the castle). However, during the fighting that accompanied the Meiji Restoration, most of these temples were burnt down, and today only five remain. Full of cherry blossom in spring, and autumn foliage in fall, this area still has a real traditional “castle town” atmosphere.
  • Otaru Sushi Street
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    Hokkaido Otarushi Hanazono
    Just off of National Route 5, this shopping area in Otaru City stretches 200 meters alongside the Otaru Canal. Both sides are lined with sushi restaurants making this a well-known meal spot for tourists. Seeing as some of these restaurants were founded more than 30 years prior this area has been given the nickname Sushi Town Otaru.
  • Sakuragaoka Dori
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    Hokkaido Hakodate-shi Kashiwagicho

    as the name suggested, the best time to visit is the sakura time. when i visited in the winter (march 2019) not much u can enjoy.

  • Susukino
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    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Chuo-ku
  • Sapporo Ekimaedori
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    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Chuo-ku
  • Shiosai Promenade
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    Hokkaido Wakkanai-shi Kaiun
  • Heiwadori Kaimonokoen
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    Hokkaido Asahikawa-shi Miyashitadori8-Jodori
  • Ura Sando
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    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Chuo-ku
  • Hakodate no Saka
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    Hokkaido Hakodate-shi
  • Asari Zaka
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    Hokkaido Hakodate-shi Houraicho
  • Uomi Zaka
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    Hokkaido Hakodate-shi Irifunecho
  • Shikanokayoiro
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    Hokkaido Otarushi Asarigawaonsen 2
  • Hokkaido Shizenhodo Higashioyukinomichi
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    Kamishihoro Town, Hatakuni-gun, Hokkaido
  • Shiroimichi
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    Hokkaido Wakkanaishi Souyamura

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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