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Nature Spots in Sapporo Area

  • Mt. Moiwa
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    Sapporo city Hokkaido Minami-ku
    This 531 meters tall mountain is in Sapporo's Minami Ward. Located roughly in the heart of the city, you can get to the middle using the cable car or Mt. Moiwa Sightseeing Highway by car, and from there take the Morisu Mini Cable Car to the top. There are also hiking paths to the top. From the peak, you can look out over Sapporo and Ishikari Bay on the Sea of Japan, making it a popular night time viewing spot.
  • Kappa Buchi
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    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Minami-ku Jozankei
    "A river valley located in the Jozankei Onsen. A ""kappa"" is a type of water goblin in Japanese folklore; seen as a symbol of Jozankei Onsen, there are many statues depicting the creatures in the hot spring district."
  • Lake Jozan
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    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Minami-ku
  • Futamiiwa
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    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Minami-ku Jozankei Onsen
  • Shiraitonotaki
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    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Minami-ku Jozankeionsenhigashi 2-chome
  • Mt.Yuhi
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    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Minami-ku Jozankei Onsen
  • Jozankei Dam
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    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Minami-ku Jozankei 8

    We timed our visit to be in mid April so that we could enjoy Murodo Snow Wall. It was fabulous. It is unfortunate that the dam gate was not open during April, but there is good reason then for the...

  • Toyama Dam
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    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Minami-ku Toyotaki 633-1
  • Bankei Swamp
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    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Minami-ku
  • Moere Swamp
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    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Higashi-ku
  • Heiwanotaki
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    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Nishi-ku
  • Ashiribetsunotaki
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    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Minami-ku Takino
  • Lake Sapporo
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    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Minami-ku Jozankei
  • Mt.Teine
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    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Nishi-ku Heiwa

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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