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  • Shikotsu-Tōya National Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Sapporo city, Hokkaido, Chitose city, Date city, others
    Located in the southwestern part of Hokkaido, this national park contains two large caldera lakes—Lake Shikotsu and Lake Toya, and you can also see the volcano Mt. Usuzan and other active volcanoes, and volcanic topography. There are many hot springs for you to enjoy such as Noboribetsu hot springs, Toyako hot springs and Shikotsuko. The area has two visitor centers displaying material on nature, ecosystems and organisms in Shikotsu-Toya National Park and also offers multilingual brochures.
  • Doraemon Wakuwaku Sky Park
    128 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Chitoseshi Bibi New Chitose Airport Terminal Building Facilities 3F Smile Road
    The Doraemon Wakuwaku Sky Park in the New Chitose Airport terminal building is the world’s first Doraemon-themed facility to be built in an airport. In addition to a shop, the Sky Park has seven areas including a free kids’ zone, a library and a workshop area. You can eat in or take out at the cafe which has a menu featuring lots of cute pictures of Doraemon.

    I have good memories of Doraemon, so i was excited little bit until arrive. But most of them was closed (due to earthquake). And I disappointed. One thing delighted me was library, which made me...

  • Prefectural Natural Park Nopporo Forest Park
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Atsubetsu-ku Atsubetsuchou Konopporo
    Nopporo Shinrin Koen Prefectural Natural Park boasts about 2,000 hectares of land which extends across Sapporo City, Ebetsu City and Kitahiroshima City. It was designated as a Hokkaido Nature Park in 1968 to commemorate Hokkaido’s centenary. The park is 80% national forest and maintains 17 pathways. The park has about 110 trees, over 1300 insects, and over 140 species of wild birds, as well as the Hokkaido squirrel and mountain hare inhabiting the lowland forest, which is also a wildlife sanctuary, so you can observe rare plants and animals in close proximity. Check out the visitor’s center to get information about the nature in the park and Hokkaido. Nature observation sessions and guided tours are also available.
  • Galaxy ‘Ginga’ Garden & Animal Farm ‘Midori no Makiba’, Ecorin Village
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Eniwashi Makiba 277-4
    Ecorin Village is a theme park in Eniwa City, Hokkaido, operated by Aleph Co., Ltd., famous for the hamburger steak restaurant chain, Bikkuri Donkey. Here you can see alpaca, sheep, llama and other animals grazing in the meadows, and the interaction with the animals and animal shows are particularly popular. There is also a Galaxy ‘Ginga’ garden which is home to 30 picture book-like themed gardens, two restaurants, and a cafe where you can eat the popular tomato flavored soft ice cream. They also have wool craft workshops and nature tours making this a great place for the whole family to come and enjoy the flowers and animals.
  • Salmon hometown Chitose Aquarium
    202 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Chitoseshi Hanazono 2-312
    Salmon hometown Chitose Aquarium has Japan’s largest freshwater aquarium fish tanks. Besides salmon, visitors can also observe many other freshwater fish species, many from Hokkaido but with species from all over the world. The underwater observation zone, which gives visitors a close-up view of the waters of the Chitose River, is a must-see. Besides regular events, the Aquarium also hosts special limited-period events. Chitose Aquarium is located around 10 minutes’ drive from New Chitose Airport, and around 10 minutes’ walk from JR Chitose Station.

    We had time so we went to this aquarium. Tickets were at 800yen for adult, 300yen for children in elementary school. A rather small aquarium which focuses on salmon species. 1 portion of the museum...

    19 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Chitoseshi Bibi New Chitose Airport Terminal Building Facilities 3F Smile Road
    This is an entertainment facility where you can get the feeling of travelling around the world with Hello Kitty, and it is located on the third floor of the New Chitose Airport Terminal Building contact facility. While experiencing various video presentations and attractions with Hello Kitty as the navigator, you can enjoy travelling around the world visiting the places in each country where Sanrio characters are waiting. There is a countless number of photo spots provided where you can take pictures with the characters. There is a souvenir shop which has an abundant array of characters available, and there are also sweets available which can only be purchased here. There is a cafe with dishes which have character’s motifs on them and there is an open space available where kids can play for free—this facility is a popular spot which both adults and children can enjoy.

    Love, love, love! My daughter thinks it’s thousands times better than the Doremon! Yes, it is! I’m always a big help kitty fan since I was a little girl. My room was full of hello kitty stuffed...

  • Iwamizawa Rose Garden
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Iwamizawashi Shibunchou 794
    A rose garden in a spacious urban park in Iwamizawa City. Some 630 varieties of European and Japanese roses and 9,000 individual plants are cultivated on the 40 thousand hectare grounds. Due to the abundant variety and differing blooming periods, visitors can enjoy rose blossoms from the beginning of spring around March to early autumn around October. A rose festival is held here every June along with a variety of events. In the garden's restaurant, you can eat authentic Napoli pizza baked in a real stone oven.
  • Shikotsu-Toya National Park - Lake Shikotsu area
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Chitoseshi Shikotsukonsen
    A national park centered on Lake Shikotsu. Located in southwest Hokkaido, the park centers around the caldera lakes of Lake Shikotsu and Lake Toya and is comprised of Mt. Usu, the Showa-shinzan lava dome, Mt. Tarumae, Mt. Yotei, and numerous other volcanoes. Due to the volcanic activity, hot springs well up from the ground in numerous locations, and many famous hot spring spots are found here, including the Lake Shikotsu hot spring, the Lake Toya hot spring, and the Noboribetsu hot spring. Black woodpeckers, Hokkaido squirrels, Ezo red foxes, and numerous other wild animals make their habitat here as well. There are several camping grounds in the park and an abundance of activities for visitors to enjoy.
  • Ocean Days Lake Shikotsu Main Shop
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Chitoseshi Shikotsukonsen Outer spot
    A diving shop by lush Lake Shikotsu which can set you up for kayaking or snorkeling. The shop is located in the Lake Shikotsu hot spring district. The shop's most popular kayak model has a clear bottom, letting you see down through the waters of the lack. Lake Shikotsu has very clear waters and it's fun watching the fish and aquatic plants living in its depths. During winter when the lake freezes over, the shop offers ice fan diving. While out on the lake, you can also enjoy the sight of frost-covered trees up in the mountains as well as Hokkaido sika deer, Ezo red foxes, and other wild animals.
  • New Chitose Motor Land
    3 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Chitoseshi Bibi 1292-560
    A facility where you can enjoy moto sports. New Chitose Motor Land is located along National Route 36 southeast of New Chitose Airport. The facilities rental carts can be enjoyed go-cart style but are high spec enough that they can also offer a taste of real racing motor sports. Children can't ride a cart alone but can ride with an adult. Grid races can be participated in without an advance application. The facility also has dirt and motocross courses where you can watch fiercely contested races unfold right in front of your eyes.


  • Airport History Museum
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Chitoseshi Bibi New Chitose Airport Domestic Passenger Terminal Building 3F
    A museum located on the third floor of the New Chitose Airport domestic terminal building between the food court and Super Lounge. The history zone which looks at the history of New Chitose Airport using photographs and informational panels, while the gallery zone displays historical uniforms and items from events held at the airport. A third area, the symbol zone, contains numerous models of historic JAL and ANA airplanes. Visitors can easily view the entire museum in about 15 minutes.
  • Frontier Equestrian Club
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Ishikarishi Atsuta-ku Shuppu 165-3
    Located about 30 minutes from the Sapporo Kita Interchange by car, this equestrian club is located in the Atsuta district of Ishikari City. Various lessons and courses are provided at the Frontier Equestrian Club on its large grounds surrounded by the rich nature of Hokkaido in the perfect environment for horseback riding. Everyone from beginners to veterans can similarly enjoy themselves and experience healing and comfort on a course rich with rivers, the sea, grasslands, forests, hills and other environments while doing horse trekking, an activity that has become popular in recent years. The horseback riding plans include a beginner's course, an outdoor riding course, obstacle jumping and dressage.
  • Eniwa Country Club
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Eniwashi Banjiri 53-2
    This golf course is in Eniwa City, Hokkaido. There are three different courses: Shikotsu, Akan, and Mashu, all offering wonderful views of Hokkaido's beauty. The clubhouse is famed for its exceptional entrance hall, and also has a large public bath, lounge and restaurant, all to help relieve exhaustion after a long day of golf.
  • Hokkaido Green Land
    24 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Iwamizawashi Shibunchou 1015 Inside Iwamizawa Park
    This theme park is in Iwamizawa's Shibun town. It has a variety of rides and attractions, and boasts Hokkaido's largest Ferris Wheel, as well as the longest roller coaster in Hokkaido: GO-ON. In summer, they also host Iwamizawa Park Fireworks Show, so it's a very popular spot in season.

    After visiting Iwamizawa Shrine i goes to this place, right Hokkaido Greenland, this place Amusement park is so wide i say and not too crowded so you can enjoy your day in this place. As well as i...

  • Shin Chitose Country Club
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Chitoseshi Kyouwa 1392
    A golf club located in Chitose City, Hokkaido. The club has two courses for a total of 36 holes-the undulating Hamanasu course and the Horoka course, where you can enjoy golfing in the great outdoors of Hokkaido. The club can also be used for a variety of club-based games.
  • Sapporo Golf Club Wattsu Course
    13 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Kitahiroshimashi Wattsu 77
    This golf course in Kitahiroshima city was opened in 1958. The Wattsu Course, offering a view of the grand scenery of Kitahiroshima, is famous as the first Hokkaido course designed by Japanese course planner Seiichi Inoue. It's used as a tournament course for the ANA Open Golf Tournament and other events.


  • Yuni Tobu Golf Club
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Yubarigunyunichou Yamagata 132
    This gold course is in Yubari County's Yuni town. There are a variety of courses for beginners and advanced players alike, like the water-trap filled Water Course, the challenging Light Course, and the Wind Course, taking advantage of Hokkaido's natural topography. They also have an open tournament once every two days, and you can play on your own as well.
  • Sapporo Kitahiroshima Golf Club
    1 Reviews
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Kitahiroshimashi Nakanosawa 450-1
    This is a massive 2,800,000 square meter golf course in Kitahiroshima city. They offer three courses with 54 holes, including the Minami (South) Course, needing pinpoint accuracy, the Higashi (East) Course requiring deep thought and strategy, and the one-way Nishi (West) Course. They also have lodging facilities, allowing for more leisurely golf enjoyment.

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  • Clark Country Club
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Kitahiroshimashi Mishima 113
    A golf club located in Kitahiroshima City, Hokkaido. The club is notable for its spacious grounds and three golf courses with undulating terrain. The club also served as the venue for the Japan Amateur Championship in 2008. The club is named after Professor William Smith Clark, who uttered of the famous phrase, Boys, be ambitious, and the clubhouse has a stone monument celebrating the man, in addition to a restaurant where you can dine while looking out over the courses.
  • Bifue Campground
    Leisure / Hobbies
    Hokkaido Chitoseshi Bifue
    Campground in Chitose City, Hokkaido where you can camp surrounded by the natural forest right by Lake Shikotsu. The on-site facility offers a cooking area, clean toilets, and a center with vendors and showers. Enjoy a variety of events held on-site during the camping season.

Hokkaido Main 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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