Hokkaido Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Hokkaido - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Sapporo 11

Shikotsu-Toya National Park 9


Nibutani 2

Noboribetsu Onsen 1

Toyako 5

Akan National Park 5

Shiretoko National Park 4

Hakodate 4

Otaru 3

The Northern Cape and Islands 3

Abashiri 3

Taisetsu-san National Park 2

Niseko 1

Biei and Furano 1

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Archaeological Site/ Ruins 3

Arts/ Performance Venue 1

Bath/ Hot Spring 5

Body Of Water/ Waterfall 7

Building/ Architectural Site 5

Canyon 1

Clock 1

Commercial District 3

Dam 2

Educational Institution 4

Farm/ Ranch 1

Festival–Sight 2

Garden/ Arboretum 1

Geological Site 4

Historic District/ Site 7

House/ Mansion/ Villa 1

Industrial Site/ Mill/ Factory 1

Information Center 1

Island 2

Jail 1

Library/ Archive 1

Local Interest–Sight 18

Marina/ Pier/ Dock 2

Market/ Bazaar 1

Memorial/ Monument/ Tomb 1

Mountain–Sight 9

Museum Village 2

Museum/ Gallery 12

Nature Preserve/ Wildlife Refuge 5

Neighborhood/ Street 4

Park (National/ State/ Provincial) 13

Park/ Playground 1

Pedestrian Mall 1

Promenade/ Boardwalk 1

Religious Building/ Site/ Shrine 3

Resort–Sight 2

Scenic Drive/ Tour 11

Spa–Sight 1

Sports Venue 1

Sports–Sight 2

Store/ Shop/ Mall 2

Tour–Sight 4

Town/ Village 5

Trail/ Path 6

Viewpoint/ Scenic Overlook 14

Volcano 7

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Shiretoko Goko

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

A stop for every tour bus route in the region, this collection of small lakes sits on a forested precipice above the ocean. It takes...

Shiretoko National Park

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

A highlight of any trip to Hokkaido, the spectacular and miraculously uninhabited Shiretoko National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage...

Showa Shinsan

  • Mountain–Sight

During an earthquake in 1943, Showa Shinsan rose suddenly from a farmer's wheat field. Kept secret during the Pacific War as a potentially...


  • Bath/Hot Spring

Running through a 15-mile-long ravine, Route 39 cuts through the northeast entrance of Taisetsu-san National Park. For 5 miles, sheer...

Soya Misaki

  • Local Interest–Sight

This is the end of Japan. Ahead of you, across the frigid waters, is Russia's Sakhalin Island (sometimes visible). This lonely but significant...

Taisetsu-san National Park

  • Local Interest–Sight

The country's largest nature preserve, Taisetsu-san National Park contains the very essence of rugged Hokkaido: vast plains, soaring...

Tanuki Koji

  • Store/Shop/Mall

Japanese mythology mentions the libidinous nature of the racoon-like tanuki , an animal that lent its name to this neigbhorhood once...


  • Building/Architectural Site

For millions of Japanese, this little white-clapboard Russian-style meetinghouse defines Sapporo. Built in 1878 as the drill hall for...

Toyako Onsen

  • Bath/Hot Spring

Gazing up at fireworks from a rooftop hot spring after a relaxing soak in the thermal waters and a pleasant dinner of local specialties—this...

Toyako Onsen and Sobetsu Onsen

  • Bath/Hot Spring

World leaders met here for the G8 Summit in 2008, but Lake Toya is best known for its geothermic events. In March of 2000, Mt. Usu exploded...