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

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Nibutani 2

Noboribetsu Onsen 1

Toyako 5

Akan National Park 7

Shiretoko National Park 4

Hakodate 4

Otaru 3

The Northern Cape and Islands 3

Abashiri 3

Daisetsuzan National Park 2

Niseko 1

Biei and Furano 1

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Volcano 7

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Abashiri Prison Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

Spartan cells line the central corridors in five wooden prison blocks, showing how the convicts who built much of early Hokkaido lived...

Akan National Park

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Volcanoes rise from primeval forests and lakeside beaches bubble with hot springs in this national park, unfairly overshadowed by neighboring...

Akan Nature Center

  • Tour–Sight

Between May and October you can enjoy the lake from a canoe with the help of the Akan Nature Center, which offers two- or eight-person...

Akanko Onsen

  • Neighborhood/Street

A major stop on bus tours, this small town on the lakeshore has giant hotels blocking the views from the main road. Kitschy souvenir...

Asa-ichi

  • Market/Bazaar

Bright red crabs wave giant claws from old fishing boats filled with water, squid dart furiously around restaurant tanks, and samples...

Aurora Icebreakers

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

If you really want to break the ice in future conversations about Hokkaido and you're in Abashiri between late January and early April,...

Daisetsuzan National Park

  • Mountain–Sight

Daisetsuzan, which means great snow mountain, refers to the park's five major peaks, whose altitudes approach 7,560 feet. They are climbable...

Farm Tomita

  • Scenic Drive/Tour

In Japanese eyes, lavender is one of the favorite souvenirs Hokkaido, and this is the farm where it all started—back in 1903. Now thousands...

Foundation for Research and Promotion of Ainu Culture

  • Information Center

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Harisutosu Sei Kyokai

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

A green Byzantine dome and tower rise above this beautiful white Hakodate Russian Orthodox Church. The present building dates from 1916,...

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