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 5

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Taisetsu-san National Park 2

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Abashiri Prison Museum

  • Jail

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

  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

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

Akan Nature Center

  • Information Center

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 Han

  • Arts/Performance Venue

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

  • Commercial District

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

Aurora Icebreakers

  • Local Interest–Sight

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

Farm Tomita

  • Festival–Sight

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...

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,...

Hokkaido Jingu

  • Building/Architectural Site

Follow the long gravel paths under Maruyama Park's tall cypress trees until you come to the main gate of what looks like a fortress.

Hokkaido Kaitaku no Mura

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Step back into 19th-century Hokkaido and see the herring-fleet dormitory, where 60 fishermen appear to have just folded up their futons...

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