Hokkaido

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  • 1. Daisetsuzan National Park

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

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

  • 2. Hokkaido Jingu

    Chuo-ku | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    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. Before...Read More

  • 3. Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples

    Educational Institution

    Hokkaido is the southermost point of the northern community of the Ainu. This museum's delightful exhibits link the polar indigenous people...Read More

  • 4. Nibutani Ainu Culture Museum

    Educational Institution

    An excellent resource for information about the Ainu, this museum remains sadly unknown to many Japanese. Ainu artifacts, such as shoes of salmon...Read More

  • 5. Odori Koen

    Odori | Park/Playground

    Stretching for more than a mile through the center of the city, Odori Park is one of the defining landmarks of Sapporo. Buy roasted corn on...Read More

  • 6. Shiretoko Goko

    Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

    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 just over...Read More

  • 7. Shiretoko National Park

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

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

  • 8. 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 out their...Read More

  • 9. 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...Read More

  • 10. 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 Canadian...Read More

  • 11. Akan Tancho no Sato

    Park/Playground

    Try out some miniature golf, dine at a crane-themed restaurant, or experience a bit of agriculture at this onsen tourist stop with a small hotel...Read More

  • 12. Akanko Onsen

    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 shops sell...Read More

  • 13. 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 of dried...Read More

  • 14. 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, take...Read More

  • 15. Farm Tomita

    Farm/Ranch

    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...Read More

  • 16. Foundation for Research and Promotion of Ainu Culture

    Information Center

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  • 17. 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, and...Read More

  • 18. Hokkaido Kaitaku no Mura

    Atsubetsu-ku | Educational Institution

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

  • 19. Hokkaido Museum

    Atsubetsu-ku | Museum/Gallery

    From woolly mammoth molars to bulky 1950s home electronics, the history of Hokkaido is meticulously exhibited here in glass-topped cases—it...Read More

  • 20. Hokudai Shokubutsu-en

    Garden/Arboretum

    With more than 5,000 plant varieties, these gardens are a cool summer retreat. Highlights include a small Northern Peoples Museum with a grisly...Read More

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