4.5/5Wonderful!(314 area reviews)
Odori Park and Tanukikoji Shopping Street are top sights in Sapporo City Centre, and you should be sure to explore the popular shops. Hop aboard the metro at Nishi-Yon-Chome Stop or Odori Station to see more sights in the area.
Consider exploring the abundant dining options in Susukino. If sightseeing is on the list, Soseigawa Park is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at Susukino Station or Higashi-Honganji-Mae Stop to see more of the area.
5/5Exceptional!(3 area reviews)
Travelers come to Noboribetsuonsencho for its abundant dining options, and you can see top attractions like Jigokudani and Shikotsu-Toya National Park while you're in town.
Jozankei is noteworthy for its hot springs, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Jozankei Hot Spring and Kokusai Ski Resort.
4/5Very Good!(2 area reviews)
You'll enjoy the mountain views and museums in Kawayu Onsen. You might want to make time for a stop at Lake Kussharo or Akan Mashu National Park.
Reviewed on May 11, 2022
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Reviewed on Nov 9, 2021
Bask in the outdoor adventures and spectacular natural beauty of Hokkaido. A former host of the Winter Olympics, the snowy island attracts visitors in search of superb skiing and the chance to observe drift ice from Russian seas. In summer Hokkaido excites with volcano treks and the breathtaking autumn colors that decorate the mountainous countryside.
Sapporo is the island capital and energetic heart of the Central Area (Douou), home to the Sapporo Beer Museum, Susukino entertainment district and Ramen Yokocho noodle alley. Snowy pursuits await powder hounds at ski resorts in Niseko and Rusutsu. Relax in bubbling hot springs in Noboribetsu and hike scenic trails in Noboribetsu Primeval Forest. Marvel at the piercing-blue caldera lakes of Shikotsu-Tōya National Park.
In the Northern Area (Douhoku), Furano dazzles with its multicolored dahlia, lavender and tulip fields between spring and autumn. Ride a gondola to the Unkai Terrace to watch a sea of clouds pour over tall cliffs. Tantalize your taste buds in Asahikawa, the island’s hub for ramen noodles, seafood and sake. Catch a ferry to Rishiri Island, where fishing villages sit beneath Mount Rishiri.
Mystical landscapes and wildlife define the remote Eastern Area (Doutou). Go ice-walking in Shiretoko National Park and see oceanic drifts that arrive from the Sea of Okhotsk. Spot brown bear while hiking in Daisetsuzan National Park and journey by cable car to the summit of Mount Asahidake. Kushiro Marsh is a natural habitat for the red-crowned Tancho crane. Find more hot springs scattered around the shores of Lake Kussharo.
With over the 350 stalls offering seafood delicacies, the Morning Market in Hakodate is a foodie’s paradise. This city in the Southern Area (Dounan) also has magnificent views from Mount Hakodate. Admire the coastal scenery at Cape Tachimachi, the final resting place of Takuboku Ishikawa, one of Japan’s most well-known tanka poets.
Reach Hokkaido by flying to New Chitose Airport or via a bullet train which travels from Aomori, on the northern tip of Honshu island, to Hakodate. Get around this enthralling island by affordable buses, express trains, bike and car.