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Hokkaido

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The northernmost of Japan's big four islands, Hokkaido seems a world apart from the rest of the country, with nearly a quarter of its total land area and only five percent of the population. To the Japanese, this island is synonymous with photogenic mountains and abundant wildlife. To most foreign visitors, a vacation in Hokkaido means exploring an area reminiscent of northern Europe, abundant in waterfalls, hot springs, volcanoes, mossy canyons, and peaceful lakes. Hokkaido also boasts the world's longest railway tunnel, the only land connection between this and Japan's main island Honshu. Plan your visit to Hokkaido and other destinations in Japan using our Japan vacation planner.
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Places to visit in Hokkaido

Sapporo Trip planner BEST FOR: Park, Historic Site, Lookout Hakodate Trip planner BEST FOR: Mountain, Observation Deck, Architectural Building Kutchan-cho Trip planner BEST FOR: Ski Area, Outdoor Activity, River Rafting / Tubing Otaru Trip planner BEST FOR: Water Body, Landmark, Gift & Specialty Shop Asahikawa Trip planner BEST FOR: Zoo, Landmark, Theme Park

Popular things to do in Hokkaido

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Mountain
Mount Hakodate Hakodate
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Duration: 1 hour
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Water Body
Otaru Canal Otaru
3.7
Duration: 1 hour
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Observation Deck
Goryokaku Tower Hakodate
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min

Winter Sports in Hokkaido

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Ski Area
Rusutsu Resort Ski Rusutsu-mura
4.5
Duration: 6 hours
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Ski Area
Niseko Hanazono Resort Kutchan-cho
4.4
Duration: 8 hours
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Ski Area
Furano Ski Resort Furano
4.3
Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Hokkaido

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Historic Site
Sapporo Clock Tower Sapporo
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Duration: 1 hour
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Historic Site
Hokkaido Jingu Sapporo
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Historic Walking Area
Onuma Park Walking Path Nanae-cho
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
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Religious Site
Fushimi Inari Shrine Sapporo
4.2
Duration: 1 hour

Nature in Hokkaido

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Geologic Formation
Jigokudani Noboribetsu
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Water Body
Shirogane Blue Pond Biei-cho
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Water Body
Lake Shikotsu Chitose
4.2
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Mountain
Daisetsuzan Kamikawa-cho
4.6
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Hokkaido

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Ski Area
Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort Sapporo
4.2
Duration: 8 hours
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Ski Area
Sapporo Teine Sapporo
4.1
Duration: 8 hours
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Ski Area
Club Med Tomamu Hokkaido Shimukappu-mura
4.6
Duration: 1 hour

Museums in Hokkaido

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Specialty Museum
Sapporo Beer Museum Sapporo
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
Royce' Chocolate World Chitose
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
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Specialty Museum
Nibutani Ainu Museum Biratori-cho
4.1
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Eco Tour
Shiretoko Tourist Shari-cho
4.6
Duration: 3 hours
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Park
Odori Park Sapporo
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Zoo
Asahiyama Zoo Asahikawa
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min

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