8 Amazing Tour Spots in Hokkaido in Japan!

8 Amazing Tour Spots in Hokkaido!

Hokkaido, literally “Northern Sea Circuit” also known as Ezo, Yeso, or Yesso is Japan’s 2nd largest island. Between Hokkaido and Honshu is the Tsugaru Strait. Tourists flock here for the best seafood, dairy products and different kinds of adventures. Here are 8 amazing tour spots in the island of Hokkaido.



 

8 Amazing Tour Spots in Hokkaido in Japan!

 

1. Odori Park

8 Amazing Tour Spots in Hokkaido! odori park

The Odori Park in Sapporo in the very heart of Hokkaido covers a huge 78,901 square meter area. It was originally planned to become a main street. The park boasts of the famous Lilac Festival, the Autumn and Snow Festival as well as Yosakoi Soran dance event.

 

2. Noboribetsu

8 Amazing Tour Spots in Hokkaido!Noboribetsu

Noboribetsu is in the Iburi Subprefecture of Hokkaido. Tourists flock to the Shikotsu-Toya National Park. It boasts of hot springs and a variety of onsens for bathing. Mineral water baths abound in the scenic place which is also known as the bear park.

 

3. Niseko

8 Amazing Tour Spots in Hokkaido!Niseko

In Niseko mountain range and municipality are several ski resorts, including one resort which was ranked as No. 6 best ski resorts in the world. Niseko is located Southwest of Hokkaido. It is also known as Mount Fuji of Hokkaido with stunning views of well-known Annupuri ranges.

 

4. Hakodate

8 Amazing Tour Spots in Hokkaido!Hakodate

Hakodate is a spectacular wooded mountain near the Southern Tip of Hokkaido. It is considered to be one of Japan’s top 3 views alongside Mount Inasa in Nagasaki and Mount Kokko. The Ropeway is the popular aerial lift to the summit, carried millions of people to the peak.

 

5. Furano

8 Amazing Tour Spots in Hokkaido!Furano

During summer, tourists converge to Furano, Hokkaido to take advantage of the lovely colors and patterns of flowers in farms that seem to be everywhere. The most famous of which is the Farm Tomita which is near the Lavender Train Station.

 

6. Lake Mashu

8 Amazing Tour Spots in Hokkaido!lake mashu

Lake Mashu, a crater lake in Mashuuku, at Route 2, in Hokkaido is the clearest lake in Japan and second worldwide. Deep and clear, the surface shines when light strikes it. It is also called Mashu Blue because it reflects the sky.

 

7. Hakodate Seafood Market

8 Amazing Tour Spots in Hokkaido!

Hakodate Seafood Market in Hokkaido is famous for its seafood, squid catching and live sashimi. Numerous stalls sell different types of crab, squid, scallops and Umi. There are so many shops selling similar things that it’s difficult to choose which one to buy from. They are all inviting.

 

8. Yoichi Distillery

8 Amazing Tour Spots in Hokkaido!Yoichi

The Yoichi Distillery Tours are available to visitors who visit the whiskey distillery. See how Nikka Whiskey is created right before your eyes. Nikka Whiskey is Japan’s top whiskey, Yoichi, the top distillery. Tourists flock Yoichi for its natural and beautiful surroundings.

 



Conclusion

Hokkaido is a place to visit for any tourist who wants a first-hand feel of what Japan is all about. Food, resorts and nature combined leaves tourists coming back for more. Hokkaido is a melting pot for diverse kinds of adventures at any season. The Japanese and visitors enjoy its natural beauty as well as many manmade attractions.

 

8 Amazing Tour Spots in Hokkaido in Japan!

1. Odori Park
2. Noboribetsu
3. Niseko
4. Hakodate
5. Furano
6. Lake Mashu
7. Hakodate Seafood Market
8. Yoichi Distillery

 


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