Sightseeing in Hokkaido outside Sapporo

Shiretoko, Kushiro, Akan
Shiretoko, Abashiri, Kushiro, and Akan in eastern Hokkaido offer unspoiled nature, beautiful scenery, activities, and gourmet food.

1. Shiretoko
Shiretoko was registered as a World Heritage site in 2005 and is a wonderful area of unspoiled nature. Even though the Shiretoko 5 Lakes are normally inaccessible areas, various tours are offered from spring through autumn, allowing visitors to enjoy the wildlife and abundant nature with a nature guide. The area is known as a spectacular spot for observing wild squirrels, deer, foxes, raccoons, wild birds, and fireflies. Visitors can also enjoy the beautiful scenery of drift ice seen in winter on a cruise of the Shiretoko Peninsula.

2. Kushiro Marsh and Lake Akan
Kushiro Marsh is the largest marshland area in Japan, and visitors can actively enjoy nature through canoeing and other activities. The area around the marshland is prone to insects, so it is recommended to visit the area with good preparation. Lake Akan Onsen Hot Spring Resort is dotted with 10 hot spring resorts, and the hot springs overlooking Lake Akan are particularly popular for their open atmosphere. At night, visitors can enjoy a fantastic atmosphere with starry skies, projection mapping, lights, and music. There are also free footbaths in the area for visitors to relax while strolling around.

3. Gourmet Food in Kushiro
Kushiro is an area facing the sea, and fresh seafood is abundant. Robatayaki" is one of the most popular gourmet foods in Kushiro, and can be enjoyed at many restaurants. Robatayaki is a simple way to enjoy the taste of fresh ingredients, making it an ideal breakfast in Kushiro. In addition to Robatayaki, Salmon Banya is a recommended place to enjoy salmon roe and seafood rice bowls.

These areas are popular as places to enjoy Hokkaido's unique natural beauty, culture, and cuisine. Enjoy your trip and sightseeing along with the pristine and beautiful nature!

You were introduced to Tokachi and Obihiro, where you can find a wide variety of Hokkaido's best confections, and to the exotic Hakodate.

1. Rokkatei Obihiro Main Store [Obihiro
Rokkatei is one of Hokkaido's representative confectionery brands, famous for its "Marusei Butter Sandwich" and other products. Rokkatei's main store in Obihiro is filled with sweets in cute packages. Some products are only available here, so you can enjoy them as a souvenir or a treat for yourself.

2. tokachi ranch, lined with white birch trees [Tokachi].
Tokachi's rows of white birch trees are a beautiful landscape of 567 white birches stretching approximately 1.3 km. This scenery is so spectacular that it has been used as a filming location for TV and movies. The view from the observatory is also spectacular, so be sure to enjoy it when you visit.

3. Tokachigawa Onsen Daiichi Hotel Toyosu-tei Mameyotei [Tokachi
Selected as a Hokkaido Heritage Site, Tokachigawa Onsen is characterized by the quality of its spring water, which is also known as "beauty water. It is said to be gentle on the skin and moisturizing, leaving the skin moist and supple after bathing. Daiichi Hotel offers several types of large baths and an open-air garden bath.


World's Three Greatest Night Views from Mount Hakodate [Hakodate
The night view from Mt. Hakodate is famous as one of the world's top three nightscapes and is called the "Million Dollar Nightscape. It is one of the most spectacular views in Hokkaido and a must-see spot when touring Hakodate. The night view is unparalleled, and especially late in the day, visitors can enjoy even more fantastic scenery.

These areas are beloved by many tourists as places to enjoy the wonderful sights, delicious sweets, and hot springs that only Hokkaido can offer. We hope you will enjoy these spots when you visit Hokkaido!


The morning market in Hakodate, Hokkaido is a wonderful spot to taste fresh seafood. Many stores are gathered here, and kaisendon (bowls of rice topped with seafood) are very popular. The dynamic presentation of the dishes is a great way to enjoy plenty of super-fresh seafood. It is a wonderful idea to start your trip on a high note with a delicious and hearty bowl of seafood found at Hakodate morning market!

In Hakodate, you will find exotic spots such as Motomachi and the Bay Area. With a bus pass ticket, you can conveniently visit Mt. Hakodate and other retro buildings. There are many photogenic landscapes and buildings, making for an enjoyable stroll while taking pictures.

Lake Toya and Niseko are full of attractions such as beautiful lakes, volcanoes, hot springs, gourmet food, and activities. Lake Toya is a famous resort area as the site of the "Toyako Summit," and The Windsor Hotel Toya Resort & Spa is highly regarded as a favorite hotel of VIPs. Noboribetsu Onsen is also one of Hokkaido's representative hot spring resorts, with many high-quality hot springs gushing forth. Strolling around the hot spring resort and relaxing after bathing is one of the pleasures of the area.

In Niseko, activities such as rafting, sea kayaking, and canoeing are popular in summer. Resort hotels offer these activities and even beginners can enjoy them. Enjoying activities will relieve stress and make your trip more enjoyable.

Visit Hokkaido's many attractive spots, enjoy delicious food and stunning scenery, and enjoy a memorable trip to the fullest!

Otaru is a romantic and glittering city, and the Otaru Canal is famous for its iconic spots. Especially at sunset, the lights reflecting off the canal, combined with the surrounding retro buildings, create a very romantic night view. The Otaru Canal Cruise takes you on a slow cruise along the canal and to Otaru Port, where you can also enjoy the beautiful scenery of the canal. The beautiful night view is so attractive that you will want to take pictures of it.

The Nikka Whisky Hokkaido Factory and Yoichi Distillery in Yoichi are also popular tourist attractions. The story of Masataka Taketsuru was aired in a morning TV drama and has attracted a lot of attention. The factory grounds are beautifully landscaped and offer many photo opportunities. Visitors can also enjoy a tour of the factory, sample whiskey, and take home souvenirs that are only available here. It is a sightseeing spot so worth visiting that it has been chosen as the No. 1 factory tour.

Otaru and Yoichi in Hokkaido are areas where visitors can enjoy attractive sightseeing spots and delicious gourmet food. You can enjoy the historic cityscape, romantic night views, whiskey factory tours, and much more, so be sure to visit them when you travel to Hokkaido!
The area north of Hokkaido, from Asahikawa to Biei, is full of colorful nature and attractions.

Biei, Furano, Asahikawa
Aoi Ike" in Biei-cho is a beautiful blue pond called Biei Blue, and its hue changes daily depending on the weather and temperature. If you visit early in the morning, the beautiful light reflects off the pond and you can take beautiful pictures in the quiet time when there are few people around.

Farm Tomita in Furano is a spot with colorful flower fields centering on lavender, which can be enjoyed on an open-air train called "Norokko-go" that runs from Asahikawa to Farm Tomita through Biei. There is a service in the middle of the train that slows down the speed so that you can enjoy the sights at a leisurely pace and enjoy the photogenic scenery.

Hoshino Resort Tomamu Unkai Terrace" in Tomamu is a popular spot for viewing the sea of clouds. The Sea of Clouds Terrace has multiple viewing spots, offering a variety of cloud experiences so you can capture the beautiful scenery in your photos.

And the famous Asahiyama Zoo features behavioral exhibits, allowing visitors to observe animals in their natural habitat up close. In particular, the underwater exhibition of penguins and the "Mogu-mogu time" allow visitors to enjoy the animals' adorable appearance. The "Night Zoo" is also held at night, where visitors can watch animals in action as if they are back in the wild.

These spots are definitely worth a visit to fully enjoy the natural beauty of Hokkaido and its animals.

Wakkanai is the northernmost town in Hokkaido and faces the Sea of Okhotsk and the Sea of Japan, making it an attractive city with abundant marine life.

Cape Soya is the northernmost point in Japan and is known as the closest place to Sakhalin in Japan. Currently, a popular way to visit Cape Soya is an activity called footpaths. Footpaths are a style of sightseeing that originated in the United Kingdom and are intended to allow visitors to enjoy seeing the sights on foot along the way to their destination. The road leading to Cape Soya also features a white road made of crushed scallop shells, and is known as a photogenic spot popular among women.

Cape Nokanpu is another spot recommended by locals. It is close to the city center and offers beautiful scenery during the magic hour when the sun sets. Rishiri Island and Cape Soya can be seen, and the golden glow of the setting sun makes you want to snap your camera over and over again. There is also a lighthouse, an aquarium, and other attractions nearby that make a visit together a wonderful experience.

These places are the northernmost tip of Hokkaido, and through the beauty of nature and interaction with the local people, these tourist attractions can be enjoyed to the fullest.