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Hokkaido

Japan
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About Hokkaido

Hokkaido, in northern Japan, is the country’s second largest island. Hokkaido’s four seasons offer travelers a rich variety of experiences. Sapporo, the capital, is the best place for shopping and great food. Otaru evokes romance and nostalgia. This seemingly European town was the location for the film “Love Letter.” Lake Shikotsu and Lake Toya have beautiful summer fireworks festivals. Visit the famous “Hell Valley” hot spring in Noboribetsu or walk through the flower fields in Furano. Finally, the adorable penguins in Asahikawa are a treat for any traveler.

Popular Attractions in Hokkaido

Shiroi Koibito Park
4.6/5
1,024 Reviews
City Park
A famous white chocolate dessert of Hokkaido, Shiroi Koibito is bought as a souvenir by almost every visitor to Hokkaido. Shiroi Koibito Park refers to the tourist attraction based solely on this famous snack. Visitors here not only can tour the factory and see the entire process of how the chocolate dessert is made, but they can also try making it themselves.
Otaru Canal
4.4/5
1,064 Reviews
River
Otaru Canal was built in the Meiji and Taisho periods, and although only half has been preserved, it is still full of charm. The Victorian-style kerosene lamps and the red brick exterior walls of the riverbank warehouses add an exotic feel to the place. Restaurants, grocery stores, and other shops are converted from warehouses and are popular choices at which tourists can buy souvenirs or eat local delicacies.
Hell Valley
4.5/5
669 Reviews
Volcano
Hot Spring
Hell Valley is the main source of Noboribetsu's hot spring waters and also an iconic hot spring in Hokkaido. The so-called "Hell Valley" is, in fact, a remnant of a crater, pervaded all year long by volcanic gas spewing from the surface of the gray and yellow rocks. The surrounding air is filled with a strong smell of sulfur, and the place is thought to resemble a scene of hell. The main attraction is the eerie volcanic valley, the center of which can be accessed by a walkway specially built for tourists.
Tanukikoji Shopping Street
4.4/5
917 Reviews
Featured Neighborhood
Tanukikoji Shopping Street is a famous shopping street in the central district of Sapporo in Hokkaido. Boasting a history of over 100 years and an overhead glass ceiling, this spacious and clean street is a comfortable place to shop. There are numerous fashion and electronics stores, recreation halls, cinemas, and restaurants, all of which are very popular with young people.

Trip Moments

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Three-brushed Hokkaido Road East 8th tour route Hokkaido is a dream. There is only love in this dream. I don't like winter because the winter in Shanghai is wet and cold. I am afraid of cold, but I ran to the Hokkaido New Year in the snow and ice, this is not the first time. First time: Sapporo----Dengbe--Hakodate Second: Sapporo----Nobori--Toya--Hakodate--Asahikawa third Times: Sapporo------------ Itinerary: Day One: Shanghai--New Chitose (aircraft) , New Chitose - Sapporo (bus), Su: Sapporo Day Two: Sapporo - JR (JR), Su: Otaru Day Three: Otaru - Toyako (JR), Su: Toya Lake Day Four: Toyako--South Chitose--Jilu (JR), Su: Lulu Day Five: Kushiro--Kyoto (JR), Su: Shiretoko Day Six: Shiretoko--Walking--Asahikawa (JR), Suwa: Asahikawa Day Seven: Asahikawa--Sapporo (JR), Su: Sapporo Day Eight: Sapporo--New Chitose (JR), New Chitose - Shanghai (aircraft) preparation before the line: down jacket: do not short, it is best to choose a half-length style around the knee with a hat. Gloves: It is recommended to consider soft thick wool gloves (disadvantages: easy to wet), or buy outdoor ski gloves on the Internet (disadvantages: not flexible, but keep warm), do not use leather gloves. Hat: In addition to the hat that comes with the down jacket, it is best to bring a hat made of wool. Shoes: It is recommended to buy a brand of waterproof non-slip outdoor snow boots, do not wear UGG and other known as snow boots, go to the snow and all wet, and will slip. Pants: For adults, jeans are good. Wearing cotton pants or leggings is enough. For children, it is best to wear waterproof pants. Children play snow and forget about snowing. It is water, the pants are the worst thing, it is easy to catch cold. The most important thing is: It is recommended to prepare the "Claw" in advance, buy the foot and heel are toothed, otherwise you can only go to the convenience store to buy. If the weather is warmer and the degree of liquefaction of the snow is higher, the claws with more teeth tend to accumulate ice, and the effect is not good. So if you buy less teeth in the warm weather, its right to buy more teeth. In addition, in order to avoid the case, it is best to bring a thick scarf, sunglasses are also best to bring, the reflection of the snow is very glaring, simply can not open the eyes. Hotel: Sapporo 1: Premier Hotel Tsubaki Sapporo Sapporo 2: Hotel Livemax Sapporo-Ekimae / Hh/: Hotel Sonia Otaru :Granvillage Toya Daiwa Ryokan Annex : Kushirokawa Natural Hot Springs View Hotel (La Vista Kushirogawa Hotel Natural Hot Spring) Shiretoko: Route-Inn Grantia Shiretoko Shariekimae Asahikawa: Fujita Kanko Washington Hotel Asahikawa Sapporo change ticket Tips: Sapporo Station Visitor Center is near the West ticket gate, business hours are: 8
Posted: Sep 14, 2019