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Niseko, Hokkaido, in summer
Nature in Niseko
Activity holidays in the Niseko area
Cranes, Hokkaido
Hire a car to explore Hokkaido
Hokkaido in summer
Mount Yu014dtei, Niseko, Hokkaido
Lavender fields, Furano, Hokkaido
Great powder snow in Niseko

About Hokkaido

Hokkaido (北海道, Hokkaidō) is the second largest, northernmost and least developed of Japan’s four main islands. Its weather is harsh in winter with lots of snowfall, below zero temperatures and frozen seas, while in summer it does not get as hot and humid as in the other parts of the country.
With its unspoiled nature, Hokkaido attracts many outdoor lovers, including skiers and snowboarders in the colder seasons and hikers, cyclists and campers from June to September.

  • Sapporo
  • Niseko
  • Furano
  • The Shiretoko Peninsula
  • Kushiro marshlands

Explore Hokkaido:

by train

You can explore Hokkaido by rail with the nationwide Japan Rail Pass, or the regional Hokkaido rail pass.

by car

In order to visit the areas of natural beauty and the national parks, why not hire a car? With little traffic on the roads, and English satnav in the car to help you navigate, exploring Hokkaido by car is particularly recommended.

Getting there:

It is possible to travel to Hokkaido by train, but the rail journey from Tokyo to Sapporo takes over 11 hours.
The best way is by domestic air services. There are plenty of services daily from either Tokyo or Osaka.
Fly from Tokyo Haneda to Sapporo Chitose Airport: 90 mins
Fly from Osaka Itami Airport to Sapporo Chitose: 105 mins

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