As the crossing point between Hokkaido and Honshu, railway travelers have been passing through this region for over a century. The nostalgic port town of Hakodate, a tourist-friendly regional capital, has an unusually East-meets-West rich cultural heritage that makes it one of Hokkaido’s most interesting cities.

Hakodate is the gateway to the stunning Oshima Peninsula of volcanic mountains, rugged coastlines, pleasant onsen and compact historic towns, with a variety of activities. Less than an hour away to the north, Onuma Quasi-National Park offers picturesque landscapes and relaxed vibe.


Points of interests in Southern Hokkaido

Hakodate-yama× Night View

Romantic Motomachi × Bay Area

Goryokaku × Historic Park

Onuma Park × Lakeside Resort

E-san × Sacred Mountain

Matsumae × Castle Town

Esashi × Historic Port

Okushiri-to × Hospitality

Hiyama Coast × Beaches

Oshamanbe × Railway Town