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Niseko & Shakotan Travel | Central Hokkaido

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Designated as Niseko-Shakotan-Otaru Kaigan Quasi-National Park, this area (formally called Shiribeshi Region) has a variety of nicest attractions, from the impressive coastlines along the Shakotan Peninsula to the world-class ski resorts in the Niseko Mountains overlooking the wonderful Yotei-zan.


Destinations

Niseko Mountains

Skiing, trekking and onsen hopping around Niseko Annupuri.

Kutchan

Shiribeshi Region’s capital is a gateway to Niseko ski resorts.

Shakotan Peninsula

Best known for both dramatic cliffs and cobalt blue ocean.

Yoichi

Seeking out the whisky, herring fishing history and orchards.

Yotei-sanroku

The small villages around Yotei-zan (1898m) boast rural landscapes.

Kuromatsunai

Slow your pace and take the time to walk on the footpaths.


Guide Map


Getting There

TRAIN: JR Hakodate Line (sometimes called Yama-sen in Japanese) veers north from Oshamanbe to Otaru via Kutchan in Shiribeshi Region. Getting there by local train from Sapporo require a change at Otaru, and a limited express train from Hakodate require a change at Oshamanbe.

BUS: All highway buses from Sapporo for Shiribeshi Region via Otaru and Yoichi (1hr 40min / ¥1050) are operated by Chuo Bus. Main destinations include the Iroha in Niseko Annupuri Ski Area (3hrs), Kaumi-misaki (late Apr-Oct / 3.5hrs) and Iwanai (2.5hrs).



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