Swimming & Beaches
Note: Hokkaido’s most beaches closed in 2020 summer season.
Swimming on the seaside beach (kaisui-yokujo) can be had in short summer (July and August). Hokkaido’s major beaches are dotted along the Sea of Japan, running from Esashi northwards. The Ororon Line, between Otaru and Wakkanai, are the best of seaside beaches in Hokkaido. There is also a few seaside beaches along the Sea of Okhotsk and the Pacific Ocean.