Monbetsu Gakiya Zone

Monbetsu Gakiya Zone

About 3km south of the city center, this waterfront district (ガリヤゾーン) has an ice breaker pier, a beach (mid Ju…

Western Shiretoko Highlights

Western Shiretoko Highlights

Picturesque lakes, waterfalls, rugged cliffs and onsen, Shiretoko West Coast (知床西海岸) is accessible by public t…

Akabira Coal Mine Heritage

Akabira Coal Mine Heritage

Beyond the mountains from Utashinai or runs along the Sorachi-gawa from Takikawa, Akabira (赤平市) holds the orig…

Lake Akan and Akanko Onsen

Lake Akan and Akanko Onsen

In the western part of Akan-Mashu National Park, Akanko Onsen (阿寒湖温泉 area is Eastern Hokkaido’s classic touris…

Hokkaido Kawayu Onsen

Hokkaido Kawayu Onsen

Located between Kussharo-ko and Mashu-ko, the small onsen town of Kawayu (川湯温泉: meaning hot springs river) boa…

Lake Toya and Toyako Onsen

Lake Toya and Toyako Onsen

The calm caldera lake of Toya-ko (洞爺湖) is a unique tourist spot in the western part of Shikotsu-Toya National …

Onuma Quasi-National Park

Onuma Quasi-National Park

Onuma Park (大沼公園) is Southern Hokkaido’s most popular and picturesque resort that is designated as a quasi-nat…

Shakotan Peninsula West Coast

Shakotan Peninsula West Coast

Perhaps the Shakotan Peninsula’s scenic west coast (積丹西海岸) is less popular than the east coast, however you wi…