Hokkaido Prefecture

Hokkaido Prefecture

HOKKAIDO prefecture Hokkaido is the northern most island in Japan representing 22% of Japan’s total land mass and only 5% of its population. As of December 1999, the population of Hokkaido was about 5,720,000 people, and about 50% live in the major cities. It consists of one large island and 5 smaller islands. It was formerly known as Ezochi. There are six national parks, five quasi-...

The City of Kushiro (Kushiro-shi) - Sightseeing and Tourist Information

Kushiro Marsh Kushiro, the largest city in eastern Hokkaido, is a marine food production center that boasts one of the top catches in Japan. The Kushiro River, which originates in Lake Kussharo, runs through the vast Kushiro Marsh and flows into the ocean, and the city flourishes at the river mouth. Washo Market, which deals primarily in seafood, is believed to date back to the...

The City of Hakodate (Hakodate-shi) - Hakodate Tourist Information

Mount Hakodate night sketches Hakodate City (Hakodate-shi) was founded in 1454, when Kono Kaganokami Masamichi, the head of a powerful family, built a palace built at the foot of Mt. Hakodate. The place was called Hakodate because the palace was shaped like a box (hako). The Sino-Japanese characters used to write it were changed to the present ones in 1869. Following the conclusion of the Japan-U...

Chitose Tourist Information Guide

Shikotsuko (Lake Shikotsu) tourist office The Chitose city is located in middle south of Hokkaido Japan and it is close to Sapporo where is the center of culture and economy of Hokkaido. The Shikotsu lake which is a national park, plenty of nature and Chitose river. Moreover, airport, railroad and highway are well connected. A mysterious lake crystal clear water surrounded by untouched virgin forest. Rocks...

Hokkaido Onsen Hot Springs

Hokkaido possesses three primary volcanic mountain groups. Consequently, more than two hundred hot springs can be found throughout the prefecture. Some of the more famous onsen resorts are Noboribetsu, Toya, Shikotsu, Jozankei, Yunokawa, Kawayu, Akan and Sounkyo. Many have outdoor baths (rotenburo) where you can enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings while soaking...

Nemuro-Shi Camp Area

Address Nemuro-shi, Onneto, 284 Contact 01532-5-3371 Season 3rd Saturday of June - September 30 Fee Free Rental Tent: Y970 Auto Camping No Facilities Restaurant, restrooms, cooking area, water, public phones Activities Nice view Onsen Takara-yu is 9 km from camp, Y360 (adult), 15:...

Kiritappu-Misaki Camp Area

Address Akeshi-gun, Hamanaka-cho, Oaza Kiritappu-mura, Aza Tofutsu 41 Contact  0153-62-2111  Hamanaka City Office Season  June 1 - October 31 Fee Free Rental  N/A Auto Camping No Facilities  Restrooms, water, public phones Activities Nice view, fishing Onsen Hamanaka...

Rausu Choritsu Rinkan Hiroba Camp Area

Address Meanashi-gun, Rausu-cho, Rebun 32-1 Contact 01538-7-2111  Rausu City Office Season May 1 - October 31 Fee Free Rental N/A Auto Camping No Facilities Playground, restrooms, cooking area, water, fireplace Activities Nice view, bird watching Onsen Shiretoko Kanko Hotel is 6...

Shiretoko Kokuritsu Koen Rausu Onsen Yaeijo

Address Menashi-gun, Rausu-cho, Yunosawamachi Contact  01538-7-2111  Rausu City Office Season  June 1 - October 31 Fee Free Rental N/A Auto Camping No Facilities Restrooms, cooking area, water Activities  Fishing, onsen, bird watching, hiking Onsen Kumanoyu Open-air Bath is 5...

Kokusetsu Shiretoko Yaeijo

Address Shari-gun, Shari-cho, Aza Utoro Contact  01522-4-2722 Open June 20 - September 30 Fee Adult: Y320 Cabin: Y3000 (4 people) Rental N/A Auto Camping Yes Facilities Restrooms, cooking area, water, public phones, vending machines, store Activities  Nice view, hot spring, bird...

Doritsu Okhotsk Koen Tent Land

Address Abashiri-shi, Aza Yatsuzuka Contact 0152-45-2277 Season April 29 - October 31 Fee Adult: Y1010 Campsite: Y500 Auto campsite: Y2030 Rental Tent: Y500, and other camping gear available Auto Camping Yes Facilities Playground, restrooms, cooking area, water, public phones, vending...

Yobitoura Camp Area

Address Abashiri-shi, Aza Yobito Contact 0152-44-6111  Abashiri City Office Season May 1 - October 31 Fee N/A Rental N/A Auto Camping No Facilities Restrooms, cooking area, water Activities Canoeing Onsen Abashiri-ko-so is 1 km from camp, Y500 (adult), 11:00 - 23:00, open everyday...

Memanbetsu-Kohan Camp Area

Address Abishiri-gun, Memanbetsu-cho, Kohan Contact 01527-4-2343  Memanbetsu City Office Season Early July - End of August Fee  Adult: Y300 Rental N/A Auto Camping No Facilities Restaurant, playground, restrooms. cooking area, water, public phones, vending machines, showers...

Auto Camp Kusharo

Address Kawakumi-gun, Teshikaga-cho, Aza Nibushi Contact 01548-3-2575 Season Early June - End of September Fee Adult: Y350 Auto campsite: Y1000 (regular cars), Y1500 (wagon cars) Bungalow: Y2000 (for 2 people) Rental Tent: Y1000 Auto Camping Yes Facilities Restaurant, playground, restrooms, cooking...

Sunayu Camp Area

Address Kamikawa-gun, Teshikaga-cho, Aza Biruwa, Sunayu Contact 01548-4-2254 Season End of June - Mid September Fee Aduly: Y400 Rental Some camping gear available Auto Camping No Facilities Restaurant, restrooms, cooking area, water, public phones, vending machines, store Activities Nice...