Hokkaido Prefecture

Asahikawa-shi 21 Seiki-no-mori Family Zone

Address Asahikawa-shi, Higashi Asahikawa-cho, Mizuho 937 Contact 0166-76-2454 Season May 1 - November 30 Fee Free Bungalow: Y3150 (6 people) Rental Tents and other camping gear available Auto Camping No Facilities Playground, restrooms, cooking area, water, public phones, vending machines...

Asahidake Seishonen Yaeijo Camp Area

Address Kamikawa-gun, Higashikawa-cho, Yukomanbetsu Contact 0166-97-2544 Season June 20 - September 20 Fee Adult: Y210 Rental Tent: Y520, other camping gear available Auto Camping No Facilities Restrooms, cooking area, water, public phones, vending machines Activities Onsen, bird watching...

Higashi Kagura Shinrin Koen Camp Area

Address Kamikawa-gun, Higashikagura-cho 25-40 Contact  01660-83-3727 Season  End of April - Mid October Fee Adult: Y200 Campsite: Y1000 Bungalow: Y2400 (4 people) Cabin: Y6000 (6 people) Rental  Tent: Y1600, other camping gear available. Auto Camping No Facilities  Restaurant,...

Kaguraoka Shonen Camp Area

Address Asahikawa-shi, Kaguraoka Koen-nai Contact 0166-42-1934 Season Mid July - Mid August Fee Free Rental Tent and camping gear available Auto Camping No Facilities Restaurant, playground, restrooms, cooking area, water, public phones, vending machines Activities Bird watching Onsen...

Mashike Riverside Park Auto Camp Area

Address Mashike-cho, Oaza Betsukari-mura, Aza, Shokanbetsu, Kawanishi-kata Contact  0164-53-1385 Season  End of April - Early October Fee Small auto site: Y2000 Standard auto site: Y4000 Camping House: Y4000 (3-4 people) Rental Some camping gear available Auto Camping Yes Facilities...

Uryu-numa Shitsugen Gate Park Camp Area

Address Uryu-gun, Uryu-cho 338-2 Contact  0125-77-2211  Uryu City Office Open End of June - Early September Fee Adult: Y200 Rental N/A Auto Camping No Facilities Restaurant, restrooms, cooking area, water, public phones, vending machines, showers, store Activities  Bird watching,...

Northern Hokkaido Campsites

Northern Hokkaido Campsites - Asahikawa, Sounkyo, Rumoi, Saroma, Wakkannai, Rishiri-Rebun, Tomamae, Teshio, Wakkanai, Tokoro, Rishiri and Rebun Campgrounds

Hokkaido Campsites - Camping Guide

Hokkaido Campsites - Camping Guide Hokkaido is undoubtedly one of the most popular hiking and camping destinations in Japan. In the summertime young people and families flock to the numerous campgrounds throughout the big island. Most camping areas are very affordable and some are even free. Many are located near great outdoor areas and are close to natural hot springs. Hokkaido is also home to many...

Hiking in Hokkaido

Hiking in Hokkaido Hokkaido is the northern most island in Japan representing 22% of Japan’s total land mass and only 5% of its population. It consists of one large island and 5 smaller islands. There are six national parks, five quasi-national parks and twelve prefectural parks. Hokkaido is blessed with arguable the most magnificent natural beauty in Japan. Furthermore, the relatively...

The Town of Numata

Numata Snow The 1999 NHK-TV series "Suzuran" (Lily of the Valley) was set in Numata at Ebishima Station on the Rumoi Line. The fictional name of the station was Ashimoi Station, and many poignant scenes were filmed there. The series follows the childhood of Moe. It was made into a film and released in 2000. Ebishima Station has been used since 1986. The station building was...

Teuri Island, Yagishiri Island in Haboro

Teuri Island, Yagishiri Island in Haboro Yagishiri Island is northwest of Haboro, 25 km off the coast. The island is about 12 km around and the home of a virgin forest of 50,000 onko (yew). Onko-no-So, where gales have stunted onkoe into growing close to the ground, is a National Natural Treasure. The island is said to have 48 species of tree. Teuri and Yagishiri Islands geographical features of the two...

Rishiri and Rebun Islands of Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park

Rishirifuji on Rishiri Island Rishiri-Rebun Sarobetsu National Park Area Wakkanai, Japan’s northernmost city, is across the Soya Straits from Sakhalin. It is the base for travel to Rishiri and Rebun islands. This Rishiri-Rebun Sarobetsu National Park consists of two islands. Rishiri Island is a round volcanic island and home to Mt. Rishiri. Rebun Island is called the "flower island" because over...

Hyosetsu-no-Mon (Gate of Ice and Snow) in Wakkanai Park

Hyosetsu-no-Mon (Gate of Ice and Snow) in Wakkanai Park Wakkanai Japan’s northernmost city, Wakkanai sits on a cape, which juts out northward into the Soya Straits, and is the major port town of northern Hokkaido. There is regular ferry service to Rishiri, Rebun, Teuri and Yagishiri, four peaceful islands that lie in the Sea of Japan. Wakkanai Park This park is located on a hill outside the city, and includes the 70-...

Kamiyubetsu Tulip Park

Kamiyubetsu Tulip Park History in Brief The tulip is the official flower of Yubetsu Town. By the time the late spring wind blows in this northern land, 1.2 million of them are in full bloom in the Tulip Park along National Route 242. The flower garden, covering a total area of 70,000 m2, features 1.2 million tulips of 120 varieties, including some named after fairy-tale characters such as...

Moss Pink in Takinoue Park

Shibazakura (Pink Moss) in Takinoue Park Takinoue Park in Takinoue Town (Takinoue-cho) is famous for moss pink, tiny flowers that spread for 100,000 m2. The flowers grew from a carton of seedlings to become the biggest moss pink community in Japan. The best season is from mid-May to early in June. Pink Moss Festival is held in mid May. The Shibazakura (Pink Moss) Festival is one of the most unique and...