The each district has different features in many aspects in Hokkaido: climates, cultures or city structures.


Sapporo is Hokkaido capital city located on a large plane in the western area of the island.
Downtown Susukino, Odori and Sapporo station are the three biggest commercial areas, each offering distinctive city entertainments.
There are also many tranquil forest parks and green areas in the city itself and in the outlying areas.
The Odori ice festival starting in the 1st week of February has become a large international event attracting around 2 million foreign visitors.

Yoichi / Shakotan

Yoichi and Shakotan are situated along western coast of Hokkaido. Both areas have tranquil unspoilt beaches and an abundance of fresh seafood is sold in the local markets. For those interested in stepping away from the main tourist investment spots, many great real estate bargains exist in these areas.


With the arrival of the bullet train from the mainland in 2018, Hakodate has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Hokkaido. The town’s unique historical architecture should not be missed and on the same day it is possible to take the cable car to the top of Mount Hakkodate to enjoy a truly spectacular night view of the peninsular and coastline. Around the beginning of May the fully blooming trees of Goryokaku, a star-shaped fort castle in Goryokaku park, provide one of the most impressive Cherry blossom viewing opportunities in Japan.


Furano is loved by both Japanese and foreign tourists alike. In early summer the vast fields of lavender and other flowers can be seen and the mystical blue lake in the neighboring town of Biei is just a short drive away.


Shiretoko Peninsula is a world heritage site located on the most eastern side of Hokkaido. This diverse land boasts drift ice, dramatic mountains and cliffs shaped by volcanic eruptions. Brown bears, killer whales and rare birds are just some of the attractions to be seen.