Hokkaido(北海道) Prefacture Japan-Things to do,Weather,Map,Cities


    With its Unique Culture and overwhelming landscapes Hokkaido is A dream come true for every Traveler. Hokkaido is a very famous snowy destinations in the world. Moreover The national parks, Flower fields and many more Attractions in the region Present Breathtaking views.

In this Particular Article we'll tell you about these below topics on Hokkaido.

1. Overview& Facts about Hokkaido 北海道.
2. Brief summary about History& Culture of Hokkaido.
3. Weather / Climate of Hokkaido.
4. Cities in Hokkaido.
5. Famous Places to Visit and Top Things To do in Hokkaido.

    If you were searching for a particular topic among these you can skip according to heading numbers But we'll prefer you to read all of the details for better understandings.


1. Overview& Facts about Hokkaido 北海道 :

    Hokkaido is one of the nine regions and main islands of Japan. It is located in the north of the country, containing about 22% of Japan's Land Surface. It is on 21st Rank among all the islands in the world according to its area. Sapporo is the largest city in the region and is also the capital of Hokkaido with the population over 1,957,914 People. Most of the Industries are present in the capital City and it is the commercial and tourist center of The Region.


    It has its Boundaries linked with The Pacific ocean In the east, In the north with Sea of Okhotsk and With The Sea Of Japan in the West. Hokkaido is on Third number according to population in Japan. It is home to some Active Volcanoes ; Overview of Hokkaido,Mount Tarumae, Mount Tokachi, Mount Meakan, Mount Usu and Shōwa-shinzan.

2. Culture and Brief History about Hokkaido:

    Hokkaido was first Inhabited by Ainu People before it became a part of Japan and it was called by the name of Ezochi. It was the people of Ainu who brought the Agriculture in Hokkaido first. Hokkaido was reclaimed by the New Mieji Govt in round about 1869. and this was the time when Japanese poeple started to move, in the region. Before arrival of Ainu, For thousand of years people lived according to Jomon Culture which was based on Hunting and Gathering Traditions. it was Ainu who started agriculture as the way of living and it is been followed now. After that Along with the development of Hokkaido many Western techniques were followed by the residents .Visitors always enjoy and learn many things about the mixture of these cultures in the region.


3. Weather and Climate Of Hokkaido:

    Hokkaido is Japan's Coldest region, it has cool summers and winters are icy and snowy. On the western side of the island temperatures tend to be a little warmer than on the eastern parts. During the wintry weather, passage through the Sea of Okhotsk is frequently complicated by big floes of drifting ice. Combined with excessive winds that occur during winter, this often brings air journey and maritime pastime to a break past the northern coast of Hokkaido. Ports at the open Pacific Ocean and Sea of Japan are usually non icy , although many rivers freeze all through the wintry weather.


4. Cities in Hokkaido:

    Hokkaido has 180 municipalities in total in which there are 35 cities, 130 towns and 15 villages. Sapporo is by far the largest city and the capital of Hokkaido, There are many lovely cities and towns in Hokkaido, these below are the famous and popular cities and towns in the island:

Abashiri 網走市
Asahikawa 旭川市
Ashibetsu 芦別市
Bibai 美唄市
Bihoro 美幌町
Chitose 千歳市
Date 伊達市
Ebetsu 江別市
Engaru 遠軽町
Eniwa 恵庭市
Fukagawa 深川市
Furano 富良野市
Hakodate 函館市
Hokuto (Kamiiso) 北斗市
Ishikari 石狩市
Iwamizawa 石狩市
Kitahiroshima (Hiroshima) 北広島市
Kitami 北見市
Kushiro 釧路市
Makubetsu 幕別町
Mombetsu 紋別市
Mori 森町
Muroran 室蘭市
Nakashibetsu 中標津町
Nanae 七飯町
Nayoro 名寄市
Nemuro 根室市
Noboribetsu 登別市
Obihiro 帯広市
Otaru 小樽市
Otofuke 音更町
Rumoi 留萌市
Sapporo 札幌市
Shibetsu 士別市
Shinhidaka (Shizunai) 新ひだか町
Shiraoi 白老町
Sunagawa 砂川市
Takikawa 滝川市
Tōbetsu 当別町
Tomakomai 苫小牧市
Wakkanai 稚内市
Yakumo 八雲町
Yoichi 余市町


5. Famous Places To visit in Hokkaido :

    Hokkaido has plenty of best famous and fun places to visit and explore and these are some of the best places you will not forget for a long time:

Asahiyama Zoo, Mt. Hakodate, Cape Kamui, Shiretoko Five Lakes, Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium, Moerenuma Park, Mt. Moiwa, Farm Tomita, Odori Park, Lake Mashū, Blue Pond, Noboribetsu Onsen, Shikisai-no-Oka, Ningle Terrace, The Seven Star Tree, Shiroi Koibito Park, Patchwork Road, Lake Toya, Niseko Village Ski Resort, Niseko Annupuri International Ski Area, Rusutsu Resort, Jigokudani (Hell Valley), Kami-no-Koike, Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu, The Furano Cheese Factory, Hokkaido Shrine, Sapporo Snow Festival, Abashiri Prison Museum, Furano Jam Garden, Biei Hills, Goryokaku Tower, Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, Otaru Canal, Takino Suzuran Hillside National Government Park, Sapporo TV Tower, Nakajima Park, Lake Shikotsu, Philosophical Tree, Oshinkoshin Falls and Ōnuma Quasi-National Park


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