Top 8 Hokkaido Outdoor Activities You Must Try

Top 8 Hokkaido Outdoor Activities You Must Try

Asahiyama Zoo

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(Picture From: wilowalls)

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Asahikawa is located in the northern part of Hokkaido, where the annual temperature gap reaches almost 70°C. At Asahiyama Zoo, you’ll meet about 150 kinds of animals that can survive in this challenging environment. In addition to Arctic creatures such as polar bears and penguins, the zoo houses other species including capybaras, atelids (monkeys), and orangutans normally found in jungles.

Mt. Okura Observatory

 

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(Picture From: teikan)

Mt.Okura Ski Jump Studium is a studium for ski jump. (Mt.Okura is called “Okurayama” in Japanese.) It is located about 6 km in Miyanomori area west of central Sapporo. The studium is on eastern slope of Mount Okura 307 meters high. Nowadays, when the stadium is not being used for world cup or other ski jump events, the Okurayama Observatory at the top of the hill can be accessed via a chair lift for spectacular views of Sapporo. The museum has a variety of fun sport simulation games that cover events like ski jump, speed skating and hockey. The games can be played without any additional costs beyond the museum’s entrance fee.

Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu Ski Place

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(Picture From: niseko)

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(Picture From: jnto)

Onuma Park Walking Path

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(Picture From: Michael Philip Atkins)

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(Picture From: geolocation)

Designated as a quasi national park and located only twenty kilometers north of Hakodate, Onuma Park (大沼公園, Onuma Kōen) is known for its picturesque, island dotted lakes and its majestic dormant volcano, Mount Komagatake.

The park’s most attractive area is located between the two lakes of Onuma (large lake) and Konuma (small lake), and it can be explored entirely on foot. Attractive walking courses let you explore the lakes’ peninsulas and islands, several of which are connected with each other by small bridges.

Shimamu Beach

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(Picture From: huankee)

Sounkyo Gorge

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(Picture From: James )

Sounkyo (層雲峡, Sōunkyō) is a touristy hot spring resort town in the north of Daisetsuzan National Park. It is located in a scenic narrow gorge that is flanked by 100 meter high, forested cliffs. Sounkyo offers a pleasant village center, onsen baths and two beautiful waterfalls nearby. Sounkyo is also a good base for walks and hiking tours into the national park with ropeway access to nearby Mount Kurodake. Sounkyo offers several hot spring baths to soak in, including one public bath house, the Kurodake no Yu, located in the town center.

Otaru Canal Cruise

Otaru Canal

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(Picture From: zekkeijapan)

Otaru Canal Cruise is the new must do activity for visitors to Otaru! Sitting in the cruise and see the view along the Otaru Canal. Otaru Canal (小樽運河, Otaru Unga) was a central part of the city’s busy port in the first half of the 20th century. Large vessels were unloaded by smaller ships, which then transported the goods to warehouses along the canal.

The canal became obsolete when modern dock facilities allowed for direct unloading of larger vessels. Thanks to a citizens’ movement, a part of the canal was beautifully restored in the 1980s instead of being landfilled, while the warehouses were transformed into museums, shops and restaurants.

Asahidake Natural Hiking Route

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(Picture From: Jelena )

 

 

Via japan-guide.com

 

 

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