Use the

Planning a Trip to Japan?

Share your travel photos with us by hashtagging your images with #visitjapanjp

My Favorites

Explore the beauty and cultures of Hokkaido with HOKKAIDO RAIL PASS!



Travel across Hokkaido with HOKKAIDO RAIL PASS where you can ride all JR-Hokkaido trains (excluding Hokkaido Shinkansen) and designated JR buses to your desired destinations conveniently. You can choose from a 3-Day, 5-Day, 7-Day or Flexible 4-Day pass. The 3-Day, 5-Day and 7-Day pass allows you to choose the starting date, and can be used for either 3 or 5 or 7 consecutive days from the starting date. However, the starting date of Flexible 4-Day pass differs from other passes. For example, if you purchase or exchange a Flexible 4-Day pass on 1st of February, it is effective until 10th February and you can use the pass at any four days within the ten day period.

Here’re a few recommended sightseeing spots in Hokkaido:


Kushiro Marsh Hosooka Observatory is the renowned tourist attraction for its beautiful sunset in Kushiro-shitsugen Wetland. Visitors often use the ridgeline of Mt. Oakandake and Mt. Meakandake as the backdrop for photo shooting. Besides, Kushiro River can be seen meandering through the Kushiro-shitsugen Wetland. It is said that majority would like to pay a visit at least once in their lifetime to witness this breath-taking scenery.


JR Kitahama Station is an unmanned train station in the South-Eastern of Abashiri city. This tiny little station consists of a waiting room and a café called Café Teishaba, and its only 50m away from the Sea of Okhotsk in Japan (making it the closest station to the Sea of Okhotsk in Japan). During winter season, the sea is covered with drift ice and Kitahama Station is the only object can be seen from a distance. This is where we can feel the power of mother nature.  


Obihiro, situated at Hokkaido’s Tokachi region is famous for its agriculture and dairy farming. With quality productions of wheats, sugars, adzuki red beans, and dairy products, sweets shops are sprouting in Obihiro City and visitors get the chance to taste various flavours of sweets here! Take note pork meat lovers, “Butadon” is a highly recommended local porky dish that combines domestically produced pork, binchotan (high-grade charcoal) with sweet and salty sauce. Get ready to surprise your taste buds!




Click here for more information on the facilities mentioned in this article.




More information is here!


Please Choose Your Language

Browse the JNTO site in one of multiple languages