Wakkanai

Wakkanai Wakkanai in Hokkaido is the most northern city in Japan and an air, rail and ferry travel hub for visiting nearby Cape Soya (Soya Misaki),…

Sounkyo Onsen

Sounkyo Onsen Sounkyo Onsen is in excellent hot spring town in the heart of Hokkaido. Over the last few decades the town has been rebuilt, based…

Shiretoko Peninsula

Shiretoko Peninsula Shiretoko is the mountainous peninsula stretching out towards the Kuril Islands in the very far north-east of Hokkaido. In the language of the Ainu,…

Rishiri

Rishiri Rishiri Island, 20km off the north west coast of Hokkaido, is along with nearby Rebun Island part of the Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park. Rishiri Island (meaning…

Rebun

Rebun Rebun Island, 50km off the north west coast of Hokkaido is, along with nearby Rishiri Island, part of the Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park. Rebun Island (from…

Otaru

Otaru Otaru, a port city on the northern island of Hokkaido, about 40km north west of Sapporo, enjoyed its boom period in the Meiji and Taisho…

Ice Cave of Otaki Hokkaido

Ice Cave of Otaki Hokkaido Hokkaido, filled with wonders of nature across its vast open and mountainous spaces, is Japan’s second largest island. Yet Hokkaido’s natural…

Transport

Transport Japan has one of the world’s best transport systems. An integrated system of shinkansen bullet trains, express trains, highway buses, local buses, subways and taxis…

Embassies

Embassies See a listing of foreign embassies in Tokyo and Japanese embassies overseas. Your country’s embassy or consulate can provide invaluable assistance for both residents and…

Airports

Airports Japan’s main international airports are: Narita International Airport (NRT, in Chiba Prefecture, about an hour by train from Tokyo), Haneda Airport (HND, in Tokyo itself)…

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