Designed by Sayuki Ueno, this farm is actually a beautiful garden which was rearranged as an English-style one with different plants suiting the climate and soil conditions of Hokkaido. The farm produces the native seasonal plants of Japan’s northern area. The farm also has a variety of animals and birds, which makes it a pleasant place to visit.
This massive, circular lake is located in Shikotsu-Toya National Park and has a diameter of about 10 km. The mountains and volcanos surrounding the lake provide a perfect vantage point for photographers or hikers who simply want to enjoy the view.
Frequently used as a backdrop for TV dramas and commercials, this small town of around 11,000 people is famous for its rolling hills, greenery, and fields of flowers. The best way to see the town is to rent a bicycle and ride along the “Patchwork Road”.
Also located in the town of Biei, this man made pond was created in 1988 to protect the area from volcanic flow from the nearby mountains. Naturally occurring minerals in the water give the pond a bluish hue.
Noboribetsu Hell Valley
Just above the famous onsen town of Noboribetsu is Hell Valley, which gets its name from the hot steam vents and the smell of sulphur caused by volcanic activity. From the valley, there are several trails for walking and day hikes.
From the central area of Sapporo, it takes about an hour by bus to reach Jozankei, where visitors can enjoy the autumn leaves while strolling along a mountain stream. Futami Tsuribashi (suspension bridge) is a popular viewing spot that is completely surrounded by the foliage. Visitors can reach the mountain top using the ropeway, and enjoy the view from high above.
There are many hot springs for day-trippers in the area, so you can even enjoy the view while soaking in the water. There are also fun canoeing and horseback riding activities.
Mt.Asahi or Asahidake is Hokkaido’s highest mountain. It’s located in a center of Hokkaido, Higashikawa town and it’s a part of Hokkaido’s biggest mountain range “Daisetsu-zan”. It’s usually the first spot in Japan to welcome autumn leaves in mid-September while other parts of Japan are still summer. The mountain has several hiking trails with spectacular view spots.