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Hokkaido Travel, Information, & Things to Do

Hokkaido, the second largest of Japan’s four primary islands, lies the farthest north of the others. The Japanese consider Hokkaido to be its richest wilderness, with two million acres dedicated as national parkland. Shiretoko National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage site with a vibrant ecosystem of wildlife, waterfalls and hiking routes along the volcanic peninsula. Twenty-four thousand Ainu, the indigenous Japanese, live on Hokkaido. Famous for its outdoor hot spring baths; visitors soak in soothing mineral pools, enjoying views of the surrounding mountains, while others come to feast on delicious seafood. Hokkaido hosted the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics.

Discover and explore Hokkaido, a island in the country of Japan. This online guide of information, articles, and photos of Hokkaido helps you explore the attractions and points of interest of Hokkaido. It is located on the continent of Asia and its GPS coordinates address is latitude 43.0645 and logitude 43.0645. [Map of Hokkaido].