Activities

Hokkaido is overflowing with varied natural environments, offering perfect landscapes for all kinds of outdoor activities. Encounter wildlife on a cruise, take in the scenery from the sky in a hot-air balloon, or taste the bounty of nature while fruit picking at an orchard. Dive into the splendid arms of nature, and experience things only found in the incredible scale of Hokkaido.

Fruit picking

Yoichi,Niki,etc

Fresh from the orchards!

Hokkaido produces apples, cherries, grapes and many other fruits. Orchards in central Hokkaido (most notably Yoichi and Niki) as well as southern and northern Hokkaido allow visitors to pick and eat fruit straight from the trees.

Yoichi

Access
35 minutes by Chuo Bus from Otaru Station Bus Terminal to Yoichi ekimae bus stop.
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Niki

Access
40 minutes by Chuo Bus from Otaru Station Bus Terminal to Niki Yakuba-mae bus stop.
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Hot-air balloon rides

Furano,Otofuke,etc

Fly above the clouds - a fabulous hot air baloon ride

Hot-air balloon rides provide a panoramic 360-degree view of Hokkaido’s magnificent landscapes from the sky. With a tethered ride, anybody can enjoy the sensation of ascending into the sky

Hot-air balloon rides

Access
From Furano
1 hour and 40 minutes by Furano Bus from Asahikawa Station to Furano eki-mae bus stop.

Whale watching

Rausu

Photo Credit: Shiretoko Natuer Cruise

Hello to the lovely animals in the ocean

home to some spectacular animals. See pods of orca in spring, sperm whales over 15 m long in summer and Steller’s sea eagles during drift ice season in winter!

Season: Season: mid April to October.

Whale watching

Address
Rausu-cho, Menashi-gun, Hokkaido
Access
3 hours and 30 minutes by Akan Bus from Kushiro Station to Rausu bus stop.
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Otaru Canal Cruise

Otaru

A romantic cruise through the canal

This 40-minute cruise along Otaru's popular canals lets you experience a sense of history and culture from atop the water. The stately warehouses lining the canal on each side offer a deep taste of Otaru's charms.

Otaru Canal Cruise

Address
5-4 Minatomachi, Otaru , Hokkaido
Access
10 minutes walk from JR Otaru Station.
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