Hokkaido is Japan’s northernmost Island with an area of 77,984km² and a 2,676km long coastline (excluding off shore islands). This is 630km 8hours driving from the north (Wakkanai) to the south (Hakodate), and 430km 6hours driving from the east (Sapporo) to the west (Nemuro) across the island. Hokkaido is not enormously large as you can drive across the island within a day. Although it is not a big island, it is large enough to hold many distinctive environments, such as wetlands and rivers, forests and lakes, mountains, coasts and off shore islands. It is also home to six National Parks, where you can enjoy the abundant flora and fauna of Hokkaido.


National Parks in Hokkaido:


Source: The Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan