Best Tourist Spots In Hokkaido・Tohoku

Here're best Tourist Spots in Hokkaido・Tohoku. We released a ranking of reviews about Tourist Spots posted by travel influencers who have actually been to Hokkaido・Tohoku.

Review Ranking

1

Address:Daisan Sinsei Biei-cho, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido

Access:25 min walk from JR Bibauchi Station. 12 min by car or taxi from JR Biei Station, 150 min from Sapporp city. Free parking area is available.

Top Review:A Palette Of Earth Drawn By Flowers & Greens! Panoramic Flower Gardens

Shikisai-no Oka is a famous scenic place in Biei, Hokkaido. The scenery of farm products and flowers on a hill is beautiful and bright like a colorful paints on a palette. A cart you can drive in the garden is also exciting!◎Green season is from the end of April to the end of October.

2

Blue Pond

12 Review

Address:Shirogane Biei-cho, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido

Access:By taxi or car, 20 min from Biei Starion, or 150 min from Sapporo city.

Top Review:Must Visit Place In Biei, Hokkaido! Very Mysterious Blue Pond

You can enjoy seeing various scenes of Blue Pond throughout the year. The autumn colors of larch trees, and winter illumination before freezing in December, I like.

3

Address:143-2 Itaya Hokuryu-cho, Uryu-gun, Hokkaido

Access:By bus, 30 min from JR Takigawa Station, or 180 min from Sapporo Terminal, to 'Hokuryu School'. By car, 120 min from Shin-Chitose Airport.

Top Review:No.1 In Japan! 1.5 Million Sunflowers In 23ha Hill

A huge hill of 23ha is covered with yellow. The scenery of 1.5 million sunflowers has become topic in Japan. Sunflower Festival is held until 8/20. Please come to the No.1 sunflower field in Japan!◎Entrance fee is free (Sunflower Maze is 300yen). Parking lot is ava

4

Farm Tomita

7 Review

Address:Kisen Kita 15 Nakafurano-cho, Sorachi-gun, Hokkaido

Access:By car, 150 min from Sapporo city, 45 min from Asahikawa Airport. 7 min walk from Lavender Batake Station, or 25 min walk from Nakafurano Station.

Tel:0167-39-3939

Hours:8:30-18:00

Top Review:Arranged Like Rainbow, One Of The Best Flower Scenes In Hokkaido

Farm Tomita is one of the best tourist spots in Hokkaido where the summer is shorter than other prefectures in Japan, and has as large as 15 ha flower fields with mainly lavender. Every year, lively flowers with seven colors bloom like rainbow at the gentle hill!◎Please check the link to get how to access here. If you come from outside of Hokkaido, Asahikawa Airport is the nearest from Farm Tomita.

5

Address:Sakurakubo, Taki, Miharu-machi, Tamura-gun, Fukushima

Access:By car, 15min from Miharu IC, 15min from Miharu Station

Top Review:As A Natural Monument And One Of The Three Greatest Cherry Blossom Tree In Japan, Takizakura In The Daylight

I've visited here two times, this cherry blossom showed me different appearances each year. How many times I meet this tree, its strength and beauty make me surprised. Somei Yoshino cherry blossoms and canola flowers behind Miharu Takizakura are also in their best. I could enjoy this gorgeous scenery very much.◎People need to pay 300 yen during the blossom season just after the next day of blooming. Access: Bus is available from JR Miharu Station during the season of cherry blossom. By car, 20 min from Funehiki Miharu IC of Ban'etsu Speedway, or 30 min from Koriyama Higashi IC.

6

Address:Bibauchi Biei-cho, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido

Access:By car, 60 min from Asahikawa Takasu IC. 3.5 km from JR Bibaushi Station.

Top Review:White Christmas Of A Christmas Tree And White Hills

A spruce tree standing on a hill of Biei is called 'Christmas Tree'. Under the tree, there're potato fields which have flowers in summer and become snowy white hills in winter! You can see the scenery from the road, but be sure not to enter the fields.◎Access: usually by a rental car. Bibaushi Station is the nearest if you use railroad, but I think it's better to use taxi from Biei Station.

7

Cape Kamui

5 Review

Address:Shakotan-cho, Shakotan-gun, Hokkaido

Access:By car, 120 min from Sapporo Station, 150 min from Shin Chitose Airport. By bus, 120 min from Otaru Station, and, only during summer, 180 min from Sapporo Station.

Top Review:Cape Kamui Of Beautiful Shakotan Blue Sea & Dynamic Great Nature

You can overlook the sea of Shakotan Blue while walking along the a little scary narrow path and steps. When you turn round, there's beautiful great nature of the Cape Kamui.

8

Address:Hibara Oaza Kitashiobara-mura, Yama-gun, Fukushima

Access:30 min by bus from JR Inawashiro Station to Goshikinuma Iriguchi. By car, 60 min from Aizuwakamatsu city. Free parking area is available.

Top Review:The Superb View of Viridity in Goshikinuma Lakes, Let's Go Seeing this Blue Pond as Beautiful as the Famous Blue Lake in Biei

The Goshikinuma lakes is famous for the beautiful colored leaves in autumn. Furthermore the contrast between the green of viridity and the blue of lake in summer is wonderful. The wind and viridity tempt you to visit here, let's go!

9

Address:4456-1 Yamadera Yamagata-shi Yamagata, Yamagata-shi, Yamagata

Access:By car, 15 min from Yamagata North IC, 30 min from Yamagata Station, 30 min from Yamagata Airport. 10 min walk from Yamadera Station.

Tel:023-695-2843

Hours:8:00-17:00

Top Review:A Mountain Shrine Known For Matsuo Basho's Haiku And The Snowscape Of A Mountain Path

The Risshaku-ji shrine is known as a mountain shrine appears in haiku composed by Basho. Its snowscape is as good as the season of singing cicadas. When you visit the shrine, please be careful where you step.

10

Ginzan Onsen

4 Review

Address:Ginzanshinhata, Obanazawa-shi, Yamagata

Access:60 min by car, from Higashine IC

Top Review:Enjoy the Old Townscape In Hot Spring Area

It used to be a flourishing place for mining silver, and recently it is a popular hot spring resort where you can enjoy the old townscape. I was impressed by the beautiful cityscape more than I expected. Even if you don't stay, the car park is located about 5 minutes walk from the old town.

11

Address:1-1 Moerenumakoen Higashi-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido

Access:By car, 60 min from Sapporo Station, or 80 min from Shin Chitose Airport.

Tel:011-790-1231

Hours:7:00-22:00

Top Review:A Beautiful Park Designed By Isamu Noguchi

Very spacious park, you can enjoy arts and taking exercise.

12

Otaru Canal

4 Review

Address:Minato-machi, Otaru-shi, Hokkaido

Top Review:A Beautiful Avenue Of Otaru Lighted By Candles

In the season of snow festival, the avenue leading to the Otaru Port is lighted beautifully by candles. These candles alight lovely at the roadsides make our hearts warm.

13

Address:657-1 Imaizumiokubo, Tsuruoka-shi, Yamagata, Japan

Access:10 min by car, from Uzenoyama Station

Tel:0235-33-3036

Hours:9:00-17:00

Top Review:The World's Best Jellyfish Exhibition Type Is the Jellyfish Dream Hall

The only aquarium in Yamagata prefecture. The appearance of various jellyfish floating is fantastic and soothing. In particular, the aquarium "Jellyfish Dream Theater" where about 10,000 moon jellyfish float is a masterpiece! It is a recommended sightseeing spot in Yamagata because it is full of attractions other than jellyfish such as sea lion shows and the admission fee is 1000 yen, which is a reasonable price. It is crowded on Saturdays and Sundays, so it is recommended to visit on weekdays or at the same time as the museum opens at 9 am.

14

Address:Higashimachi, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido

Access:To the rope way platform by car, 60 min from Asahikawa Airport, 70 min from JR Asahikawa Station, 180 min from Sapporo Station, 180 min from Shin Chitose Airport. 80 min by bus from Asahikawa Station. 10 min by Rope way.

Top Review:Like A Garden Gods Playing. Summer Asahi-dake Mountains With Blooming Alpine Plants

The highest mountain in Hokkaido, Asahi-dake. There's a waking path around the pond, and the mountain is beautifully reflected in the water surface. During spring and summer, alpine plants blooms all over the sight, and in autumn, leaves turn pure red. You can enjoy impressive beautiful scenery.

15

Address:1 Shimoshirogane-cho, Hirosaki-shi, Aomori

Access:By car, 10min from Hirosaki Station, 25 min from Owani Hirosaki IC. By bus, 15 min from Hirosaki Station, get off at 'Shiyakusho-mae (City Hall), then walk 4 min.

Top Review:Snow & Fall Foliage We Can See Only Between Autumn And Winter

In November, the temperature drops in this season, the snow sheets the fall foliage and make them more beautiful, special scenery. You can see the collaboration of autumn leaves and snow only in the area which has an early snow!

16

Zao

4 Review

Address:Zao Onsen, Yamagata-shi, Yamagata

Top Review:Ice Monsters! Snow Trees Covered With Ice & Snow

These fir trees covered with snow and ice have so strange shapes that they're called 'Ice Monster'! On every around February, you can enjoy snow trees, skiing and walking at the top of the mountains in Zao, Yamagata Pref.◎Access: take bus from Yamagata Station to Zao Onsen Hot Spring Town. Parking lot is available for cars. Take ropeway from Zao Onsen, and you can see the snow trees from the mountain top. By the way, humid coldness is unbearable, you must make doubly sure for winter clothes!

17

Address:Notsuke Bekkai-cho, Notsuke-gun, Hokkaido

Access:By car, 140 min from Kushiro city, 50 min from Nakashibetsu Airport. Parking area is available.

Top Review:It's Like Uyuni Salt Lake! The Beautiful Reflections At Todowara

Todowara is a place called 'the end of the world' because of the scenery of dead trees eroded by the sea. The scenery changes with the tide, and specially, the reflections on the calm sea in early morning was so amazing that I associated with the famous Uyuni Salt Lake! In winter, you can enjoy walking on the frozen surface while watching the horizon.

18

Address:1-1 Oute-machi, Aizuwakamatsu-shi, Fukushima

Access:By car, 15min from Aizu Wakamatsu IC. By bus, 10min from Aizu Wakamatsu Station to Tsurugajo Nishi (West).

Top Review:Aizu Picture-Candle Festival In The Snowy Landscape

Aizu Picture-Candle is one of the traditional crafts of Aizu (the western part of Fukushima Prefecture). At some places in the city, such as Tsuruga-jo Castle and Oyaku-en Garden, we can enjoy seeing 'Aizu Fantastic Silhouette' lighted by 10 thousand candles in the snowy landscape.

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UENO FARM

3 Review

Address:186-16 Nagayama-cho, Asahikawa-shi, Hokkaido

Access:15 min walk from Sakuraoka Station. By car or taxi, 25 min from Asahikawa Airport, 140 min from Shin Chitose Airport, or 120 min from Sapporo Station.

Hours:10:00〜17:00

Top Review:Rainbow Colored Bench Has Just Appeared! A Lovely Garden Of A Famous Gardener

This garden belongs to a famous gardener Sayuki Ueno who designed 'Wind Garden' as one of the Hokkaido Garden Path. The rainbow-colored bench has just appeared on Shateki Mountain in the site! The lovely flowers and the colorful bench, you can find many instagenic spots here.

20

Lake Akan

3 Review

Address:Akanko Onsen Akan-cho, Kushiro-shi, Hokkaido

Access:By car or bus, 70 min from Kushiro Airport, 70 min from JR Kushiro Station, 240 min from Sapporo city.

Top Review:Lake Akan Famous For Moss Ball As A Special Natural Monument

Lake Akan is famous for moss ball (Marimo). I feel refreshed to gaze the huge blue lake. You can enjoy cruise and staying hotels nearby.

21

Address:219 Hirohata Uchigoshiramizu-machi, Iwaki-shi, Fukushima

Access:20 min by bus from JR Iwaki city to Amidado, then 5 min walk. 90 min by car from Mito city.

Tel:0246-26-7008

Hours:8:30-16:00,8:30-15:30

Closed:4th Wed

Top Review:Kind of Paradise! Lighted Up Shiramizu Amidadou and Fresh Green

This light up event is held in the season of fresh green. Shiramizu Amidadou was built to imitate the Shrine in Hiraizumi 1200 years ago, and only the national treasure in Fukushima.

22

Address:On'nebetsu-mura Shari-cho, Shari-gun, Hokkaido

Top Review:A Bridge To The Sky! Panoramic View You Can Enjoy The Great Nature

An elevated wooden path to Ichi-ko Lake, one of the five lakes of Shiretoko. The 800 meters path seems to stretch beautifully to the sky, and the mountain range of Shiretoko and the Sea of Okhotsk are truly breathtaking scenery! Even small children use the path safely for it's barrier-free.◎You can use this path for free during it opens.

23

Address:67 Matsushima, Matsushima-cho, Miyagi-gun, Miyagi

Access:5 min walk from JR Matsushima Kaigan Station. By car or taxi, 40 min from Sendai Station, or 40 min from Sendai Airport.

Tel:022-354-3206

Hours:8:30-17:00

Top Review:Autumn Color Light-Up

Entsu'u-in Temple has just started the light-up of autumn colored trees. Though the trees remains green, the lights change its colors and makes good mood. I think momiji (Japanese maple tree) reflected on the water mirror will dye in red from now and fascinate us with its beautiful autumn colors.◎Addmission fee: 500 yen

24

Address:7 Chisosaku Tairanaka Kabeya, Iwaki-shi, Fukushima

Tel:0246-88-8970

Top Review:Flying Swing You Can Feel Like Heidi And Being United With Nature

A lesser known place that even a few local people know. Pictures drawn by elementary school students in Iwaki city are exhibited at this small museum in the wood. And, going through the museum, there're swings hung on trees! Both two swings command nice view.◎No entrance fee. No regular holidays. Toll parking lot is available.

25

Address:1 Shimoshirogane-cho, Hirosaki-shi, Aomori

Access: By car, 10 min from Hirosaki Station, or 25 min from Owani Hirosaki IC. By bus, 15 min from Hirosaki Station to City Hall, then 4 min walk.

Top Review:300 Years Old Huge Ginkgo Tree That Seems To Move

There're many old trees that are supposed to be more than 100 years old at Hirosaki Park. Among them, this ginkgo tree supposed to be 300 years old and seems to move any moment for the root are naked, is worth seeing very much.

26

Address:Minamitawarai Natsui Onomachi, Tamura-gun, Fukushima

Access:15 min by car from Ono IC. 5 min walk from Natsui River

Top Review:Top Season is Coming! Natsui Thousand Cherry Blossoms in Ono Town

Natsui thousand cherry blossoms known as a late flowering cherry is now the best season. Thousands of cherry blossoms flowers along the Natsui River make the wonderful scenery. In the night, you can enjoy the illuminated trees.

27

Address:4-1 Sumiyoshi-cho, Otaru-shi, Hokkaido

Access:8 min walk from Minami Otaru Station

Tel:0134-22-1108

Hours:9:00-18:00 [Tri・Sat]9:00-17:00

Top Review:Many Beautiful Musical Boxes

We can buy various musical boxes and make it by ourselves. There're many kinds of musical boxes in a shop, it's like an shining amusement park in sounds of musical boxes.

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Address:Okubo Kyosei Biei-cho, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido

Access:By car or taxi, 8 min from Biei Station, 15 min from Asahikawa Airport, 150 min from Shin Chitose Airport, or 140 min from Sapporo Station.

Top Review:A Beautiful Poplar Tree Associated With Hokkaido Landscape

A very large tree of poplar. You can see the landscape expected in Hokkaido Prefecture. It's so tall that it's difficult to take picture of the tree.

29

Address:1093-697 Urabandai Visitor Center Kengamine Hibaraaza Oaza Kitashiobara-mura, Yama-gun, Fukushima

Top Review:Autumn Leaves and Emerald Green Color Water

Bishamon-numa, one of the Goshiki Lakes in Fukushima Prefecture. It's a beautiful place all year round, but it's especially popular during the fall foliage. You can also ride a rowing boat.

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Address:Horooka Toyokoro-cho, Nakagawa-gun, Hokkaido

Access:10 min by car or taxi from JR Toyokoro Station

Top Review:Introduced In TV & Magazines! Great Spot To Take Pictures Of Hokkaido

Harunire Tree is about 140 years old. It looks a single tree, but in fact, two trees have nestled each other and grown together. It shows us various scenery in every season.

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Yamagata

Ginzan Onsen

4 Review

Address:Ginzanshinhata, Obanazawa-shi, Yamagata

Access:60 min by car, from Higashine IC

Top Review:Enjoy the Old Townscape In Hot Spring Area

It used to be a flourishing place for mining silver, and recently it is a popular hot spring resort where you can enjoy the old townscape. I was impressed by the beautiful cityscape more than I expected. Even if you don't stay, the car park is located about 5 minutes walk from the old town.

Iwate

Address:202 Koromonoseki Hiraizumi Hiraizumi-cho, Nishiiwai-gun, Iwate

Top Review:The Vivid Autumn Leaves Of Solemn Chuson-ji Temple

Chuson-ji was built in Heian Era. You can see the beautiful vivid fall foliage that give the colors to the temple and pagoda. Everywhere in the large precinct is photogenic! Hiraizumi has also unified and beautiful townscape.

Akita

Tazawa Lake

2 Review

Address:Tazawako, Semboku-shi, Akita

Top Review:The Deepest And Clear Blue Lake. One Of The Best 100 Scenes In Japan!

Tazawa Lake lies in east of Akita and near the boundary between Iwate. It has a proud depth of 423.4m and the clarity is so high that the lake has deep blue color.

Miyagi

Address:67 Matsushima, Matsushima-cho, Miyagi-gun, Miyagi

Access:5 min walk from JR Matsushima Kaigan Station. By car or taxi, 40 min from Sendai Station, or 40 min from Sendai Airport.

Tel:022-354-3206

Hours:8:30-17:00

Top Review:Autumn Color Light-Up

Entsu'u-in Temple has just started the light-up of autumn colored trees. Though the trees remains green, the lights change its colors and makes good mood. I think momiji (Japanese maple tree) reflected on the water mirror will dye in red from now and fascinate us with its beautiful autumn colors.◎Addmission fee: 500 yen

Aomori

Address:1 Shimoshirogane-cho, Hirosaki-shi, Aomori

Access:By car, 10min from Hirosaki Station, 25 min from Owani Hirosaki IC. By bus, 15 min from Hirosaki Station, get off at 'Shiyakusho-mae (City Hall), then walk 4 min.

Top Review:Snow & Fall Foliage We Can See Only Between Autumn And Winter

In November, the temperature drops in this season, the snow sheets the fall foliage and make them more beautiful, special scenery. You can see the collaboration of autumn leaves and snow only in the area which has an early snow!

Fukushima

Address:Sakurakubo, Taki, Miharu-machi, Tamura-gun, Fukushima

Access:By car, 15min from Miharu IC, 15min from Miharu Station

Top Review:As A Natural Monument And One Of The Three Greatest Cherry Blossom Tree In Japan, Takizakura In The Daylight

I've visited here two times, this cherry blossom showed me different appearances each year. How many times I meet this tree, its strength and beauty make me surprised. Somei Yoshino cherry blossoms and canola flowers behind Miharu Takizakura are also in their best. I could enjoy this gorgeous scenery very much.◎People need to pay 300 yen during the blossom season just after the next day of blooming. Access: Bus is available from JR Miharu Station during the season of cherry blossom. By car, 20 min from Funehiki Miharu IC of Ban'etsu Speedway, or 30 min from Koriyama Higashi IC.

Hokkaido

Address:Daisan Sinsei Biei-cho, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido

Access:25 min walk from JR Bibauchi Station. 12 min by car or taxi from JR Biei Station, 150 min from Sapporp city. Free parking area is available.

Top Review:A Palette Of Earth Drawn By Flowers & Greens! Panoramic Flower Gardens

Shikisai-no Oka is a famous scenic place in Biei, Hokkaido. The scenery of farm products and flowers on a hill is beautiful and bright like a colorful paints on a palette. A cart you can drive in the garden is also exciting!◎Green season is from the end of April to the end of October.

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