Best Summer Destinations In Hokkaido

Here're best Summer Destinations in Hokkaido. We released a ranking of reviews about Summer Destinations posted by travelers and locals who have actually been to Hokkaido.

Best Summer Destinations In Hokkaido [1-10]


Hokuryu Himawari-no Sato (Sunflower Field)


1.5 Million Sunflowers Blooming To The Whole Site

Sunflowers, and more sunflowers as fa as I can see. Various kinds of sunflowers will make us cheerful. And they prepare some places to eat food, so we can enjoy the site leisurely. No admission fees, the best season is from the late July to the early August.


The Yellow Earth Of Hokuryu Sunflower Field

Though, there're many nice sunflower fields all over Japan, even in Hokkaido, I was astonished by the large spread of Hokuryu Sunflower Field. And the energy of sunflowers gave me power.


The Biggest Sunflower Field In Japan

We can see the shining yellow sunflowers spreading to the whole field in summer. To rent a bicycle and run around the field make you feel refreshed and it would be a great memory of summer.


Farm Tomita


Nice Fragrance! Lavender All Over The Farm

When we come close by cars, the farm is fragrant with lavenders. Though it has been long years since it opened, the flowers bloom beautifully even now because they keep the farm very well. Please visit this stunning lavender field! The best season is the middle of July, and you don't need admission fees.


Hokkaido Governor’s Official Residence


Another Place Like A World Of Picture Book

Though it's located near the urban area, there's the another place with rich greens inside of the site. We can feel refreshed. Please check the opening hours because it changes by the season. I like walking here in the morning.


Yuni Garden


Various Colorful Flowers Blooming At A Spacious Garden

The admission fee changes as season from 300 to 600 yen. You can ride a bus running around the garden (100 yen for a day, and free to get on and off) enjoy various flowers and animals like rabbits.


Kanayama Lake Forest Park


A Large Lake Fragrant With Lavender

Kanayama Lake is cool in summer, and the season of lavender is best to visit. You can enjoy camping beside the surprisingly large lake. I'd like you to stop by Kanayama Lake when you visit Tomamu, Hokkaido.


Omori Country Garden


More Than 1000 Kinds Of Impressive Perennial Plants! A Little Known Free Garden In Tokachi

Omori Country Garden locates the side of National Route 236 and you can enjoy for free. There're also shops and a café together.


Kushiro Marsh


Kushiro Marsh, The Greatest Wetlands In Japan

Kushiro Marsh has been registered under the Ramsar Convention. The view from the observatory is wonderful, and the marsh scenery over the wooden road from Nenai Visitor Center is also amazing!


Rebunto Island


Noble Flowers In The Northernmost! Japanese Edelweiss Growing In Colonies

Rebun Island is the northernmost island where people live in Japan. An alpine plant indigenous to Hokkaido, Rebun Leontopodium (usuyuki-sou) grow in colonies. It's a kind of edelweiss seen in the Alps. By the way, I hear edelweiss means 'noble white'.


Jigokudani Observatory


Demons Dance At Hell Valley! Sparking! Powerful Fireworks 'Oni Hanabi'

Oni Hanabi (Demon's Firework) is a limited event on Thursdays and Fridays at Noboribetsu Onsen hot spring town. The demons appear from the darkness and dance for exorcism as a back ground of Jigokudani (Hell Valley). At the climax of the how, they spark the very strong fire works in hands! Together with the hot spring. it could be a great experience of your summer.◎This show is taken place on only Thursdays and Fridays, and not on weekends! If you have car, Jigokudani parking area is available. For people use public transportation, there's bus from Noboribetsu to Noboribetsu Onsen, but staying at Noboribetsu Onsen would be better.


Kachimai Firework Festival


Summer Entertainment! The Biggest Firework Festival In Hokkaido

Held in August 13th every year, Kachimai Firework Festival has 20 thousand fireworks with music. They prepare the special observing area near Tokachi Ohashi Bridge, and there're some little known places around it.◎Park cars at the extra parking area, and go to the observing spot by shuttle bus. By the way, I took these pics from the neighboring town to take Tokachi Ohashi Bridge with the fireworks.