The Otaru Canal is a sightseeing spot emblematic of Otaru. About 1.1 km long, old warehouses stand side by side along one edge; along the other runs a promenade ideal for a pleasant stroll.
Lake Toya is the second largest caldera lake in Japan, having a circumference of about 40 km. Enjoy a walk along the lakeside or take a cruise on one of the pleasure boats.
A caldera lake formed by an eruption from Mt Oakan, Lake Akan rests among a rich natural environment and is famous for the marimo growing in it.
Five lakes surrounded by forest in Shiretoko. Feel at one with nature as you stroll along pathways in this World Natural Heritage Site.
Keep an eye out for plentiful wildlife
Aptly named, this mysterious hot spring transforms an entire river
Plumes of steam and the scent of sulfur rise from this hot spring pond
Discover the famous ”Mashu blue”
Withered trees stand in a mystical pond
Picked as one of Japan's top 100 waterfalls
Both selected as part of Japan's 100 best waterfalls
Overwhelming in scale
Experience the earth's energy in the remains of a volcanic crater
Japan's northernmost ice-free lake
A snow-white curtain of water falls into a blue river