Hokkaido Hokuto-shi, HOKUTO CITY, Tsugaru Strait undersea tunnel, Hokkaido Shinkansen terminal station, Zushihokki, a town of surf clams, Kijihiki Highland, transportation center for sightseeing in Donan area

Hokuto city is a town of farming/fishing and tourism. You can easily visit tourist attractions by bus from terminal station of Hokkaido Shinkansen or Shin Hakodate Hokuto Station. Please come and see Hokuto City, where you can enjoy seafood, mountain food and nature.

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Hokuto Tourist Information



Tourism Unit, Financial Department, Hokuto City
3-10, Chuo 1chome, Hokuto-shi, Hokkaido
TEL:+81-138-73-3111

HOKUTO-SHI Tourist Association
1-7, Ichinowatari 1chome, Hokuto-shi, Hokkaido
Inside of Hokuto City Tourism Exchange Center Annex
TEL:+81-138-77-5011


7 points of interest in Hokuto
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Trappist Monastery

■ Trappist Monastery
he official name is Our Lade of the Lighthouse Trappist (Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance) Monastery. In 1896, nine monks visited here from France and founded the first male Trappist Monastery in Japan. Trappist butter or cookies are famous, and rich taste corn cream made of the butter is a popular food.

Experience-based sightseeing

■ Experience-based sightseeing
A lot of experience-based menus are available, where you can enjoy picking fruits or vegetables. Also you can enjoy fresh taste of those fruits or vegetables in the view of fantastic nature.

Hot spring (onsen) facility

■ Hot spring (onsen) facility
There are three casual style hot springs in the city. How about relaxing yourself to recover from the fatigue of your journey. (Seseragi Onsen, Shinwa no yu, Nanaehama no yu)

Hachirounuma

■ Hachirounuma
Park with a full of flowers, i.e. cherry blossom, azalea, water lily, followed by kobushi magnolia in early spring. In autumn, the park is known for the popular spot of autumn color of leaves. Also, a park golf course and an experience-based farm are located next to the park.

Hekirichi Jinya

■ Hekirichi Jinya
Ruins of Matsumae Clan Hekirichi Jinya is the first western style castle ruin in Japan which was built in the end of Edo Period. It is currently managed as a national designated cultural asset.

Moheji River

■ Moheji River
Moheji River in Hokuto city is a shallow river with relatively clear water. In the downstream area nearby 'Sakemi Bridge,' you can see large salmon run from the beginning of September to the middle of November.

Birthplace of paddy

■ Birthplace of paddy
Birthplace of paddy:The place, located in the watershed of Fumizuki River, a tributary of Ono River, and used to be called 'Oshiage,' is known for 'a birthplace of paddy in Hokkaido' and a memorial statue was built in 1949.

Welcome

Zushihokki
<Zushihokki>
An official character of Hokuto city as well as a chief of promoting tourism of the city.
The character is based on their specialty products, "Hokki sushi,"made of hokki (surf clam) and rice."You can see the character here and there in the city.

Hokuto city, located in the south of Hokkaido and next to Hakodate city, is a town surrounded by sea and mountain with rich of nature. Also, Hokkaido Shinkansen was opened in March 2016, and "Shin Hakodate Hokuto Station" became a starting station of the line.

Thanks to the new terminal station toward to any direction in Hokkaido, you can easily go travelling to Hakodate, Onuma, Esashi and Kikonai to see landmarks of those cities.
Please come to Hokuto city, where you can enjoy seafood, mountain food and nature.




Tourism information center

Hokuto City Tourism Exchange Center ■Hokuto City Tourism Exchange Center
Tourism information center located at JR Shin Hakodate Hokuto Station.
Not only providing tourism information but selling specialty products or Ekiben. Also rest area is available.

Hokuto City Tourism Exchange Center Annex ■Hokuto City Tourism Exchange Center Annex
The Hokuto City Tourism Exchange Center Annex which opened on March 17th is located on the 1st floor of Hotel La'gent Plaza Hakodate Hokuto next to Shin Hakodate Hokuto Station. You can find many of the charms of Hokkaido on the first floor in the "HOKKURU" shopping and dining space, which has 18 stores including restaurants, Hokuto and Southern Hokkaido area souvenir vendors, dealers of farm and marine products, and local brew vendors.

HOKKURU



Town of cherry blossom, Hokuto city

Hokuto city is one of the best spot for cherry blossoms in South Hokkaido.
Every year, cherry blossoms bloom from the end of April to the beginning of May, and a lot of people visit here for "Hanami."
During the season, you can also enjoy the fantasy of illuminated cherry blossoms at night.


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Kijihiki Highland

Kijihiki Highland is the closest scenic spot from Shin Hakodate Hokuto Station (Hokkaido Shinkansen), where you can enjoy a fantastic view. It is a relaxing nature spot with a camping site.

○Opening period : Late Apr. - Late Oct. 8:30a.m.-8:00p.m.
○Access: 15 minute by drive from Shin Hakodate Hokuto Station


Check the live camera of Kijihiki Highland Panoramic Lookout


Direction of Mt. Hakodate Direction of Onuma/Komagatake



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Specialty local products of Hokuto city

Hokuto city has Ono Plain, an agricultural area, and Tsugaru Straits/Hakodate Bay where you can get a lot of seafood.
For specialties of farm products, "rice" from the birthplace of paddy in Hokkaido, "tomato" or "spring onion" which has one of the largest production volume in Hokkaido. For seafood, "surf clam," "Garou oyster" or "funori" are famous.


[Specialty sales and tasting]

Hotto Marché Ogaru
Hotto Marché Ogaru
Kaisenyaki Hokuto Fishery
Kaisenyaki Hokuto Fishery
Farmer's Market Aguriheiya
Farmer's Market Aguriheiya


[Specialty local products]


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Free Wi-Fi spots in Hokuto city


If you find this sign,
Wi-Fi is available in the area.
Kijihiki Highland Panoramic Lookout
Kijihiki Highland
Panoramic Lookout
Hokuto City Tourist Information Center (Inside of Shin Hakodate Hokuto Station)
Hokuto City Tourist
Information Center
(Inside of Shin Hakodate
Hokuto Station)
Hokuto City Tourism Exchange Center Annex(Inside of La'gent Plaza Hakodate Hokuto)
Hokuto City Tourism Exchange Center Annex
(Inside of La'gent Plaza Hakodate Hokuto)

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Climate of Hokuto

  Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec.
Average temperature
(℃)
-3.7 -3.1 0.4 6.4 11.3 15.4 19.2 21.3 17.5 11.2 4.7 -1.0
Precipitation
(mm)
74.1 57.7 56.9 69.7 83.8 72.9 136.6 162.2 150.0 107.6 104.9 83.5


Traffic information of Hokuto

South Hokkaido Railway Company

Hakodate Airport / Airport bus / South Hokkaido Railway Company

  • Hakodate Airport - (Hakodate Eki Mae by bus) - Hakodate Station (South Hokkaido Railway Company) - Nanaehama Station / Kiyokawaguchi Station / Kamiiso Station / Moheji Station / Oshima-Tobetsu Station

Shinkansen / Hakodate Liner / South Hokkaido Railway Company

  • Shin Hakodate Hokuto Station - Shin Aomori Station - Sendai Station - Tokyo Station
  • Shin Hakodate Hokuto Station - (Hakodate Liner) - Hakodate Station (South Hokkaido Railway Company) - Nanaehama Station / Kiyokawaguchi Station / Kamiiso Station / Moheji Station /
    Oshima-Tobetsu Station
  • Shin Hakodate Hokuto Station - Sapporo Station


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Shin Hakodate Hokuto Station / Route bus

  • Shin Hakodate Hokuto Station - Sapporo Station
  • Shin Hakodate Hokuto Station - Hakodate Eki Mae
  • Shin Hakodate Hokuto Station - Hakodate Airport
  • Shin Hakodate Hokuto Station - Onuma Park - Shikabe
  • Shin Hakodate Hokuto Station - Esashi
  • Shin Hakodate Hokuto Station - Matsumae

Shin Hakodate Hokuto Station / Rent-a-car

TOYOTA Rent a Car, Nippon Rent-A-Car, ORIX Rent-A-Car,
Nissan Rent a Car, Times Car RENTAL, Eki Rent-a-car,
Budget Rent a Car, Etc.


Hakodate Harbor ferry terminal / Bus

  • Ferry terminal - (Hakodate Bus) - Hiyoshi office - Hakodate Station


Major tourist cities in Hokkaido




Bus lines connecting Hokkaido

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Questions about travel to Hokkaido

"UU-Hokkaido" helps with transportation information, travel plans and introduces you to popular hot springs, popular hotels, locally trusted gourmet restaurants, recommended spots, and events.
We help with making bus and hotel reservations.
As we are not a travel agency we do not advertise tours or receive money as an agent.
This service is limited to consultation with individuals. Those related with travel agencies should refrain from inquiry.

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