Hiking in Japan - Hokkaido (Chapter)
This is the Hokkaido chapter from Lonely Planet's Hiking in Japan guidebook.
Hokkaido's beauty lies in its wilderness regions, where there are few cultural monuments but superb opportunities for outdoor fun. With its wide open spaces, snow-peaked mountains, clear lakes and abundant hot springs and green pastures, Hokkaido is a veritable adventure playground.
- walk the length of Daisetsuzan National Park on a five-day traverse over the roof of Hokkaido
- scale conical volcanoes such as the dormant Yotei-zan or the still-active Meakan-dake
Coverage includes: History, Environment, Climate, Planning, Gateway, Getting to/from the Hikes, Niseko Area, Niseko Circuit, Niseko Circuit, Soranuma-dake Traverse, Daisetsu-zan Grand Traverse, Ashibetsu-dake Circuit, Poroshiri-dake Circuit, Meakan-dake Circuit, Shiretoku Traverse, Rishiri-zan, Towns & Facilities.