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Explore The Wonderland -Eastern Hokkaido-Make a tour of the new sightseeing route in the eastern region exploring the Furano district, the Tokachigawa Hot Spring district, the Shiretoko district and the Kushiro district. Designs woven by hand and nature. Miraculous stunning vistas produced by the supernatural. The appeal of travelling this road is the seemingly endless contrast of the food from the land and the sea and the dazzling scenery everywhere. This route has been named - Explore The Wonderland -Eastern Hokkaido. This is the best road in the world.
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  • Asahikawa, Sounkyo area
  • Mashu, Kawayu, Akan area
  • Kushiro, Nemuro, Akkeshi area
  • Shiretoko, Rausu, Nakashibetsu area
  • Saroma, Kitami, On’neyu area
  • Mombetsu area
  • Abashiri area
  • Tokachigawa, Obihiro, Shikaribetsu area
  • Furano, Biei area
HOKKAIDO MAP Asahikawa, Sounkyo area Mashu, Kawayu, Akan area Kushiro, Nemuro, Akkeshi area Shiretoko, Rausu, Nakashibetsu area Saroma, Kitami, On’neyu area Abashiri area Mombetsu area Tokachigawa, Obihiro, Shikaribetsu area Furano, Biei area

Asahikawa, Sounkyo area

Daisetsu mountain range floating in the sea of clouds, enjoy the summits of Hokkaido.
Asahikawa City has a population of about 340,000 people, it is Hokkaido's second largest city, second only to Sapporo City. Located roughly in the center of Hokkaido, the city is a transport huband has National highways leading in all directions, it is a popular tourist destination with more than 5 million tourists visiting annually. In particular, Asahiyama Zoo has gained national popularity with the ingenuity with which it displays the animals' dynamic behaviors. In addition, woodworking has evolved due to the abundant timber resources, Asahikawa furniture is made from trees with the bark left intact and is known nationwide as a high quality brand.

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Mashu, Kawayu, Akan area

Listen to Ainu prayers in the birthplace of Marimo.
This whole area is located in Akan National Park. Akan National Park was worthily designated the second national park in Japan, this area is dotted with caldera lakes due to volcanic activity and overflows with “Asian national treasures”. Firstly, Lake Mashu boasts the clearest water in the world
It is often shrouded in a mist but on clear days, it is difficult to imagine the depth from looking at the deep-blue velvet lake surface.

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Kushiro, Nemuro, Akkeshi area

Go quietly! This is a holy ground for bird watchers
Kushiro is east Hokkaido’s main industrial city, the Fisheries and the Papermaking industries flourish along with the city being Hokkaido’s International distribution base for cereals. It is a strategic point for transportation by sea, land and air, It has become the entrance to the Kushiro Wetland National Park and the Akan National Park.

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Shiretoko, Rausu, Nakashibetsu area

Man is not the king of this wild kingdom, it is the brown bear
The Shiretoko Peninsula is a 70km peninsula that protrudes like a bird’s beak into the Sea of Okhotsk.
In 1964, the Shiretoko Peninsula was specified a national park and in 2005 was registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Dividing the landscape, Mount Iō, Mount Shiretoko and Mount Rausu which has the highest peak at 1600m traverses through the mountain range like a backbone dividing the areas of Utoro and Rausu.

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Saroma, Kitami, On’neyu area

Travel the golden route while watching the sun setting.
The National Highway Route 39 extends from Asahikawa to Abashiri crossing the eastern side of Hokkaido.
The end of Daisetsuzan and Abashiri National Parks lead to Akan and Shiretoko which is the sightseeing golden route. Located on the golden route, the area from Onneyu Hot Spring to near Kitami City is a major Okhotsk urban area.

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Mombetsu area

The drift ice also,, the people also arrived from the Okhotsk sea.
The word “Okhotsk Arc”exists. The sea of Okhotsk’s coastline constructs a majestic arc over the Shiretoko Peninsula from Cape Sōya to the northernmost point of Hokkaido. The areas of Abashiri and Monbetsu are located at the farthest advances of Hokkaido facing the Sea of Okhotsk.

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Abashiri area

The drift ice also,, the people also arrived from the Okhotsk sea.
The word “Okhotsk Arc”exists. The sea of Okhotsk’s coastline constructs a majestic arc over the Shiretoko Peninsula from Cape Sōya to the northernmost point of Hokkaido. The areas of Abashiri and Monbetsu are located at the farthest advances of Hokkaido facing the Sea of Okhotsk.

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Tokachigawa, Obihiro, Shikaribetsu area

Lured by the floral fragrances, one can lose one’s way in the gardens.
The most likely Hokkaido landscape to behold at the foot of the Hidaka Mountains is the patchwork of fields stretch endlessly. Even in Hokkaido, which is Japan's food production center、Obihiro which is the main city in the Tokachi area has been satisfying the Japanese peoples appetite by becoming the largest grain producing region. Also the abundant harvests of this ground awards the traveler with the joy of strolling through English Gardens.

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Furano, Biei area

In the patchwork hills, take a deep breath with all ones hear
Clear blue sky, the snow caped Daisetsuzan mountain range with hills of flower fields spreading out from its base. Gardens and a romantic setting, Furano and Biei are areas becoming popular with couples and young women.

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