|Cost per night||¥5,330 Bungalow (1 building for 4 people)
¥2,660 Bungalow day trip
¥3,190 Auto site
¥310 Tent area (per person)
¥200 Tent area (per chilld)
|Open||Gate is open from 7:00 - 19:00
April 20th - October 20th
|Notes||Mountain campsite, washing area, toilets, parking, cabins, own transport needed, camping gear available to rent (see end of article)|
|The campsite is just on the eastern side of Cape Erimo. It's a 10 minute drive from the cape. From Sapporo, take route 336 along the coast. It is a 4 hour drive.
102-5 Shoya, Erimo, Horoizumi District, Hokkaido 058-0421
This is one of the only campgrounds in the district of Erimo. It’s just past Cape Erimo and is a great spot to set up in the lush, well maintained camp sites. If traveling from Sapporo, it’s a good distance to reach by the afternoon after a nice coastal drive, and set up for the evening. There are a hundred camping spots to choose from plus there are a nineteen wood cabins that fit up to four people. Customers staying at the site will be issued free coupons for the Park Golf down the road, and for ‘Kaze no Yakata’ (wind museum) on Cape Erimo.
The cabins here have bunks but there are no mattresses or bedding so be sure to bring something to sleep on. (Sleeping mats are available from the office). The cabins have power sockets which is handy. The campsite has all the facilities you could need. There are areas for washing and cleaning, plus washing machines for those on a long road trip and showers. The toilets are clean and well maintained and easily accessed. For those who need extra items for their stay, then these are available at the main office. The friendly staff here are more than happy to help you with any enquiries. The trees and small paths that wind through the campground make this area a nice place to relax and enjoy some camping.
(1 tent for 4 people)
|Sleeping bag (1 set)||¥520|
|Sleeping mat (1 sheet)||¥200|
|Charcoal (3 kg)||¥600|
|Cooking utensil set|
(1 set for 4 people)
|Gas stove set (1 unit)||¥840|
|Lantern (with battery)||¥630|
|Electric stove (1 unit)||¥630|
|Opening Hours||Open 24 hours|
|Notes||Beach, jogging spot, BBQ spot, swimming spot|
|Located in Hakodate. The closest tram station is Matsukaze-cho Station. It is a 7 minute walk east from this station.
〒040-0034 Hokkaido, Hakodate, Omoricho, 22, Unnamed Road
Ōmori Beach is a beach located on the eastern side of the main headland that makes up the city of Hakodate. The beach runs or about three kilometers with a majority of the rural housing running alongside it. The beach is your typical beach in Hokkaido. The sands are not pristine but it is a popular spot during the short summer months on the northern island. There is no official parking spot but there are plenty of places to park on the side streets that run adjacent to the beach.
This beach is good for taking a stroll with views along the coast to Mt. Hakodate in the south. For those wanting for more of a fitness kick, it’s also a good beach to run along. In the summer, there are places to have a picnic or a small BBQ with friends. Unfortunately, there are very little restaurants or cafes along this beach. There are a couple of hotels close by. The beach is a short walk from the streetcar station, Matsukaze-cho Station. The beach also offers up some nice sunset views to enjoy at dusk.
|Opening Hours||9:00 - 17:00|
|Closed||During the winter (depending on snow conditions)|
|Notes||BBQ area, hiking trails, toilets, playground, BBQ area, park golf, parking for 544 cars|
|Park Golf||18 holes fee Adults ¥270 / Children ¥120 / 65 years and older ¥180
27 holes fee Adults ¥400 / Children ¥180 / 65 and over ¥270
4-hour ticket Adults ¥700 / Children ¥360 / Over 65 years old ¥500
|The park is a 20 minute drive west from Sapporo into the mountains. Parking is free.
JR Bus 41 "Nishino Fukui Line" departing from JR "Hassamu Station"
JR Bus Kotoni 41 Nishino-Fukui Line from "Kotoni Subway Station"
It's a 5 minutes walk from "Fukui 10-chome" or get off at "Gotenzan Park"
423 Fukui, Nishi Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido 063-0012
This large recreational space (which was originally an old quarry) can be found up in the mountains and was opened in 2009. The park was the first of its kind, found in the west ward of Sapporo. It is easily recognizable by its pyramid shaped mountain overlooking the whole area. The park has BBQ cooking huts for use (enquire at the office), plus a playground for the kids, a ball game space for football and basketball, and a 27 hole park golf course on the grounds. During the summer, there are fireflies that converge at the ‘firefly waterway’ which also has a restored windmill running.
If you want to stretch your legs even further, take a walk up to Mt. Goten which has two viewing platforms. The springtime is especially popular for its beautiful flowers. Even though this large recreational space is up in the mountains it is actually not that far from central Sapporo. It is about a twenty minute drive from central Sapporo. The road winds its way west up through the mountains until you reach the park of Gotenzan. Take advantage of the ample free parking here, that has enough space for 550 vehicles! For those without access to a vehicle, you can take the bus up from Kotoni station in Sapporo.
|Opening Hours||Open 24 hours
7:00 - 21:00 parking
|Notes||Walking paths, restrooms, free parking, picnic spot, fishing spot, playground, stage for events, popular in summer|
|35 minute drive south from Sapporo. Located along Toyohira River. Take Ishiyama Dori, route 230 and turn right at the Co-op supermarket.
5 Chome-13 Fujino 1 Jo, Minami Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido 061-2281
Along Toyohira River, there are lots of parks and green spaces to enjoy the river as well as the local area. Jugoshima Park is just one of these parks. It can be found between Sapporo and the onsen district of Jozankei. The park is a huge space of two square kilometres. This tranquil space includes a large grass area, walking trails and the river itself. The great thing about this park is that there are places to have a BBQ along the riverside. There is no better way to enjoy a summers day.
The park is not only popular during the summer months, but during the spring you can see cherry blossoms here! And during the autumn, the leaves turn to beautiful shades of red and gold and this a great spot to get some stunning photos. There are walking paths to wander and enjoy the scenery. The park has covered rest areas as well to stop and take a break. For those with kids, the park has a playground as well as the river which is the perfect size to explore the rick pools and streams. With plenty of parking, Jugoshima Park is a nice spot to check out!
|Cost per night||¥4,110 Large camper site
¥3,080 Camper site
¥610 Camping (per adult)
¥240 Camping (per child)
|Open||May to September|
|Notes||Lakeside campsite, 500 camping spots, 7 bungalows, washing area, toilets, parking, 3 cooking spots, no direct fires on lawn or bonfires, no fireworks, outdoor stage available to rent
Kanayama Lake Water Festival (July: last Sunday)
|From Sapporo, it is a 2 and a half hour drive north east. From Furano it is a 43 minute drive south. There are no train stations.
Higashishikagoe, Minamifurano, Sorachi District, Hokkaido 079-2411
The Kanayamakohan Camping Ground is part of the beautiful and scenic Kanayamako Forest Park. This a huge campground on lush lawns overlooking Lake Kanayama. The campgrounds are well managed and kept, with plenty of facilities to make your stay or visit more comfortable. There are five hundred camp spots so its easy to find a private spot if needed, and there are seven small bungalows. On entering you are given some garbage bags plus a a cart so you can carry your camping gear around with ease! Simply find your spot, set up camp, and enjoy the scenery of the lake and mountains.
The campgrounds are the prefect stop over if you are driving from Sapporo to Furano. The park is located just south of Furano and even if you are not camping here you can stop in and check out the lake, the Lake Kanayama Lavender Fields (which are a must see in summer), and Kodokara shrine. The lake is huge and is a fishing spot for some, and there is a canoe activity that can be rented. The management staff are on site from 8:30 to 18:00. The campsite is open 24 hours a day, so if there are no staff, simply check in the next morning. For groups of thirty or more, there is a discount system.
|Cost per night||¥2000 large tent
¥700 small tent
|Open||April - November|
|Notes||Lakeside campsite, Washing area, Toilets, Parking, Summer night time fireworks|
|Located on the northern side on Lake Toya. 2 hour drive from Sapporo
100 Tōyamachi, Toyako, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido 049-5802
Lake Toya is a beautiful lake that can be found in the southern area of Hokkaido. It is about a two and a half hour drive from Sapporo. The lake is famous for its pristine waters, local wilderness, and its volcano which lies dormant to the south of the lake. The volcano being Mt Usu. There are couple of camp grounds by the shores of Lake Toya which are fantastic spots to set up your tent. The Hagi Park Camp Ground is one of these. The camping area is large and there is plenty of space with spectacular views all overlooking the lake. The campground has toilets, parking, and sinks with running water to clean up.
The camping ground has a small river running through it leading out to the lake. It’s here you can find some of the local residents paddling around. The swans like to feed here and it’s a good spot to get some photos! The grounds surrounding the whole lake has sculptures all through it, and at the Hagi Park Ground you can find some great pieces of art. During the warm summer months you can see (and hear) the fireworks show that is held daily across the other side of the lake. On setting up your tent at the site, friendly staff will do the rounds and you can pay the going rate for the tents. There is no office here. Hagi Park Camp Ground is the perfect spot to get away.