Cities in Hokkaido
Hakodate is one of the largest cities in Hokkaido, located in the far south of the island close to Japan’s main island Honshu. Towering over the city at 324m high, Mount Hakodate provides fantastic views of the city and the bay. One notable famous area within the city is Motomachi, a neighborhood of steep streets with Western-style early-20th-century buildings, located at the base of the mountain.
Sapporo is the capital city of the northern island of Hokkaido, and is famous for its breweries, winter sports, and the annual Sapporo Snow Festival. Sapporo is the 5th largest populated city in Japan and is known for its cool summers and snow covered winters.
Getting Around Hokkaido
Rail is the most popular method of public transportation in urban areas of Japan. Below are the major train and subway/metro links for the Hokkaido region. In addition, there are private bus companies such as JR Hokkaido bus company and Hokkaido Chuo Bus Company with convenient routes in and around the area.