Where to stay near Hokkaido Prefecture?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 29 holiday rentals near Hokkaido Prefecture. From 6 Houses to 21 Studios, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Hokkaido Prefecture is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Hokkaido Prefecture?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Hokkaido Prefecture. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Sapporo: 18 holiday rentals
  • Asahikawa Ramen Village: 24 holiday rentals
  • Ishikari: 18 holiday rentals
  • Russia: 3,563 holiday rentals
  • Hokkaido: 29 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Hokkaido Prefecture! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Hokkaido Prefecture?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Hokkaido Prefecture. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Asahikawa Ramen Village: 24 holiday rentals
  • Toma station: 25 holiday rentals
  • Daido station: 54 holiday rentals
  • Hokkaido University Museum: 17 holiday rentals
  • Ironaifuto Park: 25 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Hokkaido Prefecture listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

Northern exposure – things are about to get wild

Adrenalin junkies, rejoice! Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island, offers a wild landscape dotted with everything from volcanoes and hot springs to pristine lakes and winding wetlands. Tucked amid the scenery's natural beauty, majestic national parks and popular ski resorts serve as a playground for those in search of outdoor recreational activities. If you prefer the fast-paced lifestyle of the big city, the island is also home to thriving metropolises, including Asahikawa and the capital city of Sapporo, both of which bustle with late-night restaurants and bars. No matter where you stay, Hokkaido Prefecture vacation rentals put you close to the action.

Festivals, fishing and fun in the snow and sun

Strap on your ski boots and goggles – it's time to hit the slopes. The mountain town of Niseko is home to numerous ski resorts with trails for skiing and snowboarding. After a day on the mountain, you can rest your tired bones in one of the nearby hot spring resorts. Summertime in Niseko includes plenty of fishing, biking and golfing, as well as kayaking, rafting and canoeing in the Shiribetsu River. Sapporo offers a frenzy of festival activity, from the Winter Snow Festival featuring ice sculpture competitions, to the Sapporo Summer Festival with its beer gardens and live music.

Don't blow your top – visiting volcanoes and caldera lakes

For a breathtaking glimpse of steaming, volcanic Mount Asahi, make your way to Daisetsuzan National Park, where hiking trails cut across colourful valley floors. Shikotsu-Toya National Park features an equally impressive landscape, with its caldera lakes, geothermal springs and the jagged peaks of Mount Yotei. Big cities bring big adventures, whether you enjoy family picnics on the lush grounds of Sapporo's Odori Park or prefer watching penguins on parade in Asahikawa's Asahiyama Zoo. The Sapporo Beer Museum caters to grown-up tastes (literally) as it offers tours of the famed beer factory and tasting sessions of the sudsy concoction.

Bundle up for some biting and blistering conditions

As Japan's coldest region, daytime highs in the winter can dip to −12 degrees Celsius, although it varies based on elevation and distance from the ocean. For instance, the northern mountains along the Sea of Japan get pounded with as much as 11 metres of snow each year. Summers on the island are warm but not humid, with highs rarely exceeding 22 degrees. Just make sure you bring an umbrella as June and July are particularly wet. Hokkaido Prefecture vacation rentals offer the best deals in the late spring and autumn once the skiing and summer crowds have left.

Hokkaido – where the landscape is unBEARably beautiful

With Hokkaido Prefecture vacation rentals, you'll be near some of the island's most breathtaking natural wonders, including its forest-filled national parks dotted with tranquil lakes, smouldering volcanoes and towering waterfalls. Kushiro Shitsugen National Park is drenched in wetlands, making it the perfect home for white cranes and sea eagles. Still hankering for more wildlife sightings? The mountainous regions are home to more brown bears than anywhere in Asia besides Russia. The waters surrounding Hokkaido include the Sea of Japan, the Sea of Okhotsk and the Pacific Ocean, and numerous smaller islands just offshore that are also part of the prefecture.