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Central Circuit

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The Central Circuit (道央 Dōō) covers the western and central parts of the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido.


  • Sapporo - Hokkaido's capital and by far its biggest and liveliest town
  • Chitose - the gateways to Shikotsu-Toya National Park, Lake Shikotsu and Mount Tarumae
  • Otaru - port with international flavor
  • Iwamizawa
  • Takikawa
  • Yūbari
  • Muroran
  • Noboribetsu - Hokkaido's best-known hot spring resort
  • Tomakomai - transportation and shipping hub on the south coast


Other destinations[edit]

Mt. Yotei


Get in[edit]

Sapporo is the biggest transportation hub in Hokkaido.

By plane[edit]

New Chitose Airport - see also Sapporo#By plane

By train[edit]

  • JR Hokkaido Hakodate main line
  • JR Muroran main line
  • JR Hokkaido Hidaka main line

By car[edit]

By boat[edit]

  • Tomakomai port
  • Tomakomai East port

Get around[edit]




  • Hidaka Kombu (日高昆布). Kelp (Kombu), which is harvested in this region, is famous as the "Hidaka Kombu". The beach of summer, sight is the dried kelp that is harvested can be seen.



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