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The Northern Circuit (道北 Dōhoku) covers the northern and inner part of the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido.


Map of Northern Circuit
  • 1 Asahikawa (旭川市 Asahikawa-shi) – Hokkaido's second-largest city, famed for being the coldest place in Japan
  • 2 Furano (富良野市 Furano-shi) — Popular ski resort with near-guaranteed perfect powder
  • 3 Nayoro (名寄市 Nayoro-shi)
  • 4 Shibetsu (士別市 Shibetsu-shi)
  • 5 Wakkanai (稚内市 Wakkanai-shi) – Japan's northernmost town

Towns and villages[edit]

  • 6 Biei (美瑛町 Biei-chō)
  • 7 Kamikawa (上川町 Kamikawa-chō)
  • 8 Shimukappu (占冠村 Shimukappu-mura)
  • 9 Horonobe (幌延町 Horonobe-chō)

Other destinations[edit]

View from Mount Rishiri


Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

By train[edit]

  • JR Rumoi Line
  • JR Soya Line

By boat[edit]

Get around[edit]





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