The Southern Circuit (道南 Dōnan) covers the western and central parts of the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido.
- Hakodate - the seat of the short-lived Ezo Republic
- Hokuto - adjacent to Hakodate, terminus of the Hokkaido Shinkansen's first phase
Towns and villages
Cherry Blossoms at Matsumae Castle
Hakodate is the main gateway, with trains north to Sapporo and south to Honshu, as well as ferry connections to Tohoku.