Place Hakodate

Hakodate is a city and port located in Oshima Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. It is the capital city of Oshima Subprefecture. As of July 31, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 279,851 with 143,221 households, and a population density of 412.83 persons per km2 . The total area is 677.77 square kilometres . The city is the third biggest in Hokkaido after Sapporo and Asahikawa.

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Atlas Obscura 2019
Seikan Tunnel

Discover Seikan Tunnel in Japan: The world's longest tunnel with an undersea section.

Atlas Obscura 2020
Kizukuri Station

Discover Kizukuri Station in Tsugaru, Japan: A train station decorated by a giant replica of an ancient Shakōki-dogū figurine.

Atlas Obscura 2021
Koboro Station

Discover Koboro Station in Toyoura, Japan: Inaccessible by foot, Japan's most secluded train station sits in the middle of nowhere.

World Heritage Site 2021
Jomon Prehistoric Sites in Northern Japan

The property consists of 17 archaeological sites in the southern part of Hokkaido Island and northern Tohoku in geographical settings ranging from mountains and hills to plains and lowlands, from inland bays to lakes, and rivers. They bear a unique test…