Summer Hokkaido

Hokkaido in Summer (July to August): Recommended Spots

Summer Climate in Hokkaido

The summers are mild and pleasant, and by July it is hot enough to wear a T-shirt during the daytime, but the mornings and evenings, lakes, and mountains are a little too cool for short sleeves, so be sure to bring a parka or long sleeved top. By mid-August, the temperature can exceed 30 degrees Celsius, but by late August, a cool breeze begins to blow.


Monthly Average Temperature by Region


Summer Clothing

Hokkaido’s Summer Highlights

At Cape Kamui on the Shakotan Peninsula, where nature is vividly colored and known as Shakotan Blue, you can enjoy a spectacular 360-degree panorama. In mid-July, where the lavender fields of Furano are at their best, Kaminokoike Pond is crystal blue, and it is the season to enjoy the patchwork roads and sunflower fields of Biei, as well as trekking and canoeing in spectacular spots where you can feel the great outdoors.

Shujitsu no Oka Hill

The hilly area to the southeast of Asahikawa Airport is called the “Shujitsu no Oka”. Spring, summer, autumn, and winter, dawn, dusk, and starry skies all change their appearance in the course of a day, and no matter how many times you visit, you will never get tired of the beautiful scenery.

Furano Marche

Furano Marche became completely famous.
It is a compound commercial facility.
Popular tenants selling bread, soft cream, wine, vegetables, sweets, cheese and souvenirs are lining up.


Sapporo Maruyama Zoo

This is a spectacular zoo where you can see the animals up-close.
It’s more satisfying, because detailed explanations of each animals are written out!
The elephant enclosure opened in March, 2019. The four Asian elephants are very popular.

Mt. Hakkenzan

The mountain can be seen from National Route 230 that goes to Jozankei Onsen. Around Mt Hakkenzan, there are orchards that grow cherries and strawberries, fruit farms where you can pick fruits and facilities where you can experience horse back riding. And so you can enjoy.

Night view of Muroran

It is registered as one of Japan’s Night View Heritage and 100 Best Night Views. It is usually viewed from the Swan Bridge Observatory, Mt. Sokuryozan Observatory, Shiomi Park Observatory, and Shukuzu Park Observatory. There are also cruises around Muroran Port and a night view sightseeing bus service.

JA Memuro Farmer’s Market Aisaiya

The core store is the Memuro Farmers’ Market “Aisaiya,” which sells fresh and delicious vegetables grown by local farmers, and there is also a homemade ice cream store “Aisuya” and a facility for experiencing the processing and cooking of agricultural and livestock products “Midorino Megumi-kan” operated by JA Memuro.

Rishiri Island

Located in Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park. Rishiri Fuji is famous. The scenery of Rishiri kelp being dried is also spectacular.

Makomanai Fireworks Festival

The Makomanai Fireworks Festival is one of the largest in Hokkaido, with 22,000 fireworks, along with a mix of fireworks, music, lighting and flames, creating a wonderful light art experience.

Biei / Patchwork Road

Differing farm products were planted in the hilly areas, and along with their growth they produce a patchwork like effect across the various fields. Truly beautiful.

Cape Chikyu

The 100-meter cliff will follow. You can overlook the Pacific Ocean from the observation deck. It is also a famous place for the first sunrise, which attracts many people on New Year’s Day.


Blue Pond

The Blue shows us a mysterious and fascinating view. The contrast between the blue of this pond and autumn leaves catch the heart of many photographers. In winter, the Blue Pond is lit up in the night. That is more fantastic view.

Hokuryu Town Sunflower Village

There are 2 million sunflowers in the broad premises, and it is a masterpiece. Moreover, the contrast of blue sky of summer and white cloud, and yellow is wonderful! The best time to see the entire village turn yellow is in early August.

Mt. Asahidake

The highest mountain in Hokkaido, 2,291 meters above sea level, with a wide variety of alpine plants. It is known as one of the earliest places in Japan to see autumn colors. For more information about climbing and nature, please visit the Asahidake Visitor Center.

Kushiro River

The country’s first grade river running through Konsen plateau. The Kushiro Marsh, the largest marshland in Japan, is formed on both banks of the lower reaches. The lower Kushiro River is an ideal place for an introduction to river rafting by canoe.

Moerenuma Park

You can appreciate both art and nature, with the things like the fountain and the hill on the site. The symbol of the museum is a glass pyramid designed by the sculptor Isamu Noguchi.