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Japan Camping Guide: Camping in Hokkaido

Camping, auto camping and glamping across Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido.

Hopi Hills
Hopi Hills is a charming farmstay located in Akaigawa, near Kiroro Ski Resort. Enjoy horseback riding and playing with a family of baby rabbits, ducklings, ponies, alpacas, goats and even an ostrich at the petting farm. Dine on locally sourced grilled dishes before falling asleep in comfortable yurts that sleep up to four people and come with a heater and a specially designed clear dome roof that lets you look up at the stars as you drift away. 
Accommodation: Glamping, Cottages
English-Speaking Staff: Yes
Rental Equipment: No
BBQ Facilities: Yes
Access: An hour by car from Sapporo. 
Address: 356 Tokiwa, Akaigawa, Yoichi-gun, Hokkaido 〒046-0571

Cottage House Bongo 
Stay cozy in a custom-built log cabin with exceptional views of Mt. Yotei and Mt. Annupuri. Cottage House Bongo’s has easy access to the best of Niseko’s green season activities including whitewater rafting, fishing, cycling, hot springs and the town’s main hub, Niseko Hirafu. It is run by backcountry skier Yohei Sasaki.
Accommodation: Log Cabins, Cabins, Glamping
English-Speaking Staff: Yes
Rental Equipment: Yes
BBQ Facilities: Shared BBQ space. 
Access: Five minutes by car from Niseko Station and two hours by car from Sapporo or New Chitose Airport. 
Address: 863-12 Soga, Niseko-cho, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido 〒048-1522

Yoteizan Makkari Campsite 
This campsite at the foot of Mt. Yotei is ideal for hikers (especially the Makkari Course) and those wanting to cool down and enjoy the mountain’s natural spring water. There are clean bathrooms and shower facilities and free park golf. Makkari Onsen is a seven-minute drive away.  
Accommodation: Camping, Auto Camping
English-Speaking Staff: No
Rental Equipment: Tents, sleeping bags
BBQ Facilities: Yes. Firewood also available.
Access: Two hours and 20 minutes by bus from Sapporo Station.
Address: Yashiro, Makkari-mura, Abuta-gun, Hokkaido 〒048-1605

Sunayu Campsite
Lake Kussharo was named by the Ainu because hot springs ooze from the lake’s sandy beach. Campers can dig their own hot springs on the shores of the lake. Although you will have to bring all your equipment and gear, this affordable campsite only charges ¥500 per person. There is a shared bathroom on site and campers can dig their own hot springs on the shores of the lake.
Accommodation: Camping
English-Speaking Staff: No
Rental Equipment: No
BBQ Facilities: No
Access: 25 minutes by bus from Kawayu Onsen Station on the Senmo Line. 
Address: Biruwa, Teshikaga-machi, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido 〒088-3331
Tel: (015) 484-2254 

Kinoko-no-Sato Aibetsu Autocamp
This campsite built along the Ishikari River overlooks majestic Daisetsuzan. Cool down in the pond, play a round of park golf or go fishing. ¥1,000 per tent and extra charge for tent and sleeping bag rentals. Popular sightseeing attractions such as Furano, Biei and Asahikawa are an hour drive away. 
Accommodation: Camping, Auto Camping
English-Speaking Staff: No
Rental Equipment: Tents, sleeping bags, fishing poles 
BBQ Facilities: No
Access: Two hours by car from Sapporo or a 25-minute walk from Aizan Station on the Sekihoku-Honsen Line.
Address: Aizan, Aibetsu-machi, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido 〒078-1653

Sounkyo Autocamp
Wake up in a beautiful forest as curious deer wander through. This campsite is located near Sounkyo Gorge and campers can enjoy cycling and fishing. There is an entry charge of ¥350 per person, ¥500 per tent and ¥3,000 for bungalow rentals.
Accommodation: Camping, Auto Camping, Bungalows 
English-Speaking Staff: No
Rental Equipment: Blankets
BBQ Facilities: No
Access: 20-30 minutes by bus from Kamikawa Station to Rikuman Bus Stop on the Sekihoku Line. 
Address: Kiyokawa, Kamikawa-cho, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido 〒078-1711
Tel: (0165) 82-4058

Shirogane Yaei Campsite
Camp just five minutes away from the famous Blue Pond. The azure waters of Biei run through this forest popular for bird watching and hot springs. The campsite charges ¥400 per person and ¥3,500 for cabin rentals.
Accommodation: Camping, Cabins
English-Speaking Staff: No
Rental Equipment: No
BBQ Facilities: No
Access: 30 minutes by bus from Biei Station to Kokuritsu-taisetsu-seinen-no-ie Bus Stop on the Furano Line.
Address: Shirogane, Biei-cho, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido 〒071-0235
Tel: (0166) 94-3209

Higashi-Onuma Campsite – FREE
Part of Onuma Quasi National Park, this free campsite sits on the shores of Lake Onuma overlooking an active volcano, Mt. Komagatake. The campsite features a shared outdoor kitchen and bathrooms. Reservations not required. 
Accommodation: Camping
English-Speaking Staff: No
Rental Equipment: No
BBQ Facilities: No
Access: A nine-minute walk from Choshiguchi Station on the Hakodate Line.
Address: Higashi-oonuma, Nanae-cho, Kameda-gun, Hokkaido 〒041-1351

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