Tourist Information in Shiretoko National Park

Shiretoko Nature Centre

Run by the Shiretoko Nature Foundation, this is the largest visitor centre; located 5km past Utoro. Tell staff what you are up to and they will bring you up to date with the latest weather, track and bear conditions…
Tourist Information in Shiretoko National Park

Rusa Field House

This centre offers support for the truly intrepid and experienced, who plan to trek or kayak out to Shiretoko-misaki. If you have such aspirations, absolutely check in here first. Located on Rte 87, 16km northeast o…
Tourist Information in Daisetsu Kōgen Onsen

Brown Bear Information Centre

A must-visit before heading out on the Kōgen-numa Meguri Hike, with info on bears and recent sightings, latest trail conditions and closures, advice and hiking maps in English. Note: there's no phone number. Hikers …
Tourist Information in Sapporo

Sapporo International Communication Plaza

Directly opposite the Sapporo Clock Tower, this place is set up to cater for the needs of foreign residents and visitors, with an extensive list of English resources and helpful, friendly staff. Among other offering…
Tourist Information in Sapporo

Hokkaidō-Sapporo Food & Tourist Information Centre

This huge info centre has maps, timetables, brochures and pamphlets in English for Sapporo and all of Hokkaidō. Staff speak English and are helpful. It's located on the ground floor of Sapporo Stellar Pl, inside the…
Post in Wakkanai

Wakkanai Post Office

If you're heading to Rishiri-tō or Rebun-tō, stock up on cash here, as few places on the islands accept credit cards and there are no banks or ATMs. Note that the ATM is open 9am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday, as well …
Tourist Information in Asahidake Onsen

Asahidake Visitors Centre

There are excellent maps here that the staff will mark with daily track conditions. If you're heading out on a long hike, inform them of your intentions. If you can't find the desk, just follow the bear tracks and y…
Tourist Information in Niseko

Information Centre Plat

Lots of English brochures and maps (for Niseko and beyond), 200m down the street outside JR Kutchan Station. There's a smaller information centre (open 9am to 6pm) in the train station.
Tourist Information in Jōzankei

Tourist Information Centre

Right on Rte 230, the main road through the valley, with English brochures and maps, an English-speaker, and a small museum with photos of Jōzankei in the booming years of days gone by.
Tourist Information in Akanko Onsen

Tourist Information Office

In the middle of the village, with bus and event schedules, hiking maps and info on accommodation and onsen – all in English. Helps with bookings, too. Rental bikes ¥500 per day.