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Hokkaido, la destination hivernale par excellence du Japon. De plus en plus de gens se rendent compte des charmes et de la beauté de l'île, en faisant un des coins à visiter à tout prix. Mais quel est le meilleur moyen de s'y rendre depuis Tokyo? Le TGV ou l'avion sont de très bons moyens de transport, mais pour ceux qui souhaitent vivre une expérience un peu différente, nous avons ça pour vous! Nous vous avons déjà proposé de partir en ferry depuis la préfecture d'Ibaraki jusqu'à Hokkaido. Nous avons présenté le système des ferry japonais et les choses à faire à Ibaraki.. mais nous n'avions pas encore mentionné les choses à faire une fois arrivé à Hokkaido! Faisant partie de notre dernier article sur les ferry, JAPANKURU zoome cette fois sur les choses à visiter sur l'île, et en particulier un fois arrivé au port de Hokkaido's Tomakomai West Port Ferry Terminal.



Si vous avez raté nos précédents articles, la première chose à faire sera de vous rendre au port Oarai. Deux moyens s'offrent à vous pour y accéder: la voiture ou le bus. Vous pouvez trouver des détails supplémentaires sur leur site ici. Une fois rendu, vous pouvez acheter vos billets au comptoir et attendre pour embarquer. Faites attention, il y a deux types de ferries: un de soir, et un de nuit. Le premier part à 19:45 et le second à 1:45. Choisissez celui qui vous convient le mieux!
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Aller à Hokkaido depuis Tokyo par le ferry

Il existe de nombreuses façons de se rendre à Hokkaido, mais le plus original reste de prendre le ferry. C'est un des moyens les plus sobres de voyager. Comme mentionné précédemment, si vous partez depuis le port d'Oarai à Ibaraki, votre ticket est tout ce dont vous avez besoin. Vous trouverez à bord une chambre dans laquelle vous pouvez dormir, et un restaurant, des bains publiques sont à disposition pour se relaxer. Vous serez à Hokkaido une fois réveillé! Mais qu'y a-t-il à voir là-bas? Ci-dessous sont les endroits où nous sommes allés et dans lesquels nous avons passé d'excellents moments. 







Les eaux thermales de Noboribetsu (登別温泉)

Noboribetsu Onsen (登別温泉) est un des centres thermaux les plus réputés de Hokkaido. Une large portion des sources de Noboribetsu se situe dans l'impressionnante Jigodani ou "vallée de la mort" juste en dessous de la ville. Noboribetsu fait partie du parc national de Shikotsu-Toya dont les contrastes entre la roche volcanique et les lacs bleus ciel sont saisissants.



Eaux thermales de Noboribetsu (登別温泉)
Google Maps
🚙Code GPS des voitures de location: 603 288 425*46
🚉JR Noboribetsu Station (登別駅) → 15 minutes de bus depuis la gare
💻Noboribetsu Hot Springs  (ENG) 



La vallée des enfers(登別地獄谷; Jigokudani)

Jigokudani (地獄谷) ou la "Vallée des enfers" se trouve juste en dessous de la ville de Noboribetsu et crache un vent chaud de vapeur et de souffre entre autres activités volcaniques. S'étant formée après une énorme éruption qui a eu lieu il y a 20 000 ans, elle est la principale source d'eau des bains thermaux de Noboribetsu. Il est bon de savoir que certains sentiers au dessus de Jigokudani ne sont parfois pas accessibles, mais nous n'avons pas eu de problèmes lors de notre voyage.



Bain de pied dans la rivière Oyunuma 
(大湯沼川の天然足湯)

Proche de la vallée des enfers en longeant Oyunuma (お湯沼) se trouve la rivière Oyunumagawa (大湯沼川). Toujours chaude, elle traverse la forêt, créant une expérience complètement différente de la vallée des enfers. De quelques centaines de mètre, ses températures changent en fonction de la saison. C'est certainement le meilleur endroit du Japon pour prendre des bains de pieds dans une eau naturelle.



Si vous vous trouvez à Otaru, on vous conseille fortement le magasin de boîte à musique Otaru. A l'origine un atelier durant l'ère Meiji (XIXe siècle), le bâtiement est devenu un hall pour les boîtes à musique dès 1912. On trouve pleins de magasin de boîtes à musique dans le Japon, mais celle-ci est apparemment la plus grande de l'archipel. 

🎶Otaru Music Box Museum (小樽オルゴール堂)
🏢4-1 Sumiyo-cho, Otaru, Hokkaido
Google Maps
🚙Code GPS pour voiture de location: 493 661 522*51
🚉5mins de marche depuis JR Minami Otaru Station (南小樽駅)
⏰: 9:00~18:00
💻Otaru Music Box Museum (ENG) 



Vous aurez l'impression d'entrer dans un conte pour enfants en franchissant les portes.



Le bâtiment entier est rempli de boîtes à musique incroyable exposées à la vente, c'est donc plus un magasin qu'un musée.



Le symbole de la ville d'Otaru, sinon de tout Hokkaido, est le Canal Otaru et est absolument à voir si vous faîtes du tourisme à Hokkaido. Fini en 1923, alors que le Japon s'occidentalisait, le canal a été bati afin de faciliter la voie des bateaux. Vous y trouverez tout le long de vieux batiments en briques rouges magnifiques la nuit à la lueur des lampadaires à gaz. Vous pouvez même faire une croisière sur le canal sur des sortes de gondoles à l'italienne.

🌉Otaru Canal (小樽運河)
🏢5 Minatomachi, Otaru-shi, Hokkaido
Google Maps
🚙Code GPS des voitures de location: 493 690 414*35
🚉10mins de marche depuis la gare JR Otaru Station (小樽駅)

Le pavillon de glace (アイスパビリオン)

Si vous n'allez pas à Hokkaido durant l'hiver mais que vous voulez tout de même voir de la neige, nous vous recommandons le Pavillon de glace de Hokkaido. Ce dernier est gardé à une température de -20° et se partage en 5 parties bien différentes les unes des autres. Nous avons essayé la serviette gelée, mais le marteau banane a également attiré notre attention. Pour les plus aguéris d'entre vous, vous pouvez vivre des températures à -40°, ce qui correspond aux plus basses températures du Japon!



Hokkaido Ice Pavilion (アイスパビリオン)
🏢40 Sakae-machi, Kamikawa-machi, Kamikawa-ku, Hokkaido
Google Maps
🚙Code GPS pour voitures de location: 623 630 207*60
🚉JR Kamikawa Station (上川駅)
💻Hokkaido Ice Pavilion (JPN) 





Shirahige Waterfall (白ひげの滝 )



Situé à 600 mètres d'altitude dans la ville thermale de Biei, cette chute d'eau fait 30 mètres de haut. Son nom signifie barbe blanche car l'eau tombant sur les rochers de cette hauteur rappelle la forme d'une barbe. C'est une cascade très spéciale car les éclaboussures sur les cailloux donnent des reflets bleutés à cette chute.



🌉Shirahige Waterfall (白ひげの滝​)
🏢Shirogane, Biei-cho, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido
Google Maps
🚙Code GPS pour voitures de location: 796 182 575*30
🚉JR Biei Station (美瑛駅) – prendre un bus de la gare

L’étang bleu (青い池)



En descendant Shirahige, vous tomberez sur l'étang bleu (青い池). Il s'agit d'un étang artificiel entouré d'arbres à 500 mètres d'altitude. Il a été à l'origine construit afin d'empêcher les coulées de boue volcanique sur le village de Biei, et possède une couleur bleue venant de la rivière Biei. Après que l'eau des chutes d'eau et eaux thermales voisines, riches en aluminium se soient mélangées à la rivière Biei et aux eaux chaudes riches en souffre de la rivière Iou, la couleur bleueté apparaît à la lumière. D'où son nom de "rivière bleue". Vous aurez une particulièrement jolie vue durant l'hiver.

🌲Blue Pond (青い池)
🏢Shirogane, Biei-cho, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido
Google Maps
🚙Code GPS pour voiture de location: 349 569 814*88
🚉JR Biei Station (美瑛駅) – prendre un bus d'ici
🚌Information des bus Dohoku ici
💻Biei Tourism page (ENG)





Hokkaido est un très bel endroit à visiter n'importe quand dans l'année.
Les hivers sont certes très froids mais les étés sont doux.
C'est certainement un des meilleurs endroits pour contempler une nature vierge tout en profitant d'excellent repas tels que du mais, de la glace, du melon, des ramen et bien sûr des fruits de mers (tout particulièrement l'oursin et le crabe).
Tout comme nous, vous tomberez certainement amoureux de cette île après l'avoir visité.



🌞Ferry de soir🚢 
・Oarai ➡ Tomakomai: Depart à 19:45, arrivée à 13:30 (jour suivant)
・Tomakomai ➡ Oarai: Départ at 18:45, arrivée à 14:00 (jour suivant)

🌙Ferry de nuit🚢 
・Oarai ➡ Tomakomai: Départ à 1:45, arrivée à 19:45
・Tomakomai ➡ Oarai: Départ at 1:30, arrivée à 19:30 

🚢Ferry Sunflower  (フェリーさんふらわあ)
Passenger Terminal: Oarai Port Ferry Terminal
🏢Chuo 2, Oaraimachi Port, Higashiibaraki-gun, Ibaraki
Google Maps
Passenger Terminal: Tomakomai West Port Ferry Terminal​
🏢1-2-34 Irifunecho, Tomakomai, Hokkaido
Google Maps

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    • The Chubu region (中部地方) is located in the center of Japan's main island and consists of 9 prefectures: Aichi, Fukui, Gifu, Ishikawa, Nagano, Niigata, Shizuoka, Toyama, and Yamanashi. Being primarily famous for its mountains like Mount Fuji and the Japanese Alps, and ski resorts in Niigata and Nagano, it is a popular winter destination for tourists.

    • Nagano Prefecture's popularity starts with a wealth of historic treasures, like Matsumoto Castle, Zenkoji Temple, and Togakushi Shrine, but the highlight might just be the prefecture's natural vistas surrounded by the "Japanese Alps." Nagano's fruit is famous, and there are plenty of places to pick it fresh, and the area is full of hot springs, including Jigokudani Monkey Park―where monkeys take baths as well! Thanks to the construction of the Hokuriku shinkansen line, Nagano is easily reachable from the Tokyo area, adding it to plenty of travel itineraries. And after the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics, ski resorts like Hakuba and Shiga Kogen are known around the world.

    • Aichi Prefecture sits in the center of the Japanese islands, and its capital city, Nagoya, is a center of politics, commerce, and culture. While Aichi is home to major industry, and is even the birthplace of Toyota cars, it's proximity to the sea and the mountains means it's also a place with beautiful natural scenery, like Saku Island, Koijigahama Beach, Mt. Horaiji. Often used a stage for major battles in Japanese history, Sengoku era commanders like Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Tokugawa Ieyasu left their own footprints on Aichi, and historic buildings like Nagoya Castle, Inuyama Castle, and those in Meiji Mura are still around to tell the tale.

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      Niigata is a prefecture on Japan's main island of Honshu, situated right on the coast of the Sea of Japan, and abundant with the gifts of nature. It's known for popular ski resorts such as Echigo-Yuzawa, Japanese national parks, and natural hot spring baths, plus local products like fresh seafood, rice, and sake. Visitors often spend time in the prefectural capital, Niigata City, or venture across the water to Sado Island.

    • SHIZUOKA

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      Shizuoka Prefecture is sandwiched between eastern and western Japan, giving the prefecture easy access to both Tokyo and Osaka. Not only is it known for beautiful natural attractions, with everything from Mount Fuji to Suruga Bay, Lake Hamanako, and Sumata Pass―Shizuoka's Izu Peninsula is known as a go-to spot for hot springs lovers, with famous onsen like Atami, Ito, Shimoda, Shuzenji, and Dogashima. Shizuoka attracts all kinds of travelers thanks to historic connections with the Tokugawa clan, the Oigawa Railway, fresh eel cuisine, Hamamatsu gyoza, and famously high-quality green tea.

    • Kansai (関西地方) is a region that includes Mie, Nara, Wakayama, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo and Shiga prefectures. Gradually becoming one of the most popular areas of Japan, Kyoto's temples and shrines, Osaka Castle, and feeding the deer in Kobe are considered a must. Many say the people in Kansai are more open and friendly, making it a fun place to hang out at night.

    • Kyoto flourished as the capital of Japan between the years 794 and 1100, becoming a center for poilitics and culture, and to this day it's a great place for close encounters with Japanese history. The cobbled streets of Gion, the atmospheric road to Kiyomizudera Temple, Kinkakuji's golden walls and countless historic attractions, even Arashiyama's Togetsukyo Bridge―Kyoto is a place of many attractions. With new charms to experience throughout the seasons, travelers can't stop themselves from returning again and again.

    • Osaka is known for friendly (and funny) people, but its history is nothing to laugh at, playing a major part in Toyotomi Hideyoshi's 16th century unification of Japan. Thanks to long years of economic activity, it's one of Japan's biggest cities, and Osaka's popular food culture earned it the nickname "The Kitchen of the Nation." To this day Osaka is the model of western Japan, and alongside historic structures like Osaka Castle, it also has major shopping malls like Umeda's Grand Front Osaka and Tennoji's Abeno Harukas. Osaka is a place to eat, eat, eat, with local specialties like takoyaki, okonomiyaki, and kushi-katsu, and for extra fun, it's home to Universal Studios Japan.

    • CHUGOKU

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      The Chugoku Region (中国地方) consists of five prefectures: Hiroshima, Okayama, Shimane, Tottori, and Yamaguchi. In Chugoku you’ll find the sand dunes of Tottori, and Hiroshima’s atomic bomb site, plus centers of ancient history like Grand Shrine of Izumo.

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      On the other side of the Seto Inland Sea opposite Japan’s main island, Shikoku (四国) is a region made up of four prefectures: Ehime, Kagawa, Kochi, and Tokushima. The area is famous for its udon (in Kagawa), and the beautiful Dogo Onsen hot springs (in Ehime).

    • Kagawa Prefecture is on the northern part of the island of Shikoku, facing Japan's main island and the Seto Inland Sea. It's known for being the smallest prefecture in Japan, by area, but at the same time Kagawa is called the "Udon Prefecture" thanks to its famous sanuki udon. Aside from Kotohiragu Shrine and Ritsurin Garden, the prefecture's small islands are popular, and Kagawa is full of unique destinations, like Angel Road. They say that if you lay eyes on Zenigata Sunae, a huge Kagawa sand painting, you'll never have money troubles ever again.

    • Located in the most southwestern part of Japan, Kyushu (九州) has 7 prefectures: Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Oita, Miyazaki and Kagoshima. Famous for its unique culture and history of Chinese and Dutch trade and Western missionaries, Kyushu offers many historic treasures and beauties. It is also home to some of Japan's most famous natural hot springs due to all the volcanos.

    • FUKUOKA

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      Fukuoka Prefecture has the highest population on the southern island of Kyushu, with two major cities: Fukuoka and Kitakyushu. Thanks to growing transportation networks, Fukuoka is more accessible than ever, and so are the many local attractions. On top of historical spots like Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine, travelers shouldn't miss Fukuoka's food scene, with motsu nabe (offal hotpot), mentaiko (spicy cod roe), and famous Hakata ramen―best eaten from a food stall in the Nakasu area of Hakata. Plus, it's full of all sorts of destinations for travelers, like trendy shopping centers, and the beautiful nature of Itoshima and Yanagawa.

    • KAGOSHIMA

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      Kagoshima Prefecture played a major role in Japan's modernization as a backdrop for famous historical figures like samurais Saigo Takamori and Okubo Toshimichi, who pushed Japan out of the Edo era and into the Meiji. Because of that, Sengan-en Garden is just one of many historical destinations, and when it comes to attractions Kagoshima has plenty: the active volcano of Sakurajima, popular hot springs Ibusuki Onsen and Kirishima Onsen, World Heritage Site Yakushima Island, even what Japan calls the "island closest to heaven," Amami Oshima. Kagoshima might be found on the very southernmost tip of the southern island of Kyushu, but there's plenty to see.

    • OKINAWA

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      The island chain of Okinawa (沖縄) makes up the southernmost tip of Japan, which is why it's also the most tropical area in the country. Thanks to a history of independence and totally distinct political and cultural events, Okinawa has a unique culture, and remnants of the Ryukyu Kingdom are still visible all over the islands. Food, language, traditional dress, it's all a little different! It's also said to be the birthplace of karate.

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