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En plus du ‘Yuki Matsuri' (雪まつり Festival de la Neige) déjà largement populaire à Sapporo, l’île d’Hokkaidō regorge d’endroits magnifiques à découvrir. 

Voyons voir quel plan nous pouvons vous concocter pour un tour de l’île en 1000 kilomètres. 



Aéroport de Shin-Chitose : Embarquez à bord de votre voiture de location Nissan rent-a-car.

Sapporo : Nous vous recommandons fortement de passer une nuit dans cette ville. 

Furano et Biei : Deux incontournables de l’île, plus particulièrement en été.

Asahikawa : Cette ville est reconnue pour son zoo et ses ramens délicieuses. 

Abashiri : On y retrouve le musée de la prison d’Abashiri ainsi que celui d’Okhotsk Ryu-Hyo.

Shiretoko : La ville a été enregistrée au Patrimoine Mondial en 2005.

Lacs Akan et Mashū : Si nous devions choisir entre les deux notre coeur balancerait vers le Lac Mashū.

Yubari : Un incontournable pour les amoureux de melon. Vous aurez peut-être la chance d’y croiser un ours en liberté. 

Aéroport de Shin-Chitose : Il ne nous reste qu’à rendre la voiture et retourner à la maison. ✈️

Partez à l’Aventure avec votre Nissan X-TRAIL





Ce SUV 5 places propose une fonction 4 roues motrices ainsi qu’un intérieur spacieux au design très agréable. Il a une consommation assez basse en essence, tout ce qu’il nous fallait pour expérimenter un voyage de plus de 1000 kilomètres. 

Nissan Rent a Car – Aéroport de Shin-Chitose 
2-2-5 Kashiwadai Minami, Chitose, Hokkaidō 066-0009 Japan
📞 : (+81)0123-27-4123
⏰: 8h – 21h 
(8h30 – 19h30 sur la période du 1er Novembre au 31 Mars)

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❶ Furano, une touche de lavande dans votre Voyage







Furano est située dans la partie centrale d’Hokkaidō et cette petite ville rayonne à travers le pays de par ses magnifiques champs de lavande. Le nom de la ville est issu de la langue des Ainus (indigènes de l’île venant du Japon et de Russie) et signifie “flamme”.

C’est ici que la majeure partie de la production de lavande se tient. Pour profiter de ces champs colorés il est préférable de venir pendant les deux mois les plus chauds de l’été, Juillet et Août. De nombreux produits à base de lavande sont disponibles ici, bonne occasion d’en profiter. En plus de la lavande, tulipes et autres tournesols offrent leurs couleurs au lieu. 



Cette Soupe de Curry permet de goûter aux produits frais d’Hokkaidō. On dit que ce plat a un large succès non seulement auprès des visiteurs japonais mais également auprès des touristes étrangers. Concernant le Curry Furanoya si vous souhaitez y goûter sans trop d’attente nous vous conseillons d’y être avant l’ouverture autours d’11h30. Un grand classique de la maison, le curry au poulet (880 yens).

Curry Furanoya
1-46 Yayoi-cho, Furano, Hokkaidō 
🗾Map Code : 349001761*22
📞 : (+81)0167-23-6969
⏰: 11h30 – 21h30

❸ Biei – Un Lieu Incontournable



Sport ① – Arbre de Ken et Mary
🗾Map Code : 349071519*530
Nous ne pouvions pas passer à côté de ce lieu marquant de la marque Nissan. Il a été utilisé lors d’une publicité réalisée en 1972. Quoi de mieux que de retracer le passé avec notre 4×4 Nissan! 



Spot ② – Arbre ‘Seven Star’
🗾Map Code : 389157097*54 (Vous pouvez vous garer non loin d’ici). 
Pour ceux qui mettent les pieds pour la première fois au Japon, vous n’avez peut-être jamais entendu parler de la marque ‘Seven Star’; il s'agit d'une des plus grandes marques de cigarette du pays. Cette arbre figure également dans un spot publicitaire de la marque réalisé en 1976.



Spot ③ – Colline de Mild Seven 
🗾Map Code : 389064051*21
Une autre marque de cigarettes, une autre publicité mais ici il s’agit de la marque Mild Seven

❹ Lac Mashū





Lac Mashū
🗾Map Code : 349001761*22
📞 : (+81)0167-23-6969
⏰: 8h – 17h (accès libre) 
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Le Lac Mashū est reconnu comme l’un des lacs à l’eau la plus transparente du monde. Ce lac a été formé dans un cratère volcanique et est recouvert la majeure partie de l’année par un épais brouillard. Il est situé à une altitude de 351 mètres et profond de 211,4 mètres.  

❺ Volcan du Mont Io







Volcan du Mont Io
Atosanupuri-genya, Teshikaga-cho, Kawakami-Kun, Hokkaidō
🗾Map Code : 731713552*48
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Ce volcan encore en activité siège à 193m d’altitude.  Dès votre arrivée vous serez surpris par la forte odeur de souffre des lieux. Le mont est fermé au public depuis l’accident de 2007. 

❻ Musée de la Prison d’Abashiri





Musée de la Prison d’Abashiri
1-1 Yobito, Abashiri, Hokkaidō
⏰: 8h30 – 18h (de Mai à Septembre), 9h – 17h (d’Octobre à Avril)
 📞 : (+81)0152-45-2411
Frais d’entrée : Adulte – 1080 yens ・Lycéen – 750 yens・Ecolier – 540 yens
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Si vous avez toujours rêvé de visiter une prison japonaise ancestrale, celle d’Abashiri est faite pour vous. On peut en apprendre plus sur la vie des prisonniers de l’époque et même goûter au plat de la cantine



Shiretoko se situe dans la partie Est de l’île d’Hokkaidō. C’est l’endroit rêvé pour profiter de la Nature sous toutes ses formes : falaises, chutes d’eau, faune et flore, etc… 
Ce lieu a été inscrit au Patrimoine Mondial en 2005. Beaucoup de voyageurs préfèrent d’ailleurs la moto à la voiture pour respirer l’air frais des lieux. Vous pouvez également admirer les coulées de glace pendant la période hivernale. 



Il est extrêmement important d’être vigilant avec la faune environnante d’autant plus en voiture. Nous vous donnons trois conseils à ne pas négliger : 
N’arrêtez pas votre voiture sur les bords de route
Ne nourrissez pas les animaux que vous pourriez croiser
③ Faites bien attention aux ours sauvages! 



L’île d’Hokkaidō étant plutôt large et assez mal desservie en transports la solution ‘location’ vous offre une liberté que vous ne pourriez pas obtenir autrement. Quoi de mieux que de découvrir des lieux reculés et de vous arrêter quand bon vous semble. 

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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.

    • SHIKOKU

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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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