Webcamtaxi takes you to Hokkaido (北海道), the northernmost and second largest island in Japan and also a prefecture (an administrative division similar to a province), being connect to the main Japanese island, Honshu (本州), by the undersea railway of Seikan Tunnel. The clearest feature of Hokkaido is its pristine nature and its numerous national parks, thus being a great destination for outdoor lovers all year round, and, in the winter, it is ideal for skiers and snowboarders. The most well-known park is Shiretoko National Park, which is on Shiretoko Peninsula (at the island’s northeastern tip). Hokkaido is known for its volcanoes and for having the most modern cities in Japan (because it was the latest settlement in the country), which also became great resorts for natural hot springs (onsen) facilities, as in Obihiro city and throughout this Japanese island.
Population: over 5 million
Major Cities: Asahikawa, Hakodate, Obihiro, Otaru
Main attractions: Shiretoko National Park, Asahiyama Zoo, Goryokaku Tower, Cape Kamui, Lake Tōya, Rusutsu Resort, Odori Park, Ferry Memorial Ship Mashu-maru.
Main Airports: New Chitose Airport (CTS - 新千歳空港), Tokachi-Obihiro Airport (OBO - とかち帯広空港)
Have a look at the live cams of this not much viewed island of the Japanese archipelago.