Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Hokkaido Prefecture, JP that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and swimming pools. Prices start at $61 per night, and houses and studios are popular options for a stay in Hokkaido Prefecture. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Top rated rentals — Hokkaido Prefecture
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Finding a base for adventures in Hokkaido

From ski-in, ski-out lodges to city center apartments, Hokkaido vacation rentals can put you on the spot for all sorts of adventures in Japan's northernmost prefecture. No matter whether you've come to skim down the sides of snowy volcanos and carve through plumes of the fabled Hokkaido powder, to hit the bubbling beer breweries of Sapporo or hike amid wildflowers and mirror-like mountain lakes, there's bound to be a pad to suit. Some fringe beautiful national parks while others lurk in urban areas, going from chic, modern flats to timber-built country boltholes.

Things to do

Hokkaido's a chocolate box of national parks

Pack the hiking boots, the salopettes and the snow gear for this destination – Hokkaido is Japan's outdoorsy gem. You can bag Hokkaido vacation rentals close to national parks. And there are loads of them. Akan National Park is one of the most famous, lauded for its trio of amazing lakes and ponds, glimmering in turquoise and emerald between primeval forests. UNESCO have even tagged the Shiretoko National Park, a place to strap on the sandals and clamber up naturally-warm rivers. Then there's Daisetsuzan National Park, Japan's largest. It's peppered with mountain peaks, dotted with hot springs and ringed with hiking trails.


Hokkaido's wild outdoors beckon

Folk who love winter sports will love Hokkaido. From mid-December to late-April, this diamond-shaped island, right on the northern fringes of Japan, becomes a veritable Mecca for skiers and snowboarders. They come from right across the globe, attracted by the promise of the legendary Hokkaido powder – said to be the finest snow anywhere on Earth. Of course, there's also plenty to do if you don't hit the pistes. You can hop between raucous beer bars in brew-mad Sapporo, hike and bike through the wooded reaches of national parks, go camping and bathe in mountain hot springs – there's loads.


Waiting for the snows in Hokkaido

It's no secret that Hokkaido is a winter Mecca. Skiers and boarders will clamber for the best ski-in, ski-out Hokkaido vacation rentals in the major mountain resorts between December and March, when excellent snow coverage is all but guaranteed. In summer, between June and August, demand continues for places in the country because of world-class hiking trails through the verdant forests, past shimmering lakes and hot springs. Spring and fall, in months like May and September, are great times to come if you're only looking to explore cities like Sapporo

Natural features

Hokkaido is Japan's nature playground

Ask any Hokkaido local and they'll tell you – their island is the wildest and most beautiful in the country. It's not just home bias, either. You'll see why the first time you spy out the reflective waters of hidden Lake Mashu, surrounded by pointed peaks and old-growth pine forests. You'll see why as you skim across snow plumes in the shadow of Asahi-dake, 2,200-meters high and tucked between the sinewy peaks of the Daisetsuzan National Park. A whopping 7 national parks converge here, heralding waterfalls, forests where bears tread, hot springs, snowy volcanos – the list of wonders goes on.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Hokkaido Prefecture

The nearest airport is in Asahikawa Airport (AKJ), located 37.4 mi (60.1 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Tokachi - Obihiro Airport (OBO), which is 38.1 mi (61.3 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Tomamu Station, Nishinaka Station and Asahikawa Station are the main stations in the area. You can get around Hokkaido Prefecture by catching a ride on the metro at Satsunai Station, Ranru Station or Osatsu Station.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in Hokkaido Prefecture?

While long vacations are awesome, there's something undeniably lovely about embarking on a weekend getaway. These rentals in Hokkaido Prefecture are perfect for just that:

  • "1st Floor In Central Sapporochartered Designer Ho" - Located in Chuo-ku, this rental property offers its guests amenities like air conditioning and towels.
  • "Free Wi - Fi Susukino Tanukikouji Odori Nearby 102" - This is another terrific place where you can kick back and relax for two or three days. Make the most of a washing machine, WiFi and more during your short but sweet stay at this Chuo-ku property.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Hokkaido Prefecture?

Studio apartments are usually on the smaller side, but it's tough to beat their accessible locations and modest price tags. Whether you're traveling by yourself or you're with a few friends, consider booking one of these top studio apartments in Hokkaido Prefecture:

  • Sleep, eat, chill with friends ... Do it all from the compact yet well-designed single space at "1552sapporo Stasuper Convenient Location". Located in Kita Ward, a stovetop and free WiFi are among its amenities.
  • Begin your day with a hot coffee and freshly cooked bacon and eggs at "Free Wi - Fi Susukino Tanukikouji Odori Nearby 102". This Chuo-ku studio has all the essentials to make your stay comfortable, including a washing machine and a stovetop.

Can I find short term rentals in Hokkaido Prefecture?

Hokkaido Prefecture has short-term rentals that come in all styles and budgets. Take some time out in a cozy cabin, a luxurious apartment or whatever else appeals to you. Here are a couple of popular options to get you started:

  • "1st Floor In Central Sapporochartered Designer Ho" in Chuo-ku is an ideal place for a short-term stay. It's within easy reach of the center of town, so you can go out and explore all the best sights without having to travel too far.
  • Otherwise, bunk down for a few days at "Free Wi - Fi Susukino Tanukikouji Odori Nearby 102" and explore the highlights of Chuo-ku. This vacation rental also welcomes short-stay guests and is a good choice if you love being close to the action.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in Hokkaido Prefecture?

If you're planning to take a memorable trip away, don't go alone; bring the whole crew. You'll have loads more fun sharing the adventure with the ones you love. These vacation rentals in Hokkaido Prefecture are ideal for large groups:

  • "Entirely Reserved. 2 Stops From New Chitose Airport": With 4 bedrooms, this vacation rental in Chitose has plenty of room for you and all your besties. Amenities like a kitchen and a water park will keep everyone in your group happy.
  • "Wifi Availablea Wired House That Can Accommodate 14 People": This vacation rental in Chuo-ku has 5 bedrooms, so you won't have to leave anybody off your guest list. A garden and a kitchen are among its many highlights.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in Hokkaido Prefecture?

There's no shortage of houses with a pool in Hokkaido Prefecture, so toss your swimsuit into your bag and get ready to spend your days enjoying yourself in the water. Here are some popular options that'll give you inspiration:

  • The pool at "1 Newly Built Detached House 3 Cars Can Be Parked" will add another layer of fun to your vacation. Located in Retsureppu, this rental house also comes with a microwave oven and a kitchen.
  • Spring out of bed and go for an early morning dip at "The Worldwide House Using Sulphuric Acid At The T" in Retsureppu. A kitchen and a TV are other amenities available here.

What are the best large family vacation rentals in Hokkaido Prefecture?

We have large family vacation rentals big enough to fit distant relatives — even that long-lost cousin of yours! Whatever type of property you want, you'll find a perfect option on Vrbo. Here are some of our top picks in Hokkaido Prefecture:

  • Located in Chuo-ku, "1st Floor In Central Sapporochartered Designer Ho" has 4 bedrooms and sleeps up to 10 guests. Amenities at this sizable retreat include a fridge and a TV.
  • "The Harmony Sterilized At The Time Of Cleaning" in Chuo-ku is another awesome option. It can accommodate up to 10 guests and features 3 bedrooms. A fridge and a TV will help keep your gang comfortable and happy.

Drag yourselves away from your comfy stay and make tracks to North Safari Sapporo — one of Hokkaido Prefecture's best family-friendly attractions. Maruyama Zoo and Otaru Aquarium are also worth a visit while you're in the area.

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