With its vast expanse of land, Hokkaido is blessed with abundant high-quality water, extensive farmland, fishing grounds in three oceans, and rich forest resources accounting for almost a quarter of the total forestland in Japan. The prefecture thus has a wealth of environmentally friendly energy resources, such as wind, biomass and natural gas fields.
    Hokkaido has contributed greatly to the stability and development of the nation as a whole as a center for food supplies, tourism and recreation, while capitalizing on these resources and characteristics of the prefecture and cultivating the frontier spirit – willingness to tackle new challenges – during the course of the history of its development since the Meiji era.
    With the recent rapid economic growth in East Asia, problems with the global environment and energy resources, economic and social impact of a full-scale population decrease, falling birthrates and aging populations, the international community now stands at a major crossroads. Amid all this, the role required of Hokkaido is to lead efforts to develop into a sustainable economic society.
    We hope that you will understand the need for projects implemented with the development of Hokkaido in mind, so that we may advance together based on the future vision of the Hokkaido of introduced in this pamphlet.

Geography of Hokkaido
History of Development in Hokkaido
Administrative Framework
Sequence of Development Plan
National Land Sustainability Plan and Hokkaido Comprehensive Development Plan
The New Hokkaido Comprehensive Development Plan
Development Funding
Role of the Hokkaido Regional Development Bureau
International Cooperation and Exchanges of the Hokkaido Regional Development Bureau
Organizations Related to Development of Hokkaido
Engineering Development underlying Hokkaido Comprehensive Development
Hokkaido Map (PDF 182KB)

National Road in HOKKAIDO

Information of the visit to Hokkaido Regional Development Bureau

Tourism Information  
Must-have Handbook for Driving in Hokkaido
Ezo Sika Deer Accident Map(PDF 4.48MB)
A Journey into the History and Culture of Hokkaido (PDF 14MB)

The Hokkaido Activities Guide (PDF 24.4MB)

Wi-Fi field test with Car Rental! (PDF2.28MB)
This is a project of Hokkaido District Transport Bureau.
Winter Driving - Drive Safely in Ice and Snow(PDF 144KB)
Winter Driving Preparedness(PDF 5.99MB)
The Hokkaido Trainig Camp Guide (PDF 26.4MB)
Gifts from the land and the sea ~Charm of Hokkaido foods~

The New Hokkaido Comprehensive Development Plan has been released.

You can feel and touch the real HOKKAIDO with “HOKKAIDO DRIVING COUPONS”. The leaflet


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