Chitose City

population: 95,489 [Nov, 1 2014]

Chitose city (千歳市) is located in the south-ward of Sapporo, 35 min by train or 40 min by car. This is home to the New Chitose Airport, the biggest international airport in Hokkaido. Chitose Air Base is next to New Chitose Airport, so that this is the coexistence airport of public and the air force. The air traffic is managed by the Air Self Defense Force. The city is between Eniwa city in the north and Tomakomai city in the south and extending to the east and the west. Chitose is one of the gateways to the Shikotsu-Toya National Park, where Lake Shikotsuko and Mt.Tarumae belong. Shikotsu-Toya National Park is one of the most famous national park in Hokkaido and Lake Shikotsuko has the clearest water in the world. The Chitose River originates from here and is flowing through the city. When you come to Hokkaido by airplane, you are supposed to visit here at least once.

Places To Visit

  • Chitose Outlet Mall Rera — shopping
  • Doraemon Waku Waku Sky Park — shop, museum, photo studio and cafe
  • Kirin Beer Brewery Factory — factory tour
  • Sapporo Beer Brewery Factory — factory tour
  • Hokkaido Kikkoman — factory tour
  • Calbee — factory tour
  • Lake Shilotsuko
  • Mt.Eniwa
  • Palette Hill
  • Chitose Salmon Furusato-Kan — Salmon Museum

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