Welcome to Hokkaido! Northern Road Navi is Road and Traveler Information in Hokkaido.

"Northern Road Navi" is operated by Civil Engineering Research Institute of Cold Region under the supervision of major road authorities in Hokkaido. Hokkaido Regional Development Bureau, Hokkaido government, Sapporo city, East Nippon Expressway Company.


Useful info.

[Foreign Visitors to Japan Only] Hokkaido Expressway Pass NEW
With the Hokkaido Expressway Pass, enjoy unlimited use of Hokkaido’s expressways, for one fixed price! Be sure to rent the Hokkaido Expressway Pass together with your vehicle.
(East Nippon Expressway Company Limited)
*ETC (Electronic Toll Collection) is a system that enables the payment of expressway tolls without having to stop, by means of wireless communication between an antenna located at the toll booth, and the ETC card (IC card) inserted into the card holder in your vehicle.

Hokkaido Drive Guide NEW
From magnificent views to delicious food, enjoy dynamic, fascinating Hokkaido in any season.
(East Nippon Expressway Company Limited)

Michi-no-Ekis (Roadside Rest Areas) (1.5MB) NEW
Michi-no-Ekis in Hokkaido in order to have enjoyed by many people, so we created a brochure, please use.
(Hokkaido “Michi-no-Eki” Network)

Hokkaido Expressway Pass (East Nippon Expressway Company Limited)
The "Hokkaido Expressway Pass" is a special product that allows unlimited use of Hokkaido’s expressways at through the ETC system, one flat rate.

Safety tips for travelers (Japan Tourism Agency)

Must-have Handbook for Driving in Hokkaido(Free drive with a rental car) (Hokkaido Government)

JAPAN AUTOMOBILE FEDERATION (Japan AutomobileFederation)

Hokkaido Sapporo “Food and Tourism” Information Center (Hokkaido Government)

Scenic Byway HOKKAIDO (Scenic Byway ResourceCenter)

WESTERN HOKKAIDO (Hokkaido Government Shiribeshi Subprefectural Office )

Nothern Road Navi ( Pamphlet ) (CERI)

Free drive with a rental car

Roadside Rest Area



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Drive information site
Must-have Handbook for Driving in Hokkaido(Free drive with a rental car:PDF) ( Hokkaido Regional Development Bureau )  
  National Road in HOKKAIDO ( Road Bureau, MLIT )    
ROADS in JAPAN ( Road Bureau, MLIT )        
Weather WEB Hokkaido ( JAPAN WEATHER ASSOCIATION )        


Sightseeing information sites
Sightseeing Information of Hokkaido (Hokkaido GURURI-TABI ! ) ( Hokkaido Tourism Organization )
Hokkaido Sapporo “Food and Tourism” Information Center ( Hokkaido Govt )        
Scenic Byway HOKKAIDO ( Scenic Byway Resource Center, Japan )      
Sapporo Sightseeing Guide ( City of Sapporo )  
Senzai Ichigu (Chitose Tourist Association)  
NISEKO Welcome to NISEKO Web site ( Niseko resort tourist association )  


Rent - a - car info
DRIVING HOKKAIDO ( Association of rent-a-car )      
HONDA Renta A Lease Sapporo        
Times Car RENTAL      
Nippon Rent - A - Car        
TOYOTA Rent a car        
TOYOTA Rent a car SAPPORO        


Information on public transportations sites
New ChitoseAirport Terminal
AsahikawaAirport Terminal        


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