This home page provides you with information on the Okhotsk
area in Hokkaido,the northernmost part of japan.
1.Nineteen Cities, Towns
and Villages in the Okhotsk Area
|Information on the municipalities
|All 19 cities, towns and villages
in this area are trying hard to develop their own unique personalities.
2.Profile of the Okhotsk Area
|The Okhotsk area is located in the northernmost
tip of Japan, the northeastern part of Hokkaido.
||There are 19 municipalities (cities, towns
and villages) with a total area of 10,689 square kilometers.
||The population of the area is approximately
350,000 but it has gradually been decreasing since its peak
in the 35th year of Showa (1960).
|The characteristics of the climate are little
rainfall, with an annual average of about 810 V, and a great
number of daylight hours all through the year.
||The natural environment here is deservedly
called the "treasure house of nature" even when compared
to the many other beautiful places in Japan.
||There are many historical remains throughout
the area which demonstrate the history of Okhotsk.
|The major industry is agriculture, mainly
farming and dairy farming, forestry and fisheries.
||All year round many tourists visit the Okhotsk
area where beautiful nature has been well preserved.
||Construction of transportation infrastructure
in the Okhotsk area is now under way at a high speed for
the 21st century.