Useful Information for Foreign Tourists in Sapporo: Road signs unique to Hokkaido and its myriad wildlife.

Special road signs only in Hokkaido.

Hokkaido is home to a wide variety of wildlife. For this reason, you may encounter various road signs about animals that are unique to each region. One of the most common is the “Deer Crossing” sign that can even been seen within Sapporo city. Deer can weigh over 100kg, and if struck by a car, can potentially cause a fatal traffic accident. If you see this sign, be on the lookout for deer and be extra vigilant when driving. If you see a deer in the distance, slow down to avoid an accident, and enjoy this majestic view of Hokkaido. Some areas may also have road signs concerning wild foxes, brown bears, cattle, or horses. How many animal road signs do you think you can spot while on your road trip?

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