HokkaidoIf your idea of a perfect vacation involves majestic forests, clear blue lakes, pillowy powder snow, and amazing, farm-fresh food, Hokkaido is an absolute dream. In summer, the relatively cool weather is perfect for exploring its stunning natural beauty, while winter transforms it into a snowboarding and skiing paradise. If you’re lucky enough to be there in early February, don’t miss the annual Sapporo Snow Festival and its gravity-defying ice sculptures of everything from Doraemon to Darth Vader.
As Japan's largest producer of meat, dairy and produce, Hokkaido also boasts some of the country’s most scrumptious cuisine. The list of must-eats include king crabs, Sapporo ramen and soup curry, a hearty dish of braised chicken and a bounty of fresh local vegetables in a fragrant, spicy broth. The only proper way to enjoy Hokkaido is to munch your way through it, helped by a few good slugs of the local Sapporo Beer.
Places to visit in Hokkaido
We have information on many shops, attractions and events in that we'd love to share with you. Please click the button below to view the most popular ones on a map.
Originally a wetland area and garbage dump that was reclaimed, this large park in northeastern Sapporo was designed by famed Japanese-American sculptor Isamu Noguchi. After 17 years of work, it was opened in 2005. The space contains over 120 playground pieces
Nemuro Hanamaru JR Tower Stellar Place
Click on the photo for more information on Nemuro Hanamaru JR Tower Stellar Place
Farm Tomita is a large lavender farm in Furano, an area famous for its vast purple fields in early summer and lavender themed products and foods.
Hotel Shinto is set in the Sapporo City Centre district in Sapporo, 900 metres from Sapporo TV Tower. Rooms come with a flat-screen TV. You will find a kettle in the room.
Hanabishi Hotel is within a 10-minute drive of Hakodate Airport and Goryokaku Fort. It offers Japanese-style accommodation with 3 public hot-spring baths, free parking and free Wi-Fi.
Abashiri Royal Hotel
Featuring free WiFi, Abashiri Royal Hotel offers accommodation in Abashiri, 2.4 km from Abashiri Port. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV.
Hotel Route-Inn Tomakomai Ekimae
Only a 1-minute walk from JR Tomakomai Station, Hotel Route-Inn Tomakomai Ekimae features simple modern accommodations and a free breakfast for all guests.
Hotel Kifu Club Shiretoko
Hotel Kifu Hotel Shiretoko is a 10-minute drive from Shiretoko National Park, which is assigned as a UNESCO World Heritage. Guests can enjoy the sunset and sea views from their Japanese-style rooms and refresh in the public hot-sp
Guest House Hakodate Sazan
Opened in December 2013, Guest House Hakodate Sazan is conveniently located a 3-minute walk from Chuo-byoin-mae Tram Stop. Free Wi-Fi is available in all areas. Each compact and basic guestroom comes with heating facilities.
Hotel Clubby Sapporo
Situated a 12-minute walk from JR Sapporo Station, Hotel Clubby Sapporo offers spacious rooms with a private bathroom, an Italian restaurant and free WiFi.
Why Noboribetsu MUST Be On Your Hokkaido Itinerary
Beautiful almost every season, this article will explain why your next Japan adventure should be in Hokkaido and more specifically, Noboribetsu. Noboribetsu Noboribetsu is located on the southern part of Hokkaido but in a very convenient location only 70km (5
Daisetsuzan National Park: Lake Shikaribetsu
Most of Daisetsuzan National park is located in northern Hokkaido but a sliver of it resides in eastern Hokkaido. That sliver is Lake Shikaribetsu. It is located north of Obihiro city in Shikaoi. You can get there by bus (from Obihiro Station or Shikaoi) and b