About Hokkaido

If 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

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Shiroi Koibito Park

One of the most famous souvenir snacks from Hokkaido is the Shiroi Koibito – or White Lover - white chocolate biscuit sandwich, which was famous for being avail

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Otaru Canal

The Otaru Canal is a popular tourist attraction for its romantic walkway along the canal which is lined by ivy-covered warehouses that have been renovated into

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Mt. Hakodate

Hakodate’s night view is one of the most spectacular in the world and was awarded the highest rating of three stars in the “Micheline Green Guide Japon”. What m

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Odori Park

The Sapporo Odori Park is a main artery of Sapporo City, with various events and festivals taking place here throughout the year. It stretches out from the Sapp

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Tanukikoji Shopping Arcade

Tanukikoji is a covered shopping street with various shops and restaurants located between Odori Park and Sapporo's nightlife district Susukino.

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Jigokudani is a valley with continuous volcanic activity that supplies Noboribetsu Onsen Hot Spring with hot water.

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Dried Flower House (ドライフラワーの舎)

The house boasts one of the largest display areas of dried flower arrangements in Japan. Len Alkemade, the Dutch floral designer, created the dried flower dis

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Otaru Park

Otaru Park was opened to the public in 1893 (Meiji 26). There are around 1000 or more sakura trees, since they are on top of the hill, they make a very stunning

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Matsumae Park

There are 250 types of cherry blossom in Matsumae Park, and one of the oldest cherry blossom is over 300 years. In Hokkaido, plum blossom and cheery blossom are

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Shikisai no Oka

Biei is famous for its scenic rolling hills, and the Panoramic Flower Gardens of Shikisai no Oka provide a beautiful display of colorful flowers of around thirt

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Mount Naka

At a height of 3,084 meters, this summit is located on the border between the prefectures Nagano and Gifu. Mount Naka, or Naka-dake in Japanese, is part of the

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Kaminoko Pond (Child of God Pond)

Located near the Ura Mashu observation platform, the cobalt blue waters of this pond come from the drift ice covering Lake Mashu during winter. Measuring only 2

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Hotels in Hokkaido

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Freeride Lodge Niseko

Located in Higashiyama, Freeride Lodge Niseko offers cosy accommodation and a complimentary breakfast. Shuttle service to the Niseko Village gondola is availabl

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Located a 5-minute drive from JR Kushiro Station, Hotel Rasso Kushiro features simple guest rooms and free property-wide WiFi. Kushiro Airport is a 35-minute dr

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Hotel Gomi

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Hotel Gomi offers accommodation in Akkeshi. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is availa

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