Sightseeing in Hokkaido
Hokkaido may be famous for its natural landscape, but there are plenty of other interesting attractions throughout the island.
Road Trip in Hokkaido
Thanks to its quiet open roads and because of a limited public transportation offer, one of the best ways to explore Hokkaido is on a road trip by car or motorbike.
Hokkaido is famous for its natural beauty, from mountains to peninsulas and thermal parks.
Mount Asahidake is popular for hiking, with several trails catering to all levels of hikers.
Sapporo is the gateway to Hokkaido, known for its food (specifically ramen and seafood), nightlife, and the annual ice festival held in February.
With its unspoiled natural beauty and fertile farmland, Hokkaido is famous for its fresh produce, from seasonal seafood to dairy products.
Hokkaido is renowned for its high quality seafood caught in its cold waters.
During winter, there are several ice festivals throughout Hokkaido, with the Sapporo Snow Festival (February 5-12) being the most well-known.
During the spring and summer seasons, other festivities take place in Hokkaido.
Ski / Snowboard
Hokkaido is famous worldwide as a wintersports destination thanks to its profusion of quality powder snow that arrives earlier than most places on mainland Japan. The winter season is also longer, often lasting from December to May.
From May to August, the landscape transforms into a carpet of color, when myriad flowers of all color spectrums compete for dominance throughout the countryside.