The First Impression of Hokkaido
There is Hokkaido’s highest peak called Asahidake, the tranquil and clear Lake Akan, as well as the Jozankei Onsen. You must also visit the renowned flower fields in Furano and enjoy Japan’s mythical powder paradise of Niseko.Locals say that you can never fully explore the beauty of Hokkaido without visiting it in each of the four seasons. The alternation of seasons endows Hokkaido with various attractions—from the blooming of cherry blossoms in the spring, the huge variety of flower seas in the summer, the magnificent red leaves on mountains and lakesides in autumn, and the boundless powder white snow in winter. The unique beauties of Hokkaido can by no means be summarized in one sentence or season.
Hokkaido is a primary supplier of Japanese agricultural, animal, and fish products, and so there will never be a shortage of delectable dishes to try here. Beautiful nature breeds great food ingredients, after all. It is known as a gourmet paradise, and boasts of the most delicious seafood and dairy products in the country. Fresh and abundant local food materials, pure and natural water resource, and expert cooking skills have contributed to the delicious, distinct local cuisine. Be it king crab, Sapporo ramen, soup curry or Genghis Khan Barbecue, all food materials embodying the Japanese spirit of craftsmanship have contributed to Hokkaido’s stellar reputation for delicacies.
Without doubt, you will fall in love with Hokkaido.
If you can only come once, come in the winter
The best seafood and desserts in Japan are produced here
A “Love Letter” in Otaru
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
Cuteness overload! Check out these 3 incredibly cute animals native to Hokkaido!
Many may not know this but Japan is actually home to some rare varieties of animals because of its geographical location and climate. Hokkaido has always been a great place to visit to hit the slopes during winter or to explore the hinterlands. Out of many spe
Shiroi Koibito Chocolate Factory: Hokkaido's Chocolate Lover's Paradise
If You Love Chocolate, You Need to Visit Shiroi Koibito Chocolate FactoryOne of the first things that many people notice when they get to Hokkaido and begin browsing the gift shops in Chitose airport is the pretty looking Shiroi Koibito gift boxes that are on