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.
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
Northern Horse Park
Northern Horse Park is a 50-hectare park where visitors can enjoy horseback riding, cycling, tennis and many more outdoor activities.
St Village features mountain views in all directions, a garden and a terrace, only a 10-minute drive from Sun Meadows Kiyosato Ski Resort. The shared lounge offers a piano and free WiFi.
petit hotel MELON Furano
Petit hotel MELON Furano offers accommodation in Furano, just a 1-minute walk away from Furano Ski Resort's Kitanomine Zone. Free WiFi is provided. Rooms are air conditioned and come furnished with a clothes rack and a fan.
Dormitory L is set in Otaru, 1.1 km from Otaru Canal Park and 1.6 km from Otaru Museum. Rooms are equipped with a shared bathroom. Dormitory L features free WiFi . You will find a shared lounge at the property. Otaru Tenguyama
Hotel Edel Warme
Boasting a spacious public bath and a Western restaurant, Edel Warme Hotel is a 6-minute drive from Furano Ski Resort. Rooms include a private bathroom with bathtub. A free shuttle is available from Kitanomine and Furano Ski Resor
Just 250 metres from Omachi Tram Station and a 6-minute walk from the Red Brick Warehouse, Pension Jokura offers homely rooms with free wired internet, an LCD TV and shared bathrooms.
Hakodate Hotel Banso
Set in Hakodate in the Hokkaido Region, 3.1 km from Hakodate Goryokaku, Hakodate Hotel Banso boasts a hot spring bath and sauna. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Rooms have a flat-screen TV.
Sapporo Tokyu REI Hotel
Sapporo Tokyu REI Hotel is located in Hokkaido, a 1-minute walk from Susukino Station. It offers modern accommodation with massage services, a restaurant and rooms with 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 (
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