Hokkaido as Japan’s second largest island and the furthest up north, has much wilderness to be explored.
Renowned among tourists and locals alike for its abundance of powder snow and white landscapes, Hokkaido is always a popular choice for winter sports and scenery in places like Niseko and wetland Kushiro Shitsugen. Its attraction extends beyond nature to ramen and seafood such as crabs and sea urchins, which are of the highest quality in the frigid waters here.
Apart from its famed cuisine, parks and beautiful nature, Hokkaido is also steeped in history as the home of the indigenous Ainu people. Increasingly popular in seasons other than winter, more visitors have been flocking here for the delightful moss phlox and tulip fields in spring and a land that teems with life during summer.
Hokkaidō in Detail