In 2014, Hokkaido (北海道, Hokkaidō) defended its number 1 position on the annual Prefectural Attractiveness Ranking (conducted by the Brand Research Institute) for the 6th year running, virtually making it a must-visit if you have time. First inhabited by the Ainu people, Hokkaido has its own very unique culture.
Some of the most delicious food in Japan can be found in Hokkaido, including seafood, miso ramen, agricultural products, and meat (especially mutton and lamb).
In terms of places to visit, Hokkaido isn’t just the winter resort many believe it to be, although the slopes in the Niseko area are among the best ski resorts in the world. Escape the heat and enjoy the beautiful lavender fields in Furano in the summer, while the fun Asahiyama Zoo and stunning Shiretoko Peninsula are just two of the many popular tourist destinations of Hokkaido.
A viewing of the intense and energetic Yosakoi Soran Festival in Sapporo
The Daisetsuzan Mountain Festival in Asahidake Onsen takes place every year around the middle of June and is meant to be the official..
The Sapporo Flower Carpet is an annual event which started in 2014 to commemorate the opening of Sapporo Kita 3-jo Plaza. Local..
A must-go if you're looking for ramen in Sapporo. Be prepared to queue.
If the thought of eating a still alive squid will make you squirm, there are other alternatives to get close to the freshest seafood..
A mini Tsukiji Fish Market in the heart of Sapporo.
A camping trip on the shores of stunning Lake Toya, site of the 2008 G8 Summit and one of Japan's natural treasures.
Tomamu Resort is like being on centre stage in Nature’s amphitheatre, playing and resting in peace and solitude.
Enjoy a comfortable stay in Sapporo with Hotel Mystays Premier Sapporo Park.
Previously known as Tsubaki Salon, Otto Sette celebrates the culinary calendar of Hokkaido, with riches from the sea, land and sky...
Celebrates the richness of Ainu culture and create new traditions through a wood carving or embroidery class