Hokkaido Travel Guide

Hokkaido is the northernmost and second largest of Japan’s four main islands. It is famous for its wilderness and offers fantastic opportunities for outdoors activities such as hiking and camping in the warmer months, and skiing and snowboarding during the winter.


Suggested Itinerary

It is recommended that you spend at least a week in Hokkaido to discover all it has to offer.

The Main Attractions of Hokkaido

Sapporo – The largest city on the island of Hokkaido and famous for the Sapporo Snow Festival in winter

Hakodate – The gateway to Hokkaido full of historical heritage, it is famous for its delicious fresh seafood

Noboribetsu – The most famous hot spring resort in Hokkaido, offering 11 kinds of hot spring water

Niseko – One of Japan’s leading snow resorts with lots of soft powder snow in winter, and outdoor activities during the warmer months

Furano – Located in the center of Hokkaido, it is known for its beautiful flower and lavender fields

Kushiro – Port city located in the east of Hokkaido and one of the main gateways to Akan National Park

Daisetsuzan National Park – Japan’s largest national park with dramatic mountain scenery and remote hot springs

Sounkyo Onsen – The tourist hub of Daisetsuzan that consists of garish hot springs, and is the gateway for hikes into the park

Biratori – A conglomerate of three villages, you can encounter and learn anout Ainu culture in the village of Niputani