18°

Hokkaido

Vast wildnerness and a winter wonderland

About Hokkaido

Things to do in Hokkaido

Upcoming Events

Hokkai Bon Odori

Hokkai Bon Odori

Summer is the festival season in Japan and one of the great festivals enjoyed by both locals and tourists in Sapporo is the Hokkai Bon Odori. The festival is held yearly from August 14th to the 20th in Odori Park. Hokkai Bon Odori simply means Hokka..

Areas

Sapporo

Sapporo

The largest city in Hokkaido has a western flavor with streets running in square blocks that were initially designed by American Horace Capron back in the early 1870's. A short walk from Sapporo Station is Odori Park where there is always something happening. During our summer visit we experie..

Asahikawa

Asahikawa

Asahikawa, in central Hokkaido, is the prefecture's second biggest city, but despite this is known for its many rivers, as well as close proxmity to the Daisetsuzan mountain range. Culturally, the region is famous for its arts and sculptures, with the Hokkaido Traditional Arts and Crafts Village..

Furano

Furano

Located in the heart of Hokkaido lies a magnificent paradise for flower lovers - Furano. If Netherlands is the garden of Europe, then undoubtedly, Furano will be the garden of Asia: a land of surprise, nature, and romance. The mesmerizing lavender fields of Furano are a familiar site to those ..

Dining

Hyousetsu No Mon in Sapporo

Hyousetsu No Mon in Sapporo

Hyousetsu No Mon is a must-try restaurant when in Sapporo. Hokkaido is known for its excellent crab, and Hyoutsetsu No Mon is one of the oldest restaurants specializing in crab dinners. Open since 1964, this restaurant serves crab in all its forms, i..

Asahikawa Ramen Aoba

Asahikawa Ramen Aoba

Asahikawa Ramen Aoba is known as the birthplace of Asahikawa-style ramen. Founded in 1947, this family-run restaurant serves a special double soup blending seafood with vegetables and the more traditional pork and chicken bone stock to create a uniqu..

Picnic Cafe in Biei

Picnic Cafe in Biei

Picnic is a rustic cafe off the road on the way from Biei to the Blue Pond (Aoiike). This quaint restaurant serves a variety of light meals and dessert, in addition to coffee. There is counter seating and a few tables available for larger groups. The..

Places to stay

Shiretoko Grand Hotel Kitakobushi

Shiretoko Grand Hotel Kitakobushi

The Shiretoko Grand Hotel Kitakobushi is a beautiful onsen (hot spring) hotel to stay at while enjoying the incredible scenery of the Shiretoko National Park in every season. Located in the town of Utoro, it is 50 minutes by bus from JR Shiretoko Sha..

B & B Furano

B & B Furano

For travelers who prefer private bathrooms and clean rooms, B&B Furano offers accommodation at an affordable price. Many come to Furano to admire her flowers in summer, and to ski in winter. Furano also boasts a wide variety of fresh agricultural..

Hotel Nemuro Kaiyoutei

Hotel Nemuro Kaiyoutei

Nemuro is the eastern-most city of Japan. Only a five minute walk from the last train station on the Nemuro Main Line and the bus terminal, Hotel Nemuro Kaiyoutei is one of the city's top hotels near the train station. From the moment I arrived..

Latest

Buddha Hill in Makomanai, Sapporo

Buddha Hill in Makomanai, Sapporo

"Hokkaido is a vast land of great natural splendour. Its beauty is so awe-inspiring that it evokes forgotten feelings in Japanese. Emotions bring out our drive to live. The whole body of the Atama Daibutsu can't be seen from outside. Snow..

Jolly Jelly Fish in Hakodate

Jolly Jelly Fish in Hakodate

Jolly Jelly Fish is a unique Japanese-Western restaurant near the Mt. Hakodate Ropeway in Hakodate with great atmosphere and delicious food. Open for lunch and dinner late into the night, the house specialty is sutepi, or steak and rice pilaf, a tast..

Halal Cuisine in Donburichaya Otaru

Halal Cuisine in Donburichaya Otaru

Otaru, located just a stone's throw away from Sapporo (around 30 minutes ride by train), not only has a beautiful canal view that will remind you of the old Japanese port, but it is also famous for its food! Various food can be found in Otaru Sak..

Close

About hokkaido

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
RegionHokkaido
IslandHokkaido
CapitalSapporo
Population5,506,419
Area83,424.22 sq. km

In 2014, Hokkaido 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.

Things to Do in Hokkaido
Close
Terms | Privacy | Custom Tour Booking © Japan Airlines