Hokkaido is in the northern most part of Japan. Hokkaido is known for the abundant nature, volcanoes, hot springs, and ski resorts. The winters can be harsh, so it’s a winter wonderland for people who love winter sports.
Spring is an extremely popular time in Japan. Cherry blossoms bloom for a limited time and it's best to view them during their peak time. This mini guide explains when the first cherry blossoms are predict to bloom.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Create your own wedding story with the help of destination wedding and engagement photographers from Famarry! Your bridal dreams are sure to come true at a wedding photo shoot in scenic Japan.
You're sure to fall in love with this naturally romantic view. Make sure to check out helicopter tours that fly you out to the heart-shaped Toyoni Lake in Hokkaido!
Grab your sunscreen and take a look at Ultra Japan, Summer Sonic, Fuji Rock and much more in this list of amazing music festivals to see in Japan during the 2017 summer season.
Hokkaido is a great place to visit for sakura in 2017. Be sure to visit Sapporo for an amazing view and stop by Hakodate for a festival or two this cherry blossom season.
The Sapporo Snow Festival in Hokkaido presents amazing ice and snow sculptures. This is a must see festival in February. This is a unique art that doesn't happen everywhere.
Within fifteen hectares of land the Shikisai no Oka Flower Fields delivers an amazing view. Each season different flowers bloom so seeing the garden every season in Hokkaido is a real treat.
In Japan, seeing the first sunrise every year is a big event. This custom started in the Meiji period (1868-1912), and the origin was the New Year’s ceremony by the Emperor.
Otaru is a port city in Hokkaido. Along the riverside the Otaru Snow Light Path in 2017 is many glass lanterns that decorate the city for a short period of time. Come see this event for before Valentine's Day.
Hokkaido produces many agricultural products. Many sweets are made with local ingredients, the sweets are rich in flavor and they support local farms. Sweets from Hokkaido make great souvenirs.
There are many Pokemon Centers and Stores all throughout Japan. Pokémon started as a Game Boy and became an insanely popular anime. After Pokémon Go was released in July 2016, everyone with a smartphone was playing.
Sapporo is a city with many restaurants utilizing ingredients from local farms. One way to fully enjoy an area is to try the local food. Many Japanese locals go to Hokkaido to eat the fresh ingredients.
During the winter, ramen is one of the best dishes to eat in Japan. Sapporo is filled with ramen restaurants that is sure to satisfy anyone. Enjoy different types of noodles with miso or tonkotsu broth.
Sapporo is the biggest city in Hokkaido, enjoy the many things to do, the local cuisine, and find a great souvenir. Some hotels are conveniently located near the city center and some are outside the city allowing for a relaxing vacation.
Onsen, meaning hot springs are a popular pastime in Japan. Relaxing in a hot bath that can cure aliments is rewarding altogether. Around Japan, there are great onsen resorts.
The Sapporo White Illumination in 2016 - 2017 showcases the beauty of winter in Sapporo. With a history of over 30 years this winter illumination can impress anybody.
Hakodate Christmas Fantasy is a popular Japanese Christmas event. A large Fir tree and firework display is the highlight of the best winter event in Hakodate.
Hokkaido is famous for onsens or hot springs and there is a number of spa facilities. You can enjoy high-quality hot springs in and around Sapporo. There are different kinds of onsens, so there is something for everyone.
Sapporo is an attractive city where you can enjoy various things. Followings are the recommended places that entertain you.
There are many winter festivals in Japan. Some of the festivals are very traditional, some are for a good harvest, and some pray for an early spring. No matter what festival, it is sure to be entertaining.
There are many festivals all year around in Japan. Each festival is different so going to more than one in one location is important. Going to a festival while visiting Japan is a great experience.
There are many sweets and savory that can only be purchased in Hokkaido. Food souvenirs from Hokkaido use local ingredients. There are sweet and savory food souvenirs to satisfy anyone.
Hokkaido is a hub for ramen in Japan because of the local and fresh ingredients. There is different types of ramen in Sapporo, Asahikawa, Hakodate and Kushiro. Try the four different types and find your favorite flavor.
Hokkaido is known for the onsen resorts. Onsen are natural hot springs that can be indoor or outdoor. Take a weekend getaway to an onsen resort and relieve your stress.
Hokkaido is known as a winter wonderland. Sapporo is the largest city in Hokkaido and there is many things to do. Enjoy the outdoor activites or relax at an onsen resort.
Haruki Murakami is a world-famous Japanese novelist. His books such as 1Q84 let us rediscover the Japan that we were too familiar with. Visit the locations that inspired interesting stories.
Viewing autumn leaves in Japan only happens once a year. There are viewing spots all over the country, such as Tokyo, Kyoto and Sapporo. Check out where to view the autumn leaves near you in 2016.
Onuma Quasi-National Park is surrounded by rich nature such as Onuma Lake and Mt. Komagatake. Many tourists visit Onuma to see the beautiful landscapes and enjoy the comfortable weather.
Lake Toyako and the surrounding area in Hokkaido is a relaxing vacation spot. This is a family-friendly destination with activities for all ages. Sitting in the onsen and overlooking the lake is breathtaking.
There are more than 30 national parks in Japan. The parks are either marine, volcanic or forests. Relax in a peaceful environment with your family for two or three nights.
Kikonai came into the spotlight after the Hokkaido Shinkansen Line opened in March 2016. Relax while being surrounded by nature and get involved with a traditional Japanese Festival.
Otaru is a major sightseeing spot and a port city in Hokkaido. Sushi and sake is the best local cuisine. Climbing to the top of Mt. Tengu ensures a spectacular view.
These are the convenient and affordable hotels around New Chitose Airport. If you have a plan to stay in Chitose, you should know about hotels around the airport.
Here are the list of popular and famous souvenirs of Hokkaido in New Chitose airport. After you have enjoyed the fresh food during your stay, you should bring back those souvenirs.
Although there is no huge theme park such as Disney Resort and Universal Studio in Hokkaido, there are some unique theme parks where you can enjoy playing and indulge in original worlds.
Niseko in Hokkaido is the world famous ski and snowboard resort in Japan. Besides these winter sports, Niseko has various activities and fantastic views to entertain you all year around.
Sapporo Dome is the home ground of Hokkaido’s local professional sports team. However, there are many things you can enjoy besides just watching sports games.
"Unkai (雲海)” is the sea of clouds that is visible from places located at high elevation. There are many popular spots where you can view Unkai in Hokkaido.
One of the things we look forward to while traveling is Ekiben (railway boxed meals). There is a variety of Ekiben all over Japan as you may know. Let's enjoy Ekiben at the station you stop.
One of the entrances to Hokkaido, the terminal of New Chitose Airport has been renovated as the first entertainment airport in Japan. Local people also visit New Chitose Airport terminal to spend their leisure time.
Japan has various kinds of udon in every region of Japan, and each region has each specific taste! It is very worthy to visit there even only for the following udon, which you cannot try usually. This article introduces you top 10 amazing udon in Jap...
There are interesting festivals in Hakodate which is one of famous sightseeing spots of Hokkaido. Followings are Hakodate’s popular and representative festival of each season!
We roundup top 5 Japan's coolest trains. Japan is a beautiful country that meshes modernity with tradition. There is no better example than the luxury trains that Japan has to offer.
Hokkaido is the island which has been preserved riches of nature untouched and various wild animals live. Zoo is the best place to see and learn the animals of Hokkaido.
Aquarium is a popular spot where men and women of all ages can enjoy. Quiet and dreamy space make you relax. There are some nice aquariums in Hokkaido you should visit.
Cheesecakes used rich cheese of Hokkaido are really delicious. The tastes vary depends on each store. You should try cheesecakes and find your favorite one when you visit Hokkaido.
Hakodate is a famous for fresh seafood and most people will recommend you to eat sushi. However there are some other nice foods that you can eat only in Hakodate.
Introducing 10 best local cuisine rankings in Hokkaido. Hokkaido is the place where can produce high quality seafood, meat and vegetables. The cuisine produced and caught in Hokkaido is world-class.
There are a lot of delicious sweets available only in Hokkaido. Especially Shiroi Koibito, Marusei Butter Sando, Sanpouroku, Fruit Tomato Jelly and Nama Chocolate are the most popular sweets.
Higashimokoto is famous for its beautiful scenery of Shibazakura (Moss phlox) in Hokkaido that widely spread in the park just like a huge pink carpet.
Introducing 3 best hanami (sakura viewing) spots in Hakodate Hokkaido. If you have a plan to come to Hokkaido in spring, it is highly recommended to hanami (sakura viewing) in Hakodate.
As Hokkaido is the biggest island in Japan and a place full of beautiful nature, there are many nice sightseeing places including date spots to have quiet time with relaxing atmosphere.
Hakodate is fascinating city located in the southern part of Hokkaido. You will enjoy visiting attractive travel spots and eating local food in Hakodate.