Go to Hokkaido in Japan
Hokkaido in Japan is a unique and breath taking place in the world. On this island you have a
chance to see whales, bears and the amazing sea eagle. You can take
breathtaking walks through remote nature reserves with mountains and
waterfalls. This is one of our favorite Bucket
list destinations in the world.
Hokkaido is the second largest island in Japan and is located in the most northern part of the country. It has for its size (area: 83.454 km²) very few inhabitants, only six million. Yet there is plenty to do. It has many areas of great natural beauty. The Daisetsu-zan National Park; home to rare flora and fauna. And the Shikotsu-Toya National Park, with its magical volcanoes and lakes. There are also plenty of hot springs (onsen) in places such as Noboribetsu, Jozan kei and Sounkyo. Onsen are the place to be if you like to relax and enjoy the Japanese-style bathing in hot spring water.
is the place to be for ski enthusiasts in Japan. More than 800
hectares of ski area can be found here. The nightlife is also
perfectly attuned, you have plenty of places where you can relax with
a Sapporo beer. Every year thousands of foreign tourists travel to
Niseko to enjoy the soft snow and high slopes. The Japanese
themselves are also big fans of Niseko, many Japanese have their
second home in this ski area.
to get thereHokkaido
is accessible by plane, boat and train. With our current climate crisis we recommend to travel by train. Take the JR Tohoku/Hokkaido Shinkansen from Tokyo to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto (4 hours) and transfer to the Hokuto limited express to Sapporo (3.5 hours). The entire one way trip costs around 27,000 yen (280 usd) and takes around eight hours. It is fully covered by the Japan Rail Pass and JR East South Hokkaido Rail Pass and it's an amazing journey.
time to visitHokkaido
is an island of extremes: in the summer it is warm and green, but in
winter Hokkaido is very cold and white. Especially in the north of
Hokkaido it can snow heavily and even the sea freezes during winter.
In summer it is very pleasant to be here because of the low humidity,
while in the rest of Japan the rainy season arrives. Hokkaido has no
problems with typhoons. From September to October, Hokkaido is
immersed in all colors of the rainbow because of Autumn. Clickhere for the average weather in Hokkaido.
you are looking for an amazing place to stay on this island and you
are not on a budget we recommend the Lake Shikotsu Tsuruga Resort Spa
Mizu no Uta.The hotel itself is beautiful and the location next to
lake Shikotsu is super quiet and peaceful. The onsen experience was
incredible! A super spacious place with plenty of options to bath. It
has three indoor onsen baths and a beautiful outdoor onsen. You will
never want to leave this place. On booking.com they get an average rating of 9.2 and you can book it here.