Guiding your trip to new adventures in Japan
Traverse powerful landscapes and explore
Hokkaido's cultural depth
Japan's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido is also its largest.
Hokkaido's vast, sweeping landscapes and cultural history will provide visitors with a deeper understanding of Japan's varied diasporas.
Outdoor adventures, scenic wintertime excursions and meaningful experiences
with Japan's indigenous people are just a few of the reasons Hokkaido is such a wonderful destination.
Experience vast natural beauty like never before
Japan's nature is world-renowned and, as Japan's largest prefecture, Hokkaido is home to a compelling world of breathtaking beauty. Through ocean adventures or exploring natural environments and primeval forests on awe-inspiring hikes, Hokkaido will not disappoint the adventurous traveler.
Learn firsthand about Hokkaido's unique culture and history
Steeped in Japanese historical significance, Hokkaido is a hotspot for cultural discovery. This includes Zen meditation tutorials that give visitors and enhanced understanding of mindfulness, as well as a wealth of experiences focused on the Ainu indigenous peoples and their traditions. Both experiences provide fascinating insights into how Hokkaido has been shaped over the centuries. Also, the annual Sapporo Snow Festival was originally founded in the 1950s, and through an incredible display of ice sculptures and wintertime delights, it remains one of Hokkaido's greatest cultural attractions.
Wintertime experiences to invigorate and refresh
Hokkaido's northern location makes it a snowy wonderland during the winter months. Visitors here can enjoy world-class powder on epic ski and snowboarding slopes, while volcanic and rugged terrain provides once-in-a-lifetime encounters with stunning flora and fauna. Afterwards, a proper soak in natural hot springs will revitalize travelers after a long day of travel.
Hokkaido in the News
Hokkaido adventures: Exploring Japan’s great northern treasure
Rugged, beautiful, untamed and steeped in a unique culture, the island of Hokkaido in north Japan has emerged as an incredible destination for lovers of travel, adventure and the great outdoors. In the winter, it can be snow-bound and wild, perfect for skiing and bathing in natural onsen, while the summer months are suited to hiking mountains and wading through stunning kaleidoscopic fields of colourful flowers.
Discover Japan: Due North and Into the Wild
The northernmost of Japan’s four main islands, Hokkaido is known for its pristine natural landscapes and hosts six of the country’s 34 national parks, ensuring the further preservation of its flora and fauna.
Reconnect with Healing Nature in the Stunning Mountains of Japan
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In the heart of Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island, sits its largest national park. Daisetsuzan is also known among Hokkaido’s indigenous people as Kamui Mintara – the Playground of the Gods – and it’s easy to see why: a scattering of mountain peaks stretch into the skies, dotted with mirror-smooth lakes, steaming hot springs, majestic waterfalls, and marshlands teeming with rare plants and wildlife.
Hokkaido's vast, sweeping landscapes and cultural history will provide visitors with a deeper understanding of Japan's varied diasporas. Outdoor adventures, scenic wintertime excursions and meaningful experiences with Japan's indigenous people are just a few of the reasons Hokkaido is such a wonderful destination.