Hokkaido is the second largest island of Japan. It is a renowned tourist destination that hosts some greatest winter festivals and summer matsuri. In addition, Hokkaido is quite famous for furano lavender gardens, biei flower gardens, national parks, mountains, lakes, unspoiled nature, wildlife, summer hiking trails, autumn foliage, the last sakura viewing, new year sunrise, fresh seafood, and ramen.

Hakodate night view from Mount Hakodate. Photo Credit: Richard at Flickr.

If you are adventurous and like to take challenge then Hokkaido’s attractive hiking trails would give you endless pleasure and discoveries. You are suggested here to discover Hokkaido’s seasonal beauty, winter festivals, local delicacies, flower fields, wildlife and top tourist attractions.

  • Region: Hokkaido
  • Prefecture: Hokkaido
  • Largest city: Sapporo
  • Area: 83,453.57 km2

Hokkaido Winter Itinerary | Travel Plan 2017

Are you going to take a trip to Hokkaido this winter? Have you begun planning your trip? Don’t panic if you have not started planning the trip yet. Let me introduce you a simple recommended itinerary for your Hokkaido trip ...
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Winter Travel Packing List for Hokkaido, Japan

Are you prepared for Hokkaido’s cold weather? Here I make a very simple packing list for a trip to Hokkaido for this year winter. Visiting Hokkaido in winter could be challenging as the weather there is awfully cold. If snow ...
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One Day in Sapporo Itinerary

Are you thinking of visiting Sapporo? Not for a few days but only for ONE Day! Lately I have been asked so many times by many potential Sapporo visitors about how to spend a day in Sapporo. I don’t think ...
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Hokkaido Autumn Itinerary | Travel Plan 2016

Many people think and say that Hokkaido’s autumn foliage is not as awesome as Kyoto. Practically, it is wrong and you should ignore them who say such a thing which could even mislead you from experiencing a great holiday to ...
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Sapporo Autumn Fest 2016 | Visit Sapporo

Sapporo city never sleeps! You can feel this atmosphere right in the center of downtown Sapporo all year round. It hosts some of the most entertaining & eye-catching annual festivals of Hokkaido such as the World’s greatest Snow Festival (Sapporo ...
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10 Best Things to do in Kushiro, Hokkaido

The world greatest Kushiro Marsh is right there in Kushiro, in which the real wildlife of Hokkaido can be found. The graceful bird “Red-crowned crane” is the mystic treasure in this area. Hokkaido is greatly renowned for diverse nature, wildlife, ...
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10 Best Things to Do in Wakkanai | Visit Hokkaido

Do you know the things you could do and see in Wakkanai? Sometimes it is ignored by many tourists who actually just come here to take the ferry to the Rishiri Island and Rebun Island. A day trip to Wakkanaki ...
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10 Best Places to see Autumn Leaves in Hokkaido

Hokkaido’s autumn foliage is simply awesome. In the fall, all across the Hokkaido region, the leaves turn from green to a vivid palate of fall yellows, organs and reds. There are many places on this island that are great to ...
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Autumn Leaves in Hokkaido | Japan Fall Season 2016

In Hokkaido, when fall season rolls in - you are requested not to fall back. Yes - you stay right there, I have got to tell you something very important. Can you just imagine a view of colorful fall foliage ...
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Sapporo Lilac Festival 2017 | Hokkaido Spring

Sapporo lilac festival has become one of my favorite yearly events to celebrate during spring in Hokkaido. People here actually get mad living in the cold winter months from early-December to April. The weather in Sapporo city gets warmer in ...
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Hokkaido Spring Itinerary | Travel Plan 2016

Lately, I have been asked to make a suggested itinerary for those who are willing to visit Hokkaido in spring. I know it is not a big deal for me to do, but certainly for you. Visiting Hokkaido has always ...
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Takinoue Park Shibazakura Festival 2017

Shibazakura is not a rare flower in Hokkaido. There are some places which are only famous for this beautiful flower and one of them is called Takinoue Park. It is a paradise of Shibazakura (pink moss phloxes) that hosts a ...
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Hokkaido Summer Itinerary | Travel Plan 2016

If you are planning to visit Hokkaido during lavender season in summer and looking for suggested itinerary then you have come to the right place. Summer and winter seasons attract millions of Hokkaido travel enthusiasts who actually think themselves as ...
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10 Beautiful Flower Farms to Visit in Furano and Biei

If you are to visit Furano and Biei for their picturesque lavender and other flowers fields during summer season then you have got to familiar with them first. It is true that summer attracts millions of tourists in Furano and ...
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Shikisai no Oka in Biei | Hokkaido Flower Season

Impressive landscapes of Shikisai no Oka could make you thrill as you take each step into this beautiful panoramic flower garden. Shikisai no Oka simply means the Hills of Seasonal Colors and it is located in picturesque Biei town. This ...
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10 Best Things to Do during Spring in Hokkaido

Only Hokkaido’s summer and winter seasons offer plenty of things to do on this island. No, that’s not true, it is a lie! Have you forgotten the king of all season - spring? If you think that’s true and only ...
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12 Best Things to Do in Nemuro, Hokkaido

What are the best things to do in Nemuro? If you are curious to know them all then please keep reading. Nemuro is the easternmost city of Japan, located in Hokkaido region and mostly famous for watching the sunrise, fresh ...
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Kamiyubetsu Tulip Park | Tulip Fair 2017

Kamiyubetsu Tulip Park is a spring wonderland filled with tons of different kinds of tulips. It hosts the famous Kamiyubetsu tulip fair every year from May 1 to early June. Cherry blossom viewing in Japan is the ultimate spring experience ...
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Asahikawa Winter Festival 2017

Visiting Asahikawa Winter Festival is a must thing do for every visitor who wishes to travel to Asahikawa in winter season. It is the most visited winter event after the Sapporo Snow Festival of Hokkaido. Asahikawa city is blessed with ...
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Otaru Snow Light Path Festival 2017

Otaru Snow Light Path Festival (Otaru Yuki Akari no Michi) is the iconic winter event in Otaru city that usually held during the harsh winter month of February. It has a special atmosphere which is quite distinctive than the legendary ...
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What to Wear During Winter in Hokkaido

How to dress right and enjoy the winter in Hokkaido? It gets very cold there in the winter months (December - February). It does not mean people there stay inside their houses and watch TV all day long till they ...
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Best Scenic Byways in Hokkaido

Hokkaido's top six scenic byways (drives) are getting through its golden era. Nowadays, many visitors of Hokkaido are more tend to have a leisurely trip. That means they start feeling sick of rushing or hurrying trips elsewhere Hokkaido. They just ...
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101 Best Things to Do in Hokkaido

Hokkaido is an amazing place where over hundreds of best things to do and see or even more. I have decided to reveal only 101 best and most amazing things you could do when you take a visit to this ...
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Sunflower Field in Hokuryu (Himawari no Sato)

Viewing sunflower field in a little town called Hokuryu is a must thing to do for tourists who visit Hokkaido in summer. I am not a resident of Hokuryu but I am proud of being part of this city, of ...
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Top Things to Do in Furano | Visit Hokkaido

Furano is a small town in the center of Hokkaido. It is a beautiful city that sparkles all year round showing its awesome seasonal beauty. Can you imagine that, in summer, Furano becomes one of the top visited tourists spot ...
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Lavender Season in Hokkaido | Visit Furano and Biei

Hokkaido, the second largest island of Japan is very famous for its lavender season. Usually this season starts in late June in summer. Unlike cherry blossom season that stays less than a week at a particular hanami spot, lavender season ...
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Sapporo Snow Festival (Yuki Matsuri) 2017

Sapporo Snow Festival (Sapporo Yuki Matsuri) is one of the most popular Japanese yearly snow festivals that takes place in winter season. Are you ready to see beautiful ice sculptures in Sapporo? Remember, approximately two million people visit this widely ...
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Japanese Crane (Red-crowned Crane) in Hokkaido

Japanese crane or Tancho is a graceful endangered bird, mostly found in Hokkaido region, Japan. In many countries Japanese cranes are also known as Red-crowned cranes while Manchurian people recognize it as Manchurian crane as well. Are you curious why ...
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