Wonderful Places to Discover in Hokkaido Island

Far away from tremendous cities like Tokyo and Osaka, wonders of nature are everywhere on Hokkaido. Come to visit an unaltered Japan gifted by Mother Earth.

Located on the extreme north, Hokkaido is the second-largest island of the archipelago. Yet, due to its geographical position, most of Japanese people are not well aware of what kind of things they can find over there. It may not be internationally renowned like Kyoto but there are in fact so many places to discover in Hokkaido Island. This is a shame since it counts so many breathtaking landscapes to see and original activities to do. In addition, we often hear that Hokkaido people are the most welcoming and friendly that you better consider going to have a look for yourself soon.


The Fuji of Hokkaido, Mount Yotei

If we wouldn’t tell you, you may probably think of Mount Fuji by looking at the picture on the left. In fact, you are not totally wrong technically. Overlooking Niseko stands the Mount Yotei which used to be called Ezo Fuji in the past.  What Ezo mean? It is just the previous name of Hokkaido. And no need to explain the obvious similar aspect with Japan’s most emblematic mountain. 

Nowadays, with the great leap of the tourism industry in the region, Mount Yotei became the figurehead of Hokkaido and each year, more and more tourists come to admire its incredible view and doing some ski around during winter. 

Both of the snowy landscape and the picturesque scenery on the flower fields deserve to be seen so you can come whenever you want all year round. Furthermore, The lovely town of Niseko is located right at the foot of Mount Yotei making it easy to access from Chitose Airport.

A lot of Snow in the Winter, Pure and crystal Springs all-over

Hokkaido gets its own climate which is totally different than Japan’s other main islands. You better be prepared since it can be quite cold in winter with a lot of snow falling down. On another hand, this is the only area in Japan who is not affected by the rainy season. Summer is not too hot, just the perfect temperature to spend pleasant holidays. 

Snow keeps melting during the warm period so there is a lot of wonderful natural springs everywhere on the island to refresh your mind. Don’t forget to also taste the delicious and pure water which is the source of pride for the island.


Landscape from Another world: Noribetsu Hell Valley

In the south part of Hokkaido, right behind the Hot Spring Resort of the same name lies this astonishing natural park where magic from magmatic activity takes place. 

The blend of this awe-inspiring decor full of smoke crossed with stifling sulfur really gives you the feeling you are not traveling on earth anymore. This is literally a short trip to the gateway of hell. Yet, know that in Japan, even Hell brings good things. You will soon realize it once you would have tried the silky hot springs of the region.

Unmissable Spectacle of Nature

If you are a nature lover, you cannot ignore that flora in Japan is famous to be hugely well preserved. It counts a large number of different and unique species. You can have a taste by observing the wide plain of the northernmost island filled with high-colored flowers. 

These pastoral fields immerse the traveler in the immensity of bright tulip, azalea, lily of the valley, sun-flower and much more. Come to let yourself on the way to introspection and relaxation.


Drift Ice on Silent Shore

North is generally depicted with fir trees, snow or ice and Hokkaido is no exception to the rule. Among the most unique places to discover in Hokkaido island, we recommend you to visit a silent sand-beach with nobody in the vicinity. You will be fascinated by the drift ice that sea slowly brought from far away. 

To make your excursion in these heavenly and remote sea banks even better, don’t forget to warm-up your body in the nearby onsen at the end of the day.

There is plenty of other splendid places to discover in Hokkaido. If you are looking for some recommendations, please contact us. Also, if you would like to benefit our Services, feel free to Request an Invitation. 

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