In Japan, beer originated from Hokkaido and Sapporo is Japan’s oldest beer brand, founded and brewed in 1876. Located in a beautiful old red brick brewery from the early Meiji period, the Sapporo Beer Museum and Sapporo Biergarten are two must-see places in Sapporo.
Kawayu Onsen | Hokkaido Travel Guide
Kawayu Onsen is a resort of hot springs in the middle of Akan National Park in Hokkaido. It is a good place to stay if you want to discover the natural bounty of the surrounding park.
Sapporo and Moerenuma Park | Hokkaido Travel Guide
Sapporo is the capital of Hokkaido, Japan’s northernmost island. The Moerenuma Park was designed by the world-famous sculptor Isamu Noguchi.
Noboribetsu Area | Hokkaido Travel Guide
The area around Noboribetsu is best known for its mineral-rich hot spring area, but there are other attractions in the region as well. Learn more about this attractive part of Hokkaido.
Niseko Ski Resort | Hokkaido Travel Guide
Niseko is located a two-hour drive away from Hokkaido’s main airport New Chitose, and it is a much-loved destination for winter sports from late November until early May.
Asahikawa Area | Hokkaido Travel Guide
Asahikawa is the second-largest city in Hokkaido. Early February each year the Ashikawa Winter Festival is held here, but there are more reasons to visit this cool city.
Nemuro | Hokkaido Travel Guide
Nemuro, a small provincial city of 31,000 people, is the easternmost city in Japan. But Nemuro’s main attraction is the nature around it: the lush forests, lakes, marshes and swamps, and the beautiful coastal scenery.
Akan Mashu National Park | Hokkaido Travel Guide
The Akan Mashu area was formed by volcanic activity around 6000 years ago. Akan Mashu National Park is especially known for its 3 beautiful lakes; Lake Akan, Lake Mashu, and Lake Kussharo.
Kushiro, Tsurui, Tokachi | Hokkaido Travel Guide
Kushiro is the largest city on the sparsely-populated eastern side of Hokkaido. The area is a treasure trove for those who love nature and gourmet food.
Shiretoko and Abashiri | Hokkaido Travel Guide
Shiretoko in Hokkaido is a real nature paradise. You can enjoy hiking, fishing, hunting, an ice breaker boat, and a drift ice walk. Birding in winter is also a special experience.
Historical Village of Hokkaido | Hokkaido Travel Guide
The Historical Village of Hokkaido is an open-air museum in Sapporo with buildings from the Meiji and Taisho periods, during which Hokkaido developed rapidly.
Hakodate | Hokkaido Travel Guide
Hakodate is well-loved by domestic tourists but often overlooked by foreign tourists which makes it a hidden gem. If you like green cities surrounded by beautiful nature, then Hakodate is a great place to visit.
Furano and Biei | Hokkaido Travel Guide
Furano and Biei are located next to each other and are usually visited in one trip. Most people discover the area on a 4-5 day summer trip, and marvel at the colorful beauty of all the flowers.
Otaru | Hokkaido Travel Guide
Otaru makes for a great day trip from Sapporo, or a nice stop along the way for those traveling to ski resort Niseko. The glassworks shops, coffee shops, restaurants, and shops are located in traditional buildings.