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Japan Winter Special - Hokkaido

The northernmost island of Japan abundant with fresh seafood and unspoiled nature.

Lake Toya Hot Spring – The Lake View Toya Nonokaze Resort

  Private-use hot springs: Yes Rooms with private view spa: Yes With views of Nakajima Island and Mt. Yotei (also known as Hokkaido’s Mt. Fuji) across the serene lake waters, and active volcano Mt. Usu in...

Noboribetsu Hot Spring – Takinoya

Private-use hot springs: No Rooms with open-air baths: Yes Surrounded by the lush greenery of Shikotsu-Toya National Park in southwestern Hokkaido, Noboribetsu is heralded as one of the world’s most extraordinary hot spring resorts, boasting...

Sapporo Snow Festival

The festival, the biggest in scale of this kind, started in 1950, and has become one of the most popular events in winter for now. Approximately 230 snow creations and ice sculptures are exhibited...

Abashiri Ice Breaker Cruise

Abashiri is a major tourist destination in winter. Its shores by the Okhotsk sea are the southernmost point where the ocean freezes. One of the most popular attraction is the Drift Ice Sightseeing Icebreaking Ship...

Furano Ski Area

Blessed with the lightest and driest snow in Hokkaido, as well as great view of the Daisetsuzan Mountains, the Furano Ski Area attracts all levels of skiers in winter. Situated in the center of Hokkaido,...

Niseko Ski Resorts

Being called as the "St. Moritz of the Orient", Niseko has about 100 years of history as a ski town. The perfect powder snow and its long ski season which lasts until early May have...

Ski in Japan: Top 3 Hokkaido Resorts

While crisp gold and red leaves are still falling across Tokyo, it won't be long until Japan's peaks are powdered with fluffy white snow. And with the ski season starting as early as mid-November in...

Hokkaido By Rail and Car: Day 3 – Kamikawa, Sounkyo

Hokkaido, Japan's second largest island, is also referred to as the "The Big Land in the North" by the locals. Blessed with picturesque nature and bounty from the sea and land, it is a...

Bite Into Japan’s Best Burgers At Hakodate’s Lucky Pierrot

Hakodate in Hokkaido may be famous for its fresh seafood and salt-based ramen but it also boasts what has been voted as Japan's "Best Local Burger" in  a Nikkei survey. And 1.8 million customers...

Picturesque Japan: Unkai Terrace

Heaven in Hokkaido Tokyo's towering skyscrapers - not to forget about the Tokyo Skytree - might take you up high in the sky, but Hokkaido's nature takes you above the clouds. A 13 minute gondola ride in...