Top 10 unforgettable experience in Hokkaido

Hokkaido is known for volcanoes, natural hot springs, and ski resorts. This 2nd largest island of Japan will surprise any travelers, even in the snowy December or in the sunshine July.

Hokkaido is located in the northern Japan, being famous for its spectacular natural wild beauty, with volcanoes, hot springs and vast ski areas. This is really promising for those adventure activities lovers. In addition, cuisine in Hokkaido can easily make you addicted. Here are 10 interesting activities can not miss while travelling in Hokkaido, suggested by Skyscanner.

1. Participate in Sapporo Snow Festival

Sapporo Snow Festival is one of the most famous and fascinating festivals in Japan, held in February every year. Visitors can admire the ice sculptures crafted by skilled artists from around the world. They gather here to create the large-scale replicas of some of the world’s most notable landmarks. It is best that you experience it at night when the large ice sculptures are wonderfully lit up.

 Sapporo Snow Festival

Sapporo Snow Festival

2. Boating on Toya Lake

Boating on the beautiful calm water  of the lake Toya is a not-to-be-missed activity in Hokkaido. Outdoor activities lovers should visit the Toya lake to get breathtaking views of nature as well as its glorious sunrise or sunset. Do not worry if you do not know boating or canoeing, because there is always a professional trainer available to help and guide you.

Toya Lake

Toya Lake

3. Bathing in hot springs

Hot spring is, of course, a big attraction to visit in Hokkaido. Bathing in hot spring is an effective therapy for relaxation and for getting harmonized with nature, helping your body metabolism and blood circulation better. You will feel extremely comfortable with both body and mind. Ideally, for a memorable and unique onsen experience, we suggest that you splurge on a night’s stay in a cozy hot spring hotel. To Hokkaido, try to visit the sulfur springs in Noboribetsu-Onsen, or the hot spring villages in Hokkaido, such as Jozankei.

Bathing in hot springs

Bathing in hot springs

4. Enjoy the cuisine of Hokkaido

In Hokkaido, you can find good food almost everywhere. We are sure to say that fresh sashimi, Atka mackerel, Jingisukan (a mutton or lamb barbecue dish), Sapporo Miso ramen, can make you all addicted.

Hokkaido Ramen

Hokkaido Ramen

5. Spend a night at a ryokan in Hokkaido

If you want to learn the culture and lifestyle of Japan, you should better spend a night in the Ryokan. More than just a comfortable place to rest, this is a place for you to experience an authentic lifestyle and hospitality of the Japanese people. When renting a room, you will be offered a premium Japanese dinner.

Typical ryokan in Hokkaido

Typical ryokan in Hokkaido

6. Skiing in Niseko

Hokkaido is one of the top ski locations in the world because powdery snow quality and impressive mountain slopes. If you are a winter sports enthusiast, Niseko truly is the destination for you.

Skiing activities

Skiing activities

7. Visit and enjoy Unkai Terrace

Ukai, also known as the "sea of ​​clouds" is an impressive natural spectacle that will leave most of the people speechless. Let order a the cup of coffee and watch the whole amazing scene from high above.

Unkai Terrace

Unkai Terrace

8. Soak the middle of lavender fields in Farm Tomita

If you are travelling Hokkaido in mid-July or in August, do not forget the Farm Tomita’s Lavender fields. This is the time of blooming lavender. These beautiful lavender fields are illuminated wonderfully at night.

Beautiful lavender fields

Beautiful lavender fields

9. Take photos with clear waters in Kaminokoike

Kaminokoike is a small pond of Lake Mashu, Kiyosato. Kaminokoike pond with a depth of 5 m and 220 m wide will leave anyone in awe thanks to its crystal clear water, which you can not find anywhere.

10. Panoramic view from JR Sapporo observatory

With 160 meters high, the main JR Sapporo Observatory is ideal for getting a panoramic view of the city, especially at night, in a very shimmering landscape. The tower has a lot of bars, cafes and fashion boutiques for shopping devotees.

A view from JR Sapporo observatory

A view from JR Sapporo observatory

 

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