Japan Travel Guide
The Yamasa Institute
Edited by: Declan Murphy
Favorite Hokkaido moments...
Best ways to get there
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|Sapporo Snow Festival|
The largest city and gateway is Sapporo, bustling and always busy, but a lot more laid back and relaxed than many of the cities in the south. Only 5% of the population of Japan live up here, and relaxation is the major attraction for most of the tourists. As a former Olympic city (1972) the city offers much to see and do, from taking in the history, Sapporo beer, and museums, as well as the nightlife of Susukino. Sapporo is also a useful hub for travelling around the island, and also has excellent ski fields closeby including Sapporo Teine, and Sapporo Kokusai.
|Hokkaido Brown Bears|
A bit of an outdoor activities paradise, Hokkaido has excellent trekking and hiking, as well as good opportunities for white water rafting, climbing and fishing. If you aren't good at skiing or snowboarding, there are many other winter sports possibilities available ranging from snowshoeing to snow mobiles, or using the frozen lakes for ice fishing and ice boats. Hokkaido has several active volcanoes and a geyser, so for recuperating or for a more relaxed stay you can enjoy many wonderful hot springs to soak in including many outdoor onsen.
|Mount Komagatake, a volcano in Onuma Quasi-National Park (Onuma Koen)|
Study in Hokkaido - It is now possible to study
Japanese in Sapporo either during the Sapporo Summer
or Sapporo Winter Japanese Courses, including Study Tours.
Click here for more information regarding studying Japanese in Sapporo.
Tours - The Japan Discovery Tours visit Hokkaido.
Click here for more information regarding when Discovery visits this destination.
Photographs and contributions
|Okurayama Ski Jump - Nordic events|
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