Hokkaido is an island in the northernmost of Japan; this beautiful region is the 21st largest island in the world. What really adds to the majesty of the place is the fact there are so many attractions of Hokkaido to enjoy including, four distinctive seasons which showcase the untouched majestic nature of the place, as well as plenty of great food to enjoy. Each season has its different characteristics, offering various scenery, activities and food.
There are six national parks protected and run by the government in Hokkaido. Shikotsu-Toya National Park in the Central Area. Daisetsuzan National Park and Rishiri-Rebun Sarobetsu National Park in the Northern Area. Akan National Park, Kushiro Wetlands National Park and Shiretoko National Park, which is also registered as one of the World Natural Heritage sites in the Eastern Area. Each national park is jam packed with stunning scenery that will truly blow your mind. Of course you can’t go Hokkaido in the winter without hitting the slopes too, enjoy skiing, snowboarding and other attractions, you can even enjoy a drift ice watching tour that you can only experience in winter in Hokkaido.
One of the main attractions of Hokkaido is the fact that it is blessed with a rich feast of delicacies: ramen noodles, Genghis khan mutton barbecue, fresh seafood including crabs, delicious agri- and farm products, dairy confectionaries, etc. There are a plethora of restaurants to enjoy to sample these fine delicacies, you are a truly spoilt for choice. Hokkaido fosters its old unique traditional culture even today and it is sure to impress you in so many ways. Japanese people are proud of the big island, where nature blends in with people’s lives so well. So make sure you take time to visit this unique and special place.