Hokkaido tour packages & holidays
Hokkaido as a tour and holiday destination
Hokkaido is the second largest island in Japan. It is one of the favorite places people go during the summers because of its nice, temperate weather. It is a nice place to travel to during the holiday season, especially during the summer and in winter. Hokkaido is Japan's special northern treat for everyone. Most tourists will stop over to Tokyo or Osaka first before traveling to Hokkaido. Sapporo, its prefecture capital is the gateway to the island.
Things to do in Hokkaido
Hokkaido's major attraction is its numerous and huge national parks. It is virtually untouched by modernization and provides tourist a glimpse of the natural environment in Japan. Other famous destinations are hot springs, flower gardens, hiking spots and skiing resorts. Hokkaido's delicacy is its seafood cuisine. King crabs, oysters, scallops and sushi are popular favorites for both local and foreign tourists. Another exotic dish in Hokkaido is its sea urchin dish, which is regarded as one of the famous food ingredient in the world. Tourist must never forget to taste Hokkaido's miso ramen noodles. Shoppers can be easily satisfied in Sapporo. A number of department stores, malls and streets lined with shops can be easily accessed. Tourists will not have a hard time buying souvenirs.
Best time to visit Hokkaido
The unique Japanese nightlife can be easily experience in Hokkaido, in the entertainment district of Susukino. It is filled to the brim of bars, night clubs, karaoke clubs and hotels. It is a haven for people wanting to live life to its fullest after the day if over. Hokkaido is a nice place to retreat during the summer season, where temperature in the rest of Japan, especially in Tokyo can reach up to 41C. Hokkaido is also a favorite travel destination during winter, mainly because of its wonderful skiing resorts and its wonderful snow festivals which is a sight to see.
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