As the northernmost prefecture and an island on its own, you can enjoy the beauty of nature in any season in Hokkaido. Especially in the summertime of Furano city, you can enjoy the spectacular view of lavender fields. You can’t miss Sapporo city, the largest and most famous city, known for the Sapporo Snow Festival held every February. Fresh vegetables and seafood are also a must try when you are traveling to Hokkaido!
Being the fifth largest population in Japan, Sapporo is the most vibrant city in Hokkaido. Located in the westside of Hokkaido, it is famous for beer, ramen and fresh seafood such as crab. Every February, the Sapporo Snow Festival is held for one week in Sapporo, which is one of the most popular winter events in Japan. Large snow sculptures, projection mapping, snowboarding shows and tasty specialities from around the area are enjoyed during the festival, sure to delight guests of all ages.
Furano is located in the center of Hokkaido, well known for its rural landscapes and hills to go skiing or snowboarding in winter. During the summer, you can enjoy various types of flowers, the most famous one being the Lavender. Don’t miss the spectacular view of lavender fields in places like Tomita Farm. There are also other spots with picturesque views around Furano, especially the Blue Pond and the Panorama Road in Biei.