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Guide to Hokkaido: from Sapporo to Hakodate

Guide to Hokkaido: from Sapporo to Hakodate

Discover how to spend a week in the northernmost of Japan’s four main islands in our guide to Hokkaido, from Sapporo to Hakodate.

Hokkaido for all seasons

Hokkaido holds particular appeal for travellers in the northern winter, but its stunning lakes, hiking trails and hot springs, make it a great year-round destination

Japan's best snowcations

Japan can offer more than perfect powder snow, with temples, tradition and hot springs par for the course

In the Fridge

Rusutsu is the largest ski resort on Japan’s northernmost island, Hokkaido