What Makes Hokkaido a Superb Travel Destination & How HNT Won a Prestigious International Travel Award
Dear friends of HNT,
This year brought about some great news for HNT: We have been awarded the Best Tour Operator in Hokkaido 2018 by the British Travel & Hospitality Awards!
Thank you to all our staff, guides, guests and friends for the inspiration with which we dedicate ourselves to being the best tour company in Hokkaido. The award comes as a reflection of the hard work and dedication, of our superb staff and team of nature guides, and the strong connections we continue foster with local communities through tourism at this great island destination.
Hokkaido has given us the joy of nature, of all four seasons – each in their own perfection - and we can’t be more grateful! It allows us to travel all year round and enjoy the copious amounts of snow, the cherry blossoms of spring, the warm and bountiful summer, and the foliage and harvests of fall. The seasons flow one into to the next, revealing in layers the magic of Hokkaido.
Hokkaido can be broken down into 5 regions: Sapporo & Otaru, Southern, Central, Eastern & Northern Hokkaido, and each region offers pristine nature and growing tourism.
A massive variety of activities around the island allows us to deliver exceptional tours created completely around guest preferences. Looking at a sample 7-day winter tour, activities include snowshoeing, dogsledding, ice fishing, drift ice walking and wildlife watching, scenic drives, culture and art, DIY workshops, Japanese gourmet and hospitality and more. We try to create tours that we ourselves would love to go on!
Hokkaido has so much to offer: Great nature and the Japanese seeking of perfection bring out the best features of every destination. Be it Stellar Sea Eagle spotting aboard an ice-breaker in the remote UNESCO Shiretoko Peninsula, a mozzarella workshop at a dairy farm which wins world cheese awards for 16 years straight, or guided multi-day trekking in Japan’s largest national park, Daisetsuzan National Park.
Hokkaido’s awesome places are quite spread out from each other which makes Hokkaido a heaven for road trips. We are constantly researching and out in the fields, exploring new destinations, so make sure to stay updated about our latest happenings via our HNT Facebook and Instagram accounts.
Here, life is constant adventure and exploration.
Come and share our joy!
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