Winter (December - March)
Winter in Hokkaido is heavenly for those who love snow, pure & clean nature, and a feeling of stark wilderness. At every turn, winter visitors to Hokkaido can experience stunning snow-covered landscapes, looming frozen mountains, dazzling hot springs, impeccable seafood and local cuisine, huge winter festivals and of course, some of the best powder conditions in the world for skiers and snowboarders.
Take a look at our Winter Activities page and contact us when you're ready to start building your customized itinerary. The powerful impressions you'll have of visiting Hokkaido during the winter months will last you a lifetime.
Spring (April - June)
Spring - the season of rebirth - is dramatic in Hokkaido. As winter snow and ice melt from the city streets, rolling farmland and snow-laden mountains, new shoots take their place in multi-hued greens. Bamboos stand tall, birch, spruce and oak bring forth new leaves, and tulip and iris bloom in mass. Even the fabled cherry blossoms have their day in early May, with Hakodate, Matsumae and Sapporo being well-known for their sakura hanami festivals.
There is a large variety of spring activities, with a fraction of the crowds, for those lucky enough to come. Please check-out our Spring Activities page to see what's available.
Summer (June - August)
As the only place in Japan that avoids the summer monsoon, Hokkaido's pleasant summer climate and activities attract many visitors. The main attractions during summer are the lavender fields, situated about 2 hours north of Sapporo. The rolling fields of lavender, poppies, lilies and more are a spectacle for the eyes. Visitors are also drawn by the countless hiking opportunities, pristine camping, wildlife viewing, healthy cuisine and the many other activities on offer.
Please take a look at our Summer Activities page and contact us for more information about creating a Custom-Made Tour for your trip to Hokkaido.
Fall (September - November)
The main draw for tourists in the autumn months is undeniably the foliage. A spectacular show of colors explode from Hokkaido's mountains. Countless shades of orange, red, brown and yellow mesmerize the eyes in every direction. Enjoy a lakeside BBQ, road trips. hiking & trekking, camping under starry skies, hot springs on cool nights and exquisite cuisine. Fall is a peaceful time of introspection and awe, and visitors to Hokkaido will certainly experience a calming of the heart and a sense of wabisabi, the perfection of imperfection.
Please visit our Fall Activities page for more information and contact us when you're ready to start creating an unforgettable itinerary for your trip to Hokkaido.
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