Hokkaido is an outdoor-lover’s dream. It’s known best as a northern destination for winter sports and world-class slopes. But Japan’s second largest and least developed island is an ideal summer getaway as well.
This isn’t a secret, many Japanese visitors flock here to appreciate its alpine landscapes and escape the humidity and high temperatures the rest of the country endures.
Long weekend in Hokkaido
We had a long, four-day weekend to uncover the island’s natural treasures. Since it wasn’t enough time to explore the whole island, we focused our efforts on central Hokkaido’s lakes, hot springs, mountains, and farms.