Introducing Northern Hokkaidō
Northern Hokkaidō (道北; Dō-hoku) is where the majestic grandeur of the natural world takes over. Southeast of Asahikawa, the second-largest city on the island, Daisetsuzan National Park is a raw virgin landscape of enormous proportions. West of Wakkanai, in the shadow of Siberia, Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park is a dramatic island-scape famous for its wildflowers. And, in case you still need a few reminders of human settlement, Furano is one of Hokkaidō's most famous ski resorts, and home to one of the world's only belly-button appreciation festivals!
Japan Winter Festivals
Be entranced by winter in Japan. Experience the sensational Sapporo Snow Festival, be awestruck by the size of the snow sculptures at Asahikawa and watch the soft lantern light cast its magic over festival-goers in Otaru.