The Best of Hokkaido, Japan

Hokkaido is Japan’s land of abundant nature and national parks. For avid skiers, Hokkaido’s slopes are hailed as the Japanese equivalent to the Alps. For hikers, climbers, and campers, summertime in Hokkaido is all wildflowers, green meadows, and starlit nights.

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Niseko, Abuta District, Hokkaido, Japan
In Niseko, mountain ranges, lakes, wildlife, and volcanoes—including the dormant Fuji doppelganger Mount Yotei—are the main attraction. The area is known for fresh powder skiing and snowboarding, which is best followed by a soak in Niseko’s traditional Japanese hot springs, called onsen. In summer, the region is popular for its farms, jam making, and whitewater river rafting.
Japan, 〒064-0805 Hokkaidō, Sapporo-shi, Chūō-ku, Minami 5 Jōnishi, 3 Chome, 南5条西3丁目
Enter Ramen Alley near Susukino station and shoulder up to the counter at Aji No Karyu. This small shop seats about 20 and serves up Sapporo-style miso ramen, distinct for the addition of a large slice of butter combined with the thin slices of chashu beef and corn.
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