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Things to do in Hokkaido 2024 | Pelago by Singapore Airlines

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Winter Wonderland 

Experience the magical winter wonderland of Hokkaido with snow activities and breathtaking landscapes.

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Immerse yourself in Hokkaido's rich culture and heritage through traditional arts, crafts, and local festivals.

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Frequently asked questions

What are some must-try foods in Hokkaido?
Hokkaido is famous for its fresh seafood, including delicious sushi and sashimi. Other must-try foods include miso ramen, Jingisukan (grilled lamb), and soft-serve ice cream made with Hokkaido milk.
What is the best time to visit Hokkaido for skiing?
The best time for skiing in Hokkaido is from December to February when the region receives abundant snowfall. Popular ski resorts like Niseko and Furano offer excellent slopes and facilities for both beginners and advanced skiers.
Are there any festivals in Hokkaido?
Yes, Hokkaido hosts several festivals throughout the year. One of the most famous is the Sapporo Snow Festival, held in February, where you can admire impressive snow sculptures. Other notable festivals include the Yosakoi Soran Festival and the Asahikawa Winter Festival.
What are some popular attractions in Hokkaido?
Hokkaido is home to many stunning attractions. Some popular ones include the Blue Pond in Biei, the Shiroi Koibito Park in Sapporo, the Otaru Canal, and the picturesque lavender fields of Furano. Nature lovers can also explore the beautiful national parks, such as Daisetsuzan and Shiretoko.
How can I travel from Tokyo to Hokkaido?
The most convenient way to travel from Tokyo to Hokkaido is by taking a domestic flight. There are multiple daily flights from Tokyo's Haneda Airport to Hokkaido's major airports, including New Chitose Airport in Sapporo. Alternatively, you can also take the Shinkansen bullet train from Tokyo to Hakodate and then transfer to a local train or bus to reach other destinations in Hokkaido.

About Hokkaido

Hokkaido is the northernmost island of Japan, known for its stunning natural landscapes and unique culture. The currency used in Hokkaido is the Japanese Yen. With its picturesque mountains, hot springs, and beautiful coastlines, Hokkaido offers a wide range of activities for travelers to enjoy. From skiing in Niseko to exploring the vibrant city of Sapporo, there is something for everyone in this diverse region.

When to visit

The best time to visit Hokkaido is during the summer months of June to August when the weather is mild and the landscapes are lush and green. This is also the time when many festivals take place, such as the famous Sapporo Summer Festival. However, Hokkaido is also known for its winter wonderland, with excellent skiing and snowboarding conditions from December to February.

The best time to visit Hokkaido is during the summer months of June to August when the weather is mild and the landscapes are lush and green. This is also the time when many festivals take place, such as the famous Sapporo Summer Festival. However, Hokkaido is also known for its winter wonderland, with excellent skiing and snowboarding conditions from December to February.
Getting around

Hokkaido has a well-developed transportation system, making it easy for travelers to get around. The most convenient way to explore the region is by renting a car, as it allows for flexibility and access to remote areas. Hokkaido also has an extensive train network, including the famous Shinkansen bullet train, which connects major cities like Sapporo, Hakodate, and Asahikawa. Buses and taxis are also available for shorter distances or when visiting more remote locations.

Hokkaido has a well-developed transportation system, making it easy for travelers to get around. The most convenient way to explore the region is by renting a car, as it allows for flexibility and access to remote areas. Hokkaido also has an extensive train network, including the famous Shinkansen bullet train, which connects major cities like Sapporo, Hakodate, and Asahikawa. Buses and taxis are also available for shorter distances or when visiting more remote locations.
Traveller tips

Pack appropriate clothing for the season you are visiting, as Hokkaido experiences distinct seasons with varying temperatures. Try the local cuisine, such as fresh seafood, ramen, and Hokkaido's famous dairy products. Don't miss the opportunity to visit an onsen (hot spring) and experience traditional Japanese bathing culture. Hokkaido is known for its wildlife, so keep an eye out for unique species like the red-crowned cranes and Ezo deer. Take advantage of Hokkaido's outdoor activities, such as hiking, skiing, and cycling, to fully immerse yourself in the region's natural beauty.

Pack appropriate clothing for the season you are visiting, as Hokkaido experiences distinct seasons with varying temperatures. Try the local cuisine, such as fresh seafood, ramen, and Hokkaido's famous dairy products. Don't miss the opportunity to visit an onsen (hot spring) and experience traditional Japanese bathing culture. Hokkaido is known for its wildlife, so keep an eye out for unique species like the red-crowned cranes and Ezo deer. Take advantage of Hokkaido's outdoor activities, such as hiking, skiing, and cycling, to fully immerse yourself in the region's natural beauty.

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