Hokkaido is the northern island of Japan, historically known as “Ezo” meaning wild area.  It is the last frontier in Japan: it remained virtually undeveloped till 150 years ago. With its great food and abundant nature, Hokkaido is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan.

Some of the highlights for June (aside from Sapporo) may be

  • Shiretoko – recognized as world heritage
  • Niseko– hiking, golf, rafting (the photo below is beloved Mt. Yotei, not Mt. Fuji)