Hokkaido is really unlike the rest of Japan
With vast lands of flower fields, mountainous landscapes with weaving roads cutting though and alongside the majestic green slopes and flanked by pristine waters rich with the abundance of the sea all year round. Hokkaido in many aspects is younger than mainland Japan and this allows its God-given attractions to bloom and blossom naturally, drawing visitors near and far.
In the winter, Hokkaido undergoes a complete transformation as everything becomes coated in a sheen of whiteness and even the types of attractions change from hiking to skiing for example.
When I visited Sapporo, Hokkaido for the first time this June 2016, it was summer and we encountered its sunniest days as well as its wettest. Here's a quick video of my recent family vacay.
*Best to watch on desktop as it's not viewable on mobile.
Accommodation: Khaosan Sapporo International Hostel
Flight to and from New Chitose Airport: AirAsia X (link)
Car rental: Toyota Rental
Stay tune for my upcoming blog posts about my itinerary, accommodation, where to eat and what to do.