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We went to Hokkaido in the best of winter, and everywhere was white and beautiful.

Backpacking from the southeast of Kushiro City, we made our way through Akan-ko, Sounkyo, Asahikawa, Noboribetsu Onsen and then finally Sapporo, in time for the Yuki Matsuri (Snow Festival).

Hokkaido is a big island separated from the mainland by the Tsugaru Kaikyo Straits and life's pace is slower there than most major cities. It seems like such an unlikely place for anyone visiting Japan to consider, even my friends living in Japan had never been to Hokkaido ever.

Yet, it is a great place for anyone who love nature, outdoor sports and beautiful vast landscapes. A great place to get away from it all.

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  • In a nutshell:Hokkaido is one of Japan's "Off the Beaten Track"
  • Last visit to Hokkaido: Feb 1999
  • Intro Updated Jan 3, 2003
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  • y_lyn's Profile Photo
    Apr 24, 2007 at 1:25 AM

    Hi Naruto! My favourite anime character... You've got great tips here! ~ Lyn

  • DarkRay's Profile Photo
    Apr 24, 2006 at 12:59 PM

    Fascinating pages about a fascinating city. Great writeups! :-)

  • bpacker's Profile Photo
    Mar 22, 2006 at 8:21 PM

    You're right, Akan-ko Lake is really beautiful. Am considering backpacking here, btw. Victoria Concert Hall In the Snow Fest! Cooool!

  • jckim's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2006 at 9:33 AM

    Really nice Hokkaido Page. it is my favorite destination of Japan. Your name " naruto "was my son's TV series mania!

  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Dec 17, 2005 at 1:24 PM

    very nive page from hokkaido. greetings from another "off the beaten track" fan :o)

  • SanguiniA's Profile Photo
    Nov 24, 2005 at 2:56 AM

    I would really like to visit this place someday. Really enjoyed reading your pages & travelogues. Great work!

  • flying_dolphin7's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2005 at 2:05 AM

    HI, Interesting page and nice photos. Do you catch any photo of Lavender at Hokaido? Cheers,,,

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Jul 5, 2005 at 9:58 AM

    Cool page!

  • kenmerk's Profile Photo
    Dec 3, 2003 at 5:16 AM

    Samukatta so !! Hey nice Otaru picture, Naruto... I had the chance to visit there a long time ago.... Cheers...

  • Diplomat's Profile Photo
    Nov 29, 2003 at 11:20 PM

    Would like to visit Hokkaido!! Cheers from Finland!


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