Hokkaido is Japan’s last wilderness region, boasting the nation’s greatest concentration of national parks and brimming with a wonderful abundance of flora and fauna. Hikking is an ideal activity to enjoy the high mountains, crystal lakes and wide open spaces.
Hokkaido is the northernmost island of Japan. With six national parks, the island has an abundance of beautiful flora and fauna and stunning volcanic mountain ranges. Average temperatures in August are 21°C (70°F). The cooler climate in this month is ideal for exploring the island and hiking in the mountains.
The high mountains, crystal lakes and wide open spaces of Hokkaido Island set it far apart from the hustle and bustle of southern Japan. This is Japan’s last wilderness region.
11 1/2 hours (Tokyo)
British Airways & Virgin Atlantic
The best time to travel.
A good time to travel, but there may be some factors to be aware of.
Travel is possible, but this is not the best time of year.
Travel is not recommended.
Snow or ski season.
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