I recommend visiting - Hokkaido, Japan
While I love the entire country and its amazing people, Hokkaido will always hold a special place in my heart. With 20% of the land and only 5% of the population, "wild Hokkaido", it's the best place to escape the hustle and bustle of Japanese cities. The stunning scenery includes serene alpine forests, colorful wildflower fields, caldera lakes, and bubbling hot springs. Hokkaido is a year round destination with great summer hikes that turn into freshly powdered slopes in the winter. However, don't let this natural beauty overshadow its history and culture. Hokkaido's vibrant capital city, Sapporo, is home to the world renowned Sapporo brewery, a marvelous annual ice sculpture festival, and some of Japan's most delicious ramen. The recent opening of the Hokkaido Shinkansen line makes it more and accessible than ever. If you have the time I definitely recommend a trip up to Japan's northernmost island!