Japan - Sapporo & Hokkaido (PDF Chapter)
This is the Sapporo & Hokkaido chapter from Lonely Planet’s Japan guide-book.
Hokkaido is the Japan of wide-open spaces. There are large swathes of wilderness here, with primeval forests, tropical-blue caldera lakes, fields of alpine wildflowers and bubbling, in-the-rough hot springs. In the summer, all this draws hikers, cyclists and strollers.
- chart a path through the wilderness in Daisetsuzan National Park, Japan’s largest, nick-named the ‘rooftop of Hokkaido’
- carve fresh tracks in the famous powder of Niseko, Asia’s top ski destination
- get your urban fix in the restaurants and bars of Susukino and drink Sapporo beer straight from the source
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Sapporo, Central Hokkaido, Niseko, Otaru, Shi-kotsu-Toya National Park, Tomakomai, Hakodate, Northern Hokkaido, Asahikawa, Biei, Furano, Daisetsuzan National Park, Wakkanai, Rishiri-Rebun-Sarobetsu National Park, Eastern Hokkaido, Abashiri, Shari, Shiretoko National Park, Akan National Park, Kushiro, Kushiro-shitsugen Na-tional Park, Tokachi.
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