Visit Hokkaidō Prefecture

Hokkaido is the second largest and northernmost prefecture of Japan. It is known for its stunning natural landscapes, including mountains, forests, and lakes. Hokkaido is ideal for outdoor activities such as skiing, snowboarding, camping, hiking and more. It is also home to a variety of unique wildlife species including the red-crowned crane and Ezo deer.

The major tourist attractions in Hokkaido include the sloping ski slopes of Niseko Ski Resort, the breathtaking views from Mount Yotei volcano peak and Lake Shikotsu National Park with its glacial lakes. The city of Sapporo is also a popular destination for visitors to explore its historic sites like Sapporo Clock Tower which was built in 1878 or take part in an annual snow festival at Odori Park every February.

An interesting historical fact about Hokkaido is that it was originally inhabited by Ainu people who were hunter-gatherers from early 15th century before being colonized by Japanese settlers later on in 19th century.