To understand why so may vacationers choose Hokkaido as their holiday destination ensure you take the time to fully explore the wider area. If your schedule allows it, head 11 miles (18 kilometers) where you'll find Abashiri. Here you can check out the Okhotsk Ryuhyo Museum and Museum of Northern Peoples.
Spend a day in the fresh air and sunshine and enjoy Hokkaido's popular open-air museums, farms and gardens. If it starts raining cats and dogs, don't panic, Hokkaido offers plenty of indoor history museums, nature museums and indoor markets, guaranteed to keep you happily occupied.
Enjoy an experience you'll remember forever while you are in this region. Connect with the daredevil within and try hot air ballooning! Travelers in search of action, adrenaline and adventure should get their heart pumping by signing up for a mountain climbing or hiking adventure.
Local food is an integral part of any culture and a wonderful way to get to know a region. Sea urchin and squid are some of the key ingredients. Follow the hungry locals and enjoy ishikari nabe (salmon and vegetable stew) or ruibe (sliced raw salmon).
As your adventures here draw to a close, spend your last yen on last-minute keepsakes and bid a fond Sayōnara (farewell) to the interesting characters you've met and the spots you've been.