If you were to ask any Japanese person where to go to in Japan to savor the most delicious food, without a doubt, the answer would be Hokkaido. So, what makes the gourmet in this region so special? Well to begin with, ingredients are...
The word Hokkaido often conjures up images of a cold wintry climate in the minds of many but just what type of temperatures can visitors to Hokkaido expect? This is a question that many thinking about a trip to Hokkaido will be wondering, so let us give you the lowdown on exactly what to expect and the type of clothing and belongings to bring with you.
Hokkaido is located in the most northern region of Japan and is surrounded by the Okhotsk Sea, the Sea of Japan and the Pacific Ocean. It covers a vast 3,450km area which means that visitors to Hokkaido will be surprised by the island's geographical diversity, with each region possessing its own distinctive scenery which changes with the seasons. Hokkaido boasts huge areas of fertile land, spectacular ocean views, ancient forests and some of the finest food in Japan. Come with us on a journey to Hokkaido as we introduce you to the best ways to enjoy your time on the island.
Miho-no-matsubara and God's Road
One of Japan's three major pine groves (Miho-no-matsubara, Niji-no-matsubara [Saga prefecture], Kehi-no-matsubara [Fukui prefecture]) , it is also part of the Mt. Fuji World Heritage site entitled "Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration." Miho-no-matsubara's trees run for approximately 500 m along "God's Road," which connects Miho Shrine and the Hagoromo pine tree. Strolling along its boardwalk, one is enveloped in a sublime atmosphere. Miho Shrine is also famous for its spring cherry blossoms, and popular as a spiritual spot that creates harmony in marriage and new relationships.