Hokkaido is vast in size, so it is sometimes divided into four areas and the downtown Sapporo for convenience. The Central Area includes Sapporo, the biggest city in Hokkaido. Even though the region has the largest city close by, it also has idyllic hill zones only 90 minutes drive away by car. Nature blends beautifully with the city function and the area is full of excitement and many leisure activities including shopping.
Hokkaido is considered to be one of the best places to view fall foliage mainly due to its immense scale, making autumn the best season to visit. You can observe beautiful fall foliage along the stream from the hot spring street in Jozankei area. Futami suspension bridge is one of the popular spots you will pass along the way. Looking down at the stunning fall colors from the top of the mountain is an extraordinary experience, a privilege given to those going up by cable car.
There are hot springs where you can stop by to rest your tired feet. Enjoying the fall leaves while taking a hot spring is also one of the most exquisite things you can do here.