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 famous as “Hot Spring Kingdom,” and different types of hot spring baths are available, ranging from huge hot spring facilities among modern buildings to outdoor hot spring baths in mountains. The number of hot spring fans in other countries has been increasing recently, and Hokkaido is a fascinating place for those fans. Plenty of hot water springing up from the majestic nature is a great appeal of Hokkaido. Once you soak yourself into a hot spring bath, you’ll feel the large scale of Hokkaido as well as experiencing the Japanese culture.