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.
During summer time, you can enjoy driving to the foothills filed with beautiful flora, or go trekking to the mountains and enjoy alpine plants only seen in Hokkaido. What is appealing about Hokkaido is not just the specious land, but also its fascinating scenery. you may call it an art work created by rich nature. From the hills decorated with various colorful flowers to natural wonders that makes you feel as if time had stopped a long time ago, fantastic hills veiled in the morning haze, and a breathtaking sunset over the shoreline.