Hokkaido is known for rich nature. Flowers such as Lavenders of Furano and Sunflowers of Hokuryu and wetlands such as Kushiro-shitsugen wetland and Sarobetsu plain and beautiful sceneries of the sea such as Kiritappu and Shakotan Peninsula and isolated islands such as Rebun island and Yagishiri island and unique topography such as Nemuro and Cape Soya are famous. Hokkaido has many other good natural sights, too. See those by all means! A list is here.
Hokkaido is called "Treasure Chest of Foods". Vegetables such as potatoes and onions harvested in all Hokkaido and seafood such as scallops, sea urchins and fishes caught along coastal regions and meats such as beef, pork and chicken are famous for tasty foods. I often discover unusual foods and tasty foods at places that I visit. I recommend that visitos eat fresh foods at the places. Eat those by all means! A list is here.
Hokkaido is famous for rich hot springs and has most Onsen places in Japan. About 250 Onsen places are located in all parts of the HOkkaido. Types of hot springs are the second most types after Oita prefecture in Japan. There are many Onsen places along magma zone from the southern part of Hokkaido to Shiretoko Peninsula, and tourists can enjoy the hot springs in famous hot spring resorts such as Yunokawa Onsen and Sounkyo Onsen. In addition, the tourists can enjoy moor hot springs, natural onsen and secret onsen, too. Take a bath by all means! A list is here.
Hokkaido is roughly divided into 4 areas, Northern Hokkaido, Central Hokkaido, Eastern Hokkaido and Southern Hokkaido. Each areas have good natural sights, tasty foods, good Onsen. I recommend the Northern Hokkaido and Eastern Hokkaido if you like driving cars or riding motorcycles. I recommend the Southern hokkaido if you like Onsen and history. The Central Hokkaido is the all-around sights. Have a trip by all means! A list is here.
In Hokkaido, some festivals such as summer festivals and winter festivals are held depending on seasons. The representative of the summer festival is the YOSAKOI Soran Festival held in Sapporo. In addtion, bon festival is held in each cities, towns and villages. The representative of the winter festival is Sapporo Snow Festival. In addition, some events using snow or ice are held in the each cities, towns and villages, too. Enjoy events by all means! A list is here.