Blessed with breath-taking nature, picturesque landscape, picture-perfect settings and lovely powder snow make Hokkaido ideal for travellers to experience during winter. The destination offers many unique experiences to be enjoyed not just by the Japanese but also people from other parts of the world. Hokkaido truly offers an unforgettable Japanese white season that all travellers must experience at least once in their lives!
Walk Japan, the pioneer of off-the-beaten-track tours of Japan, announces the launch of the Hokkaido Snow Tour, which joins the company’s popular Snow Country Trek and Winter Nakasendo Way for further adventures into Japan’s snowiest regions. The eight-day, seven-night Hokkaido Snow Tour is a fully-guided, snowshoe exploration of east Hokkaido, a seemingly empty and vast landscapes, bordered by towering mountains and the steely-grey Pacific Ocean and Sea of Okhotsk. Here high-quality powder snow, the same snow that has made west Hokkaido a soughtafter destination for skiers, falls copiously and creates a beautiful winter landscape. Few visitors come this far. Even fewer venture onto the snow, where wildlife usually leave the only other footprints to be seen. Sunny weather brings crystal clear air […]
Lonely Planet, the world’s leading travel media company, has today announced its inaugural Best in Asia list – an agenda-setting collection of the continent’s 10 best destinations to visit over the next 12 months. For this first-ever Best in Asia list, Lonely Planet’s in-house Asia experts have named increasingly-accessible Hokkaidō, Japan with its “year-round charms” as the number-one destination; while “centre of the universe right now” Shanghai, China is in second place; and “top foodie destination”Jeonju, South Korea comes in at number three. “In compiling our Best in Asia 2016 list,” Lonely Planet’s Asia-Pacific Media Spokesperson Chris Zeiher says, “our Asia-expert authors have explored the continent’s most electrifying cities, trekked through steaming jungles and even swum in bountiful seas to seek out the spots you simply cannot afford to miss.” “The result,” Chris says, “is a varied hit list of classic destinations offering […]
Kuala Lumpur, 29 June 2016 – Club Med, the pioneer of the Premium All-Inclusive holiday concept, has announced plans to open a ski resort in Tomamu, Hokkaido in a joint signing ceremony in Shanghai today by Mr. Henri Giscard d’Estaing, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Club Med and Guo Guangchang, Chairman of Fosun International Limited. With China-based ski resort Club Med Beidahu slated to open in December this year, the expansion of ski resorts in Asia signifies a marked move by Club Med to become the global leader in ski resorts and the premium ski holiday experience. Growth Opportunities in Hokkaido and Asia The opening of Club Med Tomamu Hokkaido is an ambitious move in response to the consistent growth of international […]