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Hokkaido, Japan

Experience the Colours of Hokkaido, Japan

The upcoming destination Hokkaido is the second largest island of Japan. Situated in the north most part of Japan's prefectures, where 5.5 million people reside. It is located to the west from India, 6,251 km away on a straight line. Hokkaido shares about 25% of Japan area.

It is known for its cool climate and natural beauty. Throughout the year, changes of the four seasons are quite distinct, one can feel the change in the atmosphere. During Spring (April-May) Shin Hidaka Town and Takinoue Town are the places not to be missed, covered with the purple orchid trees giving cheerful springtime bonanza of cherry blossoms. Summer (June-August) is known for the festivals like Fireworks festivals, Rice Planting festival, Horse Riding festivals, Dance festival, Bellybutton festival and Giant Lantern festival. In Autumn (September-November) autumn colours and the season for feasting are the specialty. Visit Hokkaido Governor's Official Residence to see an orange carpet. Hokkaido is the Japan's leading producer in milk and beef. You get high quality seafood and agricultural products grown on its wide farmlands. Winter (December-March) the city is covered with the snow. January and February are the coldest months and snow remains until early May in some of the places. The Sapporo Snow Festival which is held every year in February in downtown Sapporo's Odori Park is now known worldwide. Between January and February there are other famous and exciting winter events held around Hokkaido such as the Chitose and Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival, the Asahikawa winter Festival, Sounkyo Hyobaku Ice Festival and the Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan Festival.

Sapporo, the city of 1.9 million is the major spot for sightseeing in Hokkaido. Everything from gigantic shopping malls to museums, parks, art museums and restaurants, historical facilities exist for fun sightseeing. It has many night clubs, pubs and bars. You can enjoy your night by good food, drinks and killer music to dance all night with good atmosphere. During winter enjoy the Ice Waterfall Festival from evening till 10 at night. Fireworks one can't miss the beautiful view of running light in the sky.  

Indians food is easily available. In Hokkaido you not only have Indian restaurants but also Grocery Stores too. Indian|Pakistani|Desi Food and Grocery Stores in Hokkaido offers Indian Standard cooking needs such as dals, rice, spice, fresh vegetables, meat, fish and many more.

From India there is no direct flight to Hokkaido, but you get many choices. You get connecting flights from Mumbai or Delhi to Tokyo or Hong Kong and Osaka, after it domestic lines to reach the destination.

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