Unforgettable memories await you in this blissful intersection of land, sea, and culture. Discover Sapporo, the capital of the North, Hakodate, the gateway to the North, and the world's foremost resorts.
Dynamic nature will envelop you in the North and East. Traverse the World Heritage Site of Shiretoko and Japan's northernmost coastline, where drift ice floats ashore.
This 'blue forest' ('aoi mori') is nearly surrounded by the sea. Journey through magnificent forests and lakes, as well as the World Heritage designated Shirakami Mountains.
Akita prefecture is nestled between the Sea of Japan and the Ou Mountains. Revel in the snowy countryside in the winter, and the many cultural events of the summer.
370 miles of rias coastline, and a land of falling stars - this birthplace of Japanese folklore still has many stories to tell. Perhaps you will find the inspiration to tell your own.