Embark on an unforgettable journey across Japan's vast northern island!
This stunning guide covers all the places and experiences that foreign and Japanese visitors find so fascinating about Hokkaido--including the island's spectacular volcanic landscapes, the world's best powder skiing and some of Japan's most incredible ramen and sushi!
Author Aaron Jamieson is a professional photographer, filmmaker and journalist who has lived on Hokkaido for over a decade--devoting his time to seeking out the hidden wonders of this unique island. In this book, he provides tips on places to explore and things to do in and around the main cities of Sapporo, Otaru, Hakodate and Asahikawa.
Then he leads you on a grand tour into the wild and lesser-known places around the island, including:
- The resorts around Lake Toya and Niseko are now famous as "the Aspen of Asia."
- The vast hinterland with its rainbow fields of lavender and towering volcanic peaks
- The rugged east--home to the native Ainu people and their traditional culture
- Hokkaido's stunning national parks, hot springs, waterfalls and distinctive wildlife
This unique book--the first of its kind--allows you to view Hokkaido through a local's eyes and explore one of the last undiscovered regions of Japan.
About the Author:
Aaron Jamieson is an author, journalist, and photographer. He arrived on Hokkaido over a decade ago and felt a connection to the island, its people, wild seasons, and uncharted frontiers. He has travelled the entire island extensively as a photographer and travel journalist and has published numerous articles and images covering all aspects of Hokkaido life. Jamieson also runs a photography school and works as a professional photographer and videographer.