An intricate web of culture collides with natural beauty in Hokkaido.

A view from an observatory at Ōkurayama Ski Jump Stadium in Hokkaido.
Luscious national parks, winter sports havens and picturesque cities define this unique Japanese island.

Wilderness and intriguing cultural heritage marries on Japan’s northernmost island, Hokkaido. A cooler climate distinguishes Hokkaido’s mesmerising landscapes, where a peculiar yet calming ambience presides. Being the least-developed of Japan’s four main islands, Hokkaido introduces tranquillity to your fabulous holiday in Japan.

Culture runs deep in Hokkaido, rooted in the distant yet prestigious Jomon period. The influence of the indigenous Ainu people is felt heavily throughout Hokkaido, and they still inhabit the island today. Visit an Ainu museum or a Jomon archaeological site to learn about Hokkaido’s cultural shaping.

Adventure travellers flock to Hokkaido’s dramatic wintry landscapes. Niseko, Tomamu and Rusutsu are popular for their striking, mountainous topography, where skiers and snowboarders glide along powdery snow. Meanwhile, emerald flourishes along Hokkaido’s hot spring resorts and lavender fields. Depending on when you travel to Hokkaido, the island’s intrinsic beauty varies in its colour palette, always crowned by sparkling, cerulean lakes like Kussharo or Mashu.

Your Luxury Accommodation Options in Central Chile

From luxurious boutique hotels to some of the most state-of-the-art glamping options. Central Chile has a plethora of unforgettable places to stay. The good thing is that conscious travellers can book these desirable accommodations without feeling guilty. Perhaps unsurprisingly, you’ll find a growing number of eco-lodges in the more rural Maule region and the coastal towns near Valparaíso. But even the capital city of Santiago has plenty of high-end yet environmentally-friendly options. For example, the Carménère Eco Hotel has been solar-powered since 2015, recycles all waste products, collects and reuses rainwater and has an on-site organic garden. Simply put, a luxurious stay in Central Chile doesn't have to come at the expense of the environment - just as it should be. 

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