Above: Path to the main building, Shiguchi, Hanazono, Hokkaido, Japan - ANDREW HARPER EDITOR

Discoveries in Hokkaido

Japan’s great new destination — new to foreigners, at least — is the sparsely populated northern island of Hokkaido. Scenically spectacular, with forested mountains, volcanic crater lakes and flower-filled pastures, Hokkaido now offers several hotels that merit my recommendation. You can read my full reviews of them here. Seemingly everywhere I turned was something beautiful to capture on film, whether in a hotel suite, on a hike or riding in a cable car.

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Above: Path to the main building, Shiguchi, Hanazono, Hokkaido, Japan - ANDREW HARPER EDITOR

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