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Resting at the most northern tip of Japan’s main islands, Hokkaido is renowned for its natural hot springs (onsen), volcanoes and ski resorts.  Among numerous attractions, rugged Daisetsuzan National Park is the keeper of steaming, volcanic Mount Asahi.  Shikotsu-Tōya National Park consists of geothermal springs, caldera lakes and Mount Yōtei which resembles Mount Fuji.  Touristed ski resorts include Niseko, Rusutsu and Furano. (photo credit: HIROSHI H)

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Hokkaido – The Summer Resort in Japan
By Wang Xiang

Summer is here and it is really sweltering. However, Hokkaido in Japan has different scenery. The weather there is cool and bright. Magnificent natural scenery and abundant yummy delicacies in Hokkaido attract numerous tourists to spend the holiday at this summer resort.

Scenery in Hokkaido is beautiful and fantastic all year around. In spring, blooming flowers and wild grasses cover all mountains. In summer, green mountains and vast sea can refresh tourists who come to Hokkaido. Summer here is the best season to climb mountains and go hiking. As summer merges into autumn, red leaves all over the hill will make you linger on with no thought of leaving. When winter comes, Hokkaido will show you a silver-white world. A variety of winter sightseeing activities are held in Hokkaido and tourists can enjoy the special landscape of Hokkaido. If coupled with fresh and delicious seafood here, Hokkaido will surely be added more charm.

Asahikawa is the central city of the northern part of Hokkaido. There is an international airport with more than one million travelers every year. And tourists from home and abroad go to Hokkaido one after another every year.

The average temperature in Asahikawa during July and August is 20 degree Celsius. Although the highest temperature in the daytime may surpass 30 degree Celsius, humidity is not high. Overall, people feel comfortable during the day. When it comes to night, the average temperature is about 15 degree Celsius, which is very suitable for sleep.

If you go to Asahikawa, do not miss the surrounding beautiful sky in Asahikawa. The vast expanse of blue sky will make you highly praise the magical universe. At night, you can see starry stars. If you walk out of the city center of Asahikawa, go to the outskirts with rare light and gaze away out to the sky, it will be an unforgettable experience. You may also see the meteor if you are lucky enough.

Zoo in Asahikawa has a high popularity, and the feature of this zoo is its unique display of animal-feeding methods. Near the zoo, you can eat instant-boiled mutton and pick fruit by yourself in the orchard. There are cherries in July and August each year and apples, pears, grapes in September and October. Various fruits are sweet and fragrant.

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