Yellow, red and orange fall leaves in Sapporo.

Location: Sapporo, Japan Sapporo wasn’t originally on our Japan itinerary as we were after wild nature, peace and quiet, which meant Hokkaido’s largest city just didn’t make the cut. However, after ending our stay in Asahidake early, we decided to give Sapporo a chance. From what I had heard there wasn’t a great deal to

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Two hikers taking in the view of the peaks from the top of Mt Asahidake

Location: Asahidake, Japan After the hectic cities of New York and Istanbul, I was ready for some quiet time surrounded by nature, and Hokkaido sounded like the perfect location. Known as a place of natural extremes, Hokkaido has wild and untamed landscapes dotted with volcanic mountains, pristine forests populated with bears, and curiously rare creatures

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