Hokkaido Prefecture is the premier resort region in Japan. During its winter season, visitors from all over the world come here to ski on its powder snow; many visitors even choosing to stay for a longer period. Not only winter but summer is also a great time to visit - check out its beautiful scenery, like when the lavenders are in bloom. Delicious cuisine can be found all year round in Hokkdaido. Seafood like crab and salmon roe are known to many in Japan, but its dairy and Jingisukan, a barbeque lamb dish, also come to mind for many. Not only the main city of Sapporo, but places like Hakodate, Arakawa and Otaru are wonderful places for sightseeing as well.