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Shirogane Blue Pond, a man-made, mineral-rich lake surrounded by forest near Biei

Hokkaido's natural beauty

A drive through this picturesque prefecture proves that it's much more than a winter-only destination
Feb 7, 2020 5:50 AM

When in Japan, do as the Japanese do: take the train. With an extensive inter-city network (over 27,000 km of track), a well-deserved reputation for seamless efficiency and down-to-the-second punctuality – not to mention a shinkansen system that whisks passengers to their destinations in high-