Admire natural wonders in the largest national park of Daisetsuzan
With a huge area of 2,267 square kilometers in the mountainous center, Daisetsuzan is the largest national park of the Japanese island of Hokkaido. The wild splendor of expansive valleys, natural hot springs, long rivers, and wildflowers in everywhere makes Daisetsuzan a great nature exploration for hikers, outdoor lovers, and adventure seekers. The first thing you notice in this large swath of unspoiled wilderness is certainly the massive hot spring resorts, Asahidake Onsen, Fukiage Onsen, Sounkyo Onsen and Tenninkyo Onsen, where can be the homebase for your holiday in Hokkaido and numerous natural pools scattered throughout the area to explore. For the adventurous, the park is a trekker’s delight with awesome trails, from the easy climb to Mount Kurodake to the week long north-south traverse of the park. If you visit Japan for autumn leaves, the Ginsendai's famous, colorful slope in Daisetsuzan National Park is one of the first places in the country to see autumn colors in early September. From Ginsendai, you can also follow the only hiking trail to the peak of Mount Akadake, the highest peak in Hokkaido.