Stressed out? Head for relaxing Hokkaido
FRAZZLED office workers looking for a holiday to de-stress should head to Hokkaido in Japan.
There, they can visit Noboribetsu, the most famous spa town on the island, and try the hot springs, which are supposed to have a relaxing effect on both body and mind.
Noboribetsu's hot springs reportedly offer as many as 11 different kinds of thermal water.
Another must-see is Furano, well known for its lavender plain, which is in full bloom in mid-July. The spectacular view is enhanced with the coming into bloom of orange and pink wildflowers.
At Tomita Farm, you can even purchase a wide range of lavender-related products, like lavender ice cream, chiffon cake and soda.
Be amazed by Hokkaido's natural beauty when you visit Lake Toya, a volcanic caldera lake, and active volcano Mount Uzusan.
Take the ropeway up Mount Uzusan and be amazed by views of Lake Toya and Showa Shinzan, a volcanic lava dome.
Foodies need not feel left out - you will be pampered by an all-you-can-eat dinner of long-leg crab and Yubari melon.
In Sapporo, capital of Hokkaido, you can feast on a gala seafood lunch which boasts grilled abalone, scallop and king crab.
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