I visited Hokkaido in 2012 and it was only recently that I finally went through all the photos  taken by my mum, sis and I, as well as edited my raw files. I started to work on a photo book – which expanded into two volumes – and have been laying out the photos manually (not using any preset theme). Then I stalled.

This was partly due to my manic work schedule in five five months of 2015, plus my recent “obsession” with Istanbul and Turkish food – which has inspired recent blog posts.

But it’s about time I resume my photo book. As I’ll be going to Hokkaido again (yay!) this summer, hopefully this will inspire me to finish this overdue project.

This 12-photo collage shows some of my favourite moments during the 12 days of summer with my family in Hokkaido.Sightseeing included flower gardens in full bloom in summer, as well as tranquil lakes surrounded by mountains. We ate lots of seafood including (one) giant king crab and sushi, as well as ramen and (too many) Japanese sweets and desserts. There was plenty of walking – be it in the mountains or through an elevated swampy lake – followed by relaxing in numerous onsens (hot springs) along the way.

Hokkaido in summer is a paradise for nature lovers – majestic mountains, lush greenery, blue skies and tranquil water views. This is definitely one of my most memorable trips and I can’t wait to return in the next months!

8 replies on “Interlude: Hokkaido

  1. These images are stunning! I’m so glad you’ve delved back into these photos — and I do hope you’ll find inspiration here to finish this “overdue project.” I would *love* to see and read more.

      1. Nothing better than an upcoming trip to encourage you to finish digesting the last one, eh? I’m kind of in the same boat with the month my husband and I spent in Europe — TWO YEARS ago. 😀

  2. Hi Angelina, need your advice on Rausu Lake. I am going there 1st week of September. Can normal waterproof hiking boots be good enough for the walk? Is it neccessary to rent gumboot for the walk to Rausu Lake ?

    1. Hi Marie, you will end up with mud in your hiking boots if you go hiking in Rausu Lake as the ‘puddles’ can be quite deep in some places (and you can never tell from looking at them). If you take a look at the pictures in another article I wrote on Rausu Lake, I think you’ll get a better idea of the terrain and why you’d need gumboots 🙂 https://angelinahue.com/2013/08/09/rausu-lake-hokkaido/
      Hope this helps!

      1. Hi Angelina,

        Thank you very much for your advice 🙂

        Have a nice day ahead.

        With warmest regards Marie

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