Off-Roading in Hokkaido

Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan’s main islands, is known for its volcanoes, natural hot springs (onsen) and amazing off-road riding.

When a new Ural owner took delivery of his 2017 Gear Up he invited his dealer in Nagoya on his first long ride of the season.  Together they rode over 1,200 miles in 5 days around Hokkaido, visiting the locals and discovering some of the best riding in Japan.

Photos by Junichi Okumura


The famous flower fields outside Biei and Furano in full bloom.



2017 Gear Up

Bronze Metallic | As shown, $17,499