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Hokkaido

Hokkaido is the northernmost area of Japan, an area where you can enjoy nature and cuisine. In the spring and summer, and wide natural areas, and in the winter, you can ski and snowboard.Each area has different characteristics, like Sapporo being Hokkaido's largest city; Hakodate, known for beautiful night scenery and sunrises; Otaru, home to canals and glass factories; Shiretoko, a natural World Heritage site; and Furano, famous for lavender fields. Asahiyama Zoo in Asahikawa is famous for their exhibits where you can see animals living in their natural habitat, and the winter-only (when there's fallen snow) penguin march is a must-see. Hokkaido is also an area for cuisine, such as fresh seafood like crab, uni (sea urchin), ikura (salmon roe), scallops, and salmon, used in sushi; Genghis Khan, a type of lamb and mutton barbecue; ramen; sweets made with regional butter and milk like Marusei Butter Sandwiches and Shiroi Koibito; and various flavors of soft-serve ice cream.
Hokkaido is very large, so it would be good to go on a long trip or after narrowing down which areas you'll visit.

Topics

Hokkaido×Sightseeing

  1. 1. Hokkaido Jingu

    5 Power Spots in Hokkaido

    NEW

    2017.04.27

  2. 1. Goryokaku

    5 Places in Hokkaido Where You Can Enjoy Hanami

    2017.04.13

  3. 1. Nijukken Road Cherry Blossom Trees

    5 Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots in Hokkaido

    2017.03.09

Hokkaido×Food

  1. 1. Bocca's Shiroi Purin

    5 Cute Sweets from Hokkaido You'll Want to Try

    2017.04.13

  2. 5. Kikuyo Shokudo Asaichi Main Branch

    5 Hokkaido Restaurants Where You Can Eat Delicious Ikura-don

    2017.03.30

    Photo by Gurunavi, Inc.

  3. 1. Ecorin Village

    Must Go! Four Select Soft-serve Ice Cream Shops in Hokkaido

    2017.03.30

Hokkaido×Shopping

  1. Highly Recommended as Souvenirs! 5 Alcoholic Beverages in Hokkaido

    Highly Recommended as Souvenirs! 5 Alcoholic Beverages in Hokkaido

    NEW

    2017.04.27

  2. 5 Selected Local Beverages of Hokkaido You Should Try

    5 Selected Local Beverages of Hokkaido You Should Try

    2016.08.25

  3. 1. Gyokusuien: Yuki Moe Parfait

    5 Recommended Hokkaido Desserts

    2016.08.10

    Photo by Gurunavi, Inc.

Hokkaido×Hotels

  1. 1. Hotel New Ohte

    5 Reasonable Yet Charming Hotels in Hakodate, Hokkaido

    NEW

    2017.04.20

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  2. 1. Rusutsu Resort

    Enjoy the majestic nature! 5 Most Famous Cottages in Hokkaido

    2017.03.27

  3. 1. La'gent Stay Sapporo Odori

    5 Popular Hot Spring Hotels in Sapporo

    2017.02.09

Hokkaido×Tips & Manners

  1. A Complete Guide to Transportation Modes and Times Between Cities in Hokkaido

    A Complete Guide to Transportation Modes and Times Between Cities in Hokkaido

    2017.03.16

  2. 1. Ebisoba Ichigen

    5 Recommended Restaurants at New Chitose Airport

    2016.06.16

    Photo by Gurunavi, Inc.

  3. Tips on Effectively Navigating Sapporo on Public Transportation

    Tips on Effectively Navigating Sapporo on Public Transportation

    2016.06.02

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