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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. Nijukken Road Cherry Blossom Trees

    5 Cherry Blossom Viewing Spots in Hokkaido

    2017.03.09

  2. 1. Kitakitsune Farm

    You can see cute animals up close! 5 Spots for Interacting with Animals in Hokkaido

    2017.02.23

  3. 1. The hills of Biei

    All The More Beautiful Because Of The Cold! 5 Spectacular Winter Sights in Hokkaido

    2016.12.27

Hokkaido×Food

  1. 1. Sushigokoro Nakamura

    Definitely a bargain! 5 High-End Sushi Restaurants in Sapporo with Budget Lunches

    2017.02.16

    Photo by Gurunavi, Inc.

  2. 1. Suntory's Garden Sora

    5 Restaurants in Sapporo That Offer Crab Buffets

    2017.02.09

    Photo by Gurunavi, Inc.

  3. 1. Kaisen Shokudo Kita no Gourmet-tei

    5 Superb Kaisendon Shops in Sapporo

    2017.02.02

    Photo by Gurunavi, Inc.

Hokkaido×Shopping

  1. 5 Selected Local Beverages of Hokkaido You Should Try

    5 Selected Local Beverages of Hokkaido You Should Try

    2016.08.25

  2. 1. Gyokusuien: Yuki Moe Parfait

    5 Recommended Hokkaido Desserts

    2016.08.10

    Photo by Gurunavi, Inc.

  3. 1. Sapporo Stellar Place

    6 Recommended Shopping Areas in Sapporo

    2016.06.16

Hokkaido×Hotels

  1. 1. La'gent Stay Sapporo Odori

    5 Popular Hot Spring Hotels in Sapporo

    2017.02.09

  2. 1. Westin Rusutsu Resort

    5 Convenient Resort Hotels for Winter Sports in Hokkaido

    2017.02.02

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

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    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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