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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. Mt. Yotei

    Five Recommended Driving Destinations in Hokkaido

    2017.08.03

  2. 【Blue Pond】A Strange Pond with a Mystical Light

    Fabulous Views! Farm Experience! Four Tourist Spots to Fully Enjoy Biei in Hokkaido

    2017.07.20

  3. 【The Location of Kita no Kunikara】See Where the Wonderful Masterpiece TV Series Was Filmed

    Four Recommended Spots in Furano, Hokkaido You Won't Want to Miss

    2017.07.20

Hokkaido×Food

  1. The Toppings are Perfect for Sushi Experts! The “Conveyor Belt Sushi that Does Not Go Around” in Abashiri, Hokkaido

    The Toppings are Perfect for Sushi Experts! The “Conveyor Belt Sushi that Does Not Go Around” in Abashiri, Hokkaido

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    2017.08.10

  2. Kita no Nishinyasan: Putting a big smile on the faces of shrimp lovers! Enjoy the donburi where the shrimp completely cover the rice

    "Ramen and Donburi! 4 Recommended Restaurants in Haboro, Hokkaido with Japan’s Largest Pink Shrimp Catch"

    2017.07.13

  3. Janome: The oldest sushi shop in Rumoi that opened in 1953 for the common folk

    3 Must-Eat Sushi/Kaisendon Shops in Hokkaido’s Port Town of Rumoi

    2017.07.13

Hokkaido×Shopping

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

    Highly Recommended as Souvenirs! 5 Alcoholic Beverages in Hokkaido

    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

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Hokkaido×Hotels

  1. 1. The Lakeview TOYA Nonokaze Resort

    5 Little-Known Yet Popular Onsen Inns in Hokkaido with Good Online Reviews

    2017.07.27

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  2. 1. Hana & Jo

    "You Will Feel Like You’re Home! 5 Vacation Homes in Niseko, Hokkaido"

    2017.07.06

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  3. 1. Hakodate-Onuma Prince Hotel

    Great Access! Five Select Hotels in Hokkaido with Shuttle Services to Major Airports

    2017.06.22

    Booking.com

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