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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. Nijo Market (Sapporo)

    5 Famous Fresh Seafood Markets in Hokkaido

    NEW

    2018.07.19

  2. 1. Go to the Lavender Fields (Furano)

    5 Things You Have to Do in Hokkaido in the Summer [2018 Edition]

    2018.05.31

  3. 1. Makiba Hokkaido (Engaru Town)

    Five Select Tourist Destinations to Enjoy the Special Hokkaido Activity of Horseback Riding

    2018.04.19

Hokkaido×Food

  1. 1. Tsunezushi

    If You’re Eating at Hokkaido’s Port Town of Hakodate, Head to These Shops! 5 Recommended Sushi Joints

    2017.11.02

    Photo by Gurunavi, Inc.

  2. 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

    2017.08.10

  3. 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

Hokkaido×Shopping

  1. Cheese from Rakurakukan

    【Hokkaido/Kushiro】Popular Souvenirs at Marche Kushiro

    2017.12.14

  2. horoyoi purin (360 JPY)

    【Hokkaido】Sweets Made with Local Sake! Five Souvenirs You Must Purchase

    2017.11.09

  3. Top 3 Must-Buy Hokkaido-Made Cheeses and Wineries at New Chitose Airport

    Top 3 Must-Buy Hokkaido-Made Cheeses and Wineries at New Chitose Airport

    2017.09.14

Hokkaido×Hotels

  1. 1. JR Inn Asahikawa

    5 Select Hotels with Excellent Reviews Around Asahikawa Station in Hokkaido

    NEW

    2018.07.19

    Booking.com

  2. 1. Pension Gooseberry

    Top 5 Pensions and Guest Houses in Furano, Hokkaido with Great Customer Reviews

    2018.04.26

    Booking.com

  3. 1. Hotel WBF Sapporo Odori

    5 Select Business Hotels with Excellent Guest Reviews in Sapporo, Hokkaido

    2018.04.26

    Booking.com

Hokkaido×Tips & Manners

  1. What Kind of Place is Hokkaido?

    Good to Know Before You Visit! Basic Knowledge on Hokkaido

    2017.09.14

  2. Travel Times from Sapporo to Major Cities/Modes of Transportation and Times from Sapporo

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

    2017.03.16

  3. 1. The optimal, most convenient way to get around: Sapporo City Subway

    Tips on Effectively Navigating Sapporo on Public Transportation

    2016.06.02

Hokkaido×Local News

  1. A messenger of winter “drift ice” arrived in Kitami, the hometown of Loco Solare!

    A messenger of winter “drift ice” arrived in Kitami, the hometown of Loco Solare!

    2018.04.12

  2. Kitami Mid-Winter Barbeque Festival

    A cold and delicious event in Kitami – a Yakiniku Festival held in the city that “loves” yakiniku so much –

    2018.01.25

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