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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. What is Lake Akan?

    Famous for the Mysterious Ball-Shaped Organism Called Marimo! How to Enjoy Hokkaido’s Lake Akan

    2017.09.14

  2. Glass With Designs That Grow?! Glass Products Unique to Furano, Hokkaido

    Glass With Designs That Grow?! Glass Products Unique to Furano, Hokkaido

    2017.09.14

  3. Take a Drive Along the Lake to See the Fall Colors

    Foliage, Fireworks and BBQ! The Many Appeals of Lake Toya

    2017.08.31

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

    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. 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

  2. Recommended Soraben at New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido

    Recommended Soraben at New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido

    2017.09.07

  3. A Popular Souvenir These Days! Kamaboko: A Souvenir that is Only Available in Hokkaido’s New Chitose Airport

    A Popular Souvenir These Days! Kamaboko: A Souvenir that is Only Available in Hokkaido’s New Chitose Airport

    2017.08.24

Hokkaido×Hotels

  1. 1. Akan Tsuruga Besso Hinanoza

    Highly Rated in Reviews! Top 5 Hotels and Ryokan in Hokkaido for Skiing

    2017.09.28

    Booking.com

  2. 1. The Lakeview TOYA Nonokaze Resort

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

    2017.07.27

    Booking.com

  3. 1. Hana & Jo

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

    2017.07.06

    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. 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

  3. Tips on Effectively Navigating Sapporo on Public Transportation

    Tips on Effectively Navigating Sapporo on Public Transportation

    2016.06.02