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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. Sounkyo Onsen's Hyoubaku Festival

    Five Special Experiences in Hokkaido During the Cold and Snowy Winter

    NEW

    2017.12.14

  2. What is Jewelry Ice?

    Go See the Jewelry Ice in Hokkaido and Take Fantastic Pictures

    2017.11.16

  3. 【Hokkaido】Experience Ikura Making at the Home of Salmon

    【Hokkaido】Experience Ikura Making at the Home of Salmon

    2017.11.16

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

    NEW

    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. 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

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