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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. Famous at Hokkaido’s Asahiyama Zoo! A Guide to Efficient “Mogu-Mogu Time” Tour

    Famous at Hokkaido’s Asahiyama Zoo! A Guide to Efficient “Mogu-Mogu Time” Tour

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    2017.06.22

  2. Ueno Farm

    Early Summer is the Peak! Top 4 Spots to Enjoy the Scenery and Food in Furano, Hokkaido

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    2017.06.22

  3. Esandomari Fishing Harbor

    The Northernmost City in Japan! 4 Sightseeing Spots in Hokkaido’s Wakkanai Area

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    2017.06.15

Hokkaido×Food

  1. 1. Sumiyaki Robata Kushiro Nanko Building Branch

    Relish Extremely Fresh Seafood! 5 Shops Serving Tasty Robatayaki in Sapporo 

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    2017.06.15

    Photo by Gurunavi, Inc.

  2. 1. Farm to Table TERRA

    Recommended for Guests Staying Overnight Without Meals! Top 5 Spots in Sapporo, Hokkaido for Delicious Breakfast

    2017.06.08

    Photo by Gurunavi, Inc.

  3. 6 Fantastic Soft Serve Ice Creams by Popular Sweets Shops to Try at Shin-Chitose Airport

    6 Fantastic Soft Serve Ice Creams by Popular Sweets Shops to Try at Shin-Chitose Airport

    2017.06.08

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

    Photo by Gurunavi, Inc.

Hokkaido×Hotels

  1. 1. Hakodate-Onuma Prince Hotel

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

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    2017.06.22

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  2. 1. Matsu House

    Accommodations Surrounded by Grand Nature! Five Select Inns and Lodges in Hokkaido

    2017.06.08

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  3. 1. Hotel New Ohte

    5 Reasonable Yet Charming Hotels in Hakodate, Hokkaido

    2017.04.20

    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