About Hokkaido
Region:Hokkaido
Island:Hokkaido
Capital:Sapporo
Population:5,506,419
Area:83,424.22 sq. km

In 2014, Hokkaido defended its number 1 position on the annual Prefectural Attractiveness Ranking (conducted by the Brand Research Institute) for the 6th year running, virtually making it a must-visit if you have time. First inhabited by the Ainu people, Hokkaido has its own very unique culture.

Some of the most delicious food in Japan can be found in Hokkaido, including seafood, miso ramen, agricultural products, and meat (especially mutton and lamb).

In terms of places to visit, Hokkaido isn’t just the winter resort many believe it to be, although the slopes in the Niseko area are among the best ski resorts in the world. Escape the heat and enjoy the beautiful lavender fields in Furano in the summer, while the fun Asahiyama Zoo and stunning Shiretoko Peninsula are just two of the many popular tourist destinations of Hokkaido.

Things to Do in Hokkaido

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Asahikawa Harvest Markets

Kita no Megumi Tabe Marche Food Festival

B & B Furano

small and quaint pension

Tomita Melon House at Furano

Sweet And Refreshing Furano Melons

Jigokudani in Noboribetsu

The sulfurous ponds and steam vents of Hell Valley

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Asahikawa Harvest Markets

Kita no Megumi Tabe Marche Food Festival

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Sapporo Botanical Garden

The perfect place for a summer stroll in Sapporo

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Nakajimakoen in autumn

Autumn in Sapporo's southern Nakajimakoen

Super beautiful and lovely shots

Juntara Indian Restaurant

Authentic Indian food in Sapporo

Due I am moeslem, so sometimes Indian restaurant can be an option for lunch once travelling outside of my country. Recommended.