About Hokkaido
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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Nemuro Karaoke Lounge

Night Entertainment in the Eastern-most City

Paranomic Views of Nakashibetsu

Observe the Roundness of the Earth

Pumpkin Pudding at 7-Eleven

Smooth and rich for Halloween

From Asahidake to Kurodake

A beautiful one-day hike in Daisetsuzan National Park

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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.

Pumpkin Pudding at 7-Eleven

Smooth and rich for Halloween

Yeah, it is really good! I know what you mean. We make more apple pies than pumpkin ones. Some big bakeries offer sweets made with the vegetable including the pies in cities.

The Flower Fields of Biei

A panorama of flowers at Kanno Farm

So lovely!