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Hokkaido

Vast wildnerness and a winter wonderland

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Upcoming Hokkaido Events

Watercolors of Hokkaido

Watercolors of Hokkaido

Sep 9th - Nov 1st

"Watercolors of Hokkaido" is a special exhibition taking place at the Hokkaido Asahikawa Museum of Art. The event looks into artworks..

¥800
Visual Gastronomy

Visual Gastronomy

Sep 19th - Nov 8th

A special exhibition taking place at the Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art is inspired by all things food related. "Visual Gastronomy"..

¥510
Daijiro Morohoshi Exhibition

Daijiro Morohoshi Exhibition

Nov 21st - Jan 17th

Daijiro Morohoshi is a Japanese manga artist who is well-known for science fiction themed comic strips and pieces based on folklore...

2 ¥1,000

Where to eat in Hokkaido

Hakodate Fish Market

Hakodate Fish Market

Bonson Lam

If the thought of eating a still alive squid will make you squirm, there are other alternatives to get close to the freshest seafood..

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Places to stay in Hokkaido

Emisia Sapporo Hotel

Emisia Sapporo Hotel

Bonson Lam

Lobby Wifi, meeting rooms, chapel, sauna, spa, onsen like baths and panoramic district views make this a comfortable hotel for business..

Lodge Nutapukaushipe

Lodge Nutapukaushipe

Nicole Bauer

Wonderful wooden log cabin in Daisetsuzan National Park, with a warm and comforting atmosphere and full of amazing woodwork everywhere...

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Mombetsu Central Hotel

Mombetsu Central Hotel

Kim B

The Mombetsu Central Hotel (sometimes written as Monbetsu) is conveniently located in the heart of the city area. The simple, clean..

Ramen Nishiya

Ramen Nishiya

Kim B

Ramen Nishiya is located right by the boarding area for the Garinko II Ice Breaker ship. Their most famous offering is their Okhotsk..

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About Hokkaido

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Hokkaido
Island Hokkaido
Capital Sapporo
Population 5,506,419
Area 83,424.22 sq. km

In 2014, Hokkaido (北海道, Hokkaidō) 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.

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