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Hokkaido

Vast wildnerness and a winter wonderland

About Hokkaido
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Upcoming Hokkaido Events

Sapporo Flower Carpet 2024

Sapporo Flower Carpet 2024

Jun 28th - Jun 30th

The Sapporo Flower Carpet is an annual event which started in 2014 to commemorate the opening of Sapporo Kita 3-jo Plaza. Local..

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Kutchan Jagamatsuri 2024

Kutchan Jagamatsuri 2024

Aug 3rd - Aug 4th

The Kutchan Jagamatsuri is a fantastic summer festival aimed at celebrating Kutchan's rich agriculture industry and family friendly..

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Places to stay in Hokkaido

Hoshino Resort Tomamu

Hoshino Resort Tomamu

Bonson Lam

Tomamu Resort is like being on centre stage in Nature’s amphitheatre, playing and resting in peace and solitude.

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Lake Toya

Lake Toya

Matt Stormont

A camping trip on the shores of stunning Lake Toya, site of the 2008 G8 Summit and one of Japan's natural treasures.

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Ristorante Otto Sette

Ristorante Otto Sette

Bonson Lam

Previously known as Tsubaki Salon, Otto Sette celebrates the culinary calendar of Hokkaido, with riches from the sea, land and sky...

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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 km²

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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