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Hokkaido

Vast wildnerness and a winter wonderland

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Sapporo Lilac Festival

Sapporo Lilac Festival

May 15 - May 26th

The Sapporo Lilac Festival has been an annual event since 1959, and a year later, lilacs were designated as the city's official..

Odori Park 5 Free
Traditional Ainu Dance, Daisetsuzan

Traditional Ainu Dance, Daisetsuzan

Mid Jun

The Daisetsuzan Mountain Festival in Asahidake Onsen takes place every year around the middle of June and is meant to be the official..

Daisetsuzan Ashidake Free

Where to eat in Hokkaido

Hokkaido Pumpkin Pudding

Hokkaido Pumpkin Pudding

Noriko Duck

You can get this reasonably-priced, healthy pumpkin treat at the convenience store in Japan. It tastes great and is for you to enjoy..

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Places to stay in Hokkaido

Hotel Pearl City Sapporo

Hotel Pearl City Sapporo

Valerie Kor

Stay in Hotel Pearl City Sapporo, which is conveniently located in the downtown and within walkable distance to many of the Sa..

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..

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Winter in Yubari

Winter in Yubari

Christopher Lawson

Yubari may conjure images of juicy local melon on warm summer days, but its snowy attractions make it a fun holiday spot in winter,..

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About Hokkaido

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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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