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Hokkaido

Vast wildnerness and a winter wonderland

About Hokkaido
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Where to eat in Hokkaido

Dezuka Suisan

Dezuka Suisan

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Dezuka Suisan in Monbetsu are kamaboko specialists. They've been around since the 1930s, and use locally-sourced fish in their..

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Ajidokoro Azuma

Ajidokoro Azuma

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Ajidokoro Azuma in Monbetsu offers a range of both seafood and meat dishes in a homely, warm environment. It's the perfect spot..

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Ramen Nishiya

Ramen Nishiya

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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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Places to stay in Hokkaido

Mombetsu Central Hotel

Mombetsu Central Hotel

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

Emisia Sapporo Hotel

Emisia Sapporo Hotel

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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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Tokachi Obihiro Airport

Tokachi Obihiro Airport

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The Tokachi-Obihiro Airport operates daily routes to and from Tokyo's Haneda Airport via several airlines. There are also seasonal..

Okhotsk Tower

Okhotsk Tower

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Monbetsu's Okhotsk Tower gives visitors an insight into what happens in the Sea of Okhotsk. Visitors are able to hold pieces..

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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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