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Hokkaido

Vast wildnerness and a winter wonderland

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Yubari Fantastic Film Festival

Yubari Fantastic Film Festival

Aug 28 - Sep 1st

This little town in the depths of Hokkaido hosts to what it claims to be "The most fun movie festival in the world", so it is time..

Yubari, Hokkaido, Japan 11 ¥1,500

Where to eat in Hokkaido

Veggy Way Sapporo

Veggy Way Sapporo

Kim B

Veggy Way in Sapporo is a vegan cafe that places a real emphasis on eating for health. Their core philosophy is based on the three..

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Food Galore in Otaru

Food Galore in Otaru

Yi Xuan Ong

Just situated at the end of Sakaimachi Street and opposite the famous photo point of the Otaru Canal is a small congregation o..

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Places to stay in Hokkaido

Zaborin Ryokan

Zaborin Ryokan

Russell Mellor

An designer contemporary ryokan - a hidden retreat enveloped by nature.There are 15 villas in total, each with two private onsen...

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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...

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

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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