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Hokkaido

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Sapporo Susukino Matsuri

Sapporo Susukino Matsuri

Sandro Bernardinello

In summer Japan helds hundreds of festivals and Sapporo is surely not disappointing in this regard! Susukino matsuri is truly japanese..

Susukino district Aug 1st - Aug 3rd Free
Kutchan Jagamatsuri

Kutchan Jagamatsuri

Chris Barnes

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

Kutchan Aug 3rd - Aug 4th Free

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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 Japans natural treasures.

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Hakodate Eat Street

Hakodate Eat Street

Bonson Lam

Hemmed between the Pacific Ocean on one side and the cold currents from Siberia on the other side, one could imagine Daimon Yo..

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Okhotsk Monbetsu Airport

Okhotsk Monbetsu Airport

Kim B

The Okhotsk Monbetsu Airport is a gateway to northeastern Japan. The area hosts a range of unique tourism opportunities, including..

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Monbetsu Crab Claw Statue

Monbetsu Crab Claw Statue

Kim B

Monbetsu, in Hokkaido's northeast, is famous for all things crab, and the giant crab claw statue in the heart of the city showcases..

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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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