Hokkaido is Japan’s northernmost island and sidles the frosty southeastern parts of Russia. It is widely known for its winter attractions such as the amazing powder snow at Niseko, the Sapporo Ice Sculpture Festival and the delectable seafood fished from the ice-cold winter waters. As the snow melts, the white expanses begin to reveal a gentler view. Verdant green fields, deep blue lakes and rolling hills covered in flowers. The food is something to behold as well. Hokkaido boasts many local ingredients such as lamb, potatoes, deer, dairy, seafood and Sapporo style ramen. With so many things to see and do you can start by checking our favourite things to do in Hokkaido.



Springtime in Hokkaido’s Biei–Furano

Hokkaido is Japan’s northernmost island and sidles the frosty southeastern part of Russia. It is...

Why you should visit Jigokudani (Hell Valley) in Noboribetsu Onsen

Twenty thousand years ago, the eruption of Hokkaido’s...
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Isezushi: Michelin Star Sushi in Otaru, Hokkaido

The town of Otaru is a port town in Hokkaido, not too far from Sapporo....

The best Jingisukan in Sapporo: Daruma

Many of Japan’s towns and regions boast a local speciality or two; a unique product...
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Menya Saimi, one of the best ramen in Sapporo

Japan’s diverse geography and climate are to thank for the array of regional cuisines and...

An Unforgettable White Christmas In Japan: Destination Sapporo

Thinking about mixing things up and travelling this yuletide? Here’s an idea: why...

Exclusive Beers and A History Lesson at Sapporo Beer Museum

When planning my debut visit to Sapporo, I quickly realised I knew very...

Heading North? Check Out This Massive 6-Pointed Star Fort: Goryokaku in Hakodate

Ah, Hokkaido. Japan’s great white north. The country’s mysterious, Northern-most island draws skiers...
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Get Your Seafood and Shopping Fix in Hakodate: The Morning Market and Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse

Planning to ski or snowboard in Japan? You’ll want to head to Hokkaido,...




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