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  • Top Reasons to Go to Hokkaido

    The beer: Hokkaido has the Sapporo Beer brewery and local microbreweries in Otaru and Hakodate. The slopes: Deep powder and uncrowded lift... Read more

  • Winter Sports in Hokkaido

    Hokkaido is a land of wondrous winters. Ridiculous amounts of powder and great resorts delight skiers and boarders from both Japan and overseas.... Read more

  • On the Menu

    Hokkaido is known for its seafood—the prefecture's name means "the Road to the Northern Sea." Shakeě or sakeě (salmon), ika (squid), uni (sea... Read more

  • On the Calendar

    One of Japan's best-known annual events, held for a week beginning February 5 or 6, is the Sapporo Snow Festival (Sapporo Yuki Matsuri). More than... Read more

  • Hokkaido's First Inhabitants

    Once upon a time in Ainumosir ("human being peaceful land"), aynu (human beings) lived in kotan (villages), raising their families on a diet of... Read more

  • The Beer

    Sapporo means beer to drinkers around the world, and what would a visit to the city of the same name be without a little beer research? Head to... Read more

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