20 REASONS TO VISIT HOKKAIDO (at least once in your life)

… HOKKAIDO …

The most Northern part of Japan.

A place you must pass by if visiting Japan !!

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Here are the reasons why you should include Hokkaido in your itinerary 🙂

1. See the scenery of Mac`s wallpaper Blue Pond with your own eyes

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Blue Pond, Biei
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Blue Pond completely covered in pure white snow in Mid-winter

2. Learn the history of Hokkaido at Ainu Poroto Kotan

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Ainu Poroto Kotan, Shiraoi
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Ainu Traditional Dance

3. Must try Lavender soft ice cream at Lavender Fields

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Farm Tomita, Furano (photo by GaijinPot Travel)

4.  Strawberries, cherries, grapes, etc! Go to a farm and pick them!

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Fruits Picking, Jozankei Farm

5.  The north of Japan is home to many unique festivals

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Sapporo Snow Festival
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Sapporo Snow Festival
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Kachimai Hanabi Festival
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Shikotsu Ice Festival

6.  “Kingdom of Food”

7.  Soak your feet in “Ashiyu”

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Foot Bath, Kawayu Onsen

8. The view of Hokkaido`s natural landscape are simply breath taking

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Mt.Yotei, Niseko
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Kiroro
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Jozankei Onsen

9. Sapporo Beer, the first and most popular beer brands in Japan

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Sapporo Beer Museum (Photo by Japan Guide)
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Sapporo Beer

10. Experience -41 degrees at Ice Pavilion

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-41 degrees experience
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Hokkaido Ice Pavilion, Asahikawa

11. The best horse snow ride ever!

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Northern Horse Park, Chitose

12. Unbelievably sweet Yubari Melon

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Yubari Melon
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Yubari King Melon, sooooooo expensive!

13. Hold the biggest crab with your bare hands

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Hakodate Morning Market

14. Find peaceful places to take a walk and relax at Patchwork Biei

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Patchwork Road, Biei
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Biei

15. See the lively penguins closely!

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Asahiyama Zoo
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Penguin Walk, Asahiyama Zoo

16. Okhotsk Drift Ice, feel free to experience the power of nature

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Garinko Ice Breaker Cruise, Mombetsu (Photo by Hokkaido Liker)
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Drift Ice Walk, Shiretoko

17. Skiing at Japan`s snow powder paradise

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Rusutsu (Photo by Skisafari.com)
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Niseko Ski Resort

18. Found happiness in being surrounded by rainbow flowers

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Takino Suzuran Park, Sapporo

19. Cycle through the most beautiful park

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Moerenuma Park, Sapporo
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Moerenuma Park, Sapporo

20. Write your dream and take romantic picture at the Happiness Station

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Kofuku Station, Obihiro

 

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