HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido A toast to 50 years of Furano Wine under clear blue skies at the Grape Festival Photo:A toast to 50 years of Furano Wine under clear blue skies at the Grape Festival HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Scallops galore at "Otate Festival" in Otaru Photo:Scallops galore at "Otate Festival" in Otaru HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 95,000 visit the ‘Marche’ and enjoy the great taste of Tokachi Photo:95,000 visit the ‘Marche’ and enjoy the great taste of Tokachi HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Nakasatsunai edamame harvest peak Photo:Nakasatsunai edamame harvest peak HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Skills of ‘paper professionals’ recreate shrine festival at ‘Sapporo Paper Festival’ Photo:Skills of ‘paper professionals’ recreate shrine festival at ‘Sapporo Paper Festival’ HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Eight-meter-high pillars of fire as Noboribetsu Onsen ‘Demon Fireworks’ return Photo:Eight-meter-high pillars of fire as Noboribetsu Onsen ‘Demon Fireworks’ return HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Peak viewing for cosmoses swaying in the autumn breeze in Akkeshi Photo:Peak viewing for cosmoses swaying in the autumn breeze in Akkeshi HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Reconstructed image of a Jomon woman displayed for first time in 3 years in Rebun Photo:Reconstructed image of a Jomon woman displayed for first time in 3 years in Rebun HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hokkaido’s tourism industry’s expectations and appeals as entry limit on overseas visitors is raised to 50,000 Photo:Hokkaido’s tourism industry’s expectations and appeals as entry limit on overseas visitors is raised to 50,000 HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Humorous performance of traditional ‘Kumamai’ Photo:Humorous performance of traditional ‘Kumamai’ HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Triathlon held on the shores of Lake Toya Photo:Triathlon held on the shores of Lake Toya HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Original ‘Kitsune Dance’ song sibling duo to appear on September 19 Photo:Original ‘Kitsune Dance’ song sibling duo to appear on September 19 HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido ‘Tanuki COMICHI’ Opens on August 30 Photo:‘Tanuki COMICHI’ Opens on August 30 HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido First full-scale parkour competition in Hokkaido at Sapporo Factory Photo:First full-scale parkour competition in Hokkaido at Sapporo Factory HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Luka Musembi and Yamaguchi Haruka win respective men’s and women’s races for first time at Hokkaido Marathon Photo:Luka Musembi and Yamaguchi Haruka win respective men’s and women’s races for first time at Hokkaido Marathon HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Vivid flowers cover the slopes Photo:Vivid flowers cover the slopes HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Harvesting of aromatic hops reaches peak in Kamifurano Photo:Harvesting of aromatic hops reaches peak in Kamifurano HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Scuba diving in Okushiri High School class Photo:Scuba diving in Okushiri High School class HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Nemuro’s Hishisan Kobayashi Shoten receives HACCP certification to export frozen scallops to U.S. Photo:Nemuro’s Hishisan Kobayashi Shoten receives HACCP certification to export frozen scallops to U.S. HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Plump bluefin tuna fishing in full swing Photo:Plump bluefin tuna fishing in full swing HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Agreement between Soya Minami Agricultural Cooperative and Japanese language school to increase the number of students becoming farmers Photo:Agreement between Soya Minami Agricultural Cooperative and Japanese language school to increase the number of students becoming farmers HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Arte Piazza Bibai’s 30th anniversary sculpture exhibition ‘Touching the Time’ begins Photo:Arte Piazza Bibai’s 30th anniversary sculpture exhibition ‘Touching the Time’ begins HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Market at Kutchan hotel Photo:Market at Kutchan hotel HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Yotaka Andons clash for first time in 3 years Photo:Yotaka Andons clash for first time in 3 years HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Obihiro Airport camping, with walks on the runway and coffee on the tarmac Photo:Obihiro Airport camping, with walks on the runway and coffee on the tarmac HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Animal gift envelopes garnering popularity for "cuteness" Photo:Animal gift envelopes garnering popularity for "cuteness" HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 12-year-old rock drummer Yoyoka to move to the U.S. at end of August Photo:12-year-old rock drummer Yoyoka to move to the U.S. at end of August HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Kaminoko ike Pond: magical blue color generated by volcanic action Photo:Kaminoko ike Pond: magical blue color generated by volcanic action HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Competitive balloon flight in Kamishihoro Photo:Competitive balloon flight in Kamishihoro HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido A cool spot in summer – Kyogoku spring Photo:A cool spot in summer – Kyogoku spring HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sunflowers in full bloom beside Memanbetsu Airport Photo:Sunflowers in full bloom beside Memanbetsu Airport HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 30-m-high column of water suddenly appears in front of shrine Photo:30-m-high column of water suddenly appears in front of shrine HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Kelp drying – the striped patterns of summer Photo:Kelp drying – the striped patterns of summer HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Rabbits and ‘temari’ balls decorate photo spot at Yukura Shine in Hakodate Photo:Rabbits and ‘temari’ balls decorate photo spot at Yukura Shine in Hakodate HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Ebetsu Rakuno Gakuen University students endeavor to raise cattle Photo:Ebetsu Rakuno Gakuen University students endeavor to raise cattle HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sweetcorn harvesting in full swing in Memuro Photo:Sweetcorn harvesting in full swing in Memuro HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Go Sapporo with Pokemon GO! Vehicle wrap streetcar in operation Photo:Go Sapporo with Pokemon GO! Vehicle wrap streetcar in operation HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Three Lake Akan Ainu residents certified as Maeda Ippoen "Forest Guides" Photo:Three Lake Akan Ainu residents certified as Maeda Ippoen "Forest Guides" HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Raiden watermelons and NFT-tagged pixel art sets on sale Photo:Raiden watermelons and NFT-tagged pixel art sets on sale HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido The soothing ding-dong-dang of a xylophone Photo:The soothing ding-dong-dang of a xylophone HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Mass start for the kelp fishing grounds Photo:Mass start for the kelp fishing grounds HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Cheers greet Blue Impulse as Aviation Festival returns for first time in 3 years Photo:Cheers greet Blue Impulse as Aviation Festival returns for first time in 3 years HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Enjoy 21 animal-inspired dishes and sweets Photo:Enjoy 21 animal-inspired dishes and sweets HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Five Mongolian "yurt" huts for camping in Mombetsu Photo:Five Mongolian "yurt" huts for camping in Mombetsu HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Once-every-four-year potato flowers in full bloom Photo:Once-every-four-year potato flowers in full bloom HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Dances liven up the city center as Furano’s long-awaited Heso Matsuri returns Photo:Dances liven up the city center as Furano’s long-awaited Heso Matsuri returns HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 17-year-old ultralight aircraft pilot attempting youngest round-the-world flight lands at New Chitose Airport Photo:17-year-old ultralight aircraft pilot attempting youngest round-the-world flight lands at New Chitose Airport HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Fresh carrots shipped in a short period of time Photo:Fresh carrots shipped in a short period of time HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido "Sanshaku" firework launched on final day of Otaru Ushio Festival Photo:"Sanshaku" firework launched on final day of Otaru Ushio Festival HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Assabu’s giant croquette recognized by Guinness Photo:Assabu’s giant croquette recognized by Guinness HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 2 million flowers form main feature as Sunflower Festival opens in Hokuryu Photo:2 million flowers form main feature as Sunflower Festival opens in Hokuryu HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Grape growing "wonderful", French winery president to launch winery construction in September Photo:Grape growing "wonderful", French winery president to launch winery construction in September HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Harvest of ‘Pure White SP’ white corn reaches peak in Bihoro Photo:Harvest of ‘Pure White SP’ white corn reaches peak in Bihoro HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Assortment of 3 confections, including the popular Shiroi Koibito, sold at 7 Hokkaido airports Photo:Assortment of 3 confections, including the popular Shiroi Koibito, sold at 7 Hokkaido airports HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Whole Yubari Melon used in a cake and sold online until end of August Photo:Whole Yubari Melon used in a cake and sold online until end of August HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido The 3.3-km ‘White Path’ that stretches to the sea Photo:The 3.3-km ‘White Path’ that stretches to the sea HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Harvesting of golden autumn-sown wheat begins in Tokachi Photo:Harvesting of golden autumn-sown wheat begins in Tokachi HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Rooting for northernmost Rishiri Island whisky Photo:Rooting for northernmost Rishiri Island whisky HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Free bus service tours wineries in Niki Photo:Free bus service tours wineries in Niki HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Canoeing down the Teshio River in "Down the Teshi" Photo:Canoeing down the Teshio River in "Down the Teshi" HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Old buildings restored with traditional skills and modern methods Photo:Old buildings restored with traditional skills and modern methods HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Music and light art event ‘Rokka-no-Yoru’ held for first time in Nakasatsunai Photo:Music and light art event ‘Rokka-no-Yoru’ held for first time in Nakasatsunai HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido "Sapporo City Jazz" opens, audiences back after two-year absence Photo:"Sapporo City Jazz" opens, audiences back after two-year absence HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido First flight arrives from Incheon as scheduled international flights resume at New Chitose Airport Photo:First flight arrives from Incheon as scheduled international flights resume at New Chitose Airport HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Three thousand ‘floating hydrangea’ in 6 colors decorate Matsumae Park Photo:Three thousand ‘floating hydrangea’ in 6 colors decorate Matsumae Park HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Nakafurano’s first glamping facility offers skylights in some tents Photo:Nakafurano’s first glamping facility offers skylights in some tents HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Charges introduced at summer shared-office in Hirafu district of the Niseko region in a bid to gauge demand for business Photo:Charges introduced at summer shared-office in Hirafu district of the Niseko region in a bid to gauge demand for business HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Magical glow on floodlit lavender hill Photo:Magical glow on floodlit lavender hill HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido First Hanasaki crabs of the season landed in Nemuro Photo:First Hanasaki crabs of the season landed in Nemuro HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Tour from Hawaii returns to Noboribetsu Hot Spring with 14 visitors after two-year absence Photo:Tour from Hawaii returns to Noboribetsu Hot Spring with 14 visitors after two-year absence HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Craft beer brewery opens in Iwanai Photo:Craft beer brewery opens in Iwanai HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Brave firewalking tengu at FurubiraKotohira Shrine Photo:Brave firewalking tengu at FurubiraKotohira Shrine HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Roadside rest area staff cooperate in marriage proposal at Atsuta ‘Lovers’ Sanctuary’ Photo:Roadside rest area staff cooperate in marriage proposal at Atsuta ‘Lovers’ Sanctuary’ HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Flower picking in lavender-perfumed Hitsujigaoka Photo:Flower picking in lavender-perfumed Hitsujigaoka HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Northernmost rose garden in Haboro reaches its peak Photo:Northernmost rose garden in Haboro reaches its peak HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Akanko Ainu Kotan PR booth established at Kushiro Airport Photo:Akanko Ainu Kotan PR booth established at Kushiro Airport HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Shiokara pickled in southern-Hokkaido-cedar sake barrels Photo:Shiokara pickled in southern-Hokkaido-cedar sake barrels HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Two red-crowned cranes visit Biratori rice paddies Photo:Two red-crowned cranes visit Biratori rice paddies HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Refreshing mountain-stream climbing amid the heat Photo:Refreshing mountain-stream climbing amid the heat HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Indigo-dye theme park AizomeYui-no-mori opens in Biei Photo:Indigo-dye theme park AizomeYui-no-mori opens in Biei HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido KiHa 40 train journey along the Nemuro Line between Furano and Ikutora Photo:KiHa 40 train journey along the Nemuro Line between Furano and Ikutora HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Atsuma to utilize surfing’s ability to attract visitors, with first sanctioned competition on July 24 Photo:Atsuma to utilize surfing’s ability to attract visitors, with first sanctioned competition on July 24 HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Urakawa’s Dat sells banh mi from food truck Photo:Urakawa’s Dat sells banh mi from food truck HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Ham & bacon shop and bakery store in new facility opened by Edelweiss Farm on July 7 Photo:Ham & bacon shop and bakery store in new facility opened by Edelweiss Farm on July 7 HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Shaved-ice shop opens for a 100-day period from July 2 Photo:Shaved-ice shop opens for a 100-day period from July 2 HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido "Travel daycare" for children of visiting couples, hoping for increase in visitors Photo:"Travel daycare" for children of visiting couples, hoping for increase in visitors HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hokkaido’s largest-scale cherry farm opens for the season Photo:Hokkaido’s largest-scale cherry farm opens for the season HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Amur daylilies embellish Mt. Rishiri Photo:Amur daylilies embellish Mt. Rishiri HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Morning mist tunnel Photo:Morning mist tunnel HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido "Potato Art Hall" displays 1,000 Ukrainian children's drawings and paintings Photo:"Potato Art Hall" displays 1,000 Ukrainian children's drawings and paintings HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido New light-art and zipline attractions unveiled at Niseko HANAZONO Photo:New light-art and zipline attractions unveiled at Niseko HANAZONO HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Students from France experience working at ranch Photo:Students from France experience working at ranch HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido New Chitose Airport aid, Chitose city government grants airfare subsidies Photo:New Chitose Airport aid, Chitose city government grants airfare subsidies HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Garden Festa with 1,100 ㎡ flowerbed begins Photo:Garden Festa with 1,100 ㎡ flowerbed begins HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Fresh, raw Tokoro scallops airfreighted to the Tokyo metropolis Photo:Fresh, raw Tokoro scallops airfreighted to the Tokyo metropolis HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Attempt on giant croquette Guinness World Record at this year’s Assabu Summer Festival Photo:Attempt on giant croquette Guinness World Record at this year’s Assabu Summer Festival HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Old style "Flap-Flap" display is still working Photo:Old style "Flap-Flap" display is still working HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Scheduled flights to resume on New Chitose-Incheon route from July 17 Photo:Scheduled flights to resume on New Chitose-Incheon route from July 17 HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Clock Tower lit up in blue for World Refugee Day Photo:Clock Tower lit up in blue for World Refugee Day HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido SL that carried coal restored for first time in 47 years in Saitama prefecture Photo:SL that carried coal restored for first time in 47 years in Saitama prefecture HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido ‘Kamuy Lumina’ held in nighttime forest at Lake Akan Photo:‘Kamuy Lumina’ held in nighttime forest at Lake Akan HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Design Week held in Asahikawa, which is a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network Photo:Design Week held in Asahikawa, which is a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Turning imperfect vegetables into crayons, Urahoro Gakusha joint develops Photo:Turning imperfect vegetables into crayons, Urahoro Gakusha joint develops HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Ishikari Lighthouse forms the backdrop for the peak of the ‘Japanese-rose’ viewing season Photo:Ishikari Lighthouse forms the backdrop for the peak of the ‘Japanese-rose’ viewing season HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Tradition of parading of portable shrines continues at Sapporo Festival Photo:Tradition of parading of portable shrines continues at Sapporo Festival HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Supachok gives press conference after joining pro football club Consadole Sapporo Photo:Supachok gives press conference after joining pro football club Consadole Sapporo HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Shipment of ‘Densuke’ watermelons begins in Tohma Photo:Shipment of ‘Densuke’ watermelons begins in Tohma HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido ‘Okhotsk Limited Express’ revived in Thailand Photo:‘Okhotsk Limited Express’ revived in Thailand HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Elephant-manure compost used in recycling-oriented agriculture at Yuumu Farm in Shintoku Photo:Elephant-manure compost used in recycling-oriented agriculture at Yuumu Farm in Shintoku HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sapporo Kita Subaru won YOSAKOI Soran Grand Prize Photo:Sapporo Kita Subaru won YOSAKOI Soran Grand Prize HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Reticulated giraffe calf born for first time in 8 years at Obihiro Zoo Photo:Reticulated giraffe calf born for first time in 8 years at Obihiro Zoo HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Niseko Classic – one of Hokkaido’s largest road races – held for first time in 3 years Photo:Niseko Classic – one of Hokkaido’s largest road races – held for first time in 3 years HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Lake Kussharo covered in sea of clouds Photo:Lake Kussharo covered in sea of clouds HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Shipment of ‘Sunflower’ watermelons begins in Hokuryu Photo:Shipment of ‘Sunflower’ watermelons begins in Hokuryu HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hokkaido preparation accelerates for foreign visitor entry, with thorough virus control Photo:Hokkaido preparation accelerates for foreign visitor entry, with thorough virus control HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido What is a bear’s "back rub"? Ecology captured on film Photo:What is a bear’s "back rub"? Ecology captured on film HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido This season’s Okushiri sea urchins are nice and plump Photo:This season’s Okushiri sea urchins are nice and plump HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Aerial stroll – the heart amid a rapeseed blossom field Photo:Aerial stroll – the heart amid a rapeseed blossom field HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido ‘Umbrella Sky’ at Tokachi Hills features 460 umbrellas in 7 colors Photo:‘Umbrella Sky’ at Tokachi Hills features 460 umbrellas in 7 colors HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido First shipment of Akkeshi Hokkai Shrimp prompts high expectations for value and volume records to be broken Photo:First shipment of Akkeshi Hokkai Shrimp prompts high expectations for value and volume records to be broken HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Summer slopes begin operating in earnest in Engaru Photo:Summer slopes begin operating in earnest in Engaru HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Chitose JAL International Marathon returns after two-year absence Photo:Chitose JAL International Marathon returns after two-year absence HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Verification of effectiveness of firecrackers, sprays and the like in the prevention of brown bear attacks Photo:Verification of effectiveness of firecrackers, sprays and the like in the prevention of brown bear attacks HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Plans to resume New Chitose–Bangkok AirAsia X direct flight in September Photo:Plans to resume New Chitose–Bangkok AirAsia X direct flight in September HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Thirteen-year-old Otaru business, Ishikawa Genzo Shoten restored as a standing bar Photo:Thirteen-year-old Otaru business, Ishikawa Genzo Shoten restored as a standing bar HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Tuna filleting demonstration at Hakodate Seafood Market proves popular among locals and tourists alike Photo:Tuna filleting demonstration at Hakodate Seafood Market proves popular among locals and tourists alike HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido "Sapporo Beer Streetcar" starts, event for "OMO3 Sapporo Susukino" guests Photo:"Sapporo Beer Streetcar" starts, event for "OMO3 Sapporo Susukino" guests HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Ten Indonesian nationals join caregiving staff in Iwamizawa Photo:Ten Indonesian nationals join caregiving staff in Iwamizawa HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Monitor ‘SUP yoga’ activity in Toyoura Photo:Monitor ‘SUP yoga’ activity in Toyoura HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Tourism industry speeds up its preparations with international flights set to resume in June Photo:Tourism industry speeds up its preparations with international flights set to resume in June HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Launching ceremonies for Habomai kelp-fishing boat and Ochiishi gillnet fishing boat Photo:Launching ceremonies for Habomai kelp-fishing boat and Ochiishi gillnet fishing boat HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Ninth baby sea otter born at Cape Kiritappu Photo:Ninth baby sea otter born at Cape Kiritappu HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Wakkanai Aizawa Shokuryo Hyakkaten wins 1st & 2nd prizes in Local Supermarket Food contest Photo:Wakkanai Aizawa Shokuryo Hyakkaten wins 1st & 2nd prizes in Local Supermarket Food contest HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Yubari Melons fetch 3 million yen at the first auction of the year Photo:Yubari Melons fetch 3 million yen at the first auction of the year HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido ‘Nature Luminarie’ begins in Jozankei from June 1 Photo:‘Nature Luminarie’ begins in Jozankei from June 1 HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Rebun Island’s Miura hopes sundries made from driftwood and glass will "trigger interest in environmental issues" Photo:Rebun Island’s Miura hopes sundries made from driftwood and glass will "trigger interest in environmental issues" HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Tarumae Garo, cliffside covered in green moss Photo:Tarumae Garo, cliffside covered in green moss HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hotel and oven-baked pizza restaurant opens at Naganuma roadside rest area Maoi-no-Oka Photo:Hotel and oven-baked pizza restaurant opens at Naganuma roadside rest area Maoi-no-Oka HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Shiretoko Sightseeing Ship Aurora begins operating Photo:Shiretoko Sightseeing Ship Aurora begins operating HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Explore Lake Toya’s ‘Zero Point’ – the remnants of an underwater volcano Photo:Explore Lake Toya’s ‘Zero Point’ – the remnants of an underwater volcano HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Kushiro ‘Ganpeki Robata’ opens Photo:Kushiro ‘Ganpeki Robata’ opens HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Flavor of nature in grass fed milk, available in Nishiokoppe Photo:Flavor of nature in grass fed milk, available in Nishiokoppe HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Kamifurano Town, drying space for delicious hops Photo:Kamifurano Town, drying space for delicious hops HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Reporter experiences Lake Toya helicopter cruising Photo:Reporter experiences Lake Toya helicopter cruising HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sapporo Lilac Festival held for first time in 3 years Photo:Sapporo Lilac Festival held for first time in 3 years HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 1,262 runners take part in the first Toyako Marathon in 3 years Photo:1,262 runners take part in the first Toyako Marathon in 3 years HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Photo weddings amidst magnificent Bihoro scenery Photo:Photo weddings amidst magnificent Bihoro scenery HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Indulging in oysters and shirasu, seasonal flavors in Suttsu Photo:Indulging in oysters and shirasu, seasonal flavors in Suttsu HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hillsides colored yellow with rape blossoms at Kuroda Farm in Otofuke Photo:Hillsides colored yellow with rape blossoms at Kuroda Farm in Otofuke HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo sign Thailand international midfielder SupachokSarachat Photo:Consadole Sapporo sign Thailand international midfielder SupachokSarachat HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Rice planting in full swing in Higashikawa Photo:Rice planting in full swing in Higashikawa HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Skilled washi artisan Tono Sanae Photo:Skilled washi artisan Tono Sanae HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Ice cream contest held at New Chitose Airport Photo:Ice cream contest held at New Chitose Airport HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Beauty salon opens in the Hirafu district of the Niseko area Photo:Beauty salon opens in the Hirafu district of the Niseko area HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Malaysian and Thai nationals strive to be bridge between Tokachi and home Photo:Malaysian and Thai nationals strive to be bridge between Tokachi and home HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sargent’s cherry blossoms bloom in Kushiro – the latest in Japan. Photo:Sargent’s cherry blossoms bloom in Kushiro – the latest in Japan. HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Tram Haikara-Go display event in Hakodate Photo:Tram Haikara-Go display event in Hakodate HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Skiing from the 2,000-meter summit of Mt. Oputateshike Photo:Skiing from the 2,000-meter summit of Mt. Oputateshike HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Ezo Brown Bear Enclosure opens at Asahiyama Zoo in Asahikawa Photo:Ezo Brown Bear Enclosure opens at Asahiyama Zoo in Asahikawa HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Flower raft brings color to Goryokaku moat Photo:Flower raft brings color to Goryokaku moat HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido FDA operates charter flights to Obihiro Photo:FDA operates charter flights to Obihiro HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Lake Toya circuit tour in open top bus Photo:Lake Toya circuit tour in open top bus HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Seeds sown to revive common glasswort in Akkeshi Photo:Seeds sown to revive common glasswort in Akkeshi HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Lupicia opens direct sales shop adjacent to Niseko roadside rest area Photo:Lupicia opens direct sales shop adjacent to Niseko roadside rest area HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Two varieties of JALUX’s new brand ‘Tokachikara’ confectionery for sale at Obihiro Airport Photo:Two varieties of JALUX’s new brand ‘Tokachikara’ confectionery for sale at Obihiro Airport HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Revision of Rebun forms of life strategy from new SDGs perspective Photo:Revision of Rebun forms of life strategy from new SDGs perspective HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Shimokawa-sourced honey and tomato liqueurs, four types available online Photo:Shimokawa-sourced honey and tomato liqueurs, four types available online HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido The aroma of grilled sweetcorn drifts around Sapporo’s Odori Park as stalls open for business Photo:The aroma of grilled sweetcorn drifts around Sapporo’s Odori Park as stalls open for business HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Video distributed showing traditional Ainu ‘marek’ fishing, embroidery and cooking Photo:Video distributed showing traditional Ainu ‘marek’ fishing, embroidery and cooking HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Additional deck space at Usuzan Ropeway summit observatory Photo:Additional deck space at Usuzan Ropeway summit observatory HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Asian fawnlily in full bloom at Otokoyama Nature Park Photo:Asian fawnlily in full bloom at Otokoyama Nature Park HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Yoshino cherry blossoms bloom 6 days earlier than normal in Matsumae Photo:Yoshino cherry blossoms bloom 6 days earlier than normal in Matsumae HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Toyoura specialty strawberries are big and juicy Photo:Toyoura specialty strawberries are big and juicy HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Colorful fruit desserts at Noboribetsu CO-OP Photo:Colorful fruit desserts at Noboribetsu CO-OP HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido JAL captain originally from Otaru attracts attention with in-flight announcements in Hokkaido dialect Photo:JAL captain originally from Otaru attracts attention with in-flight announcements in Hokkaido dialect HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 【Kamuy landscapes】 Migrating birds in the morning mist – Bibai Photo:【Kamuy landscapes】 Migrating birds in the morning mist – Bibai HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Ice rink transformed into "water mirror" at Tomakomai Hakucho Oji Ice Arena Photo:Ice rink transformed into "water mirror" at Tomakomai Hakucho Oji Ice Arena HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Unmanned firewood shop popular at farm in Toyoura Photo:Unmanned firewood shop popular at farm in Toyoura HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Café-bar and guesthouse opens as Otaru university students’ LLC begins operations in earnest Photo:Café-bar and guesthouse opens as Otaru university students’ LLC begins operations in earnest HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido ‘Workation’ facility MUJI HOUSE completed in Kamishihoro Photo:‘Workation’ facility MUJI HOUSE completed in Kamishihoro HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Stocking young sea urchin with hopes for a healthy harvest Photo:Stocking young sea urchin with hopes for a healthy harvest HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido New rules for the use of Lake Shikotsu include canoeing, SUPs and playing in the water Photo:New rules for the use of Lake Shikotsu include canoeing, SUPs and playing in the water HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Goryokaku Tower observatory windows cleaned Photo:Goryokaku Tower observatory windows cleaned HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido As spring arrives, 10-m-tall walls of snow are carved out on the Trans-Shiretoko Highway  Photo:As spring arrives, 10-m-tall walls of snow are carved out on the Trans-Shiretoko Highway  HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Ma-kombu kelp thinning peak heralds spring in Minamikayabe, Hakodate Photo:Ma-kombu kelp thinning peak heralds spring in Minamikayabe, Hakodate HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Picture scroll depicting coexistence with brown bears displayed at Asahiyama Zoo Photo:Picture scroll depicting coexistence with brown bears displayed at Asahiyama Zoo HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Foreign trainees active in automobile maintenance Photo:Foreign trainees active in automobile maintenance HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Areas that require caution included in revised version of Kushiro River canoeing guidelines Photo:Areas that require caution included in revised version of Kushiro River canoeing guidelines HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Eniwa Flower Tour tourism program of 6 city gardens registered on national system Photo:Eniwa Flower Tour tourism program of 6 city gardens registered on national system HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Fixed-net cherry-salmon fishing in full swing in Esashi Photo:Fixed-net cherry-salmon fishing in full swing in Esashi HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Porocle cycle sharing service began this year’s operation on April 9 Photo:Porocle cycle sharing service began this year’s operation on April 9 HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Takikawa city asks for donations of used school bags for Mongolia Photo:Takikawa city asks for donations of used school bags for Mongolia HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Deliciously sweet and tender spring lettuce enters harvest peak in Mukawa Photo:Deliciously sweet and tender spring lettuce enters harvest peak in Mukawa HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido "Teshio River Canoe Touring Competition" back on July 17 after two-year absence Photo:"Teshio River Canoe Touring Competition" back on July 17 after two-year absence HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Walking the difficult ‘knife ridge’ to Mt. Toyoni-dake in the Hidaka mountain range Photo:Walking the difficult ‘knife ridge’ to Mt. Toyoni-dake in the Hidaka mountain range HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 100 light, passenger- and wagon-type vehicles displayed at Hokkaido Camping Car Festival Photo:100 light, passenger- and wagon-type vehicles displayed at Hokkaido Camping Car Festival HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Two types of low-malt beer using sake lees introduced in Sapporo Photo:Two types of low-malt beer using sake lees introduced in Sapporo HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Special exhibition begins at Miura Ayako Literature Museum to commemorate 100th anniversary of her birth Photo:Special exhibition begins at Miura Ayako Literature Museum to commemorate 100th anniversary of her birth HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Brown bear habitats move closer to residential areas of Sapporo Photo:Brown bear habitats move closer to residential areas of Sapporo HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Local Yunosato Desk produces Hokkaido-wood desks and chairs for junior high school Photo:Local Yunosato Desk produces Hokkaido-wood desks and chairs for junior high school HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Takasago Sake Brewery sake mellowed during snow storage Photo:Takasago Sake Brewery sake mellowed during snow storage HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Furano Wine bottles recycled as glasses Photo:Furano Wine bottles recycled as glasses HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Large shellfish landed as Notsuke Bay clam-fishing season begins Photo:Large shellfish landed as Notsuke Bay clam-fishing season begins HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Stabilized production expected for Yubari melons as foreign farm trainees enter Japan starting in April Photo:Stabilized production expected for Yubari melons as foreign farm trainees enter Japan starting in April HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Cruise ship docks in Hakodate for the first time in two years and four months Photo:Cruise ship docks in Hakodate for the first time in two years and four months HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 【Kamuy landscapes】Todowara in early spring – snowfields and blue skies all the way to the horizon Photo:【Kamuy landscapes】Todowara in early spring – snowfields and blue skies all the way to the horizon HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido "Drive My Car" wins U.S. Academy Award, filming location Akabira City residents exuberant Photo:"Drive My Car" wins U.S. Academy Award, filming location Akabira City residents exuberant HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Winter Lake Toya all to yourself with a popular canoeing activity Photo:Winter Lake Toya all to yourself with a popular canoeing activity HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sleeping-berth express train Hokutosei begins new life as a guesthouse Photo:Sleeping-berth express train Hokutosei begins new life as a guesthouse HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Cherry blossoms to bloom early this year? Sapporo, Hakodate, Obihiro peak viewing season at end of April Photo:Cherry blossoms to bloom early this year? Sapporo, Hakodate, Obihiro peak viewing season at end of April HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Spreading awareness in Shiretoko of ban on approaching brown bears, max fine of 300,000 yen starting April Photo:Spreading awareness in Shiretoko of ban on approaching brown bears, max fine of 300,000 yen starting April HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 50 years in Ukraine after remaining in Karafuto, Furihata "happy to have arrived safely" at emotional reunion with sisters in Asahikawa Photo:50 years in Ukraine after remaining in Karafuto, Furihata "happy to have arrived safely" at emotional reunion with sisters in Asahikawa HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Asahiyama Zoo’s intelligent pigs, Yuzu and Ume pit their wits with their keeper Photo:Asahiyama Zoo’s intelligent pigs, Yuzu and Ume pit their wits with their keeper HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Relaxed seals appear in Kushiro Port Photo:Relaxed seals appear in Kushiro Port HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Naganuma MAOI Distillery to produce whisky as well as wine. Officially opens on May 1 Photo:Naganuma MAOI Distillery to produce whisky as well as wine. Officially opens on May 1 HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Ireland’s traditional green paraded in Sapporo for first time in three years Photo:Ireland’s traditional green paraded in Sapporo for first time in three years HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Kembuchi tourist ranch sells soft, raw alpaca wool online Photo:Kembuchi tourist ranch sells soft, raw alpaca wool online HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Diving for sea urchins among the drift ice in Nemuro Bay Photo:Diving for sea urchins among the drift ice in Nemuro Bay HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Moves to replace plastic with wood produced in Okhotsk region gather speed Photo:Moves to replace plastic with wood produced in Okhotsk region gather speed HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Engaru places trailer house near JR Maruseppu Station for teleworking Photo:Engaru places trailer house near JR Maruseppu Station for teleworking HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Vegan shop opens in food wing of Ebetsu Tsutaya bookstore Photo:Vegan shop opens in food wing of Ebetsu Tsutaya bookstore HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Cyclists "impressed" with views of Kamishihoro bridge arches from frozen Lake Nukabira Photo:Cyclists "impressed" with views of Kamishihoro bridge arches from frozen Lake Nukabira HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Off-piste skiers obliged to use GPS app at Tomamu ski resort Photo:Off-piste skiers obliged to use GPS app at Tomamu ski resort HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Mt. Soranuma-dake’s winter-only frozen swamp crossing Photo:Mt. Soranuma-dake’s winter-only frozen swamp crossing HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido ROYCE’ Town Station opened on March 12 Photo:ROYCE’ Town Station opened on March 12 HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Guide skier Fujita Yuhei guides Ariyasu at Beijing Paralympics Photo:Guide skier Fujita Yuhei guides Ariyasu at Beijing Paralympics HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Large scallops nurtured in the sea ‘fields’ Photo:Large scallops nurtured in the sea ‘fields’ HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Two " netted deer " tangled in fishing net spotted at Notsuke Peninsula Photo:Two " netted deer " tangled in fishing net spotted at Notsuke Peninsula HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Expectations are high for beer brewery at Nippon Ham’s new ballpark Photo:Expectations are high for beer brewery at Nippon Ham’s new ballpark HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Students impressed by marimo awaiting the arrival of spring during observation at commemorative graduation event at Lake Akan Photo:Students impressed by marimo awaiting the arrival of spring during observation at commemorative graduation event at Lake Akan HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Fukujuso flowers bloom in Southern Hokkaido's Hakodate Photo:Fukujuso flowers bloom in Southern Hokkaido's Hakodate HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Otaru’s Tanaka Brewing Co. carries out ‘shizuku-dori’ process to make new high-quality sake Photo:Otaru’s Tanaka Brewing Co. carries out ‘shizuku-dori’ process to make new high-quality sake HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Windbreak trees look like tapestry Photo:Windbreak trees look like tapestry HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Aurora drift-ice sightseeing & icebreaker ship’s first nighttime cruise Photo:Aurora drift-ice sightseeing & icebreaker ship’s first nighttime cruise HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Local sake "Gohhou" used in cosmetics, infusing sake kasu and kome nuka Photo:Local sake "Gohhou" used in cosmetics, infusing sake kasu and kome nuka HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Mysterious clouds above the sea off Rausu, the southern limit of the drift ice Photo:Mysterious clouds above the sea off Rausu, the southern limit of the drift ice HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Shoals of herring herald arrival of spring in Otaru Photo:Shoals of herring herald arrival of spring in Otaru HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Thrills on neighborhood slopes as ‘snurfer boards’ gain popularity in Hokkaido Photo:Thrills on neighborhood slopes as ‘snurfer boards’ gain popularity in Hokkaido HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Ida, Okushiri Island's only sommelier, popularizing wine on island Photo:Ida, Okushiri Island's only sommelier, popularizing wine on island HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Handmade hanging dolls displayed at 22 locations including former kimono store and restaurants Photo:Handmade hanging dolls displayed at 22 locations including former kimono store and restaurants HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Coins stuck to the ice in wishes at the Sounkyo Ice Fall Shrine Photo:Coins stuck to the ice in wishes at the Sounkyo Ice Fall Shrine HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Thoroughbred ranch touring taxi garners wonderful reviews in Urakawa test run Photo:Thoroughbred ranch touring taxi garners wonderful reviews in Urakawa test run HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido "Doing nothing" Utoro-style just watching the sights while drift-ice bathing Photo:"Doing nothing" Utoro-style just watching the sights while drift-ice bathing HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Handmade paper-bag lantern event in Makubetsu Photo:Handmade paper-bag lantern event in Makubetsu HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Kushiro Zoo red panda twins get names: "Rim" and "Rera" Photo:Kushiro Zoo red panda twins get names: "Rim" and "Rera" HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido New March dish: Fried rice and ankake sauce infused with savory flavor of Hanasaki crab Photo:New March dish: Fried rice and ankake sauce infused with savory flavor of Hanasaki crab HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido The regretful howls of closing time at Asahiyama Zoo Photo:The regretful howls of closing time at Asahiyama Zoo HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido The first ‘Snow Cycle Festival’ amid Biei’s white forest Photo:The first ‘Snow Cycle Festival’ amid Biei’s white forest HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Abashiri’s drift-ice sightseeing reaches its peak Photo:Abashiri’s drift-ice sightseeing reaches its peak HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sapporo snow dumping sites near their limit with almost half of them already full Photo:Sapporo snow dumping sites near their limit with almost half of them already full HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Twin lambs born on a farm in Naganuma Photo:Twin lambs born on a farm in Naganuma HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Aviran Refaeli Nagai, owner of Takikawa Middle East cuisine take-out shop Photo:Aviran Refaeli Nagai, owner of Takikawa Middle East cuisine take-out shop HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Niseko’s "snow cabbages" sufficiently sweet Photo:Niseko’s "snow cabbages" sufficiently sweet HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hong Konger Ang and Bhutanese Jigme contribute to region with skills learned in home countries Photo:Hong Konger Ang and Bhutanese Jigme contribute to region with skills learned in home countries HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 950 JR train services suspended and vehicles left stranded in blizzard Photo:950 JR train services suspended and vehicles left stranded in blizzard HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Wintertime Shiretoko Cape Chashikotsu, a world of ice Photo:Wintertime Shiretoko Cape Chashikotsu, a world of ice HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Toma local sake "Ryu no Izumi", aged in limestone cave Photo:Toma local sake "Ryu no Izumi", aged in limestone cave HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Rime covered trees appear on Mt. Horohoro almost like a gang of monsters Photo:Rime covered trees appear on Mt. Horohoro almost like a gang of monsters HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Rice topped with Hokkai shrimp available for a limited period at roadside rest area in Matsumae Photo:Rice topped with Hokkai shrimp available for a limited period at roadside rest area in Matsumae HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido ‘Loco Solare’ win silver medal in Women’s Curling Photo:‘Loco Solare’ win silver medal in Women’s Curling HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Golf + run + bike snow triathlon held for first time in Bibai Photo:Golf + run + bike snow triathlon held for first time in Bibai HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Use of IT helps snow removal to evolve Photo:Use of IT helps snow removal to evolve HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido "I will come shovel snow for free", Twitter posts from 3rd year Hokkaido University student Fujita cause a stir online Photo:"I will come shovel snow for free", Twitter posts from 3rd year Hokkaido University student Fujita cause a stir online HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Private sauna with views of the drift ice at Kitakobushi Hotel in Shiretoko Photo:Private sauna with views of the drift ice at Kitakobushi Hotel in Shiretoko HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 3,500 candles create an ‘Ice Candle Museum’ in Shimokawa Photo:3,500 candles create an ‘Ice Candle Museum’ in Shimokawa HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Photographers enthralled, setting sun sinks into drift ice at Cape Puyuni Photo:Photographers enthralled, setting sun sinks into drift ice at Cape Puyuni HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Crevice in Sapporo Moerenuma Park snow-covered mountain, snowslide risk Photo:Crevice in Sapporo Moerenuma Park snow-covered mountain, snowslide risk HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Mt. Shiribetsu, skiing with a view of Mt. Yotei Photo:Mt. Shiribetsu, skiing with a view of Mt. Yotei HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Magical scene of frost mist and light at the Kussharo lakeside Photo:Magical scene of frost mist and light at the Kussharo lakeside HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hidaka kelp infused soba "Hidaka no Kaze" selected for "100 Cuisine Kingdom Picks" Photo:Hidaka kelp infused soba "Hidaka no Kaze" selected for "100 Cuisine Kingdom Picks" HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Tour applications flood in as ‘Otate’ Otaru scallop brand marketing project continues Photo:Tour applications flood in as ‘Otate’ Otaru scallop brand marketing project continues HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Four sets of colorful hina dolls bring an early spring feel to the Shiraoi Motojinya Museum Photo:Four sets of colorful hina dolls bring an early spring feel to the Shiraoi Motojinya Museum HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido PR for ice carousel event to be held next winter in Kembuchi Photo:PR for ice carousel event to be held next winter in Kembuchi HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Wedding ceremony atop ice at Lake ShikaribetsuKotan Photo:Wedding ceremony atop ice at Lake ShikaribetsuKotan HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Animals at night are amazing! "Asahiyama Zoo by Snow Light" in Asahikawa Photo:Animals at night are amazing! "Asahiyama Zoo by Snow Light" in Asahikawa HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Full-time Hokkaido University faculty member and CEO Amano Maho aims to spread ‘Opto- diagnostics’ Photo:Full-time Hokkaido University faculty member and CEO Amano Maho aims to spread ‘Opto-  diagnostics’ HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Fukagawa Oil & Fat Company inundated with orders for its potato chips direct from the factory Photo:Fukagawa Oil & Fat Company inundated with orders for its potato chips direct from the factory HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 8 teams compete in ‘snow shoveling’ championship in Shibetsu Photo:8 teams compete in ‘snow shoveling’ championship in Shibetsu HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Lake Kuttari sauna "avanto", Finland Embassy visits Photo:Lake Kuttari sauna "avanto", Finland Embassy visits HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Iwanai’s first climbing gym opened by Austrian McCloskey and his wife Photo:Iwanai’s first climbing gym opened by Austrian McCloskey and his wife HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Online Singapore school trip at Hokkaido High School for the Deaf Photo:Online Singapore school trip at Hokkaido High School for the Deaf HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Heavy snowfall causes disruption to transport network in Sapporo area, will all JR services suspended and heavy congestion on roads  Photo:Heavy snowfall causes disruption to transport network in Sapporo area, will all JR services suspended and heavy congestion on roads  HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Soaring land and rent prices prompt increase in transfer of population out of Kutchan to surrounding areas in Niseko region Photo:Soaring land and rent prices prompt increase in transfer of population out of Kutchan to surrounding areas in Niseko region HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Animal snow figures appear on the trunks of trees in Maruyama Park Photo:Animal snow figures appear on the trunks of trees in Maruyama Park HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Cruise to view projection mapping that lights up Otaru Canal Photo:Cruise to view projection mapping that lights up Otaru Canal HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Winter fireworks invigorate Toyako Onsen Photo:Winter fireworks invigorate Toyako Onsen HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Online Sapporo Snow Festival: video of Snow Miku snow sculpture production broadcast online Photo:Online Sapporo Snow Festival: video of Snow Miku snow sculpture production broadcast online HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido ‘Drift-ice walk’ to experience floating with the ice floes Photo:‘Drift-ice walk’ to experience floating with the ice floes HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Setsu Niseko wins top prize at Asia-Pacific condominium awards Photo:Setsu Niseko wins top prize at Asia-Pacific condominium awards HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido First Asahikawa Snow Duathlon race winners decided Photo:First Asahikawa Snow Duathlon race winners decided HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Morning river fog on the Tokachi Plain Photo: Morning river fog on the Tokachi Plain HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hoshino Resorts "KAI" opens in Upopoy area of Shiraoi, nestled amidst Ainu culture and nature Photo:Hoshino Resorts "KAI" opens in Upopoy area of Shiraoi, nestled amidst Ainu culture and nature HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Odori, Sapporo landmark 4pla closed after half century of business Photo:Odori, Sapporo landmark 4pla closed after half century of business HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sounds and scenery – Mysterious sounds from the frozen surface of Lake Nukabira Photo:Sounds and scenery – Mysterious sounds from the frozen surface of Lake Nukabira HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Mt. Tokachidake recognized as Japan Geopark to become 6th region in Hokkaido Photo:Mt. Tokachidake recognized as Japan Geopark to become 6th region in Hokkaido HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Magical snow candle illumination at Jozankei Shrine, Sapporo Photo:Magical snow candle illumination at Jozankei Shrine, Sapporo HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Carefully hand-harvesting at water's edge, iwanori seaweed harvest starts in Shakotan Photo:Carefully hand-harvesting at water's edge, iwanori seaweed harvest starts in Shakotan HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido New Chitose Airport passenger numbers fall below 10 million for second consecutive year, as new government measures increase sense of crisis Photo:New Chitose Airport passenger numbers fall below 10 million for second consecutive year, as new government measures increase sense of crisis HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Breathtaking snow scenery at Mt. Mokoto Photo:Breathtaking snow scenery at Mt. Mokoto HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Ezo red fox explores drift ice surface Photo:Ezo red fox explores drift ice surface HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Extraordinary expressions created in snow and ice at Sapporo ‘Geimori W-AWESOME’ event Photo:Extraordinary expressions created in snow and ice at Sapporo ‘Geimori W-AWESOME’ event HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Lambing season starts for Suffolk sheep in Shibetsu Photo:Lambing season starts for Suffolk sheep in Shibetsu HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Smartphone speaker amplifiers and mini-tables: new products developed to use karamatsu larch lumber Photo:Smartphone speaker amplifiers and mini-tables: new products developed to use karamatsu larch lumber HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Cows’ whiskers freeze as temperatures drop below minus 25 Photo:Cows’ whiskers freeze as temperatures drop below minus 25 HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Garinko-go departs as first day of drift ice is confirmed in Mombetsu Photo:Garinko-go departs as first day of drift ice is confirmed in Mombetsu HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Peach cabin attendant livestreams Washo Market kattedon rice bowl Photo:Peach cabin attendant livestreams Washo Market kattedon rice bowl HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Nemuro local sake Kita no Katsu ‘Shiboritate’ released and sells out immediately Photo:Nemuro local sake Kita no Katsu ‘Shiboritate’ released and sells out immediately HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sounds and Scenery: Camera shutters clack, capturing snow-plow train car Photo:Sounds and Scenery: Camera shutters clack, capturing snow-plow train car HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Wakasagi smelt ice fishing starts at Lake Abashiri Photo:Wakasagi smelt ice fishing starts at Lake Abashiri HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Niseko International Clinic provides free PCR tests and completely private rooms for outpatients with a fever Photo:Niseko International Clinic provides free PCR tests and completely private rooms for outpatients with a fever HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Tourist train "FuyunoShitsugen" renovated, new improved view Photo:Tourist train "FuyunoShitsugen" renovated, new improved view HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Heavy snow causes congestion in Sapporo area, with bus services suspended due to delays in clearing snow Photo:Heavy snow causes congestion in Sapporo area, with bus services suspended due to delays in clearing snow HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Bibai City Sports Center high-challenge climbing wall is popular Photo:Bibai City Sports Center high-challenge climbing wall is popular HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Floodlights create magical view of giant icicle at Engaru’s Yamabiko Falls Photo:Floodlights create magical view of giant icicle at Engaru’s Yamabiko Falls HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido East Hokkaido Road to Natural Beauty DMO sells passport for buses and activities related to winter tourism in eastern Hokkaido Photo:East Hokkaido Road to Natural Beauty DMO sells passport for buses and activities related to winter tourism in eastern Hokkaido HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Those coming of age pledge to contribute to society at coming-of-age ceremonies in regions around Hokkaido Photo:Those coming of age pledge to contribute to society at coming-of-age ceremonies in regions around Hokkaido HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Automatic cabbage harvester using advanced technology being developed in Shikaoi Photo:Automatic cabbage harvester using advanced technology being developed in Shikaoi HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido New Hoshino Resort hotel opened in Otaru on Jan. 7 Photo:New Hoshino Resort hotel opened in Otaru on Jan. 7 HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido ‘Daimonji’ New Year celebration and fireworks in the hope that the pandemic will end Photo:‘Daimonji’ New Year celebration and fireworks in the hope that the pandemic will end HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Art made from jewelry ice shines golden in the morning sun Photo:Art made from jewelry ice shines golden in the morning sun HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Visitors cheer first sunrise from Bihoro Pass Photo:Visitors cheer first sunrise from Bihoro Pass HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 100 years after her death, the limelight once again shines on Chiri Yukie as filming of movie starts in earnest Photo:100 years after her death, the limelight once again shines on Chiri Yukie as filming of movie starts in earnest HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Frost flowers – the brief, white meadows of Lake Toro Photo:Frost flowers – the brief, white meadows of Lake Toro HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Toyokoro elm lit up amid the darkness Photo:Toyokoro elm lit up amid the darkness HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Seals cared for at a center in Mombetsu released back into the sea Photo:Seals cared for at a center in Mombetsu released back into the sea HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Popular cold-weather proof Tsurui campsite, with gear rental options Photo:Popular cold-weather proof Tsurui campsite, with gear rental options HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Kyogoku resident Kim opens new restaurant serving Western cuisine with a Mount Yotei view Photo:Kyogoku resident Kim opens new restaurant serving Western cuisine with a Mount Yotei view HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Long-awaited Yoichi cider arrives, along with Shiribeshi region limited white wine from Niki Winery Photo:Long-awaited Yoichi cider arrives, along with Shiribeshi region limited white wine from Niki Winery HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Experience Yubari winter, "ice carousel" appears at Lake Shuparo in late January Photo:Experience Yubari winter, "ice carousel" appears at Lake Shuparo in late January HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Illuminations that color the Akan lakeside forest begin Photo:Illuminations that color the Akan lakeside forest begin HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Harvesting ice wine grapes, concentrated sweetness at below zero temperatures Photo:Harvesting ice wine grapes, concentrated sweetness at below zero temperatures HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sun pillars and halos appear in Kitami as freezing temperatures hit the Okhotsk region Photo:Sun pillars and halos appear in Kitami as freezing temperatures hit the Okhotsk region HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido "They’re really getting stronger," "The pride of Kitami" – Loco Solare qualify for Olympics Photo:"They’re really getting stronger," "The pride of Kitami" – Loco Solare qualify for Olympics HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Obihiro landscape company produces ‘kadomatsu’ to wish for good health in the new year Photo:Obihiro landscape company produces ‘kadomatsu’ to wish for good health in the new year HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Projection mapping colors Otaru and Yoichi in winter Photo:Projection mapping colors Otaru and Yoichi in winter HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Muroran Institute of Technology’s Professor Dong and Associate Professor Ota selected in the 2021 highly-cited researchers list Photo:Muroran Institute of Technology’s Professor Dong and Associate Professor Ota selected in the 2021 highly-cited researchers list HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Comforting tones of folk instruments as Ainu musicians perform in Sapporo Photo:Comforting tones of folk instruments as Ainu musicians perform in Sapporo HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido ‘Ritto’ – second Akkeshi Whisky chocolate goes on sale Photo:‘Ritto’ – second Akkeshi Whisky chocolate goes on sale HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Brewing of local ‘Goryo’ sake begins for first time in half a century in Hakodate Photo:Brewing of local ‘Goryo’ sake begins for first time in half a century in Hakodate HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Gunma Symphony Orchestra in impromptu encore due to Rishiri ferry cancelation Photo:Gunma Symphony Orchestra in impromptu encore due to Rishiri ferry cancelation HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido "Niseko Stand Mori Deai " opens in Susukino with Shiribeshi alcohol and foods Photo: "Niseko Stand Mori Deai " opens in Susukino with Shiribeshi alcohol and foods HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido The making of ‘satcep’ – traditional Ainu whole-dried salmon – begins Photo:The making of ‘satcep’ – traditional Ainu whole-dried salmon – begins HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Season’s first cross-country ski race in Japan held in Engaru Photo:Season’s first cross-country ski race in Japan held in Engaru HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Rebun Island Tourist Association workation test tour Photo:Rebun Island Tourist Association workation test tour HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hot-spring footbath digging and dog & campervan accommodation form part of Marukome Onsen’s new plans Photo:Hot-spring footbath digging and dog & campervan accommodation form part of Marukome Onsen’s new plans HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Backcountry ski season arrives on Nissho Pass Photo:Backcountry ski season arrives on Nissho Pass HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Old Yamaguchi folk house in Atsuma to be reborn as restaurant and residential inn in spring 2022 Photo:Old Yamaguchi folk house in Atsuma to be reborn as restaurant and residential inn in spring 2022 HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido JR Hokkaido acquires new wedge plow train for snow clearing, plans to start using in January 2022 Photo:JR Hokkaido acquires new wedge plow train for snow clearing, plans to start using in January 2022 HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Department store section in back of transit bus starting December 5 in Obihiro Photo:Department store section in back of transit bus starting December 5 in Obihiro HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Star shape bursts into light across the ground at the Hakodate Goryokaku Remains Photo:Star shape bursts into light across the ground at the Hakodate Goryokaku Remains HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Kamikawa restaurant Asahi Shokudo offers limited-time "two-sword menu" featuring ramen and French cuisine Photo:Kamikawa restaurant Asahi Shokudo offers limited-time "two-sword menu" featuring ramen and French cuisine HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Pokémon airplane makes surprise appearance in Obihiro Photo:Pokémon airplane makes surprise appearance in Obihiro HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Peak moth orchid shipping season in Akabira Photo:Peak moth orchid shipping season in Akabira HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Otaru Snow Light Path back after two years, open February 11 to 13 at smaller scale Photo:Otaru Snow Light Path back after two years, open February 11 to 13 at smaller scale HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Calling for New Year of smiles in nengajo postcards during print order peak Photo:Calling for New Year of smiles in nengajo postcards during print order peak HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Wisteria rack of lights, illumination again this year in front of Kitami Red Cross Hospital Photo:Wisteria rack of lights, illumination again this year in front of Kitami Red Cross Hospital HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hakodate Christmas Fantasy launch illuminates city Photo:Hakodate Christmas Fantasy launch illuminates city HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Northern mangoes cultivated using excess heat from biogas power plant Photo:Northern mangoes cultivated using excess heat from biogas power plant HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Maeda wins Grand Prix with photo of inverted snow-capped Rishiri Fuji Photo:Maeda wins Grand Prix with photo of inverted snow-capped Rishiri Fuji HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Interview: Niseko today, the post COVID-19 vision, and investments from Japanese people stimulating diversity Photo:Interview: Niseko today, the post COVID-19 vision, and investments from Japanese people stimulating diversity HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Cultivated oysters landed in Shiriuchi Photo:Cultivated oysters landed in Shiriuchi HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sightseeing flight on HAC aircraft to celebrate 30th anniversary of Sapporo Okadama Airport Bldg. Photo:Sightseeing flight on HAC aircraft to celebrate 30th anniversary of Sapporo Okadama Airport Bldg. HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sapporo Snow Festival to be held for first time in two years, but without citizens’ sculptures Photo:Sapporo Snow Festival to be held for first time in two years, but without citizens’ sculptures HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido "Machiakari" begins in four areas of downtown Asahikawa Photo:"Machiakari" begins in four areas of downtown Asahikawa HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido New Ohta Seiki manufactured wolf walks and threatens Photo:New Ohta Seiki manufactured wolf walks and threatens HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Remote guide service using avatars at Hakodate Airport Photo:Remote guide service using avatars at Hakodate Airport HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Snow capped Shiretoko mountain range clear against the blue sky Photo:Snow capped Shiretoko mountain range clear against the blue sky HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Shiretoko Salmon Fisherman has 20,000 followers on TikTok with fish filleting videos Photo:Shiretoko Salmon Fisherman has 20,000 followers on TikTok with fish filleting videos HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Large amounts of scallops landed in Nemuro Port for the first time this season Photo:Large amounts of scallops landed in Nemuro Port for the first time this season HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Twin red pandas displayed at Kushiro Zoo Photo:Twin red pandas displayed at Kushiro Zoo HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Experience equine culture on a limousine carriage ride from Tokachi Obihiro Airport to Kofuku Station Photo:Experience equine culture on a limousine carriage ride from Tokachi Obihiro Airport to Kofuku Station HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido The ‘shape of the north’ – windswept forests created by the harsh winter winds Photo: The ‘shape of the north’ – windswept forests created by the harsh winter winds HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Otaru’s Onze becomes first Hokkaido ski area to open Photo:Otaru’s Onze becomes first Hokkaido ski area to open HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Promoting amazing Rishiri Island sites with live camera stream Photo:Promoting amazing Rishiri Island sites with live camera stream HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sapporo White Illumination begins at Odori Park and 4 other venues Photo:Sapporo White Illumination begins at Odori Park and 4 other venues HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido High-end user cottage with chandeliers, high-quality furniture and sauna completed at Nakasatsunai’s Feriendorf Photo:High-end user cottage with chandeliers, high-quality furniture and sauna completed at Nakasatsunai’s Feriendorf HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido National Institute of Technology, Hakodate College establishes ‘International Dormitory’ to develop global human resources Photo:National Institute of Technology, Hakodate College establishes ‘International Dormitory’ to develop global human resources HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Beer made with ‘Shiroi Koibito’ ingredients goes on sale Photo:Beer made with ‘Shiroi Koibito’ ingredients goes on sale HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Model tour promoting tourism with Tokachi horse culture Photo:Model tour promoting tourism with Tokachi horse culture HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sapporo’s Penguin Bakery wins ‘Currypan Grand Prix’ Grand Gold Award for 2nd consecutive year Photo:Sapporo’s Penguin Bakery wins ‘Currypan Grand Prix’ Grand Gold Award for 2nd consecutive year HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sounds and scenery: ski jumpers leap toward the future Photo:Sounds and scenery: ski jumpers leap toward the future HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hakodate’s squid-fishing lights visible from the train window as South Hokkaido Railway’s nighttime-view service begins Photo:Hakodate’s squid-fishing lights visible from the train window as South Hokkaido Railway’s nighttime-view service begins HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Niseko Cheese Factory’s ‘Niseko Momiji’ wins Super Gold Award at World Cheese Awards Photo:Niseko Cheese Factory’s ‘Niseko Momiji’ wins Super Gold Award at World Cheese Awards HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Betsukai’s ‘Kenjo Nishibetsu salmon’ sway in the cold breeze Photo:Betsukai’s ‘Kenjo Nishibetsu salmon’ sway in the cold breeze HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Kyodo Gakusha Shintoku Farm’s ‘Sakura-no-Affine’ and NEEDS’ ‘Raclette’ win Gold Award at World Cheese Awards Photo:Kyodo Gakusha Shintoku Farm’s ‘Sakura-no-Affine’ and NEEDS’ ‘Raclette’ win Gold Award at World Cheese Awards HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Wooden accessories by Shimukappu-based artist Hasegawa used in "Yohji Yamamoto" Paris Fashion Week show Photo:Wooden accessories by Shimukappu-based artist Hasegawa used in "Yohji Yamamoto" Paris Fashion Week show HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hokkaido Shinkansen Oshima Tunnel interior visited by elementary school students Photo:Hokkaido Shinkansen Oshima Tunnel interior visited by elementary school students HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Shakotan Spirit "shipboard aging" experiment Photo:Shakotan Spirit "shipboard aging" experiment HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido "Blue Otaru Canal" illuminated by ten thousand lights Photo:"Blue Otaru Canal" illuminated by ten thousand lights HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Easy access to 500 "ocean scholarship" themes through Hokkaido University Graduate School initiative, with multilingual materials Photo:Easy access to 500 "ocean scholarship" themes through Hokkaido University Graduate School initiative, with multilingual materials HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Shiretoko sunrise, sky color changes from moment to moment Photo: Shiretoko sunrise, sky color changes from moment to moment HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Pokémon decorated AIRDO airplane flies from Dec. 1 Photo:Pokémon decorated AIRDO airplane flies from Dec. 1 HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Tourism-promoting rooftop sauna demonstration project in downtown Sapporo Photo:Tourism-promoting rooftop sauna demonstration project in downtown Sapporo HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido The moment of chum salmon spawning exhibited at Shibetsu Salmon Science Museum Photo:The moment of chum salmon spawning exhibited at Shibetsu Salmon Science Museum HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Mt. Rishiri-patterned socks proving popular as souvenirs Photo:Mt. Rishiri-patterned socks proving popular as souvenirs HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sapporo Factory’s Customary Christmas Tree Light-up Photo:Sapporo Factory’s Customary Christmas Tree Light-up HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Diving for sea urchin begins early in Nemuro due to damage from red tide Photo:Diving for sea urchin begins early in Nemuro due to damage from red tide HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 60 drones in Kushiro light show Photo:60 drones in Kushiro light show HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Light-up starts at Blue Pond in Biei Photo:Light-up starts at Blue Pond in Biei HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Venison fair held at Ikeda Wine Castle Photo:Venison fair held at Ikeda Wine Castle HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Harvesting of rice-paddy art Photo:Harvesting of rice-paddy art HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Radishes for pickling matured by drying in the sun Photo:Radishes for pickling matured by drying in the sun HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido JAL employees experience grape harvesting and wine making work Photo:JAL employees experience grape harvesting and wine making work HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Chitose residents celebrate 70 years since Haneda – Chitose commercial service resumption Photo:Chitose residents celebrate 70 years since Haneda – Chitose commercial service resumption HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido PS Kogyo receives METI Minister Award for its 20,000 trees Photo:PS Kogyo receives METI Minister Award for its 20,000 trees HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 1,396 whooper swans fly in to Lake Fuuren and Onneto Marsh in Nemuro Photo:1,396 whooper swans fly in to Lake Fuuren and Onneto Marsh in Nemuro HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Autumn Hokkai shrimp fishing seasons begins in Notsuke Bay, Betsukai Photo:Autumn Hokkai shrimp fishing seasons begins in Notsuke Bay, Betsukai HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sky-view of Memanbetsu Airport changes over 30 years: longer runway and LCC service Photo:Sky-view of Memanbetsu Airport changes over 30 years: longer runway and LCC service HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Beautiful forest shadows created by yellow larch leaves and oblique light Photo:Beautiful forest shadows created by yellow larch leaves and oblique light HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido The remotest popular ramen shop Miraku markets cup noodles and the like Photo:The remotest popular ramen shop Miraku markets cup noodles and the like HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido ‘Adventure travel’ exploration in Toyoura Photo:‘Adventure travel’ exploration in Toyoura HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Stream walking to waterfall in Shiraoi River Photo:Stream walking to waterfall in Shiraoi River HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Ski Jumper Takanashi Sara impresses to take 5th consecutive crown Photo:Ski Jumper Takanashi Sara impresses to take 5th consecutive crown HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Fluffy kochia color the park Photo:Fluffy kochia color the park HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Fuji Reika in Hakodate exports "Dassai Sake Kasu" ice cream to China Photo:Fuji Reika in Hakodate exports "Dassai Sake Kasu" ice cream to China HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Soya demonstrates its potential for cycle tourism as the 5 senses are stimulated by the scenery and sea breezes Photo:Soya demonstrates its potential for cycle tourism as the 5 senses are stimulated by the scenery and sea breezes HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido First shishamo catch yields 2.6 tons at Shiranuka Fishery Cooperative Photo:First shishamo catch yields 2.6 tons at Shiranuka Fishery Cooperative HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Forests of moss in the Shiretoko mountains where the sound of streams can be heard amid the silence Photo:Forests of moss in the Shiretoko mountains where the sound of streams can be heard amid the silence HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Autumn mantis-shrimp fishing season begins in Otaru Photo:Autumn mantis-shrimp fishing season begins in Otaru HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Minus 5.6 degrees in Shibecha as season’s lowest temperatures recorded in regions around Hokkaido Photo:Minus 5.6 degrees in Shibecha as season’s lowest temperatures recorded in regions around Hokkaido HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido The mountains are white and first snow falls on the plains in the three cities of Wakkanai, Asahikawa and Abashiri Photo:The mountains are white and first snow falls on the plains in the three cities of Wakkanai, Asahikawa and Abashiri HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Summer tourism trump card MTB test-ride event in Niseko Photo:Summer tourism trump card MTB test-ride event in Niseko HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Tokyo artist exhibit at Manabe Garden invites viewers into a different world with mirror film Photo:Tokyo artist exhibit at Manabe Garden invites viewers into a different world with mirror film HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Akan Tourism Association hold monitor tour with the aim of introducing a program in which Ainu culture is experienced by means of camping Photo:Akan Tourism Association hold monitor tour with the aim of introducing a program in which Ainu culture is experienced by means of camping HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Autumn leaf watching with umbrellas to maintain optimal distance Photo:Autumn leaf watching with umbrellas to maintain optimal distance HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Kitahiroshima and Toyota carry out experimental demonstration of small-scale walking-speed EVs Photo:Kitahiroshima and Toyota carry out experimental demonstration of small-scale walking-speed EVs HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Greater white-fronted geese blanket the sky during "take-off" at Bibai'sMiyajima Marsh Photo:Greater white-fronted geese blanket the sky during "take-off" at Bibai'sMiyajima Marsh HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Major red tide damage to sea urchins, salmon, etc. 16 Eastern Hokkaido coastal municipalities request aid from Hokkaido government Photo:Major red tide damage to sea urchins, salmon, etc. 16 Eastern Hokkaido coastal municipalities request aid from Hokkaido government HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Unexpected developments in ‘Neguse no shikumi’ prove popular as Yoshitake receives ‘Kembuchi Picture Book Town Grand Prize Photo:Unexpected developments in ‘Neguse no shikumi’ prove popular as Yoshitake receives ‘Kembuchi Picture Book Town Grand Prize HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Early winter contrast beautiful at Tokachidake Mountain range Photo:Early winter contrast beautiful at Tokachidake Mountain range HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Lake Kussharo’s sea of clouds and the primeval forest that appears at sunrise Photo:Lake Kussharo’s sea of clouds and the primeval forest that appears at sunrise HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido First Sapporo "runner's station" facility for city runners to change clothing and shower Photo:First Sapporo "runner's station" facility for city runners to change clothing and shower HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido ‘Shiretoko Goko’ autumn foliage peaks one week earlier than usual Photo:‘Shiretoko Goko’ autumn foliage peaks one week earlier than usual HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido First time in 9 years Mt. Asahidake’s first light covering of snow has occurred as late as October Photo:First time in 9 years Mt. Asahidake’s first light covering of snow has occurred as late as October HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sunflower viewing returns for first time in 2 years at Kuroda Farm in Otofuke Photo:Sunflower viewing returns for first time in 2 years at Kuroda Farm in Otofuke HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Tourist spots are busy again on first weekend after COVID restrictions are lifted Photo:Tourist spots are busy again on first weekend after COVID restrictions are lifted HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido "Yokozuna"Japanese beech in national forestland, candidate for new popular Esashi spot Photo:"Yokozuna"Japanese beech in national forestland, candidate for new popular Esashi spot HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Mystical sunsets enthrall tourists as autumn arrives in earnest at Lake Shikotsu Photo:Mystical sunsets enthrall tourists as autumn arrives in earnest at Lake Shikotsu HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Mitsubishi Estate opens high-rise hotel in Sapporo that uses Hokkaido timber Photo:Mitsubishi Estate opens high-rise hotel in Sapporo that uses Hokkaido timber HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Ainu Association of Kushiro hold traditional Kamuycep Festival to pray for abundant salmon catch Photo:Ainu Association of Kushiro hold traditional Kamuycep Festival to pray for abundant salmon catch HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Harvest of big, sweet ‘La La Shine’ Shine Muscat grapes begins in Niki Photo:Harvest of big, sweet ‘La La Shine’ Shine Muscat grapes begins in Niki HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Yuhi Norokko train operates for 3 days from September 27–29 Photo:Yuhi Norokko train operates for 3 days from September 27–29 HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Brown bears --- Highlighting the need for harmony between human society and nature Photo: Brown bears --- Highlighting the need for harmony between human society and nature HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Autumn foliage peaks at Taisetsu Kogen Onsen, Sounkyo Photo:Autumn foliage peaks at Taisetsu Kogen Onsen, Sounkyo HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Harvest autumn mosaic Photo:Harvest autumn mosaic HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Lavender train makes Soya debut, will operate until October 29 Photo:Lavender train makes Soya debut, will operate until October 29 HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido October Shiretoko event spotlights focused on experiencing subsistence with nature Photo:October Shiretoko event spotlights focused on experiencing subsistence with nature HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sapporo church pipe-organ is rare 19th century British organ Photo:Sapporo church pipe-organ is rare 19th century British organ HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Harvesting of rice begins in earnest as ears turn golden Photo:Harvesting of rice begins in earnest as ears turn golden HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Detailed aerial images of Mt. Iou fumaroles captured by drone Photo:Detailed aerial images of Mt. Iou fumaroles captured by drone HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Crested kingfisher concentrates on diving for fish Photo:Crested kingfisher concentrates on diving for fish HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Food fair at ten Sapporo shops featuring sweets and baked goods with Hokkaido anko paste Photo:Food fair at ten Sapporo shops featuring sweets and baked goods with Hokkaido anko paste HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Large-scale sculptures cancelled at next year’s Sapporo Snow Festival Photo:Large-scale sculptures cancelled at next year’s Sapporo Snow Festival HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Ainu sea-going boat ‘itaomacip’ recreated, with launching ceremony in Otaru Photo:Ainu sea-going boat ‘itaomacip’ recreated, with launching ceremony in Otaru HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido "Flying sea turtle" Airbus A380’s first sightseeing flight to Hokkaido Photo:"Flying sea turtle" Airbus A380’s first sightseeing flight to Hokkaido HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Okhotsk-made white-birch spoons prove popular Photo:Okhotsk-made white-birch spoons prove popular HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Eighth newborn sea otter cub confirmed at Cape Kiritappu Photo:Eighth newborn sea otter cub confirmed at Cape Kiritappu HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Akkeshi-based Kushiro Ohta Agricultural Cooperative deploys drone as bear countermeasure and to assess food damage Photo:Akkeshi-based Kushiro Ohta Agricultural Cooperative deploys drone as bear countermeasure  and to assess food damage HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Crumbling "War Witness" Photo:Crumbling "War Witness" HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Breathtaking sperm whale dive to deep ocean, 2,000 meters down Photo:Breathtaking sperm whale dive to deep ocean, 2,000 meters down HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Retired diesel trains to be revived in Thailand after JR Hokkaido transfers them free of charge Photo:Retired diesel trains to be revived in Thailand after JR Hokkaido transfers them free of charge HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Quiet Lake Kussharo for future generations Photo:Quiet Lake Kussharo for future generations HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido First production of orange wine begins at Kitami winery Photo:First production of orange wine begins at Kitami winery HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Upper atmospheric lightning ‘Sprite’ successfully filmed Photo:Upper atmospheric lightning ‘Sprite’ successfully filmed HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Kobayashi Shuzo in Kuriyama sells two types of limited-edition 3-bottle sets of sake Photo:Kobayashi Shuzo in Kuriyama sells two types of limited-edition 3-bottle sets of sake HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Specially selected Yamasachi grapes make high quality wine Photo:Specially selected Yamasachi grapes make high quality wine HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Giant rice cake offered at Kameda Hachimangu Shrine in prayers to end COVID-19 Photo:Giant rice cake offered at Kameda Hachimangu Shrine in prayers to end COVID-19 HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sockeye salmon turn a bright crimson breeding color at Chitose Aquarium Photo:Sockeye salmon turn a bright crimson breeding color at Chitose Aquarium HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Silent prayers to mourn the 44 who lost their lives in the Eastern Iburi Earthquake 3 years ago Photo:Silent prayers to mourn the 44 who lost their lives in the Eastern Iburi Earthquake 3 years ago HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Enjoy medicinal blend teas at new Toyako shop Photo:Enjoy medicinal blend teas at new Toyako shop HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido New electric three-wheeled vehicles with "Peko-chan" design at Daikan Ranch in Yakumo Photo:New electric three-wheeled vehicles with "Peko-chan" design at Daikan Ranch in Yakumo HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 200 riders speed on "mamachari-bicycles" in race at Sarabetsu Photo:200 riders speed on "mamachari-bicycles" in race at Sarabetsu HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hokkaido Executive Committee decides to re-bid for ATWS in 2023 Photo:Hokkaido Executive Committee decides to re-bid for ATWS in 2023 HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Chipmunks’ cheeks full of fruits of autumn Photo:Chipmunks’ cheeks full of fruits of autumn HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Warmth in unique curvature of Yasuda Kan sculptures in exhibits in Asahikawa and Higashikawa Photo:Warmth in unique curvature of Yasuda Kan sculptures in exhibits in Asahikawa and Higashikawa HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Harvesting of ‘highest quality’ Kamifurano hops reaches peak Photo:Harvesting of ‘highest quality’ Kamifurano hops reaches peak HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Two new Ainu design fukigami paper folding fans for sale Photo:Two new Ainu design fukigami paper folding fans for sale HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Magical "lake bottom railroad" at Lake Shikaribetsu garners attention Photo:Magical "lake bottom railroad" at Lake Shikaribetsu garners attention HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Glasswort blanketed in vermillion at Notoro lakeside in Abashiri Photo:Glasswort blanketed in vermillion at Notoro lakeside in Abashiri HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Peak of potato harvest in Obihiro, Tokachi Photo:Peak of potato harvest in Obihiro, Tokachi HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido First catch landed in Taiki as autumn salmon fishing begins on the Pacific coast in eastern Hokkaido Photo:First catch landed in Taiki as autumn salmon fishing begins on the Pacific coast in eastern Hokkaido HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido New Muroran City Shukutsu Park Soccer Field with FIFA standard artificial turf, clubhouse, and night lighting Photo:New Muroran City Shukutsu Park Soccer Field with FIFA standard artificial turf, clubhouse, and night lighting HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Brown bears head to the sea in search of salmon Photo: Brown bears head to the sea in search of salmon HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Matsumae Kagura in buckwheat fields Photo:Matsumae Kagura in buckwheat fields HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Successful lottery-ticket holders begin to purchase ‘Shosho’ Akkeshi Whisky as limited edition of 60 bottles go on sale Photo:Successful lottery-ticket holders begin to purchase ‘Shosho’ Akkeshi Whisky as limited edition of 60 bottles go on sale HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hokkaido’s Ikezaki proud of team’s fighting spirit as Japan wins wheelchair rugby bronze at second consecutive games Photo:Hokkaido’s Ikezaki proud of team’s fighting spirit as Japan wins wheelchair rugby bronze at second consecutive games HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sarobetsu four seasons in calendar form with last year records like flower blooming and bird sighting days Photo:Sarobetsu four seasons in calendar form with last year records like flower blooming and bird sighting days HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Circle of light at Tokachidake mountain range, a Nakafurano "solar halo" Photo:Circle of light at Tokachidake mountain range, a Nakafurano "solar halo" HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Five trailer houses completed on Oketo Katsuyama Onsen Yuu-Yu grounds, will open in October Photo:Five trailer houses completed on Oketo Katsuyama Onsen Yuu-Yu grounds, will open in October HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Vending machine sells home barbecue meat at Heiwaen in Obihiro Photo:Vending machine sells home barbecue meat at Heiwaen in Obihiro HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Six Hokkaido Ainu groups perform at Upopoy to raise awareness about the uniqueness and tradition of ancient ceremonial dances Photo:Six Hokkaido Ainu groups perform at Upopoy to raise awareness about the uniqueness and tradition of ancient ceremonial dances HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Wakkanai Sight-Seeing Association etc. launch "bicycle trip" service Photo:Wakkanai Sight-Seeing Association etc. launch "bicycle trip" service HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Drifting lanterns carry 700 thoughts between the waves Photo:Drifting lanterns carry 700 thoughts between the waves HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Riding the sauna boom: User-operated saunas in Noboribetsu and Toyako hot springs Photo:Riding the sauna boom: User-operated saunas in Noboribetsu and Toyako hot springs HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido New campsites keep popping up in Hokkaido, including ski slope and hot spring sites Photo:New campsites keep popping up in Hokkaido, including ski slope and hot spring sites HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Skateboard fever, popularity rocketing in Tokachi after Olympics! Photo:Skateboard fever, popularity rocketing in Tokachi after Olympics! HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Pika relaxes with tummy up in the air Photo: Pika relaxes with tummy up in the air HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Selling colorful Russian folk art imported via Wakkanai – Sakhalin cargo ship charter Photo:Selling colorful Russian folk art imported via Wakkanai – Sakhalin cargo ship charter HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Makkari's only real estate company established by British immigrant Turner and wife Photo:Makkari's only real estate company established by British immigrant Turner and wife HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hong Kong company starts building 19 vacation homes in Kutchan Photo:Hong Kong company starts building 19 vacation homes in Kutchan HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido ‘Marineping’ begins on Kamome Island in Esashi Photo:‘Marineping’ begins on Kamome Island in Esashi HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Rikubetsu hands-on driving course adds new 5.7 km route – the longest in Japan Photo:Rikubetsu hands-on driving course adds new 5.7 km route – the longest in Japan HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Fifty large boats leave three ports to fish for Pacific saury off the coast of eastern Hokkaido Photo:Fifty large boats leave three ports to fish for Pacific saury off the coast of eastern Hokkaido HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Broadnose sevengill shark in Shibetsu Offing caught in net and displayed at Salmon Science Museum Photo:Broadnose sevengill shark in Shibetsu Offing caught in net and displayed at Salmon Science Museum HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido A green heart floating amid the Shakotan blue Photo:A green heart floating amid the Shakotan blue HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Biei promotion magazine covers townspeople, festivals, and bridges Photo:Biei promotion magazine covers townspeople, festivals, and bridges HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo to run PR hub in Bangkok until end of November Photo:Consadole Sapporo to run PR hub in Bangkok until end of November HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Shining ‘hollow dogu’ features in Hakodate Miraikan’s ‘virtual archaeological excavation’ game Photo:Shining ‘hollow dogu’ features in Hakodate Miraikan’s ‘virtual archaeological excavation’ game HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Questing for the ideal wine: Norakura's decade of "bringing out the uniqueness in land and producer" Photo:Questing for the ideal wine: Norakura's decade of "bringing out the uniqueness in land and producer" HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Japan’s steepest ‘zip line’ opens Photo:Japan’s steepest ‘zip line’ opens HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Luxury sightseeing train, ‘The Royal Express’ begins its second year of touring in Hokkaido Photo:Luxury sightseeing train, ‘The Royal Express’ begins its second year of touring in Hokkaido HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Tokyo Paralympic Games: Canada women’s goalball team holds advance training camp in Sapporo Photo:Tokyo Paralympic Games: Canada women’s goalball team holds advance training camp in Sapporo HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Table-tennis tables produced in Ashoro attracting attention at the Olympics! Inquiries increase by 30% Photo:Table-tennis tables produced in Ashoro attracting attention at the Olympics! Inquiries increase  by 30% HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Nara Yoshitomo’s work exhibited as ‘Ura Otaru Baza-Art’ event opens Photo:Nara Yoshitomo’s work exhibited as ‘Ura Otaru Baza-Art’ event opens HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sea Otter’s grooming protects the young Photo:Sea Otter’s grooming protects the young HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Naganuma-based Ray harvests his first crop of "Turkey Red" wheat strain that is over a century old Photo:Naganuma-based Ray harvests his first crop of "Turkey Red" wheat strain that is over a century old HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido First voyage of this year’s Wakkanai-Sakhalin cargo ship charter project enters port Photo:First voyage of this year’s Wakkanai-Sakhalin cargo ship charter project enters port HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido July in Hokkaido saw temperatures rise 2.8 degrees higher than normal, and the lowest precipitation Photo:July in Hokkaido saw temperatures rise 2.8 degrees higher than normal, and the lowest precipitation HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hakodate university students develop vegan delivery dishes Photo:Hakodate university students develop vegan delivery dishes HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Test operation of Tomamu-Furano Bus begins Photo:Test operation of Tomamu-Furano Bus begins HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Pacific white-sided dolphins attract females with dynamic jumps Photo:Pacific white-sided dolphins attract females with dynamic jumps HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido First ‘gravel’ cycling event held on forest trails in Niseko Photo:First ‘gravel’ cycling event held on forest trails in Niseko HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido ‘Tofu’ the snowy owl arrives at Maruyama Zoo looking for a mate Photo:‘Tofu’ the snowy owl arrives at Maruyama Zoo looking for a mate HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Meto Onsen launches a new outdoor array this autumn: outdoor sauna, mini-pool, and dome tents Photo:Meto Onsen launches a new outdoor array this autumn: outdoor sauna, mini-pool, and dome tents HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido The sound of the nimble Furano Biei Norokko sightseeing train reverberates in the hills Photo:The sound of the nimble Furano Biei Norokko sightseeing train reverberates in the hills HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Summer fields filled with vivid Otofuke carrots as harvesting begins in earnest Photo:Summer fields filled with vivid Otofuke carrots as harvesting begins in earnest HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Kitami ‘Athlete Stays’ opens with aim of becoming Hokkaido’s No. 1 training-camp facility Photo:Kitami ‘Athlete Stays’ opens with aim of becoming Hokkaido’s No. 1 training-camp facility HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Energetic Shinhidaka "Selection Sale", highest price 66,000,000 yen for one horse Photo:Energetic Shinhidaka "Selection Sale", highest price 66,000,000 yen for one horse HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Fragrance of wine: Aging barrels become saunas Photo:Fragrance of wine: Aging barrels become saunas HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido As the winter wheat turns golden, harvesting in Tokachi begins in earnest Photo:As the winter wheat turns golden, harvesting in Tokachi begins in earnest HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Black-browed reed warbler chirping resounds amidst a wave of sound Photo:Black-browed reed warbler chirping resounds amidst a wave of sound HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Dynamic ‘Garinko’ cruise to observe scallop fishing Photo:Dynamic ‘Garinko’ cruise to observe scallop fishing HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 2,500 hydrangeas float on the pond at the Matsumae clan mansion Photo:2,500 hydrangeas float on the pond at the Matsumae clan mansion HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 2 million sunflowers at opening of festival in Hokuryu Photo:2 million sunflowers at opening of festival in Hokuryu HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Polar bears get salmon presents Photo:Polar bears get salmon presents HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Best time to view rice-paddy art in Asahikawa Photo:Best time to view rice-paddy art in Asahikawa HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Kushiro’s night sky colored by lasers Photo:Kushiro’s night sky colored by lasers HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Montbell collaboration Rishiri island limited-edition T-shirt now on sale Photo:Montbell collaboration Rishiri island limited-edition T-shirt now on sale HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido First Asahikawa – Haneda ANA service in 18 years, available through September Photo:First Asahikawa – Haneda ANA service in 18 years, available through September HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Taisetsu Mountain Range "alpine plant path" in full bloom Photo:Taisetsu Mountain Range  "alpine plant path" in full bloom HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Peregrine falcon, a clifftop speedster Photo:Peregrine falcon, a clifftop speedster HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Enjoy the amazing nature of Tsurui on a bicycle Photo:Enjoy the amazing nature of Tsurui on a bicycle HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido All-you-can-eat Yubari melon! Individual customer demand recovers Photo:All-you-can-eat Yubari melon! Individual customer demand recovers HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido First red-crowned cranes to visit Haboro in two years Photo:First red-crowned cranes to visit Haboro in two years HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Red-necked phalaropes journey to Arctic Circle Photo:Red-necked phalaropes journey to Arctic Circle HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Olympian joins stone carrying and path maintenance on Mt. Datemonbetsu Photo:Olympian joins stone carrying and path maintenance on Mt. Datemonbetsu HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Impassioned performances for first time in 2 years as curtains are raised at Hakodate outdoor theater Photo:Impassioned performances for first time in 2 years as curtains are raised at Hakodate outdoor theater HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Height of sweet cherry harvest Photo:Height of sweet cherry harvest HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Cool violet color of the flax flower Photo:Cool violet color of the flax flower HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Odori Park Olympic marathon and racewalking venue opened to press Photo:Odori Park Olympic marathon and racewalking venue opened to press HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Special ‘Pokémon Fossil Museum’ exhibition held at Mikasa City Museum Photo:Special ‘Pokémon Fossil Museum’ exhibition held at Mikasa City Museum HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Nakasatsunai resort Feriendorf to offer hot spring next summer and cottage in autumn Photo:Nakasatsunai resort Feriendorf to offer hot spring next summer and cottage in autumn HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Potato plants bloom in Kutchan Photo:Potato plants bloom in Kutchan HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Tens of thousands of short-tailed shearwaters gather in search of krill Photo:Tens of thousands of short-tailed shearwaters gather in search of krill HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Taiki’s dreams fly high again with successful launch of MOMO 7 Photo:Taiki’s dreams fly high again with successful launch of MOMO 7 HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Enjoy relaxing stay in Rishirifuji, experience pleasures of island life Photo:Enjoy relaxing stay in Rishirifuji, experience pleasures of island life HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido UK ornithologist in Teshikaga publishes guidebook for foreigners introducing the nature of eastern Hokkaido in English Photo:UK ornithologist in Teshikaga publishes guidebook for foreigners introducing the nature of eastern Hokkaido in English HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Long awaited beer gardens start at commercial facilities in Sapporo Photo:Long awaited beer gardens start at commercial facilities in Sapporo HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido First flight on Memanbetsu–Kansai route carries 175 passengers Photo:First flight on Memanbetsu–Kansai route carries 175 passengers HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sweets made by father of Olympic javelin athlete Kitaguchi sold to cheer-on his beloved daughter to gold Photo:Sweets made by father of Olympic javelin athlete Kitaguchi sold to cheer-on his beloved daughter to gold HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido ‘Nature Luminarie’ begins in Jozankei Photo:‘Nature Luminarie’ begins in Jozankei HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Luxurious camping away from urban crowding, Makubetsu Nauman Onsen glamping facilities open Photo:Luxurious camping away from urban crowding, Makubetsu Nauman Onsen glamping facilities open HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido ‘Voyage stamp cards’ sold on Wakkanai-Rishiri/Rebun ferry route Photo:‘Voyage stamp cards’ sold on Wakkanai-Rishiri/Rebun ferry route HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Latham's snipes make cracking lighting noise and nose dive Photo: Latham's snipes make cracking lighting noise and nose dive HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hokkaido’s largest-scale summer ski slope opens Photo:Hokkaido’s largest-scale summer ski slope opens HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Siberian lilies welcome trains as the peak of flowering approaches at Koshimizu Genseikaen Wild Flower Park Photo:Siberian lilies welcome trains as the peak of flowering approaches at Koshimizu Genseikaen Wild Flower Park HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Masuya bakery in Obihiro launches its first high quality bread made with Tokachi ingredients Photo:Masuya bakery in Obihiro launches its first high quality bread made with Tokachi ingredients HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Otaru Dream Beach, first Hokkaido beach to open Photo:Otaru Dream Beach, first Hokkaido beach to open HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hokuto tomato roll cake sold from June 26 Photo:Hokuto tomato roll cake sold from June 26 HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Tea planting in Niseko as Lupicia aims to commercialize ‘Hokkaido tea’ Photo:Tea planting in Niseko as Lupicia aims to commercialize ‘Hokkaido tea’ HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Habitat observation meeting held as large number of ‘marimo’ are washed ashore in Churui Bay Photo:Habitat observation meeting held as large number of ‘marimo’ are washed ashore in Churui Bay HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hopes for revival of ‘ciffside playground’ Photo:Hopes for revival of ‘ciffside playground’ HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Amazing pod of five-meter-long killer whales Photo:Amazing pod of five-meter-long killer whales HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Recreational fishing season opens on Lake Shikaribetsu endemic species Miyabe char fish Photo:Recreational fishing season opens on Lake Shikaribetsu endemic species Miyabe char fish HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Freelance lumberjack nurtures the forests Photo:Freelance lumberjack nurtures the forests HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Wakkanai’s Fujita tentatively selected to compete in Tokyo Paralympic cycling event Photo:Wakkanai’s Fujita tentatively selected to compete in Tokyo Paralympic cycling event HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Tasting of wine currently being matured in Hoheikyo Dam tunnel Photo:Tasting of wine currently being matured in Hoheikyo Dam tunnel HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Akkeshi Ayame Irises in half bloom, protected by horses Photo:Akkeshi Ayame Irises in half bloom, protected by horses HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Bear rampages through Sapporo residential area, injures four Photo:Bear rampages through Sapporo residential area, injures four HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Peak harvest of juicy hydroponic paprika in Kushiro Photo:Peak harvest of juicy hydroponic paprika in Kushiro HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Otaru Aquarium’s fun friends: action of pushing a newborn walrus was surprising Photo:Otaru Aquarium’s fun friends: action of pushing a newborn walrus was surprising HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Best time to view a large colony of rhododendrons swaying in the breeze Photo:Best time to view a large colony of rhododendrons swaying in the breeze HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Two representatives lit Olympic flames in Shiraoi & Sapporo, chronicling their feelings for the future Photo:Two representatives lit Olympic flames in Shiraoi & Sapporo, chronicling their feelings for the future HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Yubari melon exclusive chartered flights from New Chitose to Haneda Photo:Yubari melon exclusive chartered flights from New Chitose to Haneda HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Leading and conveying Sapporo’s curry culture – Ide Go Photo:Leading and conveying Sapporo’s curry culture – Ide Go HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Graffiti found on Hokkaido Heritage at Former Shihoro Line Arch Bridge Photo:Graffiti found on Hokkaido Heritage at Former Shihoro Line Arch Bridge HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Newly built boat adorned with vivid ‘big catch’ flags enters Usuya fishing port in Obira Photo:Newly built boat adorned with vivid ‘big catch’ flags enters Usuya fishing port in Obira HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Alpaca born at Kushiro City Zoo for the first time in 6 years Photo:Alpaca born at Kushiro City Zoo for the first time in 6 years HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido First Raiden watermelon harvest this season Photo:First Raiden watermelon harvest this season HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Growing Ural owl begs for food Photo:Growing Ural owl begs for food HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Toasting "Rosé on the Rocks Day" with Tokachi wine Photo:Toasting "Rosé on the Rocks Day" with Tokachi wine HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido July to see first harvest of potential new brand of white ‘Snow Strawberry’ Photo:July to see first harvest of potential new brand of white ‘Snow Strawberry’ HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Flowers in the hand-cleansing basin provide a sense of cooling as purification remains suspended Photo:Flowers in the hand-cleansing basin provide a sense of cooling as purification remains suspended HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hokkaido red squirrel leaps straight for nuts Photo: Hokkaido red squirrel leaps straight for nuts HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Five stars for fourth consecutive year for Domaine Takahiko in Yoichi Photo:Five stars for fourth consecutive year for Domaine Takahiko in Yoichi HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido New plan for Kutchan luxury hotel features deal on special top floor room Photo:New plan for Kutchan luxury hotel features deal on special top floor room HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Deliciously sweet Hobetsu Melons start shipping Photo:Deliciously sweet Hobetsu Melons start shipping HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido ‘Chimikepp’, a 1-star Michelin restaurant in Tsubetsu is selected among 10 in Japan by gourmets Photo:‘Chimikepp’, a 1-star Michelin restaurant in Tsubetsu is selected among 10 in Japan by gourmets HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Fun climbing the famous Kamuiwakka Hot-spring Falls in Shiretoko Photo:Fun climbing the famous Kamuiwakka Hot-spring Falls in Shiretoko HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido New plan at Hakodate’s Hiromeso in ‘advance celebration’ of the Jomon Archeological Sites’ World Heritage registration Photo:New plan at Hakodate’s Hiromeso in ‘advance celebration’ of the Jomon Archeological Sites’ World Heritage registration HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Rebun lady's slipper orchids bloom charmingly Photo:Rebun lady's slipper orchids bloom charmingly HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido World-travelling Meiji Shrine staff member of 10 years becomes a unique priest and re-establishes shrine in Niseko Photo:World-travelling Meiji Shrine staff member of 10 years becomes a unique priest and re-establishes shrine in Niseko HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Black woodpeckers show affection for their young in pairs Photo:Black woodpeckers show affection for their young in pairs HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido ‘Tokapuchi 400’ selected as National Cycle Route Photo:‘Tokapuchi 400’ selected as National Cycle Route HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Best time to see wisteria trellises in Hakodate’s Goryokaku Park Photo:Best time to see wisteria trellises in Hakodate’s Goryokaku Park HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Installation of trees interwoven with cloth – an outdoor exhibition of work by Obihiro artist Umeda Photo:Installation of trees interwoven with cloth – an outdoor exhibition of work by Obihiro artist Umeda HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Shibazakura flowers "collaborate" with Mount Yotei scenery Photo:Shibazakura flowers "collaborate" with Mount Yotei scenery HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Full red moon, a total lunar eclipse observable even in Hokkaido Photo:Full red moon, a total lunar eclipse observable even in Hokkaido HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Oshima Shinkin Bank mobile ATM van starts service Photo:Oshima Shinkin Bank mobile ATM van starts service HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Augmented reality and multilingual explanations introduced as Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward reopens after refurbishment Photo:Augmented reality and multilingual explanations introduced as Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward reopens after refurbishment HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido A brown bear and her cubs at ease in the sun Photo: A brown bear and her cubs at ease in the sun HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido The glowing sunset together with Mt. Rishiri and Teshio Riverside Park Photo:The glowing sunset together with Mt. Rishiri and Teshio Riverside Park HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Tourists disappear from the Noboribetsu and Toyako Onsen hot-spring resorts Photo:Tourists disappear from the Noboribetsu and Toyako Onsen hot-spring resorts HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Newly established ‘Soft-serve Ice Cream Shop’ proves popular at Kobayashi Farm in Ebetsu Photo:Newly established ‘Soft-serve Ice Cream Shop’ proves popular at Kobayashi Farm in Ebetsu HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Goats let loose to graze at winery in Nakafurano Photo:Goats let loose to graze at winery in Nakafurano HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Tokachi Bus passes now available on smartphones Photo:Tokachi Bus passes now available on smartphones HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Café opens in disused premises in Akanko Onsen hot-spring resort Photo:Café opens in disused premises in Akanko Onsen hot-spring resort HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido A sweet-smelling pink carpet – Takinoue moss phlox Photo:A sweet-smelling pink carpet – Takinoue moss phlox HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Outdoor-grown Kimobetsu asparagus harvest only available for a month! Photo:Outdoor-grown Kimobetsu asparagus harvest only available for a month! HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Using drone to survey difficult Ainu chashi fort and pit dwelling cluster remains Photo:Using drone to survey difficult Ainu chashi fort and pit dwelling cluster remains HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Toyonishi Farm to launch new "Obihiro Beef" brand this summer Photo:Toyonishi Farm to launch new "Obihiro Beef" brand this summer HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Happiness-bringing lilacs in Sapporo Photo:Happiness-bringing lilacs in Sapporo HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido The Ezo red fox: an encounter with the unknown Photo:The Ezo red fox: an encounter with the unknown HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Blue columbine flowers blooming beautifully again this year in Hakodate Photo:Blue columbine flowers blooming beautifully again this year in Hakodate HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 300 cherry-blossom trees in full bloom again this year along a 2-km stretch of the Rokugo Kaido road in Furano Photo:300 cherry-blossom trees in full bloom again this year along a 2-km stretch of the Rokugo Kaido road in Furano HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido ‘Shirogane Falls’ – the column of water that roars with snowmelt Photo:‘Shirogane Falls’ – the column of water that roars with snowmelt HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Awesome vistas before your eyes! Tomamu’s ‘Unkai Terrace’ opens for this season Photo:Awesome vistas before your eyes! Tomamu’s ‘Unkai Terrace’ opens for this season HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Rice planting season is here Photo:Rice planting season is here HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Niseko’s Shiribetsu River rafting season Photo:Niseko’s Shiribetsu River rafting season HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido The courting season of the Kingfisher – "the gem of the clear streams" Photo:The courting season of the Kingfisher – "the gem of the clear streams" HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Gaze at sky in refreshing Asahikawa rooftop sauna Photo:Gaze at sky in refreshing Asahikawa rooftop sauna HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Experiencing the nature of Sarobetsu virtually by means of VR images Photo:Experiencing the nature of Sarobetsu virtually by means of VR images HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Town of Rankoshi Tourism Association starts operating cottages with panoramic view of Mount Yotei Photo:Town of Rankoshi Tourism Association starts operating cottages with panoramic view of Mount Yotei HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido A photographic review of the Olympic Marathon test event in Sapporo Photo:A photographic review of the Olympic Marathon test event in Sapporo HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido ‘Crimson Glory’ extended the northern limit Photo:‘Crimson Glory’ extended the northern limit HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido The presence of distinctive beers Photo:The presence of distinctive beers HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Exports offer hope for hard-hit sake sales Photo:Exports offer hope for hard-hit sake sales HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido The increasing value of ‘Hokkaido distillation’ Photo:The increasing value of ‘Hokkaido distillation’ HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido The conviction of a distinguished winery Photo:The conviction of a distinguished winery HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Harvesting of sweet, refreshing strawberries begins in earnest in Toyoura Photo:Harvesting of sweet, refreshing strawberries begins in earnest in Toyoura HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sea urchin harvesting peak in spring Lake Saroma Photo:Sea urchin harvesting peak in spring Lake Saroma HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Nara Yoshitomo's first photograph exhibit in Hokkaido Photo:Nara Yoshitomo's first photograph exhibit in Hokkaido HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Matsumae sky turns pink as the sakura festival begins Photo:Matsumae sky turns pink as the sakura festival begins HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Eighty thousand greater white-fronted geese fill the sky in an epic display Photo:Eighty thousand greater white-fronted geese fill the sky in an epic display HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Experience immense runway size firsthand! Hakodate Airport 60 year anniversary event Photo:Experience immense runway size firsthand! Hakodate Airport 60 year anniversary event HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Enjoying the everlasting summer mood of Hawaii at Asahikawa Airport! Photo:Enjoying the everlasting summer mood of Hawaii at Asahikawa Airport! HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido This year’s ‘Your Chair’ in the image of a sled presented to four families in Kamikawa region Photo:This year’s ‘Your Chair’ in the image of a sled presented to four families in Kamikawa region HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido A drop of aspiration to refresh the region ~ signature breweries, distilleries and wineries popping up throughout Hokkaido Photo:A drop of aspiration to refresh the region ~ signature breweries, distilleries and wineries popping up throughout Hokkaido HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido A drop of aspiration to refresh the region Photo:A drop of aspiration to refresh the region HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Grand opening of ‘Mt. USU Terrace’ at the Lake Toya Observation Deck Photo:Grand opening of ‘Mt. USU Terrace’ at the Lake Toya Observation Deck HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hokkaido’s first ‘Japanese whisky’ for sale Photo:Hokkaido’s first ‘Japanese whisky’ for sale HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Nakasatsunai Feriendorf reopened on April 26 after refurbishment to make BBQs possible at all facilities Photo:Nakasatsunai Feriendorf reopened on April 26 after refurbishment to make BBQs possible at all  facilities HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Five small-scale accommodation facilities promote Niseko long-stay plan Photo:Five small-scale accommodation facilities promote Niseko long-stay plan HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Furano café & gallery "Akanara" – a place for migrants and locals to interact Photo:Furano café & gallery "Akanara" – a place for migrants and locals to interact HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Map in hand, ski orienteering at Mount Asahidake Photo:Map in hand, ski orienteering at Mount Asahidake HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 80-year-old steam locomotive to continue operating as the Senmo Line’s ‘Fuyu-no-Shitsugen-go’ is due to be refurbished this summer Photo:80-year-old steam locomotive to continue operating as the Senmo Line’s ‘Fuyu-no-Shitsugen-go’ is due to be refurbished this summer HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Luxury hot-spring hotel and low-cost guesthouse open in Kawayu Onsen Photo:Luxury hot-spring hotel and low-cost guesthouse open in Kawayu Onsen HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido One last look at koinobori carp streamers at Kitami elementary school to close next spring Photo:One last look at koinobori carp streamers at Kitami elementary school to close next spring HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sightseeing boat crushes ice at Lake Akan Photo:Sightseeing boat crushes ice at Lake Akan HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Peach Memanbetsu – Kansai flight to launch in July Photo:Peach Memanbetsu – Kansai flight to launch in July HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Back after a year! JOIN ALIVE at Iwamizawa in September Photo:Back after a year! JOIN ALIVE at Iwamizawa in September HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Former nurse creates dream horse riding club Photo:Former nurse creates dream horse riding club HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Customary spring sheep-shearing in Shibecha Photo:Customary spring sheep-shearing in Shibecha HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Yezo sika deer eat budding grass and praise the spring Photo:Yezo sika deer eat budding grass and praise the spring HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Operation of "Porocle" shared bicycles begins Photo:Operation of "Porocle" shared bicycles begins HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Endangered common shelduck sighted off Rebun Island Photo:Endangered common shelduck sighted off Rebun Island HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Tight-knit Hokkaido red squirrel siblings bursting with curiosity Photo:Tight-knit Hokkaido red squirrel siblings bursting with curiosity HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido "Tokapuchi 400" cycling route nominated as nationally designated bicycle route candidate Photo:"Tokapuchi 400" cycling route nominated as nationally designated bicycle route candidate HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Mini bonfires, usable even inside tents - Sapporo company develops Photo:Mini bonfires, usable even inside tents - Sapporo company develops HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Almost spring in Shiretoko – snow removal work on transpeninsular Odan Road opens to the press Photo:Almost spring in Shiretoko – snow removal work on transpeninsular Odan Road opens to the press HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido A straight road to the sunrise – a shining, magical landscape Photo:A straight road to the sunrise – a shining, magical landscape HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Brown bear footprints confirmed in Sapporo – the first info regarding signs of emerging this year Photo:Brown bear footprints confirmed in Sapporo – the first info regarding signs of emerging this year HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido World Cuisine Academic Meeting to be held online from April 19 – for the first time in 2 years Photo:World Cuisine Academic Meeting to be held online from April 19 – for the first time in 2 years HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Kikonai "Michi-no-Eki" becomes multilingual - Facility announcements, menus, etc. Photo:Kikonai "Michi-no-Eki" becomes multilingual - Facility announcements, menus, etc. HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hindi language handbook supports child raising by Indian nationals who bolster horse raising area Photo:Hindi language handbook supports child raising by Indian nationals who bolster horse raising area HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Australian style meat pie shop opened. Naganuma carpenter assistant Diercke Photo:Australian style meat pie shop opened. Naganuma carpenter assistant Diercke HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Swans thread through iridescent clouds towards Russian Far East Photo:Swans thread through iridescent clouds towards Russian Far East HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Ainu patterns on Coke bottles. Meet craft artist Sekine from Biratori. Photo:Ainu patterns on Coke bottles. Meet craft artist Sekine from Biratori. HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Information on 230 kinds of Southern Hokkaido foods and beverages, including wagyu beef and wine, and chef columns Photo:Information on 230 kinds of Southern Hokkaido foods and beverages, including wagyu beef and wine, and chef columns HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Wholesale market company sells fresh fish at Obihiro department store Photo:Wholesale market company sells fresh fish at Obihiro department store HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Endangered species Urahoro Anemone blooms Photo:Endangered species Urahoro Anemone blooms HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Confidence in revival prompts decision not to return to Taiwan Photo:Confidence in revival prompts decision not to return to Taiwan HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Everyone loves strawberries! New Sapporo products and popular shops Photo:Everyone loves strawberries! New Sapporo products and popular shops HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Cute, white ribbon seal cubs Photo:Cute, white ribbon seal cubs HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Pool jumping with snowboards and sleds at Sapporo Teine Ski Resort Photo:Pool jumping with snowboards and sleds at Sapporo Teine Ski Resort HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Toyama tourism has great potential. Travel industry and farmer partnership. Minami-ku, Sapporo Photo:Toyama tourism has great potential. Travel industry and farmer partnership. Minami-ku, Sapporo HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Ten Asahikawa and Furano taiko groups imbue powerful drum performances with feelings pent up for a year Photo:Ten Asahikawa and Furano taiko groups imbue powerful drum performances with feelings pent up for a year HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hakodate Airport Road fully opens – providing tourism boost as shinkansen shuttle bus services resume Photo:Hakodate Airport Road fully opens – providing tourism boost as shinkansen shuttle bus services resume HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido FDA Shizuoka starts this season's service, Passengers welcomed at Okadama Airport Photo:FDA Shizuoka starts this season's service, Passengers welcomed at Okadama Airport HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Upgrade to "Akkeshi Kiritappu Kombumori" Quasi-National Park Photo:Upgrade to "Akkeshi Kiritappu Kombumori" Quasi-National Park HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Nets quiver with large herring as the fishing season peaks in the Okhotsk region Photo:Nets quiver with large herring as the fishing season peaks in the Okhotsk region HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Kamikawa and Columbia sign agreement for outdoor tourism cooperation Photo:Kamikawa and Columbia sign agreement for outdoor tourism cooperation HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido "Hakkaisan" whiskey launching in Niseko Photo:"Hakkaisan" whiskey launching in Niseko HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Tourism promotion centered around Wakkanai Airport, Monitor tour by Hokkaido Airports and Otaru University of Commerce Photo:Tourism promotion centered around Wakkanai Airport, Monitor tour by Hokkaido Airports and Otaru University of Commerce HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 140 kilometer circuit course looping around Sapporo. Immerse yourself in nature and history Photo:140 kilometer circuit course looping around Sapporo. Immerse yourself in nature and history HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Flower-like rings of color illuminate the night sky at a drive-in firework display in Muroran Photo:Flower-like rings of color illuminate the night sky at a drive-in firework display in Muroran HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Flying squirrels – the season of gazing and bashful love Photo:Flying squirrels – the season of gazing and bashful love HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Shikotsuko Onsen scenery improved by laying electricity cables underground Photo:Shikotsuko Onsen scenery improved by laying electricity cables underground HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Group training for Niseko area mountain rescue team Photo:Group training for Niseko area mountain rescue team HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Otaru Aquarium special display "Treasures of Hokkaido". Imparting the wonder of Kaminokoike Pond Photo:Otaru Aquarium special display "Treasures of Hokkaido". Imparting the wonder of Kaminokoike Pond HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Horsehair crabs herald spring with first landing at Oumu Fishing Port Photo:Horsehair crabs herald spring with first landing at Oumu Fishing Port HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Arial view of pond-smelt fishing on the ice of Lake Shumarinai Photo:Arial view of pond-smelt fishing on the ice of Lake Shumarinai HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Representative of an international IT venture, Ono Tomohiro (51) in search of how new companies should exist, based in Niseko Photo:Representative of an international IT venture, Ono Tomohiro (51) in search of how new companies should exist, based in Niseko HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Spring is a season for goodbye, red-crowned cranes leave their parents Photo:Spring is a season for goodbye, red-crowned cranes leave their parents HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido "Kamuy Lumina", night lakeside walks at Lake Akan, starting May 21 Photo:"Kamuy Lumina", night lakeside walks at Lake Akan, starting May 21 HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Refreshing sauna and delicious oysters at Lake Akkeshi lakeside! New service to be commercialized within year Photo:Refreshing sauna and delicious oysters at Lake Akkeshi lakeside! New service to be commercialized within year HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido General outline for June's "Asahikawa Design Week" released. Nine categories including new areas of architecture, food, etc. Photo:General outline for June's "Asahikawa Design Week" released. Nine categories including new areas of architecture, food, etc. HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Turnover down 80% at half the live music clubs in Hokkaido Photo:Turnover down 80% at half the live music clubs in Hokkaido HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Ballet dancer Anatoly Stavrov continues promoting Japanese-Russian cultural exchange in Sapporo Photo:Ballet dancer Anatoly Stavrov continues promoting Japanese-Russian cultural exchange in Sapporo HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Mystical sea of clouds at the Hakucho Bridge in Muroran Photo:Mystical sea of clouds at the Hakucho Bridge in Muroran HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Two year consecutive Rakuten Gourmet Grand Prize winner: "Powder Snow" from Muroran flour shop Photo:Two year consecutive Rakuten Gourmet Grand Prize winner: "Powder Snow" from Muroran flour shop HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Fifty scampering lambs as births continue at farm in Oketo Photo:Fifty scampering lambs as births continue at farm in Oketo HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Recruitment for May 5 Olympic Marathon test event opened on March 9 Photo:Recruitment for May 5 Olympic Marathon test event opened on March 9 HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Arrivals of the gyrfalcon – the Arctic bird of prey – are rare Photo:Arrivals of the gyrfalcon – the Arctic bird of prey – are rare HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Record cards for Hakodate cherry blossoms, for conservation and maintenance management Photo:Record cards for Hakodate cherry blossoms, for conservation and maintenance management HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Kyoto temporary staff agency "Progre" forecasts cleaning demand, opens up location in Niseko Photo:Kyoto temporary staff agency "Progre" forecasts cleaning demand, opens up location in Niseko HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido A two story play area, safe even in winter. Installed inside Old Starch Factory in Niseko Photo:A two story play area, safe even in winter. Installed inside Old Starch Factory in Niseko HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido A clash of blues of the sky and the lake surface from the summit of Mt. Fuppushi Photo:A clash of blues of the sky and the lake surface from the summit of Mt. Fuppushi HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Obihiro Wholesale Market to strengthen private brand. New business with imperfect produce Photo:Obihiro Wholesale Market to strengthen private brand. New business with imperfect produce HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Tsuruga purchases Shikotsuko Youth Hostel Photo:Tsuruga purchases Shikotsuko Youth Hostel HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Enjoy campfire and tree sap coffee. A Shiraoi campsite Photo:Enjoy campfire and tree sap coffee. A Shiraoi campsite HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Fishing boats await spring and the dispersal of drift ice on the Okhotsk coast Photo:Fishing boats await spring and the dispersal of drift ice on the Okhotsk coast HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sparse turnout on first day after shortened business-hours request was withdrawn in Hokkaido Photo:Sparse turnout on first day after shortened business-hours request was withdrawn in Hokkaido HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Integrated operations begin at 7 Hokkaido airports Photo:Integrated operations begin at 7 Hokkaido airports HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Returning home after an earthquake, and experiencing exhaustion in the medical field finally led to " the aroma of Niseko" Photo:Returning home after an earthquake, and experiencing exhaustion in the medical field finally led to " the aroma of Niseko" HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Steller’s sea eagle and white-tailed eagle in aerial battle for fish over the drift ice Photo:Steller’s sea eagle and white-tailed eagle in aerial battle for fish over the drift ice HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Online Japanese archery match. 200 students competed Photo:Online Japanese archery match. 200 students competed HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Nitori donation sparks "Redevelopment of a Dream". Former Otamoi Amusement Park site Photo:Nitori donation sparks "Redevelopment of a Dream". Former Otamoi Amusement Park site HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido First Shiranuka restaurant featured in French gourmet dining guide Photo:First Shiranuka restaurant featured in French gourmet dining guide HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Yellow blossoms delight visitors during peak of mimosa Photo:Yellow blossoms delight visitors during peak of mimosa HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Aromatic drops of Daiginjo sake created by "Shizukudori " filtering at Tanaka Sake Brewery in Otaru Photo:Aromatic drops of Daiginjo sake created by  "Shizukudori " filtering at Tanaka Sake Brewery in Otaru HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Trains stopped until snow clearing work ends after heavy snowfalls in Iwamizawa Photo:Trains stopped until snow clearing work ends after heavy snowfalls in Iwamizawa HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Special "e-sports" hotel opened in Sapporo on March 1 Photo:Special "e-sports" hotel opened in Sapporo on March 1 HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido The least weasel: Small, but a fierce hunter Photo:The least weasel: Small, but a fierce hunter HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Heart illuminated by candlelight. Scenic Night in Kutchan Photo:Heart illuminated by candlelight. Scenic Night in Kutchan HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Muroran Institute of Technology students’ satellite successfully launched in America Photo:Muroran Institute of Technology students’ satellite successfully launched in America HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Banner hung from Nemuro City Hall to celebrate Osaka Naomi’s great achievement Photo:Banner hung from Nemuro City Hall to celebrate Osaka Naomi’s great achievement HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Wild birds survive in severe cold of woodland along Teshio River Photo:Wild birds survive in severe cold of woodland along Teshio River HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Coronavirus vaccinations begin in Hokkaido Photo:Coronavirus vaccinations begin in Hokkaido HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Monitor tour to explore potential for tourism in the Toyama district of Minami-ku, Sapporo Photo:Monitor tour to explore potential for tourism in the Toyama district of Minami-ku, Sapporo HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hotel refurbished from Old Russian Consulate, aims for high class to draw high-end guests, 2025 launch target Photo:Hotel refurbished from Old Russian Consulate, aims for high class to draw high-end guests, 2025 launch target HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Working with her horse by her side. An Urakawa "workation" Photo:Working with her horse by her side. An Urakawa "workation" HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Food court opens at Hakodate Airport Photo:Food court opens at Hakodate Airport HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Australian and Hong Kong companies integrate businesses in Niseko development Photo:Australian and Hong Kong companies integrate businesses in Niseko development HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sato Tetsuji and Yoshie aimed to quit the rat race and relocate to a regional town, and received unexpected encouragement from the company Photo:Sato Tetsuji and Yoshie aimed to quit the rat race and relocate to a regional town, and received unexpected encouragement from the company  HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Crumbling "Phantom Bridge" Photo: Crumbling "Phantom Bridge" HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido The Hokkaido long-tailed tit, a much-loved fluffy ball Photo:The Hokkaido long-tailed tit, a much-loved fluffy ball HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido February business hour curtailment request for restaurants and bars in all Sapporo districts Photo:February business hour curtailment request for restaurants and bars in all Sapporo districts HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Wakkanai Hokusei Gakuen University and Sakhalin students interact online Photo:Wakkanai Hokusei Gakuen University and Sakhalin students interact online HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Steeped in Ainu culture, Akan Yukar Utasa Festival opened. Broadcast free online in lieu of physical audience. Photo:Steeped in Ainu culture, Akan Yukar Utasa Festival opened. Broadcast free online in lieu of physical audience. HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Raj from Nepal works hard in stockbreeding in Assabu Photo:Raj from Nepal works hard in stockbreeding in Assabu HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Eighty percent of Lake Mashu freezes, creating a mosaic-like pattern Photo:Eighty percent of Lake Mashu freezes, creating a mosaic-like pattern HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido LCC Peach services to Memanbetsu Airport expected to contribute to tourism in the region Photo:LCC Peach services to Memanbetsu Airport expected to contribute to tourism in the region HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hokkaido dinosaurs assembled for Hokkaido Museum exhibition Photo:Hokkaido dinosaurs assembled for Hokkaido Museum exhibition HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Piste grooming vehicle rides at Tenguyama Ski resort in Otaru Photo:Piste grooming vehicle rides at Tenguyama Ski resort in Otaru HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sables peek out from hole in snow Photo:Sables peek out from hole in snow HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 100 lanterns of hope float in the night sky Photo:100 lanterns of hope float in the night sky HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Nighttime cross-country at Nakajima Park in Sapporo Photo:Nighttime cross-country at Nakajima Park in Sapporo HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido ‘ICT Park’, one of Hokkaido’s largest-scale e-sports facilities opens in Asahikawa Photo:‘ICT Park’, one of Hokkaido’s largest-scale e-sports facilities opens in Asahikawa HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Invisible people? Frozen clothing on display. Photo:Invisible people? Frozen clothing on display. HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Frost formations bloom in Sounkyo tunnel Photo:Frost formations bloom in Sounkyo tunnel HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sea otter swims leisurely amidst ocean pancake ice Photo:Sea otter swims leisurely amidst ocean pancake ice HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido ‘Online Sapporo Snow Festival 2021’ held from 4th to 28th Photo:‘Online Sapporo Snow Festival 2021’ held from 4th to 28th HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Café offering ‘morning service’ originating from Aichi, opened by Yamamoto Takao Photo:Café offering ‘morning service’ originating from Aichi, opened by Yamamoto Takao HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Flying squirrels glide from tree to tree amid the darkness Photo:Flying squirrels glide from tree to tree amid the darkness HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hinamatsuri doll display: slightly early, amazingly beautiful Photo:Hinamatsuri doll display: slightly early, amazingly beautiful HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido First drift-ice reaches coast of Abashiri in Northeastern Hokkaido on January 31, eleven days earlier than last year Photo:First drift-ice reaches coast of Abashiri in Northeastern Hokkaido on January 31, eleven days earlier than last year HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Otaru Snow Light Path festival officially cancelled Photo:Otaru Snow Light Path festival officially cancelled HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido The best Tsubetsu Wagyu in Japan-The Sakota brothers victorious Photo:The best Tsubetsu Wagyu in Japan-The Sakota brothers victorious HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Snow removal corps supports stable operations at Asahikawa Airport Photo:Snow removal corps supports stable operations at Asahikawa Airport HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido See drift ice scenery online. "On the Rocks Tour" starts in February. Photo:See drift ice scenery online. "On the Rocks Tour" starts in February. HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Don snowshoes and walk across thousand-meter-high snow plain in new Nanae Snowpark tour. Photo:Don snowshoes and walk across thousand-meter-high snow plain in new Nanae Snowpark tour. HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Steller's sea eagle, aloof figure swathed in sun backdrop Photo:Steller's sea eagle, aloof figure swathed in sun backdrop HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Mirages on freezing mornings in Kushiro Photo:Mirages on freezing mornings in Kushiro HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Special Ainu culture lectures begin at Japanese language school in Higashikawa Photo:Special Ainu culture lectures begin at Japanese language school in Higashikawa HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Lamb with cow markings born on New Year’s Day Photo:Lamb with cow markings born on New Year’s Day HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sweetness of ‘hibernated’ daikon radishes increases under the snow Photo:Sweetness of ‘hibernated’ daikon radishes increases under the snow HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido JR Iwamizawa Station Ema wishes " to pass" Photo:JR Iwamizawa Station Ema wishes " to pass" HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido ‘Sairinka’ event begins at Tokachigawa Onsen Photo:‘Sairinka’ event begins at Tokachigawa Onsen HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido AI handles routes to Sapporo sightseeing spots. Trials in February, plan to extend throughout Hokkaido Photo:AI handles routes to Sapporo sightseeing spots. Trials in February, plan to extend throughout Hokkaido HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Foreign students from Mongolia join Sakae High School sumo team Photo:Foreign students from Mongolia join Sakae High School sumo team HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Watanabe team wins special jury award in "Niseko Shootout" Photo:Watanabe team wins special jury award in "Niseko Shootout" HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Iwanori seaweed harvesting season starts. Kamome Island, Esashi Town. Photo:Iwanori seaweed harvesting season starts. Kamome Island, Esashi Town. HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hakodate City broadcasts promotion shows in Taiwan and China Photo:Hakodate City broadcasts promotion shows in Taiwan and China HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Jozankei "Yukitouro" event to begin on February 5 Photo:Jozankei "Yukitouro" event to begin on February 5 HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Towering ice stalagmites, a world of magic Photo:Towering ice stalagmites, a world of magic HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hokkaido sika deer survive by feeding on thorny branches Photo:Hokkaido sika deer survive by feeding on thorny branches HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Clearing snow off arcade cover together Photo:Clearing snow off arcade cover together HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido ‘Hibernated’ cabbages dug out in Wassamu Photo:‘Hibernated’ cabbages dug out in Wassamu HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Esashi Fishery Cooperative Union launches website to increase post-coronavirus exports Photo:Esashi Fishery Cooperative Union launches website to increase post-coronavirus exports HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido White-tailed eagles gaze on the Strait from grand pine Photo:White-tailed eagles gaze on the Strait from grand pine HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido AIRDO’s first aircraft retired after 22 years of service Photo:AIRDO’s first aircraft retired after 22 years of service HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido "Hakodate Kaleidoscope of Light" begins Photo:"Hakodate Kaleidoscope of Light" begins HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Dispersing evils sprits on horseback at Hakodate Hachiman Shrine Photo:Dispersing evils sprits on horseback at Hakodate Hachiman Shrine HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Drift ice arrives along the shores of Esashi, 17 days earlier than last year Photo:Drift ice arrives along the shores of Esashi, 17 days earlier than last year HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Seeing out the old year amid the extreme cold of the ‘northernmost point’ – Cape Soya Photo:Seeing out the old year amid the extreme cold of the ‘northernmost point’ – Cape Soya HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Peach launches Chubu service. Departing from New Chitose, 157 passengers on first flight. Photo:Peach launches Chubu service. Departing from New Chitose, 157 passengers on first flight. HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido First sword striking ceremony takes place at the Japan Steel Works’ Zuisen Sword Forge Photo:First sword striking ceremony takes place at the Japan Steel Works’ Zuisen Sword Forge HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido A group of Steller sea lions migrates the waters of Rausu Photo: A group of Steller sea lions migrates the waters of Rausu HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Returning to Kutchan in pursuit of the ideal way of working Photo:Returning to Kutchan in pursuit of the ideal way of working HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Swans waking elegantly in the morning mist Photo:Swans waking elegantly in the morning mist HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido "AI Cleaning Robot" at Hakodate Airport Photo:"AI Cleaning Robot" at Hakodate Airport HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hot spring water shipped in a tank, starting in March Photo:Hot spring water shipped in a tank, starting in March HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Ainu "ward against evil" designed products popular, including masks and ballpoint pens Photo:Ainu "ward against evil" designed products popular, including masks and ballpoint pens HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Snow whipped up by 87 sprinting horses Photo:Snow whipped up by 87 sprinting horses HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Pond-smelt fishing season begins at Mikasa’s Lake Katsurazawa in central Hokkaido Photo:Pond-smelt fishing season begins at Mikasa’s Lake Katsurazawa in central Hokkaido HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Breeding confirmed in multiple areas for red-crowned cranes in northern Hokkaido's Soya region, NPO holds study group in Toyotomi Town Photo:Breeding confirmed in multiple areas for red-crowned cranes in northern Hokkaido's Soya region, NPO holds study group in Toyotomi Town HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Niji no Taki waterfall in Oketo, fantastical freezing Photo:Niji no Taki waterfall in Oketo, fantastical freezing HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Spotlight returns to Northern Hokkaido’s alcohol production thanks to grapes cultivated in Nakatombetsu Photo:Spotlight returns to Northern Hokkaido’s alcohol production thanks to grapes cultivated in Nakatombetsu HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Japanese elm, glorious throughout the seasons, surviving 150 years of rain and snow Photo:Japanese elm, glorious throughout the seasons, surviving 150 years of rain and snow HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Accelerated development and enhanced competitiveness as IST enters manmade satellite business Photo:Accelerated development and enhanced competitiveness as IST enters manmade satellite business HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Pine grosbeak pecks single-mindedly at berries Photo:Pine grosbeak pecks single-mindedly at berries HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Beef cattle ranch Yoshida Bokujo ranks top in Hokkaido at wagyu competition fair Photo:Beef cattle ranch Yoshida Bokujo ranks top in Hokkaido at wagyu competition fair HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Succession of glass ornaments associated with the "ox" zodiac sign produced Photo:Succession of glass ornaments associated with the "ox" zodiac sign produced HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Mizunara oaks cut for whiskey casks, Akkeshi Hokkaido prefectural forest Photo:Mizunara oaks cut for whiskey casks, Akkeshi Hokkaido prefectural forest HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Jewelry ice glows golden Photo:Jewelry ice glows golden HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido The short-eared owl, a disarmingly charming "underdog" Photo:The short-eared owl, a disarmingly charming "underdog" HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Japanese mustard from Tokachi – the challenge of cultivating for harvest Photo:Japanese mustard from Tokachi – the challenge of cultivating for harvest HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Handles and seats in Sapporo subway and street cars treated with anti-virus processing Photo:Handles and seats in Sapporo subway and street cars treated with anti-virus processing HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Promoting privatization effect in seven Hokkaido airports. Escalators also considered. Photo:Promoting privatization effect in seven Hokkaido airports. Escalators also considered. HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Breakfast tickets that look like horse betting tickets. Popular among overnight guests at the Shizunai Eclipse Hotel. Photo:Breakfast tickets that look like horse betting tickets. Popular among overnight guests at the Shizunai Eclipse Hotel. HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Stop drift ice! A shield for scallops. Lake Saroma. Photo:Stop drift ice! A shield for scallops. Lake Saroma. HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Arial Footage: Blue Pond, Seasonal Snow Photo:Arial Footage: Blue Pond, Seasonal Snow HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Peak of Gemini meteor shower brings streaks of light to the freezing night skies Photo:Peak of Gemini meteor shower brings streaks of light to the freezing night skies HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Donan Bus asserts in-vehicle safety with ventilation demonstration Photo:Donan Bus asserts in-vehicle safety with ventilation demonstration HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Yet another luxury hotel in Niseko with the opening of the "Ritz Carlton" on December 15 Photo:Yet another luxury hotel in Niseko with the opening of the "Ritz Carlton" on December 15 HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Snow Festival officially canceled Photo:Snow Festival officially canceled HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Long run of nightly fireworks at Toyako Onsen hot spring district, 5 minutes of dazzling light with 250 winter fireworks Photo:Long run of nightly fireworks at Toyako Onsen hot spring district, 5 minutes of dazzling light with 250 winter fireworks HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Making lucky charms at Kitami Shrine to "escape the pandemic" Photo:Making lucky charms at Kitami Shrine to "escape the pandemic" HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido "Fuyuhime" asparagus harvest ramps up in Bihoro Photo:"Fuyuhime" asparagus harvest ramps up in Bihoro HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Morning sunlight paints red-crowned cranes orange as they call to each other Photo:Morning sunlight paints red-crowned cranes orange as they call to each other HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Lake Nukabira ice bubbles Photo:Lake Nukabira ice bubbles HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Every day is "more than expected" after relocating due to headquarter move Photo:Every day is "more than expected" after relocating due to headquarter move HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Former government official Tsuchida Genki puts his faith in the potential of Niseko’s neighboring town Photo:Former government official Tsuchida Genki puts his faith in the potential of Niseko’s neighboring town HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Commemorative event at Hakodate Airport as HAC retires a SAAB aircraft from service Photo:Commemorative event at Hakodate Airport as HAC retires a SAAB aircraft from service HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Melting smiles as migrants from Kamakura open chocolate shop in Hakodate Photo:Melting smiles as migrants from Kamakura open chocolate shop in Hakodate HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Experience-oriented tourism summit, Preparations proceeding for Hokkaido hosting, Some voice concerns Photo:Experience-oriented tourism summit, Preparations proceeding for Hokkaido hosting, Some voice concerns HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Shiroi Koibito focuses on Chinese mail order in change of strategy amid tourist slump Photo:Shiroi Koibito focuses on Chinese mail order in change of strategy amid tourist slump HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Café opens at summit of Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort Photo:Café opens at summit of Sapporo Kokusai Ski Resort HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Mountain hare changes to pure white winter coat Photo:Mountain hare changes to pure white winter coat HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Online Article: Starbucks comes to Kitami! Attracted by high school study team? Photo:Online Article: Starbucks comes to Kitami! Attracted by high school study team? HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Father and son serve as Rebun doctors across two generations. Akio returns to his island roots. Photo:Father and son serve as Rebun doctors across two generations. Akio returns to his island roots. HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Zenibako is hot! Some say it's the "Kamakura of the North" in Otaru. Population and new shops upsurge. Photo:Zenibako is hot! Some say it's the "Kamakura of the North" in Otaru. Population and new shops upsurge. HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Traditional green curry dish, Thai trainees give parent-child lessons Photo:Traditional green curry dish, Thai trainees give parent-child lessons HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Asahikawa based Takasago Shuzo brewery produces "komo daru" sake casks with prayers for pandemic end Photo:Asahikawa based Takasago Shuzo brewery produces "komo daru" sake casks with prayers for pandemic end HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Coronavirus triggers search for new pastures Photo:Coronavirus triggers search for new pastures HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido High class ryokan "Raku Suisan" opens in Kutchan Photo:High class ryokan "Raku Suisan" opens in Kutchan HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Port entrance ceremony in Mombetsu for long-awaited arrival of Garinko-goⅢ Photo:Port entrance ceremony in Mombetsu for long-awaited arrival of Garinko-goⅢ HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Training workshop at Obihiro, teaching Ainu culture as tourism resource Photo:Training workshop at Obihiro, teaching Ainu culture as tourism resource HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Otaru high-school student Niikawa qualifies for all-Hokkaido English speech contest with nuclear waste problem-themed speech Photo:Otaru high-school student Niikawa qualifies for all-Hokkaido English speech contest with nuclear waste problem-themed speech HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Birdwatchers gather in Betsukai to observe Brent geese flying in to Notsuke Bay Photo:Birdwatchers gather in Betsukai to observe Brent geese flying in to Notsuke Bay HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido "Hamanaka Farm Sea Urchin" shipped nationwide under unified brand name with Lupin popularity backing Photo:"Hamanaka Farm Sea Urchin" shipped nationwide under unified brand name with Lupin popularity backing HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Heart-shaped pair of Ural owls Photo:Heart-shaped pair of Ural owls HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Kato Ryosuke and his wife attempt a new start after becoming frustration by changing jobs Photo:Kato Ryosuke and his wife attempt a new start after becoming frustration by changing jobs HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Ikeda "Yamasachi" joins international stage as first Hokkaido original wine grape, Heading towards a global "Yamasachi" Photo:Ikeda "Yamasachi" joins international stage as first Hokkaido original wine grape, Heading towards a global "Yamasachi" HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido First Kushiro banana harvest, Hokkaido Sky Farm Photo:First Kushiro banana harvest, Hokkaido Sky Farm HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido A group of sea otters relax in the water Photo:A group of sea otters relax in the water HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Winter lights: Sapporo White Illumination starts Photo:Winter lights: Sapporo White Illumination starts HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Shipments of Chanmery in time for the family toast this Xmas! Photo:Shipments of Chanmery in time for the family toast this Xmas! HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Popular Oiwake ‘stationmaster cat’ sees off express trains during walks Photo:Popular Oiwake ‘stationmaster cat’ sees off express trains during walks HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Operation of ‘Snow Miku’ Sapporo City streetcar begins Photo:Operation of ‘Snow Miku’ Sapporo City streetcar begins HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Japan Cup Victory is Almond Eye’s Crowning Glory Photo:Japan Cup Victory is Almond Eye’s Crowning Glory HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Skiers determined not to be beaten by the Coronavirus head for the slopes for the first time this season as Mt. Kurodake opens Photo:Skiers determined not to be beaten by the Coronavirus head for the slopes for the first time this season as Mt. Kurodake opens HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Kamata Satoshi, who quit the prestigious Toray company to become a ‘local vitalization cooperator’ in Niseko Photo:Kamata Satoshi, who quit the prestigious Toray company to become a ‘local vitalization cooperator’ in Niseko HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Taiwanese Xie Jiaqi advertises wonderfulness of Wakanai from foreign perspective Photo:Taiwanese Xie Jiaqi advertises wonderfulness of Wakanai from foreign perspective HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Student-guided Hokkaido University tours popular, Spotlight on micro-tourism Photo:Student-guided Hokkaido University tours popular, Spotlight on micro-tourism HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Niseko Express on display, preserved train car installed at train station front Photo:Niseko Express on display, preserved train car installed at train station front HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Seven Nanae-brand "Nanamitsuki" apples sold for 70,000 yen at first auction Photo:Seven Nanae-brand "Nanamitsuki" apples sold for 70,000 yen at first auction HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido "Qvevri" back after 12 years, produced in tradition of wine-birthplace Georgia Photo:"Qvevri" back after 12 years, produced in tradition of wine-birthplace Georgia HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido brown bear cub learns to live by copying its mother Photo:brown bear cub learns to live by copying its mother HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Salmon run spins the thread of life up Kushiro River tributaries Photo:Salmon run spins the thread of life up Kushiro River tributaries HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Filipino woman opens her dream café in Rausu more than 30 years after arriving in Japan Photo:Filipino woman opens her dream café in Rausu more than 30 years after arriving in Japan HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Stormy sea art "spume" on Rumoi coast Photo:Stormy sea art "spume" on Rumoi coast HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Pokémon on Tomakomai City manhole cover Photo:Pokémon on Tomakomai City manhole cover HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Christmas illumination lighting ceremony at Sapporo Factory Photo:Christmas illumination lighting ceremony at Sapporo Factory HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Vivid beads and embroidery of northern peoples temporarily on display at Kushiro Art Museum Photo:Vivid beads and embroidery of northern peoples temporarily on display at Kushiro Art Museum HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Seven top curling teams gather in Wakkanai Photo:Seven top curling teams gather in Wakkanai HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Eurasian nuthatch Photo: Eurasian nuthatch HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Malaysian government agency awards Yotsuba for its contribution to halal certification Photo:Malaysian government agency awards Yotsuba for its contribution to halal certification HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido First Japanese-language edition of ‘Powder Life’ conveying the appeal to domestic tourists Photo:First Japanese-language edition of ‘Powder Life’ conveying the appeal to domestic tourists HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Harvest season: Wheat loaded and shipped from Abashiri port facility Photo:Harvest season: Wheat loaded and shipped from Abashiri port facility HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Craft beer made with delicious Higashikawa water – Higashikawa Ale unveiled Photo:Craft beer made with delicious Higashikawa water – Higashikawa Ale unveiled HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Aerial stroll – Mt. Yotei Photo:Aerial stroll – Mt. Yotei HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 【People】Korean C.E.O. Eum Youngjoon continues to convey Hokkaido’s appeal Photo:【People】Korean C.E.O. Eum Youngjoon continues to convey Hokkaido’s appeal HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido "Blue Canal" - Magical glittering illumination Photo:"Blue Canal" - Magical glittering illumination HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Fixed salmon nets: Fishermen move together to pull in full catches Photo:Fixed salmon nets: Fishermen move together to pull in full catches HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido HAC Memanbetsu - Okadama flights resumed after eight years, 62 passengers on first day Photo:HAC Memanbetsu - Okadama flights resumed after eight years, 62 passengers on first day HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sensing the scale with a stroll on Asahikawa Airport runway Photo:Sensing the scale with a stroll on Asahikawa Airport runway HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sarobetsu turns golden in late autumn Photo:Sarobetsu turns golden in late autumn HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Kutaniyaki exhibition begins at Otaru Museum of Art Photo:Kutaniyaki exhibition begins at Otaru Museum of Art HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido PR event to attract international conferences held at large garden next to JR Asahikawa Station Photo:PR event to attract international conferences held at large garden next to JR Asahikawa Station HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Red and yellow trees reflected on Hachironuma Pond Photo:Red and yellow trees reflected on Hachironuma Pond HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido The Hokkaido red squirrel Photo:The Hokkaido red squirrel HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hokkaido raccoon dogs enjoy burrowing in autumn leaves Photo:Hokkaido raccoon dogs enjoy burrowing in autumn leaves HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Peach starts daily round-trip New Chitose–Naha service Photo:Peach starts daily round-trip New Chitose–Naha service HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Magical light from Sapporo Clock Tower Photo:Magical light from Sapporo Clock Tower HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Nakayama Pass, the curved Muine-Ohashi Bridge Photo:Nakayama Pass, the curved Muine-Ohashi Bridge HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Blue Pond floodlit fantasy Photo:Blue Pond floodlit fantasy HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Straight and hilly, the Kamifurano Roller Coaster Street Photo:Straight and hilly, the Kamifurano Roller Coaster Street HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hokkaido alcohol aging in the Tsugaru Strait Photo:Hokkaido alcohol aging in the Tsugaru Strait HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sea of clouds covers Lake Kussharo, deep red Photo:Sea of clouds covers Lake Kussharo, deep red HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Condensing natural savoury flavour, toba-making peaks Photo:Condensing natural savoury flavour, toba-making peaks HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Tundra Swans rest their wings Photo:Tundra Swans rest their wings HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Autumn sunflowers watched over by snow-capped Mt. Yotei Photo:Autumn sunflowers watched over by snow-capped Mt. Yotei HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Light show in sync with images of Hatsune Miku Photo:Light show in sync with images of Hatsune Miku HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Massive Okhotsk beet harvesting Photo:Massive Okhotsk beet harvesting HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Autumn foliage spreads in Kushiro and Nemuro Photo:Autumn foliage spreads in Kushiro and Nemuro HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Pika Photo:Pika HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Several hundred brown-eared bulbul birds fly to their winter home Photo:Several hundred brown-eared bulbul birds fly to their winter home HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Attracting customers with one-coin-lunch service - Many izakayas join in Photo:Attracting customers with one-coin-lunch service - Many izakayas join in HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hokkaido Centennial Memorial Tower, Silhouette extending outwards from "snowflake" design Photo:Hokkaido Centennial Memorial Tower, Silhouette extending outwards from "snowflake" design HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hoof of Giraffe Cared for Without Anesthetic at Obihiro Zoo Photo:Hoof of Giraffe Cared for Without Anesthetic at Obihiro Zoo HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Noboribetsu junior high school students perform traditional "Kuma Mai" dance Photo:Noboribetsu junior high school students perform traditional "Kuma Mai" dance HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Banya Base for Both Work and Vacation Photo:Banya Base for Both Work and Vacation HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Take-off from Lake Toya Photo:Take-off from Lake Toya HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Timetable Open Data Expected to Help Increase Tourist Numbers Photo:Timetable Open Data Expected to Help Increase Tourist Numbers HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Crested Kingfisher Photo:Crested Kingfisher HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Special train "Sanshi-Suimei " welcomed by Furano residents Photo:Special train "Sanshi-Suimei " welcomed by Furano residents HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido GPS Used to Locate Grazing Cattle Photo:GPS Used to Locate Grazing Cattle HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Mount Hakuundake mountain refuge hut, rebuilding complete Photo:Mount Hakuundake mountain refuge hut, rebuilding complete HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Lisa Larson exhibition opens Photo:Lisa Larson exhibition opens HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Colors change to adzuki as bean harvesting begins in earnest in Tokachi Photo:Colors change to adzuki as bean harvesting begins in earnest in Tokachi HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Muroran City Japanese language school opened in October Photo:Muroran City Japanese language school opened in October HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Enjoying German Beer in Otaru Photo:Enjoying German Beer in Otaru HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hadrosaurus Relocated Photo:Hadrosaurus Relocated HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Projection of Images in Momijidani, Sounkyo Photo:Projection of Images in Momijidani, Sounkyo HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Lack of Precipitation Leaves Taushubetsu River Bridge Unsubmerged Photo:Lack of Precipitation Leaves Taushubetsu River Bridge Unsubmerged HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Spirits of the Kamuy landscape Yezo sika deer Photo:Spirits of the Kamuy landscape   Yezo sika deer HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Grape quality excellent, should make wonderful wine Photo:Grape quality excellent, should make wonderful wine HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hokkaido product fairs resumed at Tokyo Metropolitan area department stores, very popular Photo:Hokkaido product fairs resumed at Tokyo Metropolitan area department stores, very popular HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Children watching demon fireworks up-close in Noboribetsu Photo:Children watching demon fireworks up-close in Noboribetsu HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido No cruise ships visit Hokkaido ports, corona pandemic impact, 147 cancellations this year Photo:No cruise ships visit Hokkaido ports, corona pandemic impact, 147 cancellations this year HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Film "Ito" shot on location around Hokkaido Photo:Film "Ito" shot on location around Hokkaido HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Apple harvesting is reaching its peak in Otoecho in Fukagawa City. Photo:Apple harvesting is reaching its peak in Otoecho in Fukagawa City. HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Harvesting tribute rice in saotome costumes Photo:Harvesting tribute rice in saotome costumes HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido First Mount Asahidake snow cap one day later than average Photo:First Mount Asahidake snow cap one day later than average HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Lupicia craft beer brewery completed Photo:Lupicia craft beer brewery completed HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Old Russian Consulate opens to public Photo:Old Russian Consulate opens to public HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido "Giant Snakes" sprouting in sand shore at sunset Photo:"Giant Snakes" sprouting in sand shore at sunset HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Fuji Dream Airlines flies charter flight into Wakkanai Airport the first time this season Photo:Fuji Dream Airlines flies charter flight into Wakkanai Airport the first time this season HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido American-headed company opens cafe & bar in traditional Japanese house in Rankoshi Photo:American-headed company opens cafe & bar in traditional Japanese house in Rankoshi HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Ainu ritual welcoming akisake salmon in Sapporo Photo:Ainu ritual welcoming akisake salmon in Sapporo HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Celebration cake for long-lived Denali at Maruyama Zoo Photo:Celebration cake for long-lived Denali at Maruyama Zoo HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Kayak test run at magnificent Sea of Okhotsk Photo:Kayak test run at magnificent Sea of Okhotsk HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Save "Yoshino Suzu Rose", Fukagawa City promotion Photo:Save "Yoshino Suzu Rose", Fukagawa City promotion HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Making Southern Hokkaido a winery spot, Training new grape farmers Photo:Making Southern Hokkaido a winery spot, Training new grape farmers HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido UNESCO advisory body investigates Kita-Kogane Shell Mound Photo:UNESCO advisory body investigates Kita-Kogane Shell Mound HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Manager of Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, welcoming its 30th anniversary Photo:Manager of Noboribetsu Marine Park Nixe, welcoming its 30th anniversary HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Shinhidaka dessert parlor launches refreshing gelato to resounding praise Photo:Shinhidaka dessert parlor launches refreshing gelato to resounding praise HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Yoichi Station area building houses hotel, Spanish cuisine restaurant opens first Photo:Yoichi Station area building houses hotel, Spanish cuisine restaurant opens first HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Cliff stonecrop flowers bloom in Cape Erimo Photo:Cliff stonecrop flowers bloom in Cape Erimo HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Halal certified milk beverages available Photo:Halal certified milk beverages available HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sapporo City and Fuji Dream Airlines signed partnership agreement Photo:Sapporo City and Fuji Dream Airlines signed partnership agreement HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Former Hokkaido Government Building reopened to public Photo:Former Hokkaido Government Building reopened to public HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Kitami onion shipments thriving Photo:Kitami onion shipments thriving HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Strange potato looks like cow face Photo:Strange potato looks like cow face HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Rare triplet goats born at Asahikawa ranch Photo:Rare triplet goats born at Asahikawa ranch HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Shibetsu Samurai Blades enter HBL Photo:Shibetsu Samurai Blades enter HBL HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido A walking event in Yubari at the area flooded by a dam Photo:A walking event in Yubari at the area flooded by a dam HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Working in the sky, Airplane class at a Hakodate elementary school Photo:Working in the sky, Airplane class at a Hakodate elementary school HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Commemorative ceremony at Cape Soya, 37 years after Korean Air Lines Flight Incident Photo:Commemorative ceremony at Cape Soya, 37 years after Korean Air Lines Flight Incident HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Bear feeding damage in dent corn field Photo:Bear feeding damage in dent corn field HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Smaller scale, same amazement - Nachi Biei Fire Festival Photo:Smaller scale, same amazement - Nachi Biei Fire Festival HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido "Earliest autumn colors in Japan" color Mount Hokuchin Photo:"Earliest autumn colors in Japan" color Mount Hokuchin HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Art made by aquatic plants and wind, "Tsutsuji Marsh" in Bifuka Photo:Art made by aquatic plants and wind, "Tsutsuji Marsh" in Bifuka HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Harvesting barley for 100% Akkeshi made whiskey Photo:Harvesting barley for 100% Akkeshi made whiskey HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Fragrant red shiso, harvest peak in Shiranuka Photo:Fragrant red shiso, harvest peak in Shiranuka HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Monitoring tour for telecommuting at herring fisherman lodging house (banya) in Otaru Photo:Monitoring tour for telecommuting at herring fisherman lodging house (banya) in Otaru HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Indian employees doubled at Hidaka Farms Photo:Indian employees doubled at Hidaka Farms HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Passionate gaze from cockpit? Photo:Passionate gaze from cockpit? HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hops harvest peak season in Kamifurano Photo:Hops harvest peak season in Kamifurano HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Shizunai Agricultural High School produced horse fetched 25 million yen at auction, students exclaim, "I can't believe it!" Photo:Shizunai Agricultural High School produced horse fetched 25 million yen at auction, students exclaim, "I can't believe it!" HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Children Experience Honey Collecting at Bee Farm in Kunneppu Photo:Children Experience Honey Collecting at Bee Farm in Kunneppu HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Plump soba seeds, harvesting starts at Shintoku farm Photo:Plump soba seeds, harvesting starts at Shintoku farm HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Art in field prays for an end to novel coronavirus - Ashoro Town Photo:Art in field prays for an end to novel coronavirus - Ashoro Town HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Skatepark in Kutchan – opened outside a cafe Photo:Skatepark in Kutchan – opened outside a cafe HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Traditional boat launching - Ainu ceremony at Biratori Photo:Traditional boat launching - Ainu ceremony at Biratori HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido "Drive-in fireworks"at Sapporo's Takino Suzuran Hillside Park Photo:"Drive-in fireworks"at Sapporo's Takino Suzuran Hillside Park HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Nicholas Observation Tower registered as Night View Heritage of Japan Photo:Nicholas Observation Tower registered as Night View Heritage of Japan HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sanma fish shortage, "Even in international waters" - 1,200 yen per fish at storefronts! Photo:Sanma fish shortage, "Even in international waters" - 1,200 yen per fish at storefronts! HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Cape Ogon in Rumoi City is known for its beautiful sunset. Photo:Cape Ogon in Rumoi City is known for its beautiful sunset. HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sunflowers welcome planes at Memanbetsu Airport Photo:Sunflowers welcome planes at Memanbetsu Airport HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Original Washo Ichiba Market Shopping Bag Photo:Original Washo Ichiba Market Shopping Bag HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Growing bananas with surplus heat from biogas energy generation Photo:Growing bananas with surplus heat from biogas energy generation HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hidaka Line to be discontinued next March Photo:Hidaka Line to be discontinued next March HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hokkaido ski resort comprehensive guidelines drafted Photo:Hokkaido ski resort comprehensive guidelines drafted HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Memorial flames for the "Three Ship Tragedy" Photo:Memorial flames for the "Three Ship Tragedy" HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Environment-friendly electric cruise boat launched on the Otaru Canal Photo:Environment-friendly electric cruise boat launched on the Otaru Canal HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 10,000 kaluga sturgeons hatched. One hundred times the normal amount of this rare species. Photo:10,000 kaluga sturgeons hatched. One hundred times the normal amount of this rare species. HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Enjoying Cool Feeling with Snow Slide in Summer at Kyowa Town Photo:Enjoying Cool Feeling with Snow Slide in Summer at Kyowa Town HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Animals given ice on hot summer day in Sapporo Photo:Animals given ice on hot summer day in Sapporo HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sapporo's Climate Receives Good Evaluation for Marathon and Race Walking for Tokyo Olympics from Field Verification Photo:Sapporo's Climate Receives Good Evaluation for Marathon and Race Walking for Tokyo Olympics from Field Verification HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido A cool gift on a hot summer day Photo:A cool gift on a hot summer day HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Full bloom soba flowers, vivid against the seashore Photo:Full bloom soba flowers, vivid against the seashore HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Eleven towns in Hokkaido experience population increases; hiring of foreign employees help boost population growth rate at resort areas Photo:Eleven towns in Hokkaido experience population increases; hiring of foreign employees help boost population growth rate at resort areas HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Large scale Niseko resort developed with Chinese capital Photo:Large scale Niseko resort developed with Chinese capital HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Cheers at Tanukikoji Terrace Photo:Cheers at Tanukikoji Terrace HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hidaka Kombu Kelp Sun-Drying Now in Season Photo:Hidaka Kombu Kelp Sun-Drying Now in Season HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Only Hokkaido Water Flushing at Nakasatunai Dam Photo:Only Hokkaido Water Flushing at Nakasatunai Dam HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Refreshing and cooling chimes at the Furin Matsuri Photo:Refreshing and cooling chimes at the Furin Matsuri HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sunflowers, the Flowers of Yakumo Town Photo:Sunflowers, the Flowers of Yakumo Town HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido First horse riding club opened in Kyogoku Town Photo:First horse riding club opened in Kyogoku Town HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Prayers to kamuy at Akanko Onsen for an end to covid-19 Photo:Prayers to kamuy at Akanko Onsen for an end to covid-19 HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sapporo Symphony Orchestra performance after five month hiatus Photo:Sapporo Symphony Orchestra performance after five month hiatus HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Brown Bear Gets MRI Scan Photo:Brown Bear Gets MRI Scan HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Luxurious sightseeing train arrives in Hokkaido Photo:Luxurious sightseeing train arrives in Hokkaido HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Fully equipped barrier-free restaurant Photo:Fully equipped barrier-free restaurant HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Outdoor tourism popular in Sea of Okhotsk seaside area Photo:Outdoor tourism popular in Sea of Okhotsk seaside area HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Olympic medal cases sent to Games Organizing Committee Photo:Olympic medal cases sent to Games Organizing Committee HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido First Ever Treetop Trekking Facility in Eastern Hokkaido Opened Photo:First Ever Treetop Trekking Facility in Eastern Hokkaido Opened HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hydrangeas in Full Bloom at Matsumae Park Photo:Hydrangeas in Full Bloom at Matsumae Park HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Peach Aviation launches first Narita flight from Kushiro Airport Photo:Peach Aviation launches first Narita flight from Kushiro Airport HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Two Vietnamese couples married in Shibetsu Photo:Two Vietnamese couples married in Shibetsu HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Kan Yasuda awarded Architectural Institute of Japan award Photo:Kan Yasuda awarded Architectural Institute of Japan award HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Ezonyu in full bloom on northern Japan Sea coast Photo:Ezonyu in full bloom on northern Japan Sea coast HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido White sea of clouds blankets downtown Hakodate Photo:White sea of clouds blankets downtown Hakodate HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Walk on water - on paddleboards Photo:Walk on water - on paddleboards HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Purple Blanketed Lavender Fields in Full Bloom Photo:Purple Blanketed Lavender Fields in Full Bloom HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Surprise fireworks display symbolizes hope of corona virus abatement Photo:Surprise fireworks display symbolizes hope of corona virus abatement HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Lavenders in full bloom across Hokkaido Photo:Lavenders in full bloom across Hokkaido HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Automatic Ventilation for Cow Barns as Heat Countermeasure Photo:Automatic Ventilation for Cow Barns as Heat Countermeasure HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Buckwheat Flower Covered Hills Photo:Buckwheat Flower Covered Hills HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Snacks served at Sapporo shogi title match attract attention Photo:Snacks served at Sapporo shogi title match attract attention HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Comet shines above Tsubetsu Pass at dawn Photo:Comet shines above Tsubetsu Pass at dawn HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Marchen no Oka-Fairy Tale Hill Turns Golden Photo:Marchen no Oka-Fairy Tale Hill Turns Golden HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Photo Studio with Guesthouse Opens Photo:Photo Studio with Guesthouse Opens HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Herring Roe Sun-Drying Started Photo:Herring Roe Sun-Drying Started HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Water basin adorned with flowers at Obihiro Shrine Photo:Water basin adorned with flowers at Obihiro Shrine HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Luxury Condominium in Furano Sold Out Photo:Luxury Condominium in Furano Sold Out HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Monbetsu-Haneda commemorative flight Photo:Monbetsu-Haneda commemorative flight HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Bright red cherries-Yummy! Photo:Bright red cherries-Yummy! HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Summertime delicacy ‘Water Shield’ leaves now in Season Photo:Summertime delicacy ‘Water Shield’ leaves now in Season HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Green Illumination to Promote New Lifestyle Photo:Green Illumination to Promote New Lifestyle HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Niseko Cheese Factory Opens Cafe in August Photo:Niseko Cheese Factory Opens Cafe in August HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido For the revival of Ainu culture – Upopoy opens Photo:For the revival of Ainu culture – Upopoy opens HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Acrylic panels between beer garden seats Photo:Acrylic panels between beer garden seats HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Well-Known Tea Company 'Lupicia' Moving Headquarters to Niseko Photo:Well-Known Tea Company 'Lupicia' Moving Headquarters to Niseko HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sweet Smelling Vibrant Roses Photo:Sweet Smelling Vibrant Roses HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Blue Illumination to Thank Medical Workers Photo:Blue Illumination to Thank Medical Workers HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Diving Season Starts in Shakotan Photo:Diving Season Starts in Shakotan HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Luxurious empty-handed Camping Photo:Luxurious empty-handed Camping HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Airline Company Staff Help Farmers Photo:Airline Company Staff Help Farmers HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Shakotan Sea Urchin Fishing Season Starts Photo:Shakotan Sea Urchin Fishing Season Starts HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido French Cuisine While Observing Ski Jump at Okurayama Photo:French Cuisine While Observing Ski Jump at Okurayama HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Exclamations of Wonder at an Early Summer Sunrise Photo:Exclamations of Wonder at an Early Summer Sunrise HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Rafting at Shiribetsu River Resumed Photo:Rafting at Shiribetsu River Resumed HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Blue Pond Reopened after One Month Photo:Blue Pond Reopened after One Month HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido South Korean Financial Conglomerate Largescale Development in Niseko Photo:South Korean Financial Conglomerate Largescale Development in Niseko HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido First Japanese Squid Harvest in Hakodate this Season Photo:First Japanese Squid Harvest in Hakodate this Season HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Japanese Crane Propagation Confirmed in Sapporo Outskirts Photo:Japanese Crane Propagation Confirmed in Sapporo Outskirts HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Tokachi with Shining Nanohana Field Photo:Tokachi with Shining Nanohana Field HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Baby tigers at last Photo:Baby tigers at last HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Fireworks to Pray for the End of COVID-19 Photo:Fireworks to Pray for the End of COVID-19
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