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TRAVEL INFO. Travel Information Hokkaido mountains, my home. Photo:Hokkaido mountains, my home. TRAVEL INFO. Travel Information Hokkaido’s Cherry Blossoms: 5 Recommended Spots and Related Tips Photo:Hokkaido’s Cherry Blossoms: 5 Recommended Spots and Related Tips TRAVEL INFO. Travel Information HOKKAIDO, The Islands of Adventure Photo:HOKKAIDO, The Islands of Adventure TRAVEL INFO. Travel Information Hokkaido’s Most Photogenic City! Otaru's Top 8 Picturesque Places Photo:Hokkaido’s Most Photogenic City! Otaru's Top 8 Picturesque Places TRAVEL INFO. Travel Information Japan’s First Fall Foliage of the Year! Hokkaido’s Top 8 Fall Spots Photo:Japan’s First Fall Foliage of the Year! Hokkaido’s Top 8 Fall Spots TRAVEL INFO. Travel Information Enjoy Snow Sports! Hokkaido’s 15 Best Snow Resorts: Access and Features Photo:Enjoy Snow Sports! Hokkaido’s 15 Best Snow Resorts: Access and Features TRAVEL INFO. Travel Information Hokkaido Souvenirs You Can Buy at the Airport! 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Photo:Hokkaido Fall Food Guide: Must-Try Seafood, Fruit, Vegetables, and More! TRAVEL INFO. Travel Information Unforgettable Views! Hokkaido’s Sea of Clouds: Access and How to Enjoy It Photo:Unforgettable Views! Hokkaido’s Sea of Clouds: Access and How to Enjoy It TRAVEL INFO. Travel Information Coexisting with Nature: Hokkaido’s Upopoy National Ainu Museum and Park Photo:Coexisting with Nature: Hokkaido’s Upopoy National Ainu Museum and Park 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 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 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 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 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 A cool spot in summer – Kyogoku spring Photo:A cool spot in summer – Kyogoku spring 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 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 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 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 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 "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 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 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 Free bus service tours wineries in Niki Photo:Free bus service tours wineries in Niki 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 "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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 ‘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 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 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 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 "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 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 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 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 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 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 Consadole Sapporo sign Thailand international midfielder SupachokSarachat Photo:Consadole Sapporo sign Thailand international midfielder SupachokSarachat 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 Lake Toya circuit tour in open top bus Photo:Lake Toya circuit tour in open top bus 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 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 Additional deck space at Usuzan Ropeway summit observatory Photo:Additional deck space at Usuzan Ropeway summit observatory 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 "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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Magical snow candle illumination at Jozankei Shrine, Sapporo Photo:Magical snow candle illumination at Jozankei Shrine, Sapporo 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 "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 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 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 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 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 New Ohta Seiki manufactured wolf walks and threatens Photo:New Ohta Seiki manufactured wolf walks and threatens 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Sapporo Factory’s Customary Christmas Tree Light-up Photo:Sapporo Factory’s Customary Christmas Tree Light-up 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 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 ‘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 Autumn mantis-shrimp fishing season begins in Otaru Photo:Autumn mantis-shrimp fishing season begins in Otaru 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 A green heart floating amid the Shakotan blue Photo:A green heart floating amid the Shakotan blue 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Polar bears get salmon presents Photo:Polar bears get salmon presents 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 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 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 Potato plants bloom in Kutchan Photo:Potato plants bloom in Kutchan 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 ‘Nature Luminarie’ begins in Jozankei Photo:‘Nature Luminarie’ begins in Jozankei 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 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 Hopes for revival of ‘ciffside playground’ Photo:Hopes for revival of ‘ciffside playground’ 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 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 Bear rampages through Sapporo residential area, injures four Photo:Bear rampages through Sapporo residential area, injures four 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 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 First Raiden watermelon harvest this season Photo:First Raiden watermelon harvest this season 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 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 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 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 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 Happiness-bringing lilacs in Sapporo Photo:Happiness-bringing lilacs in Sapporo 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 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 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 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 Nara Yoshitomo's first photograph exhibit in Hokkaido Photo:Nara Yoshitomo's first photograph exhibit in Hokkaido 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 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 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 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 Operation of "Porocle" shared bicycles begins Photo:Operation of "Porocle" shared bicycles begins 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 "Hakkaisan" whiskey launching in Niseko Photo:"Hakkaisan" whiskey launching in Niseko 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 ‘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 Otaru Snow Light Path festival officially cancelled Photo:Otaru Snow Light Path festival officially cancelled 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 JR Iwamizawa Station Ema wishes " to pass" Photo:JR Iwamizawa Station Ema wishes " to pass" 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 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 Clearing snow off arcade cover together Photo:Clearing snow off arcade cover together 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Winter lights: Sapporo White Illumination starts Photo:Winter lights: Sapporo White Illumination starts 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Kutaniyaki exhibition begins at Otaru Museum of Art Photo:Kutaniyaki exhibition begins at Otaru Museum of Art 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 Hokkaido alcohol aging in the Tsugaru Strait Photo:Hokkaido alcohol aging in the Tsugaru Strait 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 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 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 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 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 Harvesting tribute rice in saotome costumes Photo:Harvesting tribute rice in saotome costumes 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 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 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 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 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 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 Great aki-sake salmon harvest at Indiansuisha in Chitose Photo:Great aki-sake salmon harvest at Indiansuisha in Chitose HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido October heralds first New Chitose-Naha LCC service Photo:October heralds first New Chitose-Naha LCC service 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 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 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 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 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 First horse riding club opened in Kyogoku Town Photo:First horse riding club opened in Kyogoku Town 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 Kan Yasuda awarded Architectural Institute of Japan award Photo:Kan Yasuda awarded Architectural Institute of Japan award 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 Lavenders in full bloom across Hokkaido Photo:Lavenders in full bloom across Hokkaido 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 Photo Studio with Guesthouse Opens Photo:Photo Studio with Guesthouse Opens HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Bright red cherries-Yummy! Photo:Bright red cherries-Yummy! 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 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 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 South Korean Financial Conglomerate Largescale Development in Niseko Photo:South Korean Financial Conglomerate Largescale Development in Niseko 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 Fireworks to Pray for the End of COVID-19 Photo:Fireworks to Pray for the End of COVID-19
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