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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 Ramen, Sake, and Mutton Barbecue! Asahikawa, the City of Excellent Food Photo:Ramen, Sake, and Mutton Barbecue! Asahikawa, the City of Excellent Food TRAVEL INFO. Travel Information Sapporo: Little-Known Fun Places to Visit in Hokkaido’s Capital City Photo:Sapporo: Little-Known Fun Places to Visit in Hokkaido’s Capital City 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 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 Humorous performance of traditional ‘Kumamai’ Photo:Humorous performance of traditional ‘Kumamai’ 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 Brave firewalking tengu at FurubiraKotohira Shrine Photo:Brave firewalking tengu at FurubiraKotohira Shrine 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Crumbling "War Witness" Photo:Crumbling "War Witness" 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 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 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 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 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 Hopes for revival of ‘ciffside playground’ Photo:Hopes for revival of ‘ciffside playground’ 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 "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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Old Russian Consulate opens to public Photo:Old Russian Consulate opens to public 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 Former Hokkaido Government Building reopened to public Photo:Former Hokkaido Government Building reopened to public 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 Traditional boat launching - Ainu ceremony at Biratori Photo:Traditional boat launching - Ainu ceremony at Biratori 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 Kan Yasuda awarded Architectural Institute of Japan award Photo:Kan Yasuda awarded Architectural Institute of Japan award 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 For the revival of Ainu culture – Upopoy opens Photo:For the revival of Ainu culture – Upopoy opens HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido French Cuisine While Observing Ski Jump at Okurayama Photo:French Cuisine While Observing Ski Jump at Okurayama
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