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TRAVEL INFO. Travel Information Shikaribetsu Kotan: A Village of Snow and Ice! Activities and Sights Photo:Shikaribetsu Kotan: A Village of Snow and Ice! Activities and Sights TRAVEL INFO. Travel Information Hokkaido’s Famous Winter Festivals! 4 Events that Shouldn’t Be Missed Photo:Hokkaido’s Famous Winter Festivals! 4 Events that Shouldn’t Be Missed HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido A toast to 50 years of Furano Wine under clear blue skies at the Grape Festival Photo:A toast to 50 years of Furano Wine under clear blue skies at the Grape Festival HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Scallops galore at "Otate Festival" in Otaru Photo:Scallops galore at "Otate Festival" in Otaru HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 95,000 visit the ‘Marche’ and enjoy the great taste of Tokachi Photo:95,000 visit the ‘Marche’ and enjoy the great taste of Tokachi HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 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 Peak viewing for cosmoses swaying in the autumn breeze in Akkeshi Photo:Peak viewing for cosmoses swaying in the autumn breeze in Akkeshi HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 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 Market at Kutchan hotel Photo:Market at Kutchan hotel HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Yotaka Andons clash for first time in 3 years Photo:Yotaka Andons clash for first time in 3 years HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Obihiro Airport camping, with walks on the runway and coffee on the tarmac Photo:Obihiro Airport camping, with walks on the runway and coffee on the tarmac HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Competitive balloon flight in Kamishihoro Photo:Competitive balloon flight in Kamishihoro 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 Dances liven up the city center as Furano’s long-awaited Heso Matsuri returns Photo:Dances liven up the city center as Furano’s long-awaited Heso Matsuri returns HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Free bus service tours wineries in Niki Photo:Free bus service tours wineries in Niki HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Music and light art event ‘Rokka-no-Yoru’ held for first time in Nakasatsunai Photo:Music and light art event ‘Rokka-no-Yoru’ held for first time in Nakasatsunai HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido "Sapporo City Jazz" opens, audiences back after two-year absence Photo:"Sapporo City Jazz" opens, audiences back after two-year absence HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 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 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 Garden Festa with 1,100 ㎡ flowerbed begins Photo:Garden Festa with 1,100 ㎡ flowerbed begins HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Design Week held in Asahikawa, which is a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network Photo:Design Week held in Asahikawa, which is a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 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 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 ‘Umbrella Sky’ at Tokachi Hills features 460 umbrellas in 7 colors Photo:‘Umbrella Sky’ at Tokachi Hills features 460 umbrellas in 7 colors HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido ‘Nature Luminarie’ begins in Jozankei from June 1 Photo:‘Nature Luminarie’ begins in Jozankei from June 1 HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Kushiro ‘Ganpeki Robata’ opens Photo:Kushiro ‘Ganpeki Robata’ opens 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 Hillsides colored yellow with rape blossoms at Kuroda Farm in Otofuke Photo:Hillsides colored yellow with rape blossoms at Kuroda Farm in Otofuke HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Ice cream contest held at New Chitose Airport Photo:Ice cream contest held at New Chitose Airport 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 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 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 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 Aurora drift-ice sightseeing & icebreaker ship’s first nighttime cruise Photo:Aurora drift-ice sightseeing & icebreaker ship’s first nighttime cruise HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Handmade hanging dolls displayed at 22 locations including former kimono store and restaurants Photo:Handmade hanging dolls displayed at 22 locations including former kimono store and restaurants HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Coins stuck to the ice in wishes at the Sounkyo Ice Fall Shrine Photo:Coins stuck to the ice in wishes at the Sounkyo Ice Fall Shrine HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Handmade paper-bag lantern event in Makubetsu Photo:Handmade paper-bag lantern event in Makubetsu HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido The first ‘Snow Cycle Festival’ amid Biei’s white forest Photo:The first ‘Snow Cycle Festival’ amid Biei’s white forest HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido ‘Loco Solare’ win silver medal in Women’s Curling Photo:‘Loco Solare’ win silver medal in Women’s Curling HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Golf + run + bike snow triathlon held for first time in Bibai Photo:Golf + run + bike snow triathlon held for first time in Bibai HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 3,500 candles create an ‘Ice Candle Museum’ in Shimokawa Photo:3,500 candles create an ‘Ice Candle Museum’ in Shimokawa HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido PR for ice carousel event to be held next winter in Kembuchi Photo:PR for ice carousel event to be held next winter in Kembuchi HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Animals at night are amazing! "Asahiyama Zoo by Snow Light" in Asahikawa Photo:Animals at night are amazing! "Asahiyama Zoo by Snow Light" in Asahikawa HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 8 teams compete in ‘snow shoveling’ championship in Shibetsu Photo:8 teams compete in ‘snow shoveling’ championship in Shibetsu HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 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 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 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 First Asahikawa Snow Duathlon race winners decided Photo:First Asahikawa Snow Duathlon race winners decided 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 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 Tourist train "FuyunoShitsugen" renovated, new improved view Photo:Tourist train "FuyunoShitsugen" renovated, new improved view HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido East Hokkaido Road to Natural Beauty DMO sells passport for buses and activities related to winter tourism in eastern Hokkaido Photo:East Hokkaido Road to Natural Beauty DMO sells passport for buses and activities related to winter tourism in eastern Hokkaido HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Those coming of age pledge to contribute to society at coming-of-age ceremonies in regions around Hokkaido Photo:Those coming of age pledge to contribute to society at coming-of-age ceremonies in regions around Hokkaido HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido ‘Daimonji’ New Year celebration and fireworks in the hope that the pandemic will end Photo:‘Daimonji’ New Year celebration and fireworks in the hope that the pandemic will end HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Toyokoro elm lit up amid the darkness Photo:Toyokoro elm lit up amid the darkness HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Experience Yubari winter, "ice carousel" appears at Lake Shuparo in late January Photo:Experience Yubari winter, "ice carousel" appears at Lake Shuparo in late January HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Illuminations that color the Akan lakeside forest begin Photo:Illuminations that color the Akan lakeside forest begin HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido "They’re really getting stronger," "The pride of Kitami" – Loco Solare qualify for Olympics Photo:"They’re really getting stronger," "The pride of Kitami" – Loco Solare qualify for Olympics HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Obihiro landscape company produces ‘kadomatsu’ to wish for good health in the new year Photo:Obihiro landscape company produces ‘kadomatsu’ to wish for good health in the new year HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Projection mapping colors Otaru and Yoichi in winter Photo:Projection mapping colors Otaru and Yoichi in winter HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Muroran Institute of Technology’s Professor Dong and Associate Professor Ota selected in the 2021 highly-cited researchers list Photo:Muroran Institute of Technology’s Professor Dong and Associate Professor Ota selected in the 2021 highly-cited researchers list HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Comforting tones of folk instruments as Ainu musicians perform in Sapporo Photo:Comforting tones of folk instruments as Ainu musicians perform in Sapporo HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Gunma Symphony Orchestra in impromptu encore due to Rishiri ferry cancelation Photo:Gunma Symphony Orchestra in impromptu encore due to Rishiri ferry cancelation HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido The making of ‘satcep’ – traditional Ainu whole-dried salmon – begins Photo:The making of ‘satcep’ – traditional Ainu whole-dried salmon – begins HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Season’s first cross-country ski race in Japan held in Engaru Photo:Season’s first cross-country ski race in Japan held in Engaru HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Rebun Island Tourist Association workation test tour Photo:Rebun Island Tourist Association workation test tour HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Star shape bursts into light across the ground at the Hakodate Goryokaku Remains Photo:Star shape bursts into light across the ground at the Hakodate Goryokaku Remains HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 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 Wisteria rack of lights, illumination again this year in front of Kitami Red Cross Hospital Photo:Wisteria rack of lights, illumination again this year in front of Kitami Red Cross Hospital HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hakodate Christmas Fantasy launch illuminates city Photo:Hakodate Christmas Fantasy launch illuminates city HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sightseeing flight on HAC aircraft to celebrate 30th anniversary of Sapporo Okadama Airport Bldg. Photo:Sightseeing flight on HAC aircraft to celebrate 30th anniversary of Sapporo Okadama Airport Bldg. HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sapporo Snow Festival to be held for first time in two years, but without citizens’ sculptures Photo:Sapporo Snow Festival to be held for first time in two years, but without citizens’ sculptures HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido "Machiakari" begins in four areas of downtown Asahikawa Photo:"Machiakari" begins in four areas of downtown Asahikawa HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido New Ohta Seiki manufactured wolf walks and threatens Photo:New Ohta Seiki manufactured wolf walks and threatens HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Experience equine culture on a limousine carriage ride from Tokachi Obihiro Airport to Kofuku Station Photo:Experience equine culture on a limousine carriage ride from Tokachi Obihiro Airport to Kofuku Station HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sapporo White Illumination begins at Odori Park and 4 other venues Photo:Sapporo White Illumination begins at Odori Park and 4 other venues HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido High-end user cottage with chandeliers, high-quality furniture and sauna completed at Nakasatsunai’s Feriendorf Photo:High-end user cottage with chandeliers, high-quality furniture and sauna completed at Nakasatsunai’s Feriendorf HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Model tour promoting tourism with Tokachi horse culture Photo:Model tour promoting tourism with Tokachi horse culture 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 Wooden accessories by Shimukappu-based artist Hasegawa used in "Yohji Yamamoto" Paris Fashion Week show Photo:Wooden accessories by Shimukappu-based artist Hasegawa used in "Yohji Yamamoto" Paris Fashion Week show HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hokkaido Shinkansen Oshima Tunnel interior visited by elementary school students Photo:Hokkaido Shinkansen Oshima Tunnel interior visited by elementary school students HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido "Blue Otaru Canal" illuminated by ten thousand lights Photo:"Blue Otaru Canal" illuminated by ten thousand lights HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Tourism-promoting rooftop sauna demonstration project in downtown Sapporo Photo:Tourism-promoting rooftop sauna demonstration project in downtown Sapporo HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido The moment of chum salmon spawning exhibited at Shibetsu Salmon Science Museum Photo:The moment of chum salmon spawning exhibited at Shibetsu Salmon Science Museum HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sapporo Factory’s Customary Christmas Tree Light-up Photo:Sapporo Factory’s Customary Christmas Tree Light-up HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 60 drones in Kushiro light show Photo:60 drones in Kushiro light show HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido ‘Adventure travel’ exploration in Toyoura Photo:‘Adventure travel’ exploration in Toyoura 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 Soya demonstrates its potential for cycle tourism as the 5 senses are stimulated by the scenery and sea breezes Photo:Soya demonstrates its potential for cycle tourism as the 5 senses are stimulated by the scenery and sea breezes HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Tokyo artist exhibit at Manabe Garden invites viewers into a different world with mirror film Photo:Tokyo artist exhibit at Manabe Garden invites viewers into a different world with mirror film HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 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 Sunflower viewing returns for first time in 2 years at Kuroda Farm in Otofuke Photo:Sunflower viewing returns for first time in 2 years at Kuroda Farm in Otofuke HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Tourist spots are busy again on first weekend after COVID restrictions are lifted Photo:Tourist spots are busy again on first weekend after COVID restrictions are lifted HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 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 October Shiretoko event spotlights focused on experiencing subsistence with nature Photo:October Shiretoko event spotlights focused on experiencing subsistence with nature HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 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 Giant rice cake offered at Kameda Hachimangu Shrine in prayers to end COVID-19 Photo:Giant rice cake offered at Kameda Hachimangu Shrine in prayers to end COVID-19 HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 200 riders speed on "mamachari-bicycles" in race at Sarabetsu Photo:200 riders speed on "mamachari-bicycles" in race at Sarabetsu HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 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 Magical "lake bottom railroad" at Lake Shikaribetsu garners attention Photo:Magical "lake bottom railroad" at Lake Shikaribetsu garners attention HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 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 Five trailer houses completed on Oketo Katsuyama Onsen Yuu-Yu grounds, will open in October Photo:Five trailer houses completed on Oketo Katsuyama Onsen Yuu-Yu grounds, will open in October HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Wakkanai Sight-Seeing Association etc. launch "bicycle trip" service Photo:Wakkanai Sight-Seeing Association etc. launch "bicycle trip" service HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Drifting lanterns carry 700 thoughts between the waves Photo:Drifting lanterns carry 700 thoughts between the waves HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido New campsites keep popping up in Hokkaido, including ski slope and hot spring sites Photo:New campsites keep popping up in Hokkaido, including ski slope and hot spring sites HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Skateboard fever, popularity rocketing in Tokachi after Olympics! Photo:Skateboard fever, popularity rocketing in Tokachi after Olympics! HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido ‘Marineping’ begins on Kamome Island in Esashi Photo:‘Marineping’ begins on Kamome Island in Esashi HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Rikubetsu hands-on driving course adds new 5.7 km route – the longest in Japan Photo:Rikubetsu hands-on driving course adds new 5.7 km route – the longest in Japan HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 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 Japan’s steepest ‘zip line’ opens Photo:Japan’s steepest ‘zip line’ opens HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Luxury sightseeing train, ‘The Royal Express’ begins its second year of touring in Hokkaido Photo:Luxury sightseeing train, ‘The Royal Express’ begins its second year of touring in Hokkaido HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Tokyo Paralympic Games: Canada women’s goalball team holds advance training camp in Sapporo Photo:Tokyo Paralympic Games: Canada women’s goalball team holds advance training camp in Sapporo HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 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 Test operation of Tomamu-Furano Bus begins Photo:Test operation of Tomamu-Furano Bus begins 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 Kitami ‘Athlete Stays’ opens with aim of becoming Hokkaido’s No. 1 training-camp facility Photo:Kitami ‘Athlete Stays’ opens with aim of becoming Hokkaido’s No. 1 training-camp facility HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Energetic Shinhidaka "Selection Sale", highest price 66,000,000 yen for one horse Photo:Energetic Shinhidaka "Selection Sale", highest price 66,000,000 yen for one horse HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Fragrance of wine: Aging barrels become saunas Photo:Fragrance of wine: Aging barrels become saunas HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Dynamic ‘Garinko’ cruise to observe scallop fishing Photo:Dynamic ‘Garinko’ cruise to observe scallop fishing HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 2,500 hydrangeas float on the pond at the Matsumae clan mansion Photo:2,500 hydrangeas float on the pond at the Matsumae clan mansion HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 2 million sunflowers at opening of festival in Hokuryu Photo:2 million sunflowers at opening of festival in Hokuryu HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Polar bears get salmon presents Photo:Polar bears get salmon presents HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Best time to view rice-paddy art in Asahikawa Photo:Best time to view rice-paddy art in Asahikawa HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Kushiro’s night sky colored by lasers Photo:Kushiro’s night sky colored by lasers HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Enjoy the amazing nature of Tsurui on a bicycle Photo:Enjoy the amazing nature of Tsurui on a bicycle HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Impassioned performances for first time in 2 years as curtains are raised at Hakodate outdoor theater Photo:Impassioned performances for first time in 2 years as curtains are raised at Hakodate outdoor theater HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Height of sweet cherry harvest Photo:Height of sweet cherry harvest HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 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 Taiki’s dreams fly high again with successful launch of MOMO 7 Photo:Taiki’s dreams fly high again with successful launch of MOMO 7 HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Enjoy relaxing stay in Rishirifuji, experience pleasures of island life Photo:Enjoy relaxing stay in Rishirifuji, experience pleasures of island life HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 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 Luxurious camping away from urban crowding, Makubetsu Nauman Onsen glamping facilities open Photo:Luxurious camping away from urban crowding, Makubetsu Nauman Onsen glamping facilities open HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido ‘Voyage stamp cards’ sold on Wakkanai-Rishiri/Rebun ferry route Photo:‘Voyage stamp cards’ sold on Wakkanai-Rishiri/Rebun ferry route HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Hokkaido’s largest-scale summer ski slope opens Photo:Hokkaido’s largest-scale summer ski slope opens 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 Wakkanai’s Fujita tentatively selected to compete in Tokyo Paralympic cycling event Photo:Wakkanai’s Fujita tentatively selected to compete in Tokyo Paralympic cycling event HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 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 Newly built boat adorned with vivid ‘big catch’ flags enters Usuya fishing port in Obira Photo:Newly built boat adorned with vivid ‘big catch’ flags enters Usuya fishing port in Obira HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Toasting "Rosé on the Rocks Day" with Tokachi wine Photo:Toasting "Rosé on the Rocks Day" with Tokachi wine HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 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 Installation of trees interwoven with cloth – an outdoor exhibition of work by Obihiro artist Umeda Photo:Installation of trees interwoven with cloth – an outdoor exhibition of work by Obihiro artist Umeda HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Niseko’s Shiribetsu River rafting season Photo:Niseko’s Shiribetsu River rafting season HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Gaze at sky in refreshing Asahikawa rooftop sauna Photo:Gaze at sky in refreshing Asahikawa rooftop sauna HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 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 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 Matsumae sky turns pink as the sakura festival begins Photo:Matsumae sky turns pink as the sakura festival begins HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Experience immense runway size firsthand! Hakodate Airport 60 year anniversary event Photo:Experience immense runway size firsthand! Hakodate Airport 60 year anniversary event HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Enjoying the everlasting summer mood of Hawaii at Asahikawa Airport! Photo:Enjoying the everlasting summer mood of Hawaii at Asahikawa Airport! HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido This year’s ‘Your Chair’ in the image of a sled presented to four families in Kamikawa region Photo:This year’s ‘Your Chair’ in the image of a sled presented to four families in Kamikawa region HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Nakasatsunai Feriendorf reopened on April 26 after refurbishment to make BBQs possible at all facilities Photo:Nakasatsunai Feriendorf reopened on April 26 after refurbishment to make BBQs possible at all  facilities HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Map in hand, ski orienteering at Mount Asahidake Photo:Map in hand, ski orienteering at Mount Asahidake 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 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 World Cuisine Academic Meeting to be held online from April 19 – for the first time in 2 years Photo:World Cuisine Academic Meeting to be held online from April 19 – for the first time in 2 years HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Wholesale market company sells fresh fish at Obihiro department store Photo:Wholesale market company sells fresh fish at Obihiro department store HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Pool jumping with snowboards and sleds at Sapporo Teine Ski Resort Photo:Pool jumping with snowboards and sleds at Sapporo Teine Ski Resort HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Toyama tourism has great potential. Travel industry and farmer partnership. Minami-ku, Sapporo Photo:Toyama tourism has great potential. Travel industry and farmer partnership. Minami-ku, Sapporo HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Ten Asahikawa and Furano taiko groups imbue powerful drum performances with feelings pent up for a year Photo:Ten Asahikawa and Furano taiko groups imbue powerful drum performances with feelings pent up for a year HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Tourism promotion centered around Wakkanai Airport, Monitor tour by Hokkaido Airports and Otaru University of Commerce Photo:Tourism promotion centered around Wakkanai Airport, Monitor tour by Hokkaido Airports and Otaru University of Commerce HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 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 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 "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 General outline for June's "Asahikawa Design Week" released. Nine categories including new areas of architecture, food, etc. Photo:General outline for June's "Asahikawa Design Week" released. Nine categories including new areas of architecture, food, etc. HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Online Japanese archery match. 200 students competed Photo:Online Japanese archery match. 200 students competed 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 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 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 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 ‘ICT Park’, one of Hokkaido’s largest-scale e-sports facilities opens in Asahikawa Photo:‘ICT Park’, one of Hokkaido’s largest-scale e-sports facilities opens in Asahikawa HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Invisible people? Frozen clothing on display. Photo:Invisible people? Frozen clothing on display. HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido ‘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 Hinamatsuri doll display: slightly early, amazingly beautiful Photo:Hinamatsuri doll display: slightly early, amazingly beautiful HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Otaru Snow Light Path festival officially cancelled Photo:Otaru Snow Light Path festival officially cancelled HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido The best Tsubetsu Wagyu in Japan-The Sakota brothers victorious Photo:The best Tsubetsu Wagyu in Japan-The Sakota brothers victorious HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 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 JR Iwamizawa Station Ema wishes " to pass" Photo:JR Iwamizawa Station Ema wishes " to pass" HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido ‘Sairinka’ event begins at Tokachigawa Onsen Photo:‘Sairinka’ event begins at Tokachigawa Onsen HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 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 Hakodate City broadcasts promotion shows in Taiwan and China Photo:Hakodate City broadcasts promotion shows in Taiwan and China HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Jozankei "Yukitouro" event to begin on February 5 Photo:Jozankei "Yukitouro" event to begin on February 5 HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido "Hakodate Kaleidoscope of Light" begins Photo:"Hakodate Kaleidoscope of Light" begins HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Dispersing evils sprits on horseback at Hakodate Hachiman Shrine Photo:Dispersing evils sprits on horseback at Hakodate Hachiman Shrine HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Seeing out the old year amid the extreme cold of the ‘northernmost point’ – Cape Soya Photo:Seeing out the old year amid the extreme cold of the ‘northernmost point’ – Cape Soya HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Snow whipped up by 87 sprinting horses Photo:Snow whipped up by 87 sprinting horses 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 Arial Footage: Blue Pond, Seasonal Snow Photo:Arial Footage: Blue Pond, Seasonal Snow 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 Snow Festival officially canceled Photo:Snow Festival officially canceled HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Long run of nightly fireworks at Toyako Onsen hot spring district, 5 minutes of dazzling light with 250 winter fireworks Photo:Long run of nightly fireworks at Toyako Onsen hot spring district, 5 minutes of dazzling light with 250 winter fireworks HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Making lucky charms at Kitami Shrine to "escape the pandemic" Photo:Making lucky charms at Kitami Shrine to "escape the pandemic" HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido 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 Traditional green curry dish, Thai trainees give parent-child lessons Photo:Traditional green curry dish, Thai trainees give parent-child lessons HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Asahikawa based Takasago Shuzo brewery produces "komo daru" sake casks with prayers for pandemic end Photo:Asahikawa based Takasago Shuzo brewery produces "komo daru" sake casks with prayers for pandemic end HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Port entrance ceremony in Mombetsu for long-awaited arrival of Garinko-goⅢ Photo:Port entrance ceremony in Mombetsu for long-awaited arrival of Garinko-goⅢ HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Training workshop at Obihiro, teaching Ainu culture as tourism resource Photo:Training workshop at Obihiro, teaching Ainu culture as tourism resource HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Winter lights: Sapporo White Illumination starts Photo:Winter lights: Sapporo White Illumination starts 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 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 Christmas illumination lighting ceremony at Sapporo Factory Photo:Christmas illumination lighting ceremony at Sapporo Factory HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Vivid beads and embroidery of northern peoples temporarily on display at Kushiro Art Museum Photo:Vivid beads and embroidery of northern peoples temporarily on display at Kushiro Art Museum HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Seven top curling teams gather in Wakkanai Photo:Seven top curling teams gather in Wakkanai HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Craft beer made with delicious Higashikawa water – Higashikawa Ale unveiled Photo:Craft beer made with delicious Higashikawa water – Higashikawa Ale unveiled HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido "Blue Canal" - Magical glittering illumination Photo:"Blue Canal" - Magical glittering illumination HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sensing the scale with a stroll on Asahikawa Airport runway Photo:Sensing the scale with a stroll on Asahikawa Airport runway HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Kutaniyaki exhibition begins at Otaru Museum of Art Photo:Kutaniyaki exhibition begins at Otaru Museum of Art HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido PR event to attract international conferences held at large garden next to JR Asahikawa Station Photo:PR event to attract international conferences held at large garden next to JR Asahikawa Station HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Red and yellow trees reflected on Hachironuma Pond Photo:Red and yellow trees reflected on Hachironuma Pond HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Magical light from Sapporo Clock Tower Photo:Magical light from Sapporo Clock Tower HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Blue Pond floodlit fantasy Photo:Blue Pond floodlit fantasy 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 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 Special train "Sanshi-Suimei " welcomed by Furano residents Photo:Special train "Sanshi-Suimei " welcomed by Furano residents HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Lisa Larson exhibition opens Photo:Lisa Larson exhibition opens 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 Film "Ito" shot on location around Hokkaido Photo:Film "Ito" shot on location around Hokkaido 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 A walking event in Yubari at the area flooded by a dam Photo:A walking event in Yubari at the area flooded by a dam HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Working in the sky, Airplane class at a Hakodate elementary school Photo:Working in the sky, Airplane class at a Hakodate elementary school HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Smaller scale, same amazement - Nachi Biei Fire Festival Photo:Smaller scale, same amazement - Nachi Biei Fire Festival 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 "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 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 Cheers at Tanukikoji Terrace Photo:Cheers at Tanukikoji Terrace HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Refreshing and cooling chimes at the Furin Matsuri Photo:Refreshing and cooling chimes at the Furin Matsuri HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Prayers to kamuy at Akanko Onsen for an end to covid-19 Photo:Prayers to kamuy at Akanko Onsen for an end to covid-19 HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Sapporo Symphony Orchestra performance after five month hiatus Photo:Sapporo Symphony Orchestra performance after five month hiatus HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Outdoor tourism popular in Sea of Okhotsk seaside area Photo:Outdoor tourism popular in Sea of Okhotsk seaside area HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Monbetsu-Haneda commemorative flight Photo:Monbetsu-Haneda commemorative flight 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 Acrylic panels between beer garden seats Photo:Acrylic panels between beer garden seats HOKKAIDO NOW What’s New in Hokkaido Blue Illumination to Thank Medical Workers Photo:Blue 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