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The Vast Sceneries of Hokkaido

This video, titled "Hokkaido , Japan / 4K UHD," was produced by SL Film Studio.

Hokkaido is a popular tourist destination for visitors to Japan, and there are many things to see and do there.
In this article, we'll show you some of the best places to visit in Hokkaido, alongside the video!

Recommended Destinations in Hokkaido

The Sapporo Clock Tower is one of Hokkaido's most popular tourist attractions, and Odori Park is the site of major festivities in Hokkaido.
The Okurayama Observation Deck was the site of the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo.
Shiroi Koibito cookies are a famous souvenir found in the area.
Asahikawa has unique tourist attractions, such as Asahikawa Ramen Village.
Asahiyama Zoo is another famous location in Hokkaido.
The zoo features behavioral exhibits that show the animals in their natural state.
When we think of Hokkaido's wildlife, bears and foxes are the first things that come to mind.
If you want to learn more about the ecology of foxes, there's Kitakitsune Farm (Fox Farm), which is famous for its wooden bear carvings and traditional crafts.

Historical Sightseeing Locations in Hokkaido

Otaru Port, where the Otaru Canal is located, is the gateway of pioneers in Hokkaido.
Along the walkway, you'll see gas lamps and stone warehouses that retain remnants of days long passed.
Goryokaku in Hakodate is an essential part of Hokkaido's history, and is one of the top tourist attractions in Hokkaido.
It's based on early modern European castle technology.
Abashiri Prison is an inseparable part of the eastern Hokkaido area's history.
Despite its name, the Abashiri Prison has an impressive modern interior with a touch of Western architecture.

Hokkaido's Spectacular Natural Scenery and Winter Leisure

If you visit Hakodate in Hokkaido, you can take the Mt. Hakodate Ropeway to enjoy the beautiful night view.
Cape Soya, the northernmost cape in Japan, and Lake Akan, introduced at 1:49 in the video, are also worth a visit.
Ainu Kotan in Kushiro City, Hokkaido, is a tourist attraction that conveys the traditional culture of the Ainu people.
Lake Mashu, on the other hand, is a popular scenic spot famous for being the clearest lake in Japan.
Shirogane Blue Pond and the famous Shirahige Waterfall in the Shirogane Onsen area, can be seen at 1:25 in the video.
The clear blue water is a natural wonder and great for taking Instagram pics!
There are also hot springs in Noboribetsu and Toyako (Toya Lake).
From 2:52 in the video, you can see a cruise on Lake Toya.
In addition to the rich natural scenery, you can also enjoy skiing and other leisure activities.
Kiroro Resort, which takes its name from the Ainu language, is a famous hotel resort in the area.

Enjoy the Gourmet Cuisine of the Cold Climate

Hokkaido is full of delicious food.
Representative dishes include the lamb dish Genghis Khan (Jingisukan), ramen, seafood dishes with crab, soup curry, and pork bowls.
Other typical Hokkaido delicacies include "chanchan yaki," a dish made with grilled fish such as salmon, and vegetables and seasoned with miso, Ishikari Nabe, a hot pot dish with salmon as the main ingredient, and Zangi, which is similar to fried chicken.

Summary of Hokkaido - An Easy-To-Visit Tourist Destination Thanks to the Diversified Transportation

With the diversification of transportation, including airplanes and the shinkansen (bullet train), you can enjoy your trip to Hokkaido through a variety of means.
There are 14 airports in Hokkaido, and rental cars are also available.
The weather from November to March can be colder than in the middle of winter on the mainland, so you'll want to be prepared for the elements.
Check out the video to enjoy the magnificent scenery of Hokkaido!

Written By
Sep. 15, 2020
Japan
吉田 セツ(Setsu Yoshida)
After working in education, I returned to the countryside and became a double-employed writer.
Hokkaido - Endlessly Sweeping Horizons and Magnificent Scenery! Set off on a Trip to Hokkaido's Scenic Locations to Enjoy Spectacular Views of Japan's Natural Landscape!
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