Hokkaido

Things to experience in Hokkaido prefecture

The Ultimate Japanese Food Guide:  What to Eat in Japan (and Where to Try Them)

The Ultimate Japanese Food Guide: What to Eat in Japan (and Where to Try Them)

I adore Japanese food. It's my absolute favorite cuisine in the world and a big reason why I love visiting this country. We plan on exploring every prefecture and trying as many local specialties as we can. If you enjoy Japanese food as much as I do, then you need to read this guide.
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Historical Village of Hokkaido: An Idyllic Open Air Museum in Sapporo, Japan

Historical Village of Hokkaido: An Idyllic Open Air Museum in Sapporo, Japan

This Historical Village of Hokkaido is an open-air museum on the outskirts of Sapporo. It features about 60 period structures spread out over an area of 54 hectares. All the buildings are from the Meiji and Taisho eras (mid-19th to early 20th century) and were recreated to reflect what pioneer life in Hokkaido was like.
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Shirakaba Sansou: Where to Have Sapporo’s Signature Miso Ramen in Ramen Alley

Shirakaba Sansou: Where to Have Sapporo’s Signature Miso Ramen in Ramen Alley

When doing research for this trip, I saw many locals refer to Ramen Alley as a tourist trap, a place to steer clear from if you were serious about miso ramen. They warned of the ramen restaurants in downtown Sapporo that served them with sweet corn (gasp!). Sweet corn in ramen is for tourists they said, and something to avoid at all costs.
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Hokkaido Kani Syougun: Where to Have Some of Japan’s Best Crab in Sapporo

Hokkaido Kani Syougun: Where to Have Some of Japan’s Best Crab in Sapporo

Japan is one of the best places in the world to have crab and their love for it is apparent nearly everywhere you go. Typically eaten in winter, some of the country's finest crab can be found right here in Hokkaido. From the snow crabs to the king crabs to the hairy crabs to the thorny crabs, the variety and freshness of crab on this island is second to none.
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