Hokkaido

McDonald’s Japan’s Hokkaido Melon dessert drinks – the latest sign of life getting back to normal

The signature fruit of Japan’s northern island is ready to delight sweets fans across the country.

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89-year-old train line in rural Hokkaido shuts down, but lives on through touching video tribute

The train line wasn’t completely forgotten in its final days due to one videographer’s determination and passion.

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Sapporo Zoo sells “lion-ripped jeans,” “beaver-gnawed coasters” and more to stay open amid COVID

For when you want to walk on the wild side.

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The time has come for us to eat Japanese squirrel hot pot【SoraKitchen】

Today’s recipe comes from Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido and the traditional culture of the Ainu people.

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Bear sightings skyrocket in Japanese town feuding with local hunting association

Alternate methods being employed as hunters hold out for higher pay.

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Man finds adorable lost “puppy” on roadside in Japan, turns out to be adorable something else

A short but sweet time together saves the animal’s life.

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Large bat species discovered to be breeding in Japan for the first time

Wildlife photographer discovers Japan’s first-ever baby Alashanian pipistrelle while observing bats near a local school.

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Where are all the beautiful women in Japan? Survey investigates

Top 10 results suggest you’ll have to travel outside of Tokyo to find the most beauties. 

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Survey ranks Tokyo as the most desirable Japanese prefecture to live in, bumping Kanagawa to #2

Top 10 results reveal the special places around Japan that people most want to live in.

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Japanese airline thanks passengers during coronavirus slump with a special message 【Photos】

A little customer appreciation can go a long way.

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How to make your own ramen food sample with real ramen, in just 1.5 hours and -22.6 degrees C

A Hokkaido resident demonstrates. 

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Secluded sauna in Hokkaido lets you enjoy steamy sits and ice-water dips in one isolated location

A sauna of ice and fire.

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Survey ranks Japanese prefectures by how much people want to continue living there

Spoiler: the most popular prefecture is also the largest.

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Twin-tailed flasher in Japan’s coldest prefecture may not understand how flashing works

Heavyset man exposes himself on sub-zero night.

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Brand-new Pokémon manhole covers coming to Japan’s snowy Hokkaido Prefecture!

Pokéfuta spread to the northernmost region of Japan with adorable appearances by Vulpix, Ninetails, and many more Pokémon!

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Many people are siding with the perpetrator, saying they’ve been annoyed with hair on public transport too. 

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Real-world Pokémon arena battle park found in Japan【Photos】

Intentional or not, there’s no way to see this park in one of Japan’s largest cities and not think of Pikachu throwing down.

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Japan’s first snowfall of the season comes to Hokkaido before September ends【Video, photos】

Snow falls in Hokkaido before Tokyo even needs to get out its fall fashions.

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We tried “brain-flavored” zombie ramen from Hokkaido, with surprising results!

What better way to commemorate your visit to Hokkaido than with a bowl of brains?

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This mouthwatering sushi is all from one of Japan’s greatest convenience stores【Photos】

Japan sets the bar for convenience store excellence pretty high, but this one clears it with ease.

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