Hokkaido

Beautiful highway in Japan has terrifying traffic safety reminder

The open road might tempt you to step on the gas, but being so far from traffic means you’re far from something else too.

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Japanese airline leaves passenger behind at rural island airport after he refuses to wear mask

He might have still had a shot at flying to his destination, but he blew that too.

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Japanese survey ranks Hokkaido as the most desirable prefecture to settle down in

It turns out that a lot of Japanese people can stand the cold, after all!

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Pokémon GO player arrested for punching another player in the face

Online battles spill over into real life in Japan.

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Online survey sheds light on prefectural personality rankings of Japanese people

Ranking reveals Japanese impressions of which prefectures seem to boast residents with the best personalities.

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56-year-old Pokémon GO trainer arrested for assaulting 55-year-old trainer

Suspect accused of taking trainer battles offline.

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Hokkaido resort offering vibrant bounty of gelato lookalikes…made of potato?!?

Potato lovers rejoice: Choose from 100 varieties of potato salad disguised as colorful cones of gelato during upcoming campaign. 

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Sleeping with the noodles – Ramen-themed hotel room now accepting guests in Japan

Amenities set travelers up with enough ramen for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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Sapporo Marathon moves online, becomes way more chill about it all

Eh, just run wherever you want, whenever you want. It’s all good.

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Japanese fisherman becomes TikTok heartthrob, shares cute dance videos while working at sea

Dancing on a boat and fielding marriage proposals from fans is all in a day’s work for this scallop fisherman.

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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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