Hokkaido

We attend the grand opening of the very first Krispy Kreme store in Hokkaido

More than 200 people lined up to be the first ever to get their doughnut fix on Japan’s northernmost island.

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Mysterious fireball flies across the sky over Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido【Video】

Sky and sea light up as phenomenon is seen at both ends of Japan’s largest prefecture.

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We try “Japan’s best-selling miso soup” and it melts the cold in our bones

A visit to the mushroom kingdom to see if 600,000 fans could possibly be wrong, and also to eat some amazing ramen.

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Stunning high-definition promotional short of Hokkaido city leaves jaws hanging【Video】

The fine balance between lush greenery and vibrant city makes Kushiro a nature lover’s paradise.

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Beautiful hotel on Japan’s northern island has frozen rooms, ice outdoor bath【Photos】

Hokkaido gets cold in the winter, and this hotel gets incredible.

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Japanese town refuses to pay bear patrol hunting club as animals spotted on streets, at harbor【Vid】

”It’s like they’re saying the money is more important than our lives” says frustrated hunter.

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From Tokyo to Hokkaido for under 50 bucks in train tickets–Part 2 of our Japanese rail voyage

The conclusion of our slow-life adventure to Japan’s northernmost prefecture with trains, hot springs, and so muh delicious seafood.

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Frozen azuki snacks last miraculously long in blackout stricken Hokkaido

Azuki Ice adds to legendary status in Japan once again by defiantly providing delicious treats in times of need.

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From Tokyo to Tohoku for less than 25 bucks? Our epic Seishun 18 Ticket Japanese train voyage

Skip the Shinkansen and savor the journey with Japan’s ultra-affordable unlimited-use one-day rail passes.

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Hokkaido Earthquake Day 5: Our Hokkaido-based reporter shares his experiences in an affected area

Modern conveniences are returning to parts of Hokkaido, but there’s still much to be done.

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People affected by Hokkaido earthquake stock up on everything but Peyang’s ultra-spicy noodles

Earthquake-affected areas more or less saying they’d rather starve than take on Extra Spicy MAX END Yakisoba.

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Following powerful earthquake in northern Japan, all Hokkaido payphones are now free to use

There’s no need to pay to use payphones to let your family know you’re OK or tell response teams that you need help.

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Strong earthquake hits Hokkaido in Japan, dozens missing and injured

Japan’s northern island suffers extensive damage to infrastructure after massive earthquake this morning.

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Japanese designers’ brilliant way to stop people forgetting their smartphones in public restrooms

Browsing while pooping is an internationally loved pastime, so here’s a clever way to make sure you never leave your phone behind.

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Tokyo too hot for you? It’s already snowing in Hokkaido, Japan’s northern island【Photos】

Winter wonderland makes a surprise appearance in the middle of August during Japan’s hottest summer ever.

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Oldest man in the world celebrates his birthday following recognition from Guinness World Records

Hokkaido resident Masazo Nonaka credits sweets and hot springs for his longevity.

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Hokkaido woman arrested for stealing 1.9 million yen from convenience store in broad daylight

Bold but non-violent robbery says a lot about the way convenience stores operate.

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This gorgeous hot spring is actually part of one of Japan’s most convenient airports【Photos】

New Chitose Airport Onsen isn’t just convenient and gorgeous, it’s an amazingly cheap place to spend the night too!

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Japanese man tries to high five stranger on street, gets struck in the face twice instead

Arguably more tragic than being left hanging.

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