If you come to Japan, you may ask about Hokkaido.
Hokkaido is a famous tourist destination after all.
It is a place where you can enjoy many sightseeing spots and nature as it is an attractive place for Japanese people.
This time I briefly summarized such Hokkaido.
Where is Hokkaido?
Hokkaido is the northernmost prefecture of Japan.
It is a big island at the top of the map of Japan.
The capital is famous for the location of the 1972 Winter Olympics in Sapporo. I think many people have heard of Sapporo.
The population is about 5 million, and about half of them live in Sapporo.
It is the second-largest island in Japan after Honshu and the 22nd largest island in the world.
There are many open plains and the area is very active in agriculture. In Japan, Hokkaido plays a very important role in supporting the food of the people, as much as “the Japanese storage.”
History in Hokkaido
This island was originally inhabited by a tribe called the Ainu. There are various theories, but the Ainu people are the same Japanese if you follow the original. There are races called Yayoi people and Jomon people at the origin of Japanese, and people living on this island and Okinawa are said to be Jomon people.
At the end of the Edo period, the Shogunate began to pioneer here and officially became Japanese territory.
At present, no one has pure Ainu blood due to marriage.
Hokkaido has recently become a part of Japan, so it has a slightly different culture and historical buildings than Japan.
It is also a recommended place to learn about different Japanese history.
Travel in Hokkaido
Just above Russia is the coldest area in Japan. It is a popular tourist destination for powder snow skiing in the snow in winter.
It is famous for Japanese people as a summer resort because it has a cool and comfortable climate in summer.
Japan is a region rich in nature, so there are many natural sightseeing spots.
Great place for nature lovers.
we can go to this island mainly by air.
Currently, there are many LCC cheap airlines and you can go at very low prices.
Things to watch out for when traveling
Although there are no special precautions, we recommend that you do not drink water such as rivers as much as possible when hiking this area.
This is because there are many foxes in here, and it is very likely that bacteria are present in the water.
If you drink it, you may get Echinococcus.
Thank you for reading to the end.
I think you can understand what kind of place Hokkaido is.
Please enjoy the wonderful scenery.
If you have any questions or comments, please do.
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