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The Shiretoko Peninsula contains an abundance of unique marine life as well as many spots of natural beauty. It is an important site for endangered seabirds, migratory birds and marine mammals. (read more at UNESCO's official site)
(Added 2005 as a Natural Heritage Site)
Hokkaido Food Specialities
Delicious strips of lamb cooked on a hot griddle at your table. The dish is named after the notorious Mongol Warlord and also comes with assorted vegetables and a unique sauce. Perfect with a refreshing glass of Sapporo beer!
Hokkaido crab, salmon and sea urchin are among the best in the world.
Miso Ramen Noodles
Ramen noodles are popular throughout Japan, and no more so than in Sapporo, where the hot broth will warm you up on a cold winter's day.
Hokkaido Events / Festivals
Sapporo Snow Festival
Experience the magical ice sculptures and snow statues standing in central Sapporo's Odori Park.
Sapporo White Illumination
From November to early February, Sapporo becomes a celebration of lights as almost 400,000 orbs are used to make Sapporo glow during the Sapporo White Illumination.
Sapporo Summer Festival (Japanese)
Odori-koen again takes centre stage during this festival which highlights Sapporo's food, people and even unique take on Japanese traditional Bon Dancing.
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