Hokkaido’s Top 10 Cheeses!


Hokkaido is the home of a variety of delicious cheeses.

Made from milk, cheese is a healthy and delicious food, safely retaining the milk’s protein and calcium content while also acting as a source of vitamin A and vitamin B2.

In addition to its health benefits, cheese is also said to be beneficial for beauty purposes. Out of the huge number of cheeses produced in Hokkaido, we would like to present our 10 local favorites.

Come visit and take home one of these Hokkaido star cheeses!

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The Latest in Japan? Cherry Blossoms that Bloom in July, My Lake Rausu Trekking Experience!

“Lake Rausu”, is the largest lake on the Shiretoko Peninsula. Located in the middle of Shiretoko, this year marks the 10th anniversary since it was made a World Natural Heritage Site. The lake is difficult to access, so its magnificence is not widely known. Consequently, the stillness of this precious place has been preserved.
According to a local guide, you can even hear the sound of the cherry blossoms blooming on the quiet trail. This is something that even the guide has rarely witnessed, but apparently in the moment that the petals of the buds open you can hear a “popping” sound. I want to hear that sound too. So, I will now introduce you to what Lake Rausu was like when I went there in July (early spring).
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Food and Travel : Places to check out while driving in Doto

Spring has finally made it to the Okhotsk region, and the driving season is here! Lake Saroma, the largest brackish lake in Hokkaido, is a must-see for travelers and tourists.

The area around Lake Saroma is dotted with a variety of hot spots you’ll want to stop at during your drive, including the Lake Saroma Wakka Primeval Flower Garden (one of the largest in Japan), an amusement park, and stunning views of flowers. There are also plenty of seafood flavors to savor, all fresh from the Sea of Okhotsk and Lake Saroma.

Here we’ll introduce some of the best places to stop along the Okhotsk driving routes to maximize your fun and flavor as you enjoy the wind under the clear blue Okhotsk sky.
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【First Time in Otaru】Otaru Sightseeing Digest!

Otaru is a famous historical city and popular vacation spot in Hokkaido. But if you’ve never been there before, it can be hard to know where to go and what to see.

Otaru is a city with lots of things to see and do; it’s a great sightseeing area that’s fun to walk around!

In this guide, We’ll introduce some of the best sightseeing spots, restaurants and sweet shops for those going to Otaru for the first time.

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Hokkaido in July! All the unmissable sights, tastes and pleasures of the season

Look at any guidebooks or information sites, and it’ll tell you that July is the best season to visit Hokkaido. They’ll say that this or that is the best. But don’t you find that there’s too much information, and that you’re at a loss to choose where to go?

If you’re saying it’s the best season, then sure… But really, there’s no bad season to visit Hokkaido. We can promise that. In the huge expanse of Hokkaido, there’s always somewhere in its best season.

But it’s true that there are certain sights and tastes you can only enjoy at a particular time of year. So, this time we’re going to give you our carefully selected picks for July.
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Summer is almost here! A roundup of sightseeing spots, events and clothes in Hokkaido in June.

Summer is about to start from June in Hokkaido. There are probably a lot of people who have questions about what to do in Hokkaido, what kind of events take place there, how the weather and climate is, or what kind of clothes to wear.

Hokkaido is a wonderful place that can be enjoyed in each of the four seasons. Even each month has something special to offer! We’ll be introducing to you a roundup of the sightseeing spots that you should definitely visit in June. The coming season will make it a great summer retreat. We hope you have a fun and refreshing time in Hokkaido this summer!

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Recommended sightseeing spots in Hokkaido and Biei from Spring to Autumn. Get moved by spectacular views!

Biei is a famous sightseeing spot, visited alongside Furano, that has spectacular views and can be enjoyed from Spring through Autumn. Even if you have some vague desire to go to visit Biei, we’re sure you’d like to know the major spots there. Morever, Biei and Furano are rather different, so it’ll be more fun if you get to know about these places before you go!

We’ll be giving you a roundup of what’s alluring about Biei, how it is in comparison to Furano, the best time to go there, recommended sightseeing spots, and the best cafes and shops of the season.
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Springtime in Hokkaido! Here are some of our recommended tourist sites!

Springtime in Hokkaido! Here are some of our recommended tourist sites!Winter is almost over, and fresh pleasant greenery begins to cover the island of Hokkaido, which is full of places to have fun. Here, we will introduce special spring events available only in Hokkaido, spring skiing, as well as a variety of sightseeing spots carefully selected by us!

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Hakodate in spring: the 4 best cherry blossom viewing spots in Hakodate!

The cold, snowy season is almost over in Hokkaido, and when the cherry blossom season has nearly completed its run through Honshu, Hokkaido gets to view its first cherry blossoms of the season, something the locals have all been waiting for!

In the southern part of Hokkaido, where the cherry blossoms bloom the soonest, the first blossoms begin to appear around late April, reaching their peak later in spring.

Clearly then, now is the perfect time to recommend four of the best spots for viewing cherry blossoms in Hakodate city. Come and get the most out of what Hakodate has to offer at these locations!

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