Hokkaido

Kanji quiz! Find your Hokkaido spirit animal by seeing how many northern place names you can read

Is your spirit more of a Sapporo beer or a Sapporo bear? Find out with these kanji from the north that stump even Japanese people.

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“Nurse Goldfish” in Hokkaido amazingly appears to help disabled friend eat every time

This little guy sets a shining example for goldfish everywhere – people could learn a thing or two from it as well.

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Is ramen pizza just crazy enough to work? Japanese restaurant’s unusual menu lets us find out

And yes, of course ramen pizza comes with one of Japan’s favorite toppings.

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Domino’s Pizza is actually training reindeer for delivery in northern Japan

Domino’s Japan announces that they’re seriously considering this as an option for sending out pizzas this winter.

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Heavy snowfall comes early to Japan, creates beautiful images of snow-covered autumn leaves【Pics】

An unexpected layer of white was added to the autumn foliage colours this year.

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Japan’s public transportation system is so awesome even birds apparently want to use it 【Video】

”Why fly when you can ride?” this crow in Sapporo seems to be asking.

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Use this Japanese-style toilet properly, or else “you are gonna fall down on s***”

Pardon my language, or actually this tourist center restroom poster’s language.

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Good God, what is that crab doing to Hello Kitty?!? 【Photos】

Perhaps Hello Crab was a secret best left undiscovered.

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Japanese association loses faith in users following non-return of 1,100 free loan umbrellas

Loan services could be set to disappear with organisations now running dangerously low on stock.

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Can you handle the overflowing sushi rolls at this conveyor belt sushi restaurant in Hokkaido?

Sapporo’s Nagoyaka-tei takes full responsibility for these (literally) over the top roe-lover’s rolls. 

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Hello Kitty melons currently ripening up for summer’s cute fruit harvest

Japan’s favourite cat is bringing cute back to melons this year — but how much will they cost?

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Boy abandoned in mountains of Hokkaido is found alive and safe by Japan Self-Defense Forces

Actually, he sort of found them.

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Sadako vs Kayako take to the field as they open baseball game in Hokkaido

The question on everyone’s lips was: how fast can Sadako throw?

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Lack of response from police dogs latest troubling development in search for missing Japanese boy

With still no sign of the seven-year-old, some are doubting the accuracy of his parents’ account of where he was last seen.

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Japan Self-Defense Forces join search for boy abandoned by parents in Hokkaido

With no sign yet of the seven-year-old, new details have emerged about the chain of events that led to the ongoing crisis.

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Parents abandon seven-year-old son in mountains of Japan “because he wouldn’t listen”

Search for child lost in Hokkaido still ongoing.

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Check out the unique displays from the Attack on Titan: Wall Sapporo exhibit

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Want more meat on your ramen? This restaurant has got you covered

This Hokkaido ramen joint’s chashu is extremely tasty, so it’s a good thing they give you a ton of it.

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Lotteria releases new deer burger in Hokkaido for a limited time

The new “Wild Game Burger” comes with a choice of either one or two deer meat patties.

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The Shinkansen now goes all the way to Hokkaido, and here’s its newest, northernmost station

Come for the bullet trains, stay for the delicious seafood and anime statue.

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