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5 Popular Sapporo Jingisukan Restaurants: Introducing Hokkaido's Specialty Worth Waiting in Line For

Sapporo / Chitose Yakiniku

Jingisukan - Japanese grilled lamb - is the representative local dish of Hokkaido Prefecture. This specialty is made by grilling mutton and lamb on a round cast-iron grill. In Hokkaido’s major city of Sapporo, you can find a range of Jingisukan restaurants where flavors of dishes differ greatly depending on where you go. Here we will introduce how to enjoy this dish, its history, and the five must-try restaurants in Sapporo City!

Adorable Animal-Themed Desserts at Shiroi Koibito Park: Enjoy a Drink with a Long-Tailed Tit Design!

Sapporo / Chitose Theme Parks

Located in Hokkaido Prefecture’s Sapporo City, Shiroi Koibito Park is offering limited-edition desserts during this year's holiday season. Using many of Hokkaido’s animals as a motif, desserts will be offered during their event, Shiroi Koibito Park: A White Christmas with Hokkaido’s Adorable Animals. These original desserts are made centering around Hokkaido’s animals and the color white to remind you of snow as well as the Shiroi Koibito cookie. Additionally, this event is scheduled to have many attractions as well as limited-edition products. Shiroi Koibito Park is easily accessible from Sapporo City, so why not add it to your list of places to visit during the wintertime?

Here's The Best Hokkaido Crab (And Where To Find It At Nijo Market!)

Sapporo / Chitose Sashimi

Many people will say, "When you're in Hokkaido, you have to try Hokkaido crab!" Surrounded by the cool sea, Hokkaido is a crab hotspot. Here you can find many restaurants offering a variety of crab delights, plus companies that immediately process crabs imported from Russia and Alaska. Now we know that crab with the right amount of saltiness, deliciousness, and sweetness that fills your mouth is what you are looking for! But what kind of crab can you find in Hokkaido and when is it most delicious? We spoke with Marumi Osanai Shoten, a crab processor in Nijo Market, which is very popular with travelers, to find out!

7 Inspiring Sights on Rebun Island, Japan's Secret Wild Northern Paradise

Wakkanai Other Nature

Rebun Island, also known as Japan's 'island of flowers,' is a scenic isle off the northwest tip of Hokkaido - and a treasure trove of natural scenic beauty. Cape Sukoton is at its northernmost tip and Cape Sukai offers the best view of the ocean’s crystal clear water; both sites are best seen while driving around the island. Here is an introduction to a course that describes these and other scenic spots.

What Is Sapporo Soup Curry? How to Eat, Where to Go, and More!

Sapporo / Chitose Western-style Food

Soup curry, a local dish from Sapporo, Hokkaido, consists of a smooth soupy curry loaded with spices packed with chunky vegetables and meats and eaten together with rice. Within Sapporo are dozens of eateries serving soup curry, each offering a unique take on the recipe with different tastes and ingredients. Locals and gourmand visitors alike will often sample several renditions to discover the soup curry that complements their palate. Here, we’ll answer all the questions you have about soup curry, such as how to eat it along with its history, characteristics, and recommended restaurants to check out!

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