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Hokkaido

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  • Hokkaido Travel Guide

    Hokkaidō (北海道) is the northernmost and the second largest of Japan’s four main islands. It is separated from Honshū to the south by the Tsugaru...
  1. Hokkaido Travel Guide

    Hokkaidō (北海道) is the northernmost and the second largest of Japan’s four main islands. It is separated from Honshū to the south by the Tsugaru Straits (津軽海峡 Tsugaru Kaikyō) and bounded by the Sea of Japan on the west, the Sea of Okhotsk on the northeast, and the Pacific Ocean on the south and the east. Several mountain ranges cross Hokkaidō, and those belonging to the Ezo Mountains (蝦夷山) run from north to south across the center of the island, separated into two strands by a series of basin areas. The Ishikari Plain (石狩平野) lies to the west of these mountains; to the southwest of the plain...
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