Hokkaido

The island of Hokkaido is joined to the north of Honshu by the Tsugaru Strait. The countryside combines agricultural crops and forest, with in its centre, the high mountains which enabled the island's capital, Sapporo, to host the 1972 Winter Olympics. Hokkaido has several national parks and is given over to rural and skiing activities. The Ainu, the island's indigenous people, colonised during the Meiji period, has finally been recognised. A replica Ainu village is visible in Shiraoi Ainu Museum (Shikotsu-Toya National Park).

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Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art
Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art
The collection of the Hokkaido Museum of
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Historical Village of Hokkaido
Historical Village of Hokkaido
This open-air museum seeking to revisit
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Historical Museum of Hokkaido
Historical Museum of Hokkaido
The huge Historical Museum of Hokkaido
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Moerenuma Park
Moerenuma Park
Designed by the sculptor Noguchi Isamu
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Moerenuma Park
Moerenuma Park
Designed by the sculptor Noguchi Isamu
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