The Hokkaido Jingu Shrine in Japan
Get a taste of traditional Japanese culture at Hokkaido Jingu, situated in the vast Maruyama Park. Walk through the imposing torii gates to take a look at this stately Shinto shrine, dedicated to the gods Okunitama, Onamuchi and Sukunahikona, as well as Emperor Meiji, who presided over the modernisation of Japan in the 19th century. You'll be enmeshed in the traditions of the Japanese past.
View of Jozankei Onsen in Japan
Catch a bus for an hour's ride from Sapporo Station to the verdant Jozankei Onsen, a location blessed with 56 natural hot springs gushing out of the ground at up to 75.9 degrees Celsius. With your Sapporo cruise, take a stroll up and down the Toyohira River, and see why this town has been soothing locals since the 1860s.
If you're searching for history, head to Odori Park, where lilac, elm and over 90 other types of trees line a corridor bookended by the Sapporo TV Tower and the Former Sapporo Court of Appeal. Be sure to catch a glimpse of the Sapporo Clock Tower or the former Hokkaido Government Office to see fascinating examples of period architecture.
Head to Nijo Market for a taste of Hokkaido's fresh and famous seafood. For a taste of the local cuisine, order ikura, a signature rice bowl topped with slices of salmon sashimi and salmon roe. Or, cruise to Sapporo to slurp up some Sapporo-style ramen soup, a delectable and indulgent bowl of thick wheat noodles with a broth flavoured by salty miso paste (made from fermented soya beans) and topped with bean sprouts and onions.
Few things say 'Hokkaido' more than figurines of salmon-chomping brown bears, known as kibori no kuma. Depending on size, they can cost under 1,000 yen to 30,000 yen or more, and you can grab one at Tanukiya near Odori subway station. While you're there, be sure to grab some locally made Sapporo beer and whiskey as souvenirs.
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