Hokkaido Explorer@hokkaidoexplorer

Hokkaido Explorer is an online resource for discovering whats on, where to go and what to do while you are in Hokkaido.

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Good evening Explorers !

It's getting colder isn't it! How about some spicy miso ramen? Halal available.

Take care not to catch a cold.

#ramen
#sapporo 
#foodporn
#foodies
#hokkaidotrip
#japantrip
#yummy
#misoramen 
#instafood 
#instajapan
#umami
#spicy

#北海道 
#ラーメン
#味噌ラーメン 
#美味しい
#和食
#北海道旅行
#日本旅行 
#うまみ
#辛味噌

ラーメン寳龍 総本店
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Hi Explorers! How are you spending your day off today?
We recently went to Salt Moderate.
Very bright and inviting atmosphere. This restaurant sells different kinds of oysters from Hokkaido and around Japan. Famous places like Hiroshima. The restaurant's official style is modern Hawaiian cuisine. Mostly inspired by the Japanese-Hawaiian food. Dishes such as spam sushi. Really enjoyed the potato skins, which also come in a variety of toppings. Enjoyed the Hawaiian craft beers on tap. But found it was cheaper to drink a local bottle of Sapporo Classic! Overall the restaurant is a little pricey, staff are friendly, but over attentive. Sometimes quite intrusive.
Try it for yourself!

#foodies
#foodporn
#yummy
#instafood
#goodeats
#sapporo
#hokkaido
#fries
#beer
#oysters
#おいしいい
#うまい
#札幌
#北海道
#ポテト
#ビール
#カキ


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Good morning Explorers !
Well, it appears that this cold snap will continue through to the beginning of winter! So it seems that winter is really here.
There is not much snow forecast at the moment but the heavy snowfall on the weekend has created ice all over Sapporo.
So be sure to purchase some winter boots which have non-slip tread. Slip-on cleats are also a good idea. I really like @yaktraxtraction
Be sure to take them off when you're indoors!

Keep exploring!

#sapporo
#winter
#ice
#hokkaidotrip
#hokkaido
#japan
#札幌
#冬
#氷
#北海道旅
#北海道
#日本


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Good evening Explorers!
Ever been to a Japanese game centre before?
Besides the UFO Catchers, 90's hit Street Fighter 2 and Mario Kart, they can sometimes deliver something truly special.
This giant sized Pac-Man was so much fun. The size even made me jump with fright when the ghost got me!
Be sure to grab some dinner at "Sankai" downstairs. Great eats!
#hokkaido
#gaming
#retrogames
#pacman
#spaceinvader
#onlyinjapan
#北海道
#ゲーム
#バクマン
#面白い
#日本

Keep exploring.

photo by @tsurumitsuru

ディノスシネマズ札幌
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Good morning Explorers !

It's a white out! Guess we can assume the ski season has started lol! (笑) ❄️

Take care !
#雪
#snow
#札幌
#sapporo
#北海道
#hokkaido
#気をつけて
#takecare
#omg


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Goox evening Explorers !

It's snowing in Sapporo! ❄️
Take care while exploring!
#雪
#snow
#札幌
#sapporo
#北海道
#hokkaido
#気をつけて
#takecare
#omg


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Good evening Explorers!

Out and about having a tipple at Cool Beer Craft.
They have a unique range of tap and bottled beer. However the price is expensive, there is a ¥300 charge ( They gave me some nuts though )and last time I was here the taps showed evidence of a lack of a considerable management. Tastes nice this time though.
To their credit they have a good happy hour deal and some nice foods (non vegan or vegetarian options) but it appears to be rung by persons with no publican experience, regardless of how nice they are.
Check it out for yourself.
Keep exploring!

p.s. Know any good watering holes? Let me know!

#beer
#tgif
#sapporo
#hokkaido
#beerlovers
#löwenbräu
#ビール
#飲もう
#さっぽろ
#ほっかいどう

COOL BEER CRAFT
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Hi Explorers!
What are you up to this weekend?

Recently, the Explorer squad visited the beautiful Tokachi wine country.
We dropped by the Ikeda WIne Castle, sampled some wines, learnt about the history of wine in Hokkaido and went on a private tour of the estate.
We will upload our interviews and tours soon so stay tuned!
I may have drank a little too much (笑)
Keep exploring!

#hokkaido
#tokachi
#ikeda
#japanesewine
#cheers
#wine
#winery
#winelover
#documentary
#ほっかいどう
#十勝
#池田
#ワイン
#乾杯
#日本ワイン
#ワイナリー
#ドキュメンタリー

ワイン城
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Good evening Explorers!
Had a fun and productive time in Abashiri!
Have you ever heard of the noodle dish "Chanpon"? It's actually a dish famous in Nagasaki, Kyushu. Some 1000 Km away from Abashiri! Like you I was wondering why?
Well, it turns out that Abashiri is famous for "Kamaboko". A cured paste made from fish which is steamed. Often eaten as it is or in dishes like chanpon! Also, being famous for seafood, locals started servIng chanpon at restaurants.
These days there are dozens of shops serving it in Abashiri.
We tried the chanpon at Central Hotel. Ramen noodles served in a mild salty soup with fresh local shellfish and kamaboko. Delicious!
Keep exploring!

#abashiri
#hokkaido
#eeeeeats
#forkyeah
#foodies
#foodporn
#foodlover
#chanpon
#noodles
#japanesefood
#seafood
#網走
#ほっかいどう
#おいしいい
#ちゃんぽん
#麺
#和食
#かまぼこ
#海鮮

セントラルホテル
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Beautiful snowy mountains as we head towards Asahikawa!
#mountains
#snow
#winteriscoming
#hokkaido
#山
#雪
#冬
#ほっかいどう


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Good evening Explorers !
I couldn't help myself! The ribs are that good! 我慢できない!リブ食べたい! (๑´ڡ`๑)

Have a great weekend & speak to you live from Abashiri tomorrow! 明日網走からレポートしますよ。よろしく!

Have a great saturday!

#allyoucandrink
#ribs
#bbq
#burger
#beerlovers
#foodlover
#foodies
#foodporn
#sapporo
#sapporobeer
#yebisu
#飲み放題
#リブ
#お肉
#バーガー
#ビール
#サッポロ
#ヱビス
#札幌

South Saloon
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Hi Explorers ! Hows your friday night?
Fancy a nice cocktail? @shotbar_br makes one hell of an old fashioned. Besides all the standards they specialise in drinks utilising seasonal local fruits and vegetables, Japanese whiskey and sake.
Cheers! Have a a great weekend!
#whiskey
#oldfashioned
#cocktail
#drinking
#tgif
#bar
#sapporo
#hokkaido
#ウイスキー
#カクテル
#飲もう
#さっぽろ
#ほっかいどう

SHOT BAR BR
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Good evening Explorers!
Planning your Friday evening?
Had an interesting experience @ South Saloon 札幌. Perhaps not the most enticing atmosphere inside and it may not serve typical Japanese food, however we had some fantastic ribs (ate before taking picture 😭), salad and drinks here!
They have a self service all you can drink bar which is great when other restaurants staff are flat out on a Friday night!
Like I said: fantastic ribs at great price! ¥2,000 for a kilo. Huge burgers, platters and much more!
Keep exploring!

p.s. This week we'll be reporting from Abashiri in northeastern Hokkaido. Stay tuned!
#allyoucandrink
#ribs
#bbq
#burger
#beerlovers
#foodlover
#foodies
#foodporn
#sapporo
#sapporobeer
#yebisu
#飲み放題
#リブ
#お肉
#バーガー
#ビール
#サッポロ
#ヱビス
#札幌

South Saloon
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Hi Explorers !
Welcome to humpday! Heres my humpday good eats recommendation. "Tako to Highball"
With 2 locations in Tanuki Koji. I prefer the less busy 2 Chome shop.
As their name suggests they serve tako yaki with whiskey and bourbon highballs.
They have many different kinds of takoyaki from original to more adventurous spicy cod roe and cheese.
My favourite kind however is off the menu, but they are happy to oblige. Takoyaki with ponzu, pepper and spring onions! Washed down with a mega highball = heaven.
Keep exploring!

#takoyaki
#whisky
#bourbon
#highball
#foodlover
#foodporn
#foodies
#sapporo
#japanesefood
#たこ焼き
#ウイスキー
#バーボン
#ハイボール
#おいしいい
#さっぽろ
#和食

タコとハイボール狸小路2丁目
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Hi Explorers.
Little known rules of dining in Japan. 「とりあえずビール」
"Have beer first" is a rule of an Izakaya!
Well, it may not be set in stone, however it's a common custom.
So, as soon as you sit down, tell the friendly staff: 「とりあえずビールください」
"Toriaezu biru kudasai". We'll start with some beers.
乾杯🍻 Cheers!
p.s. awesome chicken wings at Yamachan!
#beer
#beerlovers
#foodlover
#foodies
#foodporn
#sapporobeer
#izakaya
#japan
#ビール
#美味しい
#乾杯
#サッポロ
#サッポロクラシック
#居酒屋
#日本


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Fantastic dinner @kaisen.izakaya.uotto near Tanuki Koji, Sapporo.
You wouldn't guess by the entrance that this place is huge! Really interesting design inside and out.
Food was phenomenal. Great portions, local produce but easy on the wallet!
These fried oyster were fantastic!
May see you there again tonight! (笑)
Keep exploring!

#oysters
#japanesefood
#izakaya
#foodporn
#foodies
#foodlover
#fried
#カキ
#和食
#居酒屋
#うまい
#おいしいい
#揚げ物

北海道海鮮居酒屋うおっと
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Delicious Negima from the restaurant of the same name "Negima" in Sapporo.
ねぎまのネギマはとっても美味しかった!さっぽろの狸小路。

#foodies
#foodporn
#foodlover
#umami
#yakitori
#chicken
#japanesefood
#料理
#焼き鳥
#ねぎま
#うまみ
#和食
#鶏

NEGIMA
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Beautiful fall colours around Sapporo at the moment!
Keep exploring!

#fall
#fallleaves
#autumn
#sapporo
#hokkaido
#gold
#秋
#葉
#紅葉
#さっぽろ
#北海道
#金


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Welcome Explorers to the 65th Kitami chrysanthemum festival! On until Sunday.
By the way, Kitami is also very famous for it's BBQ beef.
Pictures courtesy of Jong-nam Itami.
Japanese traditional #instagenic festival の #きたみ菊まつり が開幕しました。今年で65回目となる歴史あるイベント。かつては札幌や帯広でも大規模に開催されていましたが、他都市では縮小したため、北見の菊まつりが北海道内最大規模となっています。
等身大の人形の服を菊の花で作り上げる菊人形は、江戸時代の娯楽として人気が高まったと言われているもの。独特の存在感がありますよ!
記念撮影コーナーあり。入場無料。10月29日まで

#kitami
#festival
#flowers
#chrysanthemum
#beautiful
#elegant
#hokkaido
#japan
#instagramjapan

#北見
#祭り
#花
#菊
#きれい
#いいね
#ほっかいどう
#日本旅行
#日本

北見芸術文化ホール
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Good evening Explorers!
Had a wonderful platter at Bistro SACHI located in Odori.
Included:
roast pork
smoked duck
cured ham
pickles
crispy chips w cod roe dip
mashed potato
BBQ edamame
onion dip
deep fried fish.

Was out of this world!
Keep exploring!

#japanesefood
#foodlover
#foodies
#foodporn
#roast
#pickles
#chips
#fries
#platter
#duck
#pork
#odori
#edamame
#hokkaido
#和食
#ロースト
#ピクルス
#枝豆
#ポテトチップス
#鴨
#大通
#北海道
#いいね
#おいしいい

産直大衆ビストロ SACHI
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Good evening Explorers!! You hungry?
@sushi_sakura_susukino has prepared some delicious housemade Karasumi! Prepared with love and devotion.

Karsumi is mullet roe which has been salted and dried.
It is absolutely delicious!

#sushi
#sakura
#karasumi
#mulletroe
#mullet #roe
#devotion
#autumn
#sapporo
#hokkaido
#japanesefood
#foodies
#foodporn
#寿
#桜
#カラスミ
#真心 #シャケ
#秋
#紅葉
#札幌
#北海道
#いいね
#美味しいい


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Good afternoon Explorers!
Every time I visit Kushiro city I am blown away by the local おもてなし "hospitality". Usually, I am always taken to big popular restaurants, but this time we went to a small local Japanese pub. The food, sake and conversation was fantastic! I can't wait to go back.
Satoru-san, a friend of mine is one of the only licensed experts of sake in that part of Hokkaido. Besides the wonderful sake he also recommended some fantastic local dishes.

Keep exploring!

Picture by @yano_tomohiro
#kushiro
#foodies
#foodporn
#japanesefood
#foodlover
#sake
#japanese
#japanesefood
#alcohol
#drinks
#nihonshu
#hungover
#釧路
#酒
#日本酒
#北の勝
#和食
#飲み過ぎ
#飲み物
#いいね
#はしご酒

居酒家のら 釧路居酒屋
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Good evening Explorers!

Time for another 旬"Shun" seasonal recommendation!
Ikura or salmon roe is exceptional at this time of the year as the salmon have returned upstream to spawn. Usually marinated with sake and soy sauce, however I highly recommend trying marinated in a little sea salt. We tried this at my friends sushi shop @sushi_sakura_susukino
Located right on the main strip of Susukino. They serve some lovely dishes. Worth a try!
Keep exploring!

#sushi
#sakura
#ikura
#salmonroe
#salmoneggs
#autumn
#sapporo
#hokkaido
#japanesefood
#foodies
#foodporn
#寿
#桜
#イクラ
#シャケ
#秋
#紅葉
#札幌
#北海道
#いいね
#美味しいい


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Good evening Explorers!
We had an amazing time while working in Kushiro city.
A friend of ours restaurant, Nora, is usually closed on a Sunday, but they opened so we could come while in town!
Thank-you! Wonderful food, service and sake! Be back soon!
We tried a lovely Hokkaido sake 北の勝 not from Kushiro, but very popular!
In Japan they put the glass in cup or on a saucer so you can receive more sake, but this time the table got a lot too!
Thanks Kushiro! ♥️

#kushiro
#sake
#japanese
#japanesefood
#alcohol
#drinks
#nihonshu
#hungover
#釧路
#酒
#日本酒
#北の勝
#和食
#飲み過ぎ
#飲み物
#いいね
#はしご酒

居酒屋「のら」
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Good morning Explorers!

TGIF so that means everyone must be making dinner plans for this evening.
Wanted to introduce you to an absolutely lovely shop and equally lovely guy.
I've known Shohei for many years now. I would sit at the counter and chat with him about food, culture and life.
Before working at "Mitsuboshi Zangi" he worked at the famous "Oyako punch" and before that he was a sushi chef at one of the best hotels in Sapporo.
"Mitsuboshi Zangi" or 3 star fried chicken is famous for as their name suggests, fried chicken. But they also serve up some delicious sushi, sashimi and oden too.
Come say hi!
Hot Pepper has some coupons which I'll attach in a separate message.
Keep exploring!
image 三ツ星ザンギ

#friedchicken
#zangi
#shinsapporo
#foodporn
#foodlover
#foodies
#japanesefood
#hokkaido
#hellohokkaido
#フライドチキン
#ザンギ
#新さっぽろ
#美味しい
#うまい
#たべたい
#和食
#ほっかいどう
#はろーほっかいどう

三ツ星ザンギ 居酒屋店
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Good evening Explorers!
Talk about service! #omotenashi #おもてなし My lovely friend Mr Miyauchi now runs a small sushi shop in the heart of Susukino @sushi_sakura_susukino
The sushi was fantastic! One of their most popular dishes in the sea urchin onigiri. #creamy !
If you're around be sure to drop by!
Keep exploring!

#sushi
#seafood
#makingsushi
#onigiri
#japanesefood
#foodies
#foodporn
#instaeats
#instagramjapan
#sapporo
#hokkaido
#seaurchin

#寿司
#海鮮
#おにぎり
#うまい
#美味しい
#すすきの
#札幌
#日本
#うに


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