By AJ Heiner
Sapporo, the capital of Hokkaido, is the northern most prefecture in Japan. Hokkaido is the birthplace of ramen and is well known for its crabbing and farming industries, Hokkaido cheese, and staples in Japanese northern cuisine.
While Sapporo is famous for its countless number of ramen shops and beer breweries, Furano is famous for its pizza, and Hakodate and Kushiro are most known for seafood specialities such as squid and crab. So, what can be gathered from these quick tips? A trip to northern Japan is not complete without ramen, crab, beer, or pizza.