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"This is the northernmost island in Japan, and it has a very different history from mainland Japan (Honshu), having maintained its Jomon culture of hunting and fishing until about 2,000 years ago, which was followed by the aboriginal Ainu culture. Now a largely agriculture-based society, the planned crisscrossing roads are easy to navigate. Its capitol Sapporo is famous its namesake beer and the annual Snow Festival (see link below), as well as several ski resorts and hot springs. "
"Japan's northernmost and vast island, Hokkaido is renowned for its magnificent natural landscapes. Visitors can enjoy beautiful seasonal sceneries, hot springs, skiing, and delicious seafood. The winter snowscapes and summer flower fields are particularly famous. "

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