What is Hokkaido?

  • (noun): The second largest of the four main islands of Japan; north of Honshu.
    Synonyms: Ezo, Yezo


Hokkaido (北海道, Hokkaidō?, literally "Northern Sea Circuit"), formerly known as Ezo, Yezo, Yeso, or Yesso, is Japan's second largest island; it is also the largest and northernmost of Japan's 47 prefectures. The Tsugaru Strait separates Hokkaido from Honshu, although the two islands are connected by the underwater railway Seikan Tunnel. The largest city on Hokkaido is its capital, Sapporo, which is also its only ordinance-designated city.

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Japanese Association Football League System - Structure - Level V+/VI+: 46 Prefectural Leagues & Hokkaido Blocks
... Hokkaido is by itself is a prefecture, thus the leagues in Hokkaido does not have a prefectural league and rather divided into 5 blocks (North, Central, East, Sapporo, and South) however, all other 46 ...
Hokkaido Broadcasting - Rival Stations
... Sapporo Television Broadcasting(STV) Hokkaido Television Broadcasting(HTB) Hokkaido Cultural Broadcasting(uhb) TV Hokkaido(TVh) ...
Consadole Sapporo
... The team is located in Sapporo, on the island of Hokkaido ... from consado, a reverse of the Japanese word Dosanko (DO-SA-N-KO, 道産子 = people of Hokkaido) and the Spanish expression Ole ... Unlike other teams, their main homefield at Sapporo Dome is also used by the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters baseball team, so some home games are moved to ...
Hokkaido - International Relations
... Hokkaido has relationships with several provinces, states, and other entities worldwide. 2005 Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea, since 2006 As of July 2008, 73 individual municipalities in Hokkaido have sister city agreements with 111 cities in 19 different ...