CREATIVE HOKKAIDO will introduce these new attractive points of Hokkaido nationally and internationally. We will break the cooped up feeling of Japan, and make an effort to establish our own culture by increasing tourists and aim to be the one of the best tourist spots in Japan.

ICE HILLS HOTEL IN TOBETSU 2014

ICE HILLS HOTEL IN TOBETSU 2014

The Ice Hills Hotel which was built with ice and snow can let us experience and stay, in Sweden Hills of Tobetsu, Ishikari near Sapporo will be opened in February, 2014. As part of a Creative Hokkaido project, Clark gallery + SHIFT is in charge of the creative direction of...
AI KOMORI

AI KOMORI

“AI KOMORI” is a brand of wedding rings and fashion jewelry. While the works by Ai Komori are simple, the rings are like objects themselves. She gives a feeling of art to the Jewelry. She held her first exhibition at SYMBIOSIS in 2013.
MIDORI KAMBARA

MIDORI KAMBARA

Born in Hokkaido. A whisper of what lives in nature are made into a form. From 2010 she creates and releases oil paintings which depict overlaps of the natural landscape and memories of the past, as her own creative artistry.
TAKANORI ISAGO

TAKANORI ISAGO

An artist, formative artist and a designer. He founded Studio Crea in 1989. While he works on woodworking craft as a designer, he also explored the creative activities which focused on wood with his flexible ideas.
TOSHIHIKO SHIBUYA

TOSHIHIKO SHIBUYA

“The White Collection” by Toshihiko Shibuya is an installation which brings a new perspective by reflecting lights on various objects collected by the artist. These objects show a variety of expressions in transitional natural light in the space.
MT. HAKODATE

MT. HAKODATE

While the sun is setting, shades of night fall, the view of the townscape far below us changes to a beautiful panorama of lights. The night view of Hakodate is sometimes said to be “the best in the world”. The big curve of the coastline, the contrast of the city...
HAKODATE XMAS FANTASY

HAKODATE XMAS FANTASY

The Illumination colors the fantastic winter night of Hakodate. The illumination of a giant Christmas tree, which is presented every year from Canada, is set in the sea in front of Kanamori red brick warehouse facing the Hakodate bay. The view from bay cruise is very exceptional. The huge wall...
QRION

QRION

The music has magnificent world in twinkle sound that you wouldn’t think that she is 19 years old girl. It is a perfect sound when you want to unleash the heart, or be excited!
OTARU SNOW LIGHT PATH

OTARU SNOW LIGHT PATH

OTARU SNOW LIGHT PATH is a fantastic event which candles will be shedding gentle light on the nostalgic Otaru city. The float ball candles will decorate the surface of the winter canal, snow candles and objects light up softly. This event will be held in whole Otaru mainly Otaru canal,...
NISEKO MT. RESORT GRAND HIRAFU

NISEKO MT. RESORT GRAND HIRAFU

With the great facilities like newly established gondola and the mountain center, anyone from beginners to experts, from children to adults, can enjoy this world known famous winter resort. Visitors can enjoy the powder snow that soars to the top of the head and the thrill of skiing from 940m...
AINU KOTAN

AINU KOTAN

Ainu Kotan Village around the Lake Akan is a place of the culture of “Ainu”, indigenous people in Japan, still remains. Traditional Ainu dance and stage performance are shown there. Also visitors can experience Ainu traditional crafts in the Ainu Theater “ikor”.
SHIKARIBETSUKO KOTAN

SHIKARIBETSUKO KOTAN

Lake Shikaribetsu is a natural lake located in Daisetsuzan National Park, at 810m elevation which is the highest location in Hokkaido. In the winter the whole lake is frozen and becomes a snow field, which is known as a snow-and-ice-made village called Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan. One of the highlights of...
HATSUNE MIKU

HATSUNE MIKU

“Hatsune Miku” is computer music software that enables users to create synthesized singing of unprecedented quality and remarkable realism by just typing in the lyrics and melody. Powered by Yamaha Corporation’s VOCALOID (= Vocal + Android) technology, Hatsune Miku was developed by Crypton Future Media, Inc. She performed at her...
KAMIMURA

KAMIMURA

Yuichi Kamimura, a chef trained in Australia, moved from Sapporo Maruyama to Niseko, Hirafu in 2007 and opened the Western-style restaurant “KAMIMURA”, one of the most popular restaurants in Niseko. Enjoy the delicious Chef’s lunch and dinner special cooked with abundant seasonal local ingredients.
THE BARN

THE BARN

The Barn, an all-season alpine French cuisine and wine restaurant opened in 2010. Customers can enjoy and experience a touch of Paris at “The Barn” with its warm, authentic bistro atmosphere. In the friendly atmosphere of the bar space on the upper floor, customers can enjoy light snacks with a...
KEIYU NISIMURA MUSEUM OF ART

KEIYU NISIMURA MUSEUM OF ART

Musée Kéou Nishimura opened its door in 1999, situated in the scenic hills from where you can view a rural landscape of Kyowa-cho, Hokkaido. It is a memorial museum of a Paris-based artist Keiyu Nishimura (1909-2000) who was born in Kyowa-cho, showcasing a permanent exhibition of his works. Housing over...
GENTEMSTICK

GENTEMSTICK

Launched by Taro Tamai, “GENTEMSTICK” has been widely supported by core-snowboarder worldwide since the release of its first original model in 1990. Its design focuses on the resurgence of snowsurfing, as known as the root of snowboarding.
HILTON NISEKO VILLAGE

HILTON NISEKO VILLAGE

Niseko is an area not only famous for the winter mountains that offer you a full of nature experience, but also known as a hot-spring treasure place with various hot spring areas over 15 locations. From the large outdoor bath in Hilton Niseko Village, you can enjoy the grand view...
HOSHINO RESORT TOMAMU

HOSHINO RESORT TOMAMU

Apart from wonderful ski and board courses, a must-visit is also the Ice Village of Hoshino Resort Tomamu in winter. At the harsh temperature of -20C, illuminated igloos housing restaurants, bars and even a chapel glint and sparkle quietly in the night. At the White Forest Restaurant, you can sit...
MACCARINA

MACCARINA

There is a nationally famous hostelry, called Makkari-mura in a small rural village. There is a restaurant, Maccarina, where you can enjoy seasonal food and spring water from the mountain. Maccarina is established by Hiroshi Nakamichi, who is known as one of the Hokkaido’s leading French cuisine chefs since opening...
LETAO

LETAO

“I have never eaten such a delicious cheese cake!” It is soft, moist, and creamy. Please come and eat the cake full of delicious Hokkaido’s ingredients.
THE JEWELS

THE JEWELS

A restaurant “THE JEWELS” in the observatory offers a splendid aerial view of Sapporo with an abundance of nature. At Star Hall, various images of Sapporo are shown on the 3-D screen. You can also enjoy planetarium programs.
CROSS HOTEL SAPPORO

CROSS HOTEL SAPPORO

Focused on “art”, “music”, and “fashion”, it opened as a new brand hotel for adults in 2007. The exhibition feels like a creative atmosphere, and we offer a new pleasant hotel stay style to people who visit events and music live. The extraordinary space, makes you expect high quality healing...
PROVO

PROVO

Bringing the relaxing couches, attic-like space, and a haphazard loft, Provo is like a secret clubhouse exclusively for adults. Each week you will find a rotating selection of DJs from all over the world.
SAPPORO CONCERT HALL KITARA

SAPPORO CONCERT HALL KITARA

The arena-style large main hall has been the premier classical music performance space since its opening in 1997. You can experience the prime time with the greatest sound equipments.
MOLIERE

MOLIERE

The French restaurant Moliere is located in a quiet neighborhood near to Maruyama Park. You will be satisfied with the taste of its French cuisine, which is made with fresh Hokkaido-grown ingredients. Every seasonal dish is beautifully delicious. Its interior is coordinated brilliantly; dishes are carefully arranged; and their service...
TAKU

TAKU

TAKU provides you fine dishes and special moments. Their modern cuisine has featured in the Michelin Guide. It is a notable restaurant among gourmets. The new restaurant will be opened in Paris next year.
PICCHU

PICCHU

Picchu’s food resists our attempts at a simple classification: it is both contemporary fusion and undeniably authentic; exquisitely prepared yet born from a hole-in-the-wall kitchen; flawlessly Italian.
SUIZANTEI CLUB JYOZANKEI

SUIZANTEI CLUB JYOZANKEI

Located at the hot spring resort named Jozankei Onsen in Sapporo, Jyozankei Suizantei Club is a hotel opened in 2007 for adults and a luxury stay, aiming at serving upgraded hospitality provided by Jyozankei Daiichi Hotel Suizantei.
RIBBONESIA

RIBBONESIA

Ribbonesia is a Japan based creative collective using mainly ribbon as the art material. They bend, twist and tie to transform ribbons into new characters and new life. Ribbonesia is constantly exploring other materials such as paper, wood, plastic and metal, no matter large and small, anything that we can...
SHUUN

SHUUN

Shuun is an artist who lives in Hokkaido. His paintings are inspired by the concept of creatures hiding in usual and unusual world.
MOERENUMA PARK

MOERENUMA PARK

Moerenuma Park, Sapporo was designed by the world-renowned sculptor Isamu Noguchi, right before his death in 1988. Its grand opening was celebrated on July 1st, 2005. Moerenuma Park is his last and best work, with an area of 189 hectares. It was selected as the grand prize winner of the...
SNOW PALLET

SNOW PALLET

Snow Pallet is made by Toshihiko Shibuya which is an artwork where fluorescent paint has been applied at the back of an object in order to express the snow’s vivid reflection by the snow’s bright surface. It is an installation work that the landscape changes from time to time according...
HOKKAIDO FIGURE MIYAGE

HOKKAIDO FIGURE MIYAGE

Hokkaido’s “local specialty” is some sightseeing spots, gourmet foods, and local culture in miniature souvenirs! It is a new souvenir series from molding specialists “Kaiyodo”, limited at New Chitose Airport. You will be excited by what you can get. The second series will start from February 2013!
EKI CLOCK

EKI CLOCK

Eki Clock inspired by a station clock is designed by Takenobu Igarashi, a globally well known designer. The clock design is now being used for Sapporo station. Awarded by Good Design Award 2006.
24 KIRICO

24 KIRICO

This bag is made of Hokkaido’s deerskin that is increasing nowadays in Hokkaido. Using tanned leather of Hokkaido’s deer and national pigskin, which has a formative beauty of a fine skin. It is handmade individually by Kiriko Takase from 24K.
HINANOZA

HINANOZA

Akan Tsuruga Bessou “HINANOZA”, The hotel located in front of Lake Akan. It has a total 25 rooms and all rooms are suite type with open-air Spa. Meals feature a selection of the local ingredients from east Hokkaido. Guests can enjoy traditional Japanese Kaiseki-style cuisine, with Japanese culture and hospitality....
WHITE ILLUMINATION

WHITE ILLUMINATION

White Illumination is a typical winter event in Hokkaido. Please enjoy jewels in Sapporo with your own precious person. It will be held from November 22 to December 25, 2013.
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CREATIVE HOKKAIDO MEETS HONG KONG

CREATIVE HOKKAIDO MEETS HONG KONG

A promotional event for “CREATIVE HOKKAIDO” will be held in Taipei, Taiwan. “CREATIVE HOKKAIDO” is a project that will introduce new attractive creative culture from Hokkaido nationally and internationally. Following the same format as last year, the exhibition will be shown in a tie-up with the design event “DETOUR” from November 29th to December 8th,...
CREATIVE HOKKAIDO MEETS TAIPEI

CREATIVE HOKKAIDO MEETS TAIPEI

A promotional event for “CREATIVE HOKKAIDO” will be held in Taipei, Taiwan. “CREATIVE HOKKAIDO” is a project that will introduce new attractive creative culture from Hokkaido nationally and internationally. Following the same format as last year, the exhibition will be shown in a tie-up with the art fair “NEW CITY ART FAIR” between November 7th...