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Northern Hokkaido

Exploring Japan’s Northernmost Extremes

Donny Kimball
20 min readOct 26, 2021

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Donny Kimball sits on the side of a dock on northern Hokkaido’s Rishiri Island

For the longest time, I’ve been itching to feature Hokkaido on this blog. Alas, the prefecture is just so expansive that I’ve struggled to figure out where to begin. Trying to fit all of Hokkaido into a single article is a fool’s errand that would be akin to trying to eat a proverbial elephant in…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/