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*Hokkaido Travel Tips’ Blog
We compile information on “0 yen tourist spots” and “must-see paid spots with extra benefits” and then keep them in our blog as archives for your convenience. We also introduce the food of Hokkaido and interesting souvenirs to take home.



長芋 / Nagaimo, or the Japanese yam


Nagaimo, or the Japanese yam, is a specialty of Hokkaido. It is a little known fact that Hokkaido produces in the vicinity of 50% of Japan’s nagaimo crop, with the Tokachi area having the highest level of production by an overwhelmingly margin. Nagaimo are sent all over Japan, and their international export numbers have grown dramatically because of the recent popularity of Japanese cuisine and medicinal cooking. Raw nagaimo is possible to eat, with its signature sticky texture popular. Also,when making the famous Japanese pancake, Okonomiyaki, nagaimo is used to achieve a perfect degree of softness.

Photos from Wikipedia

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