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Enjoy Life and Recreation Beyond Winter Sports in Kutchan, Hokkaido!

  I f you've traveled in Hokkaido, there's a huge possibility that you've passed by Kutchan Town.  It is one of the most popular places in Hokkaido because of its warm welcome to tourists, as a large number of its residents are English-speakers.    Winter time is its biggest hit in tourism. Its sister town, Niseko (which was part of Kutchan several years ago), is a haven for people who enjoy snow sports like skiing and snowboarding.  Every year, hundreds of skiers and snowboarders flock this tiny town just to enjoy a weekend dash in the mountains of Annupuri and Hanazono. And who could resist its beautiful powdery snow?     Kutchan is popular for its powdery white snow!    My first year living in Hokkaido was back in 2015 in a small town called Kyogoku. It's very close to Kutchan and Niseko, about a 25-minute drive. I had my first stopover in Niseko Town in March, and at that time the snow was still thick and high, reaching above human height (yes, there was still snow

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