The full selection of restaurants and hotels that made it into the Hokkaido MICHELIN guide 2017 was announced online on the Michelin website today, four days ahead of the print guidebook's official launch on 19 May.
The first is Japanese restaurant Hanakouji sawada. The cosy 36-seater on the third floor of the Asai building in the city of Sapporo earned another star this year, elevating it from two to three-starred status. Joining Hanakomichi Ishida and French restaurant Moliere, who retains its three stars, is another new entrant Sushi Miyakawa.
Other new entries to the guide include Tempura araki with two Michelin stars, and Kokon Yamahisa with one Michelin star. In all, a total of 76 restaurants received stars this year, with 22 new entries to the red book.
116 venues are also listed under the Bib Gourmand category, which recognises restaurants for serving affordable meals. Two examples that made the list this year are ramen specialty store Tomikawa Seimensho and Soba Restaurant Ikkyuan.
Browse the full list of Michelin-recommended restaurants in Hokkaido here.