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an island in N Japan, N of Honshu. 30,303 sq. mi. (78,485 sq. km). Formerly, Yezo.
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|Noun||1.||Yezo - the second largest of the four main islands of Japan; to the north of Honshu|
Japan, Japanese Archipelago, Japanese Islands - a string of more than 3,000 islands to the east of Asia extending 1,300 miles between the Sea of Japan and the western Pacific Ocean
Asahikawa - a city on western Hokkaido that is the center of a fertile agricultural area
Sapporo - a commercial city in northern Japan on western Hokkaido