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“Lake Shikaribetsu” is located at the highest altitude in Hokkaido. This lake is also referred to as “Lake of the Celestial Sky” because many stars spread out through the night. A mysterious village called “Shikaribetsu Kotan” appears only for 60 days in winter. Experience Hokkaido’s only open-air hot spring surrounded by the vast beautiful nature.
In the Sea of Okhotsk, in the northeast of Hokkaido, ice drifts can be seen from late January to early March. These ice drifts come from Russia. The Sea of Okhotsk in Hokkaido is the southern limit of the ice drift shore in the northern hemisphere. Abashiri and Shari towns face the Sea of Okhotsk, and visitors can experience walking on ice drifts there. You can only enjoy this rare experience for about a month-and-a-half in the coldest time of the year. Why not explore this rare tour?
Together with Hakodate Morning Market and Sapporo Nijo Market, Kushiro Washo Market is one of the three largest markets in Hokkaido. The specialty of this market, which is comprised of about 60 shops, is the “Katte-Don” where you can pick your own choice of favorite seafood bowl. Why not enjoy the fresh seafood unique to this port town?
Ainu people live in Hokkaido, have their own language, and have developed a rich culture represented by oral literary arts such as Yukara, traditional rituals such as Iomante, or unique Ainu ornamental patterns in their lives. The core part of Ainu tradition and culture has been handed down to this day. Modern Ainu people are nurturing new folk culture characteristics based on their traditions.