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Column: Life in Hokkaido – an endless journey of adventure

When I arrived on the island of Hokkaido for the first time in November of 2006, I had no idea that this would become the place I called home for the next 15 years (and counting). As an Australian ...

Column: Get Ready! Winter is Arriving in East Hokkaidō.

The transition from autumn to winter brings hordes of migratory birds hurrying into East Hokkaidō. Their flocks are restless and noisy: geese and swans clamour at coastal lagoons; ducks, divers, gr...

【 Kamuy landscapes】 Shiretoko sunrise, sky color changes from moment to moment

Early in the morning as the Shiretoko sky started to brighten, I went outside to get fresh air. Taking just one step out of the front door of the inn, already I was immersed in the smell of the oc...

【Kamuy landscapes】 Beautiful forest shadows created by yellow larch leaves and oblique light

I headed home after a photo shoot in the foothills of Mt. Tokachidake. After taking a detour to the nearby Shirogane Hot Springs, while on the way to central Biei in the Kamikawa region, on a whim...

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The ‘Kushiro Autumn Night Drone Show,’ an event in which small drones fitted with LEDs illuminate the night sky, was held at open rest areas near the Kushiro River estuary on the night of October 3...

Employees of the Japan Airlines (JAL) group helped with the harvesting of grapes and the wine-making process at the BOSS AGRI winery in the city of Kitami. The JAL group employees visited as volun...

The sun drying of daikon radishes for pickling is reaching its peak in various parts of southern Hokkaido. The sight of the radishes, like white blinds swaying in the cold breeze, provides a feelin...

Test illumination was carried out on October 29 at the ‘Blue Pond,’ a tourist attraction in the town of Biei in the Kamikawa region of northern Hokkaido, where a light-up began on November 1. Touri...

Ikeda Wine Castle in the town of Ikeda in the Tokachi region of eastern Hokkaido added four venison dishes to its restaurant’s menu in November, as part of a ‘Hokkaido venison fair’. “We have prepa...

The Shunkunitai Wild Bird Sanctuary in the city of Nemuro in eastern Hokkaido has conducted the autumn’s first population survey of whooper swans at Lake Fuuren and Onneto Marsh, and confirmed 1,39...

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