Customary spring sheep-shearing was carried out on April 12 and 13 at a breeding ranch in the town of Shibecha in eastern Hokkaido.
【Series】 Spirits of the Kamuy landscape (25) Flying squirrels – the season of gazing and bashful loveApril 9
A forest in the town of Shibecha in eastern Hokkaido, where the snow continues to melt. In the evening, as light remains in the sky, the nocturnal flying squirrels are already becoming active.
Wintertime in Eastern Hokkaido is packed with amazing scenery and experiences not available elsewhere in Japan, like drift ice, art made from snow and ice, and the ice horizon expanse. The "East Hokkaido Express Bus" is a seasonal bus that travels to all sorts of tourist spots in wintertime Eastern Hokkaido. It gives you easy access to famous spots difficult to reach by car. Visit Eastern Hokkaido aboard buses in search of amazing experiences only available there!
JR Senmo Line's special sightseeing train "Kushiro Shitsugen Norokko" temporarily suspended service this season due to impact from the novel coronavirus pandemic. But on July 18 it operated its first round trip service 2 and a half months late, running between Kushiro Station (Kushiro City) and Toro Station (Shibecha town). Reserved seat tickets were reduced to about 40% compared to normal years, and coronavirus prevention measures were put in place.