Spring heralds abundant sunlight and fresh breezes.
Vibrant autumn colors create unforgettable forests capes.
Eastern Hokkaido is a true paradise for travelers.
Exciting activities lure visitors during all four seasons.
Eastern Hokkaido of Spring
Spring comes all of a sudden.
First and foremost to bloom is Pheasant’s eye, Skunk cabbage gets washed in a babbling brook,
Hepatica (of the buttercup family) and Corydalis Rhizome (of the poppy family) can be easily overlooked, many pretty little flowers like these will smile up at the passing traveler.
Spring is also the season when wild birds migrate.
Migrating birds heading North and birds coming from the South merge for a fleeting moment in eastern Hokkaido.
It is also the season when bird watchers from home and abroad converge towards eastern Hokkaido like wild fowl.
Eastern Hokkaido of Summer
In this season, everywhere under the perfectly clear sky is teeming with wildlife from the sea and forests to the lakes and rivers.
I want you to experience actively with your whole body the feeling of this natural environment on you summer trip.
From trekking in the Shiretoko peninsula to canoeing down the Kushiro River and cruising the Sea of Okhotsk, as well as fishing when the season starts.
Eastern Hokkaido is a paradise for anglers, intense fights with White-spotted char or Rainbow trout awaits you.
Eastern Hokkaido of autumn
When it comes to travelling in the autumn, the classic has to be .autumn leaves and a hot spring.
In Japan, the earliest appearance of red autumn leaves appear on Mount Asahi in the Daisetsuzan Mountain range and at the base of Sōunkyō which is also famous for its autumn leaves.
The red autumn leaves in Shiretoko, Lake Akan and Lake Mashu are splendid, basically the entire area is an ideal spot for viewing Autumn leaves.
When it comes to hot springs, they are too numerous to enumerate, some of them include Sounkyo hot spring, Lake Akan hot spring, Kawayu hot spring including Akankoonsen, Tokachigawa Moor hot spring and many more little-known hot springs.
For this reason, Eastern Hokkaido is the old standard for autumn travelling.
Eastern Hokkaido of winter
Speaking of winter, drift ice.
You will be able to experience the intense coldness of Mother nature, board an icebreaker and experience the compelling force on a drift ice cruise.
In inland areas, on very sunny cold mornings it may be possible to see diamond dust (ground-level cloud composed of tiny ice crystals) or sun pillars (reflections of light from numerous tiny ice crystals).
Furano Ski Resort, backcountry skiing in Mount Asahi and Mount Kuro are courses which skiers dream about.
Many travelers believe in going to winter resorts in the winter season, winter may just be the season to enjoy eastern Hokkaido at its most typical.