Aim for the summit in a mountaineering environment such as the Japan Alps.
Mountains in Hokkaido look like gentle slopes when compared to, for example the mountains of the Japan Alps in Honshu.
Maybe it is so, as even the highest peak of Mount Asahi is only 2291meters above sea level.
However, the natural environment is not so different from the well-known mountains of 3,000 meters in the Japan Alps.
This is due to its high latitude.
There are also courses for trekking around while admiring alpine plants and wild animals, but mountaineering with the intention of aiming for the summit is also good.
On every mountain, there are mountaineering rules, some are in order to protect one’s personal safety and some are there in order to protect nature.
Attention should also be paid to the mountaineering equipment.
Even in midsummer, it is necessary to have crampons (snow shoes made of iron for mountaineering) and an ice ax.
If climbing on a mountain populated by a lot of brown bears, it is necessary to make careful provisions against the bears.
Preparation is everything.
Enjoy the beautiful mountains which Hokkaido is proud of.
Even for people who don’t usually take photographs, on the road there is no such thing as not taking at least one photograph, don’t you think? / Encountering an unknown land, makes you want to pick up your camera. All the more, how about learning how to take photographs from a professional photographer? Photography which exceeds your own self-taught photographs will become eternal memories of your trip.
Untouched forests, extensive wetlands, a great endless sky, these are the places wild birds call home. Eastern Hokkaido is a place which many endangered birds call home, these areas and birds are at last protected after a lot of effort has been made. Let’s keep an eye out for the appearance of these birds while paying close attention in order to maintain this place as a paradise for these wild birds forever.
Mountain biking, Road biking
Eastern Hokkaido is vast, this means that tourist spots are separated by large distances which cannot be reached on foot and travelling by car is boring. That being the case, it’s surely the bicycles’ turn. Sure, bicycles speed and ability to make tight turns makes them handy because there are many nameless superb views and hidden well-known stores between each tourist attraction.