A (short) visit to a couple of snow festivals on Hokkaido extended into, surprise, surprise, a much longer stay. While we drove to Japan’s northernmost island for its snow festivals, our highlight of the Hokkaido winter wildlife, which we watched across the island.
BirdLife in Hokkaido Winter
Foxes and Deer in Hokkaido Winter
We regularly spotted red foxes and finally managed to capture one or two on camera, we drove among throngs of deer and watched how the once almost extinct crane birds now have a safe winter habitat in Kushiro, where they are fed throughout the winter.
Almost six weeks later we’re finally ready to leave this beautiful island, and with that Hokkaido’s winter with freezing temps and packs of snow. Cherry trees, while you are getting ready to blossom and display the most beautiful of you, we’ll drive south to meet you and to make sure we get to see the best of the Sakura, or cherry blossom!
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