This is Nayoro, a location in northern Hokkaido, well-known for its intensely cold location and the ability to see the all-natural phenomenon, sun pillars.
Experience the winter Hokkaido specialty, Wakasagi ice fishing! We can make the Wakasagi you caught into tempura for you to enjoy on the spot! A complete course that includes time to warm up in an Onsen hot spring.
Why not try the [Winter Virgin Forest] which can only be experienced at night.
Fly with the wind to heights of over 100 metres, feel free as you soar through the heavens on this sky walk.
The first ice festival held in 1979 and since then it has become the most anticipated yearly event in Hokkaido, attracting both domestic and overseas tourists. This year's festival will be held from January 24th to February 16th. The atmosphere changes from day to night as it draws you into a whimsical world.
Since we will wear Dry Suits that will be fine even if we fall into the extremely cold Okhotsk Sea, those who can’t swim need not worry. It is able to withstand the freezing temperatures of the sea in the middle of winter, and since it will always float, there are no worries of drowning.
The light that shines from the sun rising over the horizon reflects on the "Jewelry Ice” in such a way to make it look if it was precious jewels. In Tokachi, Nakagawa-gun, a mysterious natural phenomenon that can only be seen in winter occurs. There are many ways to enjoy the jewelry ice as it piles up into mounds.
During this season the Furano basin is covered with snow and we recommend you take the chance to try some unique experiences.
A veteran pilot will use the wind to safely navigate the hot air balloon giving you nothing to worry about.
After the sky walk enjoy home made bread and a warm drink to heat up your body. (breakfast included)
This is one of Furanos most highly recommended tours.
Explore the forest lit by the moon and the stars in the Winter Virgin Forest.
Watch as the tranquil surroundingd are transformed into a mysterious world filled with illusions created by the lights and snow.
Wear snow shoes to enjoy the deep forest that you normally would not be able to enter.
The large amount of dry snow flakes creates powder snow which actually feels warm.
After you enjoy your time in the snow, why not enjoy the warm waters of Tokachidake Onsen.