Next Episode of Wild Hokkaido! is
A travel show focused on the great nature of Japan's northern land, Hokkaido. We visit exquisite locations and present a wealth of great images from NHK's archives.
Our stage this time is Rebun Island, located off the coast of northern Hokkaido. A large variety of alpine plants thrive in this complex landscape and cool climate. As such, Rebun is home to a unique ecosystem, and has earned it the nickname ‘floating island of flowers'. Our program host explores the beautiful flowers blooming in June, some of which are endemic to the island. And later, we show you the rare footage of the birds that live on the island.
Our stage this time is the Shakotan Peninsula western of Hokkaido, jutting out into the Sea of Japan. Beautiful seawaters, called "Shakotan Blue", spreads forth before us. Our program host, Charlotte Kate Fox, explores Cape Kamui, at the tip of the peninsula, with a guide. She walks along the sheer cliffs overlooking the sea, enjoying the unique rocky landscape and seasonal flowers. Later, we show you footage of tiny crabs and fish that find unusual ways to survive in the tide pools along the shoreline.
Our Stage this time is Muroran, an industrial city representing Hokkaido. Nature dynamically spreads out immediately beside the industrial area. Our program host, Charlotte Kate Fox, boards a dolphin watching cruise. She enjoys the majestic view of Etomo Peninsula jutting forth into the sea, as well as an encounter with a pod of Pacific White-sided Dolphins. Later, we show you footage of the precious wildlife of Muroran, such as that of a falcon, which nests among the rocks along the seaside, as it hunts Slaty-backed Gulls.
Our stage this time is Teuri, an island sitting in the Sea of Japan in the west of Hokkaido. There are about 300 variety of wild birds in the island. Our program host visits an observatory above the cliffs, observing the world's largest breeding ground for Rhinoceros Auklets, and watching its battle over fish with a black-tailed Gull. Later, we show you rare footage of Spectacled Guillemot catching fish in the water and returns to its nest.
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