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 Furano, located in central Hokkaido. Furano is not only known as a world-famous skiing destination, but also for its expansive rich forest. In this episode, our program host will explore the winter forest in snowshoes. There he discovers fox and Sika deer footprints, and enjoy teatime in the fluffy snow. Later, we show you amazing footage of frost cracks in tree trunks and the Black Woodpecker, Japan's largest woodpecker.
Our stage this time is Lake Shumarinai, located about 200 kilometers north of Sapporo. In this episode, we will introduce you to the wonder that is known as the coldest lake in Japan. Fishing for Japanese Smelt is the activity to try when visiting the lake during winter. Our program host will race over the vast snowfields on a snow mobile with a guide, and will open a hole in the ice to catch Japanese Smelts. Later, we show you precious footage of creatures living there during severe cold weather.
Our stage this time is Tokachi Plain in eastern Hokkaido Prefecture. The plain is one of the largest dry field farming lands in Japan and is covered in snow during the wintertime. Our program host, Charlotte Kate Fox, tries dog sledding for the first time, and races through the snowy landscape pulled by dogs. She also tries famous soba noodles made with buckwheat grown during the season without snow, encounters squirrels in a park, and enjoys the charms of the Tokachi Plain to its fullest. Additionally, we show you valuable footage of animals living in windbreaks.
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