Sitting on the tatami in my hotel I had a few maps spread out and was deciding where to next…!? When I spotted this tiny spit of sand my decision was made… just looking at the geography of this place I knew I had to check it out.
I didn’t know much about it, or even if you could get access in winter… as it turns out it was pretty much just me on a narrow road and a whole bunch of birds… I spent the whole day looking from a deep frozen ocean on the north to a wide expanse of snow plains which are frozen swamp lands to the south. This area is pretty deserted by humans in winter (because it’s FREEZING, windy and generally unpleasant) so I saw a lot of Hokkaido locals – eagles, foxes are the kings out here.
Hokkaido is epic.