Winter in Lake Onneto

Wild Hokkaido!

15m 00s
Broadcast on February 19, 2023 Available until March 31, 2024

Lake Onneto is the hidden gem of east Hokkaido Prefecture. Indigenous people of Ainu call the place "Elder Lake," and they have admired it for generations. In this special winter episode, we will travel wild nature with a nature guide, Jin Gen. Locals friendly call him "Kin-chan," with respect to his dedication to protecting the natural environment. We will encounter the ancient woods of Ainu and the mythical moment of Lake Onneto. The lake dramatically changes its shape from fall to winter. Trees and leaves turn their color in fall. In winter, the lake gets frozen and creates winter ice arts such as "ice bubbles." In the end, the Florence lake will make a magical sound called "Sing Lake." Let's discover lake mythical Onneto with Kin-chan!

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