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Hokaido, Japan

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The northern island of Hokkaido gets cold, very cold - with temperatures below zero for most of the winter – but nature has its own remedy in the form of hot spring baths. And, once seated around a table to eat in a traditional Japanese ryokan (hotel), with a thick kotatsu cover tucked over your legs, you will never have been snugger! Hokkaido’s jewel in the crown is Furano, one of the best winter resorts in Asia with a fantastic variety of runs for skiing and snowboarding as well as numerous other activities including snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, dog sledding and ballooning…or you can just relax in the igloo bar.Hokkaido is also a great place for nature lovers with wide snow-covered plains and serene lakes offering up glimpses of rare birds including the red-crowned crane, Steller’s sea eagle and whooper swans and, occasionally, the rather shy Blakiston’s fish owl. At Abashiri the sea usually freezes over at this time of year and an ice-breaker trip from this small port city o…

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