At One with Nature National Parks of Japan
Akan-Mashu in Winter
Aired: March 19, 2020 (UTC)
Japan is made up of a string of islands. The landscape varies wildly from Hokkaido in the north to Okinawa in the south, and each of the country’s 34 national parks possesses distinct and unique characteristics.
In this series, we visit national parks in Japan to enjoy the seasonal views and meet the people that live there.
This time, well feature the Akan-Mashu National Park in winter. Well explore the beautiful lakes of Akan, Kussharo, and Mashu, which were shaped by volcanic activity, the regal mountains that surround them, the hardy plants and animals that thrive despite the harsh winters, and the indigenous Ainu people’s traditional culture and perspective on nature.
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