When you feel stuck at home or just plain bored, scrolling through NHK’s free-to-view On Demand catalogue brings up new and interesting recommendations across a broad spectrum, from travel to technology and traditional craft to animation. I’ve found it particularly useful to gain some inspiration for my own future plans, and to live vicariously through the Internet.
For those of us in tropical countries, skiing and snowboarding are alluring sports. For this reason, the promise of great snow conditions consistently draws international crowds, both professionals and enthusiasts, to Hokkaido annually during the skiing season.
The Mt Kamui ski links are conveniently located between Asahikawa, Hokkaido’s second largest city, and popular resort town Furano. Japow enthusiast Todd Thornley is the perfect host for this episode of Wild Hokkaido. His passion and appreciation for Japow really rubs off as he demonstrates the powdery nature of the snow with his expert moves.
We are also reminded that no trip would be complete without exploring the surroundings. Todd stops by the Asahikawa ramen village to try the area’s specialty and also visits Asahiyama zoo, which lets visitors get up close with Arctic animals in their natural habitat.