Hiking in the Mountains and Dancing in the StreetsPosted on June 4th, 2012 No comments
It has been less than a month since the chairlifts stopped and now the landscape is green. Even though a few are still making the most of the last of the snow on the peaks it seems as though winter has all been forgotten about around here.
Whether on holiday or living in the area it is a great time to get out in the mountains to hike again, on some trails you will still need to cross snow, a little reminder that winter has really only just left us and that summer is still on the way. Yesterday we checked out Shizen Numa Trail on the road between Niseko and Iwanai, a short but interesting walk from the roadside park. check the photos below.
As well as enjoying the great outdoors and food that Niseko has to offer during early summer you can also check the Yosakoi Soran Dance Festival in Sapporo, an easy 2 hour train, bus or drive way. Starting tomorrow the 6th of June and going through to Sunday, the festival sees the streets of Sapporo come alive with dancers from all cross Japan competing, with unique contemporary dance routines dressed in colorful outfits, a spectacle not to be missed. For more info on Yosakoi check wikipedia.
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