Japan’s Natural Beauty: Walking Over Frozen Lake Akan & Visiting an Ainu Village (Hokkaido, Japan)

Aired: Dec. 24, 2020

There are currently 34 national parks throughout Japan. In this segment, we follow Janni Olsson and nature guides as they visit Akan-Mashu National Park in northern Japan and encounter natural phenomena that occur only during wintertime while exploring the culture of the indigenous Ainu peoples.

Reporter Janni Olsson visiting Lake Akan Ainu Village
Janni with a nature guide on a walking tour over frozen Lake Akan
Frost Flower
Janni with locals in Lake Akan Ainu Village

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