Welcome to Eastern Hokkaidō
Eastern Hokkaidō (道東; Dō-tō) is a harsh yet hauntingly beautiful landscape that has been shaped by volcanoes and vast temperature extremes. In the winter months, dramatic ice floes in the Sea of Okhotsk can be seen from the decks of ice-breakers off the coast of Abashiri. Both Akan National Park and Shiretoko National Park, the latter a World Heritage Site, are best explored during the mild summers when there are great hiking opportunities. Kushiro Wetlands National Park offers the chance to see the red-crowned white crane, the symbol of longevity in Japan.