Hokkaido

Steller's Sea Eagle on Hokkaido

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sat, 12/21/2019 - 17:54

The Steller's Sea Eagle (Haliaeetus pelagicus) is a bird of prey of the sea eagle genus. It is the largest sea eagle and has a black and white plumage. It can be easily recognized by the extraordinarily large and strong orange-yellow beak and its paddle-shaped wings. Steller's Sea Eagle live on the rivers and coasts of Russia near Pacific as well as in wintering areas on Hokkaido, Japan's largest island. The body length is up to 105 centim

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The Kuril Islands

Submitted by Jürgen Tenckhoff on Sun, 11/03/2019 - 10:34
Between Kamchatka and Hokkaido the 1200 km long archipelago of 1000 islands stretches from Kamchatka (Russia) to Hokkaido (Japan): the Kuril Islands. They separate the mainland Okhotsk Sea from the northern Pacific. There are about 30 larger and smaller islands of volcanic origin, which are attributed to East Asia. About 18,000 people live on them. The high number of active volcanoes and the resulting many earthquakes, blizzards and swathes of the subarctic climate make life difficult for the islanders - nevertheless, these islands are considered the most beautiful in the world and you can already feel their magic when photographing from afar if Kunashiri turns up in the fog.
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By train from Sapporo (Hokkaido) to Tokyo (Honshu)

Submitted by Karin Tenckhoff on Tue, 10/29/2019 - 15:57

Travelling by train in Japan is really fun. As a tourist you have the opportunity to buy a credit for the Japan Rail Pass outside of Japan. In Japan, the Rail Pass will be issued. Now you can drive as much and as far with the Japan Railway as you want. Other lines cost extra.

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