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Dogsled is said to be the world’s most romantic yet toughest vehicle transport. Working as a unit with dogs and the exhilaration of gliding through the snow with the wind blowing in your face are the highlights of this activity. Each dogsled location offers different options, ranging from two dog to full-scale, seven to ten dog sleds. Donkoro Outdoor School (Minami-Furano Town, Hokkaido) welcomes you to try riding in the snow with their dogs. Dogsled tours may be postponed in the case of extreme weather conditions, animal health conditions or other circumstances. ●●

Facilities/Programs Offering Dog Sledding

Rusutsu Resort (Rusutsu Village, Hokkaido 0136-46-3332): sleddingwith huskies

Hokkaido Adventure Tours (Minami-Furano Town, Hokkaido 0167-39-7810): offers various courses

Mushing Works (Shikaoi Town, Hokkaido 080-3232-8119): sledding through the vast snow fields of Tokachi

Outrider (Shirataki, Engaru Town, Hokkaido 0158-48-2911): dog sledding and camping tours available

Moonlight Ladies (Takasu Town, Hokkaido 0166-87-3999): near Asahiyama Zoo

Minakami Kogen Ski Resort (Minakami Town, Gunma Pref. 0278-75-2222): the only facility offering dog sledding in Honshu mainland

Ice Village

Ice Village is a winter-only site. Have a drink in an Ice Glass at the Ice Bar, both of them made only of ice. At Hoshino Resort Tomamu (Tomamu, Hokkaido 0167-58-1111), five domes constructed entirely of ice house a bar and a restaurant where you can have yourself an enjoyable time. At Lake Shikaribetsu Kotan (Shikaoi Town, Hokkaido 0156-69-8181), you can enjoy the magnificent winter scenery in the open-air bath on the frozen lake! ● -- ●●

Snow Viewing Bath

There are many hot springs throughout Japan. In heavy snowfall areas, you can enjoy snow viewing in open-air baths at many spa locations. In Matsukawa Onsen (Hachimantai City, Iwate Pref.),
there are four onsen inns, each of which is equipped with unique open-air baths. After enjoying skiing at nearby ski areas, warm yourself in an open-air bath and have some sake while snow-viewing. Of course, you can just drop in for a bath as well.
Day trip hot springs: ●, Overnight stay hot springs: ● ● ●

Enjoy Snow Viewing Bath at:
Shirabu Onsen (Yonezawa City, Yamagata Pref.)
Okuhida Onsen-go Hirayu (Takayama City, Gifu Pref.)
Norikura Highland (Matsumoto City, Nagano Pref.)

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