The Obihiro River astounds with abundant nature not expected near a city. Winter sees the arrival of many migratory birds, including whooper swans from Siberia. In the early morning, they can be seen gathering against the majestic backdrop of the lower reaches of the river. Rime ice—the result of water vapor from the river reaching the branches of trees in subzero temperatures—forms when the mercury drops. Marvel at the beauty of this frozen wonderland while cruising the river in a sturdy boat.
11-2 E1 S16, Obihiro, Hokkaido