Lake Mashu’s Shimmering Ice Blossoms – HOKKAIDO LOVE!

Rime ice is a natural phenomenon caused when water vapor suddenly freezes in sub-zero temperatures, decorating tree branches with silver crystals of ice. To see this spectacle at its finest, why not explore Lake Mashu to the fullest, courtesy of a professional guide? If you can brave the early morning (and circumstances are right), you will witness the beauty of the rising sun’s pink glow reflecting off the crystals, which makes the trees look awash with cherry blossoms. This display is a winter specialty, so be sure to visit between late December and late February.