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Snowplow Snowplow
Snowplow Snowplow

Ride on a snowplow by the sea


A snowplow ride is another way to have fun in the snow and a great winter activity for the family. One place where you can enjoy this activity is in Ishikari, a quaint seaside town in Hokkaido. The town looks out onto the Sea of Japan, and you can ride the country's largest snow plow while enjoying views of the sea and snow.

A snowplow adventure is an exciting activity for all ages. It’s warm inside, so you don’t have to pack too many layers. You can have fun scooping up the snow under the careful guidance of an instructor who will teach you how to operate the handle and shovel. Board this massive vehicle and enjoy an elevated view of the surrounding coastal winter landscape. After a round of snow shoveling, you can tuck into a meal of signature local dishes. Ishikari is known for its seafood, and the salmon is particularly delicious.

Although the dates vary from year to year, snowplow tours are generally available from mid-January to mid-February.


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