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Hokkaido summer flowers

Hokkaido summer flowers - Japan: Earth's Enchanted Islands: Episode 3 Preview - BBC Two

Summer on Hokkaido is short, but sensational - and visitors rush to enjoy its wonders.

Hokkaido is Japan's northernmost - and wildest - island, a place totally unlike the rest of the country. Every year it swings from a bitter Siberian winter into the warmth of a Mediterranean-like summer, when the thaw reveals a landscape changed beyond all recognition. It takes tough animals and tough people with real ingenuity to survive, and even thrive, in this ever-changing place.

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