When speaking of winter leisure activities the first thing that pops into my head is skiing!
But that isn't the only thing you can do here in Hokkaido! Down at Lake Saroma, where the entire surface is covered in ice, you can enjoy the joy of parasailing across a winter landscape. The cold wind will fill your sails as you enjoy the majestic skies of the area while being pulled by snowmobile.
On a clear day, weather permitting, you may even be able to catch a glimpse of the drift ice out on the ocean.
Naturally this is an extremely cold activity, so be sure to bundle up before you head out to the lake!
(Photographer : Hirohisa Abe)