My final day in Hokkaido was an adventurous and memorable one. The first stop was at Hokkaido Prefectural Natural Park also known as Nopporo Forest Park. There are stunning walking trails, an observation center and unique animals here. The park itself is huge (2053 ha which equals close to 8 square miles) and sits between Sapporo, Ebetsu and Kita-Hiroshima. We were in Ebetsu, which is western Hokkaido and a charming little town that originated as a farm village. Honestly, not much has changed as farms and agriculture still play a big part in the region. In particular, Hokkaido is 100% sustainable with fresh produce, dairy, farms and other highlights that will make you feel comfortable knowing if something were to happen in this world Hokkaido is the place to be.
Here we got to meet and pet the baby cows (Calves). This white and black cow is a boy so he was separated from the ladies. The wonderful thing about this dairy is there was literally no smell. As a kid driving past the dairy on Kauai it always smelled so bad, but here it was beautiful, so clean and quiet and no smell at all. If anything it had a nice fresh scent. These are happy pampered dairy cows for sure!
Now here is the major highlight for me. We drove a short distance to another farm called Earth Dream and I literally lost it here. Lost it in a good way. This is where I wished I could live and work everyday, with the animals. This is a petting zoo unlike any other in the entire world. As you can see I was first greeted by mini-horses...
Mahalo again to Doko Ga TV, HTB and Hawaiian Airlines for this amazing opportunity. I also want to say a big heartfelt thank you to Pali Kaaihue and Yumi Ozaki and my good friend Melissa Chang for inviting me to attend. Melissa is a true friend who has been there for me through thick and thin and always thinking of ways to allow me to grow, learn and experience new adventures. I am very grateful!
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