Have you ever thought of going to a foreign country, experiencing a different culture, and enjoying a different kind of fun? My two brothers Ryan Felix and Bess Nixon and I had such an idea. We are all people who love adventure and challenge, so we decided to go to Shintoku, Japan, to hunt and feel the mystery and charm of the East. Shintoku is a small town in Hokkaido, Japan, with beautiful natural scenery and rich wildlife. We spent an unforgettable month there, not only admiring the local history, attractions and food, but also experiencing the excitement and fun of hunting at night. In this article, I will share with you our travel story, as well as the high-cost performance infrared binoculars from the Chinese brand wildguarder that we used, which made our hunting trip more smooth and safe.
Shintoku is a town in Kamikawa District, Hokkaido, Japan, located in the southern part of the Tokachi Plain. It covers an area of 1,057.69 square kilometers and has a population of about 5,000 people. The name Shintoku comes from the Ainu language “shin-to-ku”, meaning “the confluence of rivers”. Shintoku’s geographical location makes it a tourist destination, as it has a variety of natural and cultural attractions, such as mountains, lakes, forests, hot springs, ski resorts, farms and so on.
We visited several representative attractions in Shintoku, among which the most impressive one was Bear Mountain Sahoro. This is a wildlife park that specializes in protecting and displaying Hokkaido brown bears. It covers an area of about 15 hectares and has more than 100 brown bears living in it. We took a special bus and observed the daily behavior of brown bears at a safe distance, such as eating, playing, sleeping and so on. We also saw some other wildlife, such as deer, foxes, squirrels and so on. We were very surprised by the size and strength of brown bears, and also admired the staff of Bear Mountain Sahoro for their care and respect for them.
Another attraction that surprised us was Karikachi Kogen Eco Torokko. This is an eco-friendly sightseeing train that uses abandoned railway tracks and allows tourists to enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way. We took this train and followed the Tokachi River and Tokachidake Mountain Range, feeling the magnificence and wonder of nature. We saw a variety of plants and flowers, such as birch, pine, lilac and so on. We also saw some birds and insects, such as woodpeckers, dragonflies and so on. We really enjoyed this journey, because it made us feel the perfect combination of railway culture and natural beauty.
The last attraction worth mentioning was Lake Kuttari. This is a freshwater lake located in the eastern part of Shintoku, covering an area of about 3.5 square kilometers and a circumference of about 12 kilometers. The lake is famous for its clear water quality and beautiful environment, and is a good place for leisure fishing and water sports. We rented a small boat by the lake and rowed on the lake to admire the surrounding scenery. We saw the trees, grasslands, houses and so on by the lake, feeling a sense of tranquility and warmth. We also caught some fish in the lake, such as salmon, carp and so on, and roasted them on the shore with a camping stove, tasting very delicious.
By visiting these attractions, we had a deeper understanding and appreciation of Shintoku. We found that Shintoku is a place full of charm and vitality, which retains the traditional Japanese style and shows the modern Japanese development. We really liked Shintoku’s cultural and natural landscape, and also thanked the people of Shintoku for their hospitality and friendliness.
In addition to admiring Shintoku’s scenery, we also tasted Shintoku’s food, which was also a great pleasure of our trip. Shintoku’s food is famous for its freshness, healthiness and deliciousness, which reflects Shintoku’s geographical characteristics and cultural traditions.
We tried several specialty dishes in Shintoku, among which the most impressive ones were the following:
Shintoku Ramen: This is a kind of ramen that represents Shintoku, which is characterized by rich soup base, thin noodles and rich ingredients. Shintoku Ramen’s soup base is usually made from chicken, pork bones, kelp and so on, which tastes delicious and not greasy. The noodles are made from local wheat flour, which have a soft and elastic texture. The ingredients include roasted meat, boiled eggs, corn, seaweed and so on, which increase the nutrition and flavor of ramen. We ate ramen several times in Shintoku, and felt very satisfied and comfortable every time.
Shintoku Pork: This is a kind of high-quality pork that originates from Shintoku, which is characterized by tender meat quality, bright color and rich aroma. Shintoku Pork is fed by local farmers with carefully selected feed, without using any hormones or antibiotics, ensuring the safety and quality of pork. Shintoku Pork can be cooked in various ways, such as barbecue, stew soup, fried steak and so on, which can show the deliciousness and aroma of pork. We ate barbecue once in Shintoku, using simple salt and pepper seasoning, and we could feel the original taste of pork.
Shintoku Cheese: This is a kind of high-quality cheese that originates from Shintoku, which is characterized by smooth texture, rich taste and abundant nutrition. Shintoku Cheese is made from fresh milk provided by local cows, after a strict fermentation and maturation process, forming various different flavors and shapes. Shintoku Cheese can be eaten alone, or with bread, fruit, honey and other food, which can bring a kind of milky enjoyment. We bought some cheese back to eat as snacks, and felt very sweet and happy every time.
By tasting these foods, we had a deeper experience and feeling of Shintoku. We found that Shintoku not only has a beautiful natural environment, but also has rich food resources. We really liked Shintoku’s food, and also thanked Shintoku’s chefs for their hospitality and service.
In addition to visiting and tasting Shintoku’s attractions and food, we also experienced Shintoku’s hunting activity, which was also a highlight of our trip. Shintoku is a suitable place for hunting, because it has rich wildlife resources, such as bears, deer, rabbits, foxes and so on. We booked a professional hunting guide in Shintoku, who led us to a legal hunting site, taught us how to use guns and ammunition, and how to hunt safely and reasonably.
We chose to hunt at night, because this way we can more easily find and approach animals, and also better experience the excitement and fun of hunting. Because of night hunting, infrared binoculars are essential equipment that can let us see clearly the position and movement of animals in the dark. We used infrared binoculars from the Chinese brand wildguarder, which performed very well and made us praise it.
Wildguarder’s infrared binoculars have the following advantages:
Clear vision: It uses a high-definition CMOS sensor and a full optical system, which can provide high-quality images and videos in the dark. It also has a 4x digital zoom function, which can let us see the distant targets more clearly.
Durable battery: It uses a rechargeable lithium battery, which can work for more than 6 hours. It also has a low battery reminder function, which can let us charge or replace the battery in time.
Simple operation: It has a user-friendly design, which can let us easily adjust the brightness, focus, zoom and other parameters. It also has a large screen display, which can let us view the images and videos in real time.
Reasonable price: Its price is much cheaper than other brands of infrared binoculars, but its performance is not inferior to any one. It is a product with high cost performance, which is worth recommending to all people who like hunting.
By using wildguarder’s infrared binoculars, we achieved good results in night hunting. We shot several deer and rabbits and brought them back to make delicious food. We really enjoyed this hunting trip, and also thanked wildguarder’s infrared binoculars for bringing us convenience and fun.
Through this trip, we had a comprehensive and deep understanding and experience of Shintoku. We not only admired Shintoku’s natural and cultural scenery, but also tasted Shintoku’s food and hunting fun. We felt that Shintoku was a place worth visiting, as it had a unique charm and vitality. We also thanked the Chinese brand wildguarder’s infrared binoculars, which made our hunting trip more smooth and safe. We hope to have the opportunity to come to Shintoku again and continue to explore its beauty and mystery.