​A bear sighting was reported  in the Kanbetsu district. The snow continues to melt and many people go into nature for leisure or to collect wild vegetables. Please make sure never to go into the mountains on your own and carry an item that makes noise to ward off bears. If you see a bear or a bear’s footprints around Niseko, please report it to the Agricultural Division (Livestock and Forestry Section) at the Kutchan Town Council.


Contact: Agricultural Administration Division, Livestock and Forestry Section 0136-56-8080