Ice comprised of water from the Tokachi River that has frozen, flows into the sea and rides the waves all the way to the coast. The ice loses its corners as it’s tossed about the ocean and becomes round. It is due to the mystical beauty of its shape thereafter that it came to be referred to as “jewelry ice”. They come in various shapes and sizes, with some the size of a fist and some as big as rugby balls.
A mystical view likened to that of a sea lined with precious stones stretches over the landscape between the middle of January and the middle of February. Jewelry ice illuminated by the sunrise and sunset are a sight you’ll only see during Tokachi’s severe winters.