I was over the moon when I saw the email 'You are one of our prophency winners'! I swear my heart skipped a few beats! From that day onwards, I daydreamed of the trip, running through the wardrobe for my summer-fashion-parade in Europe and stocking up on my films!
If you are visiting Hokkaido between mid January to early March, I highly recommend you to add Mombetsu as one of your travel stops. The highlight at Mombetsu is to experience an ice breaking cruise just off the Sea of Okhotsk.