This day started from visiting lake Shikotsu.
It has an maximum depth of 363 metres,making it the second deepest lake in Japan, after Lake Tazawa.
It is the second largest of Japan's caldera lakes, surpassed only by Lake Kussharo.
It is surrounded by three volcanos, Mount Eniwa,Mount Fuppushi and Mount Tarumae.
We enjoyed nice view from tourist boat.
This is Lake Toya,a volcanic caldera lake in Shikotsu-Toya National Park.
It is a part of "Toya Caldera and Usu Volcano Global Geopark.
The stratovolcano of Mount Usu lies on the southern rim of the caldera.
The lake is nearly circular, being 10 kilometers in diameter from east-west and 9 kilometers from North-South.
Before lunch our driver took a brief stop at one of the best view points to see a lake.
Toya district is also famous for its farming of scallops.
So today's lunch for my guests are scallop special!
Scallop rice, scallop miso soup and Cyawan-mushi, Japanese egg custard cooked with fish broth and Japanese salted pickles.
My guests were happy to have this special.
This is one of the most famous and popular sweets souvenirs in Hokkaido.
The name is Wakasaimo originally from Toya district.
This looks like sweet potato and taste is also like sweet potato.
However, this is all made of white beans without potatoes.
Shredded kelp are used to express dietary fiber of potatoes.
This is Mt.new Showa, miracle mountain in Hokkaido.
This is located next to the Mt. Usu.
This was suddenly came out after the eruption of Mt.Usu.
The mountain is now almost naked however, trees are gradually coming up to the mountain.
100 years later, maybe mountain will be covered with trees.
This is Westin Rusutsu resort.
My guests enjoyed their stay this western style hotel.
Rusutsu is one of most famous place to enjoy summer and winter sports.
Rusutsu also has a big amusement park so many family visitors come to Rusutsu during their children's summer vacation.