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Yuichi Kudoさんのログブック(旅行記)「Great Hokkaido tour with guests from Malaysia ( Day4 )」

Great Hokkaido tour with guests from Malaysia ( Day4 )

2016-08-14 - 2016-08-1415 Episodes
Yuichi Kudo
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Yuichi Kudo
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  • Japan
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Day4, We started from Lake shikotsu then, we went to Lake Toya.
Lake shikotsu and Lake Toya are designated as a
Shikotsu-Toya national park, one of the 6 national parks in Hokkaido!
This day was the day which my guests felt and enjoyed mystique of nature.

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Day 12016/08/14

Shikotsuko Lake (支笏湖) Hokkaido, Japan

Shikotsuko Lake (支笏湖)(北海道, 日本)|Great Hokkaido tour with guests from Malaysia ( Day4 )(Yuichi Kudoさん)

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.

Shikotsuko Lake (支笏湖) Hokkaido, Japan

Shikotsuko Lake (支笏湖)(北海道, 日本)|Great Hokkaido tour with guests from Malaysia ( Day4 )(Yuichi Kudoさん) - 02

This tourist boat is special!
We can go down to the lower deck and enjoy the view of lake bottom.
Lake shikotsu is famous for its column joint structure at the bottom of the lake.
The caldera formed in the holocene when the land between the volcanos subsided.

休暇村 支笏湖 Hokkaido, Japan

休暇村 支笏湖(北海道, 日本)|Great Hokkaido tour with guests from Malaysia ( Day4 )(Yuichi Kudoさん)

The red salmon (locally called "chippu"), introduced from Lake Akan in 1895, has become a noted product of the area and chippu fishing is now a favourite pastime in summer.

支笏湖ビジターセンター Hokkaido, Japan

支笏湖ビジターセンター(北海道, 日本)|Great Hokkaido tour with guests from Malaysia ( Day4 )(Yuichi Kudoさん)

This tree is amazing!
Please look at this carefully.
This tree has two points where roots come out.
This is due to volcanic ashes.
How fabulous natures are.
If you want to know the reason why in detail please come to Hokkaido.

Lake Toya (洞爺湖) Hokkaido, Japan

Lake Toya (洞爺湖)(北海道, 日本)|Great Hokkaido tour with guests from Malaysia ( Day4 )(Yuichi Kudoさん)

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.

わかさいも本舗 洞爺湖本店 Hokkaido, Japan

わかさいも本舗 洞爺湖本店(北海道, 日本)|Great Hokkaido tour with guests from Malaysia ( Day4 )(Yuichi Kudoさん) - 02

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.

  • Loved to be there!
  • Budget:1300USD

わかさいも本舗 洞爺湖本店 Hokkaido, Japan

わかさいも本舗 洞爺湖本店(北海道, 日本)|Great Hokkaido tour with guests from Malaysia ( Day4 )(Yuichi Kudoさん)

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.

  • Loved to be there!
  • Budget:2000USD

有珠山ロープウェイ Hokkaido, Japan

有珠山ロープウェイ(北海道, 日本)|Great Hokkaido tour with guests from Malaysia ( Day4 )(Yuichi Kudoさん) - 02

After lunch We took Usuzan ropeway and came close to Mt. Usu where smokes still come out.
Mount Usu is an active stratovolcano in the Shikotsu-Toya National Park.
It takes 7 min. to go to observatory.

有珠山ロープウェイ Hokkaido, Japan

有珠山ロープウェイ(北海道, 日本)|Great Hokkaido tour with guests from Malaysia ( Day4 )(Yuichi Kudoさん)

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.

有珠山 Hokkaido, Japan

有珠山(北海道, 日本)|Great Hokkaido tour with guests from Malaysia ( Day4 )(Yuichi Kudoさん)

This is a nice view from observatory.
Mt.Usu has erupted four times since 1900.
Meiji-shinzan was created Meiji-shinzan.
Showa-shinzan was created in 1944 to 1945 the latest eruption was happened in 2000.

昭和新山熊牧場 Hokkaido, Japan

昭和新山熊牧場(北海道, 日本)|Great Hokkaido tour with guests from Malaysia ( Day4 )(Yuichi Kudoさん)

This is bear park next to the rope way entrance of Mt. Usu.
We had enough time to visit the park.
Our guests enjoyed feeding bears.

ふきだし公園 Hokkaido, Japan

ふきだし公園(北海道, 日本)|Great Hokkaido tour with guests from Malaysia ( Day4 )(Yuichi Kudoさん)

Fukidashi(spring park) where spring water comes out without any pause.
We enjoyed drinking fresh cold water.
This park is located on the skirt of Mt.Yotei.
We cannot live without the mercy of nature.

ふきだし公園 Hokkaido, Japan

ふきだし公園(北海道, 日本)|Great Hokkaido tour with guests from Malaysia ( Day4 )(Yuichi Kudoさん) - 02

We love this kind of nature garden consists of water rock, wood,and wild moss.
My guests were really happy to come here and relaxed in the nature.

The Westin Rusutsu Resort Hokkaido, Japan

The Westin Rusutsu Resort(北海道, 日本)|Great Hokkaido tour with guests from Malaysia ( Day4 )(Yuichi Kudoさん) - 02

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.

The Westin Rusutsu Resort Hokkaido, Japan

The Westin Rusutsu Resort(北海道, 日本)|Great Hokkaido tour with guests from Malaysia ( Day4 )(Yuichi Kudoさん)

Westin Rusutsu is famous for its king crab buffet!
Big crab legs are all you can eat.
My guests were excited and enjoyed nice dinner.
Hokkaido is famous for 3 kinds of crabs, King crab, hairy crab and snow crab.

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