Author: on4bam

We had kind of a lost day today. We drove to the coastal viewpoint at Onusa. Our car was the only one on the parking lot which was strange. We had to walk 500 metres to the viewing platform were …

October 15th, Driving to the coast Read More »

At 8:30 we were on the road again. The first stop was Lake Towada from where we drove upstream along to the Oirase stream. There are several waterfalls and rapids over a 9Km stretch of road but only a few …

October 14th, Hirosaki to Morioka Read More »

As the typhoon moves away the sun was out again although there still blew a hefty wind. We drove North to Takayama Inari shrine. Before we reached the shrine we drove through two very large Tori’s, or big red gates.

During the night we heard heavy rain and some wind on the 6th floor of our hotel but in the morning we had this view.

Because of the approaching typhoon near Tokyo JR began cancelling high speed Shinkansen trains going to Tokyo. Ours left Hakodate at 9:35 and was going to be the last one to go to the capital. The next one would go …

October 12th, Shinkansen to Aomori Read More »

Not a lot to do today. It was cloudy but still 18 degrees. We just had an outing planned to Onuma park but first stopped at the coastal Shikabe Geyser park where a geyser sprouts up streaming water about every …

October 11th, Hakodate Read More »

The Sun was out in full force this morning as we started our drive to Hakodate, our last stop in Hokkaido. We made a quick first stop at the Silo viewpoint to have an overlook of Lake Toya. We then …

October 10th, Rusutsu to Hakodate Read More »

The rain continued throughout the night so after breakfast we stayed in our room for a while checking weather sites. A webcam at Lake Toya showed better weather there eventhough it is only 30 minutes away so we decided it …

October 9th, Lake Toya Read More »

When we left the hotel it was already raining. Fortunately we only had one stop and that was after driving 340 Km. We decided to take the toll expressway eventhough speed is limited to 70Km/h most of the time. We …

October 8th, Kushiro to Rusutsu Read More »

We started the day with a 1 hour drive to Lake Akan. At 11 we boarded a boat for a lake cruise with a short stop at a smalll island where we saw the Marimo, a unique algae that grows …

October 7th, Kushiro Read More »