Category: Hokkaido

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 »

No reason to rush today as we didn’t have a long drive ahead and we, as usual, had an early start because breakfast is always served early. The sun was out and it was a chilly 10 degrees when we …

October 6th, Teshikaga to Kushiro Read More »

It was still raining in the morning so the scenic route over the Shiretoko pass was a bit disappointing. We followed the coast to Notsuke peninsula, a narrow piece of land with a nature reserve. We waited a while for …

October 5th, Shari to Teshikaga Read More »

We had booked a boat tour this morning to takes along the cast and look for bears. Unfortunately, when checking in yesterday evening we were told the tour was cancelled because of the weather. We kind of expected this as …

October 4th, Shiretoko Read More »

Today we only had two stops on our drive East. We had to fill up the car for the first time. At most fuelstations someone will pump for you but we we guided away from the pump. When we stopped …

October 3rd, Asahikawa to Shari Read More »