Monday, October 17, 2016 Shikotsu-Toya National Park, Hokkaido
Our first stop of the day was Mt. Usu in the Shikotsu-Toya National Park. This regions features one of Japan's youngest and still active volcanoes, Mt. Showa Shinzan.
Everyday our tour guide passed around a map with our route for the day marked down on it. I really liked that.
On the way, I noticed these wind turbines on the landscape.
This is the gondola on the Usu-zan Ropeway which we rode to an observation deck on the side of the mountain.
This is Mt. Showa Shinzan.
You can click on the photo below to get a slightly bigger view.
I bought a melon at one of the shops at the foot of the mountain.
A lunch stop at Restaurant Caldeira was next on the agenda.
We had this nabe-type hot pot dish. I loved it.
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