Summer Vacation in Akan !
I am in Tokyo now remembering the beautiful scenery in Akan area. The temperature in Tokyo will go up to 29 degree in Celsius today. It is comparatively low and the wind from the sea is very comfortable even in Tokyo today.
But I would like to go back to more comfortable place in Hokkaido.
This photo was taken at the top of the flagship hotel of Tsuruga Resort and Spa.
The water in the spa is comparatively hot. The chilly breeze on the lake is very comfortable to our body warmed up by the outside spa.
Our bodies were recharged fully in this spa surrounded by the greatness of the nature.
This small bath is very comfortable, speaking of the temperature, though the sight from there is not so good compared to the wide bath showed above.
Until the end of August, "Torch Festival" in Akan is held every night and the guests can participate to the
parade with the traditional attires of Ainu tribe. Though the price of stay per night is a little bit expensive compared to other hotels in eastern Hokkaido, the hotel group and the staff satisfied the guest with their hospitality and the atmosphere created with the arts and culture of indigenous people Ainu. Even though the logistics may be complicated, some kind of international conventions should be held in this area. The subjects ? Sustainablility or preserving the culture and language of indigenous people would be great considering the location. What do you think about it?