To Tomuraushi !
We skipped The City of Sweets and Fertility Obihiro City and headed to Tomuraushi Hot Springs after having a look at the Tokachi Plain from the lookout on the hillside where we met a fox.
I thought Alan and Kathleen had not been relaxed until they saw the hotel at the end of the unpaved road.
The comfortable open air hot spring bath was waiting for us. We went down to the hotel Higashi Taisetsu-sou.
The URL of the hotel is http://www.netbeet.ne.jp/~taisetsu/tomurausi1.html
and it also has the account of Facebook