Can you believe that the surface of this lake freezes up in winter and so-called "Ice Hotel" emerges on the lake ? It is so cool and amazing to soak your body in the hot spring bath on the frozen lake albeit it is so cold outside the hotel.
It was a little bit foggy on the hillside to Lake Shikaribetsu. Tokachi Plain could not be seen clearly from the lookout on the hillside.
A foot-bath of hot spring was beside the pier on the lake.
Have you got the perspective of "Kanno Onsen" hot spring spa ? This is the last post of this accommodation this year.I was so relieved to see the refurbished hot spring spa of Kanno Onsen.
is so tough for females because in order to enjoy the outside bath, females have to go through the males' bath after taking off their clothes. The hotel kindly rend bath towels to females who want to soak their body in the outside hot spring. They have to so tough for females .
I think these photos taken in the morning are clearer than those taken in the night.. The small hot spring waterfall seemed to contain iron and copper. The surface of the rocks seemed not to be remodeled. It was like as it had been.
On the hillside of the mountain, spruce trees were still dark green in May.
Mt. Tomuraushi and other peaks of mountains surrounding the valley could be seen from the approach to "Kanno Onsen". The snow in the shade cooled down my body heated up by the energy given by the deities reigning the area.
It was refurbished and reopened for the people !
I am so sorry for the blurry sight. As I posted a few days ago, each hot spring was named and was the namesake of the language of indigenous people of Hokkaqido, Ainu.
The air was so cool on the hillside and the approach to the hot spring was still decorated with white snow. I could feel the spruces were breathing and the refreshing aroma of them inspired me to step into the woods.
Above is the biggest bathtub and my feet. Before being remodeled, this building was like a ruin actually. I do not think that the bathtubs and the wall covered with calcium carbonate was not refurbished.
https://www.facebook.com/kannoonsen but written only in English.
This is the biggest bath room of "Kanno Onsen" hot spring bath located on the lowest floor in the annex building of the facility. Going down the narrow stair house, the biggest bath tub is behind the huge rock.
A small hot waterfall to massage the bodies of guests is beside the stair house. The wall was covered and decorated with calcium carbonate .