We went down to Setana Town in Hiyama Sub-prefectural Area where I worked from 1990 to 1993. Can you see the three rocks like the Three Sisters in Blue Mountains, Australia ? They are called "San-bon-sugi-iwa" that means three-cider-trees rocks in Japanese.
On our way from Setana Town to the north, we dropped by the look out to see "the Window Rock" in Kamoenai Town.
Usually, we stay in "Takashima Ryokan", Japanese traditional inn established by a fisherman who ran a pleasure-boat company in Shimamaki Village on the west coast of Hokkaido Island.
It can be said that this kind of Japanese traditional style of housing and interior were for the high-end people in Hokkaido at the early stage of pioneering.
"Let us preserve and nurture the nature !" was described under the name of the pond "Shinsen-numa", that means Deities' Marsh.
So many kinds of creatures were breathing in the marsh, I felt.
What would you feel if you stepped into this sacred area? Can you keep quiet while you are strolling around on this marsh ? Some lotus-like leaves of plants were floating on the pond.
It was very calm on the marsh on the highland in Niseko Area as if it was a sacred zone for the deities that nurture all the creature inhabited there.
After bathing in the hot spring bath of the annex building in Goshiki Onsen, we headed to Shinsen-numa Marsh on the Niseko Highland.
This is the place to take off and put on the clothes before and after bathing in the hot spring bath in the annex building of Goshiki Onsen Hot Spring Spa.
I jogged for fifteen minutes to the west and savor the fresh air with a little bit sulfur gas in the area. I did not feel the smell of animals but I felt some kinds of curious in the air.
shrew mouse on the road. It is a peculiar kind to Hokkaido. It seemed to be struck by automobiles. It could not reach the flower garden on the hillside. Amen.