If you plan to visit Asahiyama-Zoo in spring, I'll strongly recommend to visit a penguin house!
It's possible to see the state of the penguin from front, back, left and
right in the penguin house in the zoo.
A tunnel made of transparent resin was installed in the water tank in this building.
After leaving the cozy hotel in Shimamaki Village, we drove to Niseko Area and parked our car near the entrance of the trail to Shinsen-numa Marsh and headed to Mt. Chise-nupuri that has the same name as my wife.
Please put on the bell to avoid bear-attack.
Inhaling the fresh air that contains the smell of the ocean, I jogged around the coast. Can you imagine yourself living in such small village ?
It was so nice to kick back and stretch our body in this accommodations in Shimamaki Village. It was like a stay in our friend's house.
Can you see the waterfall between the peaks of the mountains ? The name is "Sukki Great Waterfall".
I think "Sukki" is from the language of the indigenous people of Hokkaido "Ainu" but I am not sure what the waterfall is the namesake of.
The peak of the mountain seemed to be that of Mt. Kariba that we gave up on that day to reach because of the heavy rainfall.
The families of the staffers were living in this site before albeit I posted "It seemed that no living space had been there in and around the lighthouse at the top of Cape Motta in Setana Town."
It seemed that no living space had been there in and around the lighthouse at the top of Cape Motta in Setana Town. Some of the light houses in Hokkaido had been kept and maintained by the staffers who had lived in or near the lighthouses.
This is the most famous sweets 「chou à la crème」 in Setana Town. When the west coast of Hokkaido was swamped by herrings and in full flourish, so many quality patisseries came to Hokkaido from Kyoto and other part s of Japan. That is why there are many quality patisseries even in small town on the west coast of Hokkaido.
It was like a dream to walk around in the garden filled with hydrangea flowers flourished fully. Pale blue, violet, white flowers. The colors fitted the rainfall and the atmosphere to a T.
「chou à la crème」 with crisp dough. Believe me. So nice and sweet !
It seemed to require quite a few works to maintain this hydrangea park on the hillside of Mt. Risshou in Setana Town. But the beauty of the colorful flowers were worth the works, I thought.