Best scallop quish!





This is a bakery I love.

hey have really tasty quish
spinach, shrimp, or scallop..

Of course I didn’t hesitate and picked up scallop ones.
The bread they sell hear is the best in Hokkaido.

W ate the quish in the car before we continue our driving.


Shakotan Peninshula many single rocks

Just 90 miuntes drive from Sapporo.

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This is where people go to eat sea urchin, swimming and just to drive along the beutiful coast line!

this candle rock is also called as kannon rock- a Buddha of benevolence.

So very gentle?


Lavenders in Furano  exactly not yet….

This is what you see at Farm Tomita in Furano now in early May.


Only in their greenhouse

The flowers are beautiful and actually there are another kind blooming here.

But this is again in theri greenhouse.

Things have just started.

A cherry tree is now in bloom.
There are spring flowers here and there.

As always lavender flavoerd ice cream is good.

But spring has just come to Furano.

In a few months, there will be purple carpetted fields everywhere.

Jyozankei Hotspring, Sapporo

Jyozankei is a popular resort for Sapporo People.
Just 30 minutes from the center you will be in a different world of hot spring spas!

This is one of the most frequented hotels, for its reasonable price and good water.

Every place in Jyozankei seemed busy today.

This is Daikokuya hot sweet bum shop.
I was told to wait for one hour to get their manjyu.( stemy hot sweet bum with sweet bean jam inside)

The hot spring park had many visitors.

People enjoyed foot bathing here.

The symbol of this place is Kappa, the imeginary animal who, believed, to live in rivers or ponds.
There are many kapp statues in this area.

This one has a very flexible body!

This one with a crown may be the Miss Kappa?

This Kappa enjoys taking a bath!

Sring certainly brings tourist to this resort town.

As you like it — seafood rice bowl in Kushiro, Hokkaido!

When you are in Kushiro, be sure to visit Washo Fish Market!

In this market, try a KATTEDON.

Look around the fish mongers.

And if you are hungry, buy a bigportion of rice in a bowl.

And then visit fish shops and buy slices of your favorite sashimi.

I asked for local fish.
so I has cod, Atka Macrarel, haribut.
As they are all white meat fish, I wanted some colors.
So I have some salmon and baked egg.

Here it is! It was delicious.
Of course I had to have a crab miso soup, too!!!

Swan Lake Kussharo, Hokkaido

Kussharo is a Swan Lake now!

This is what you will see at Lake Kussharo early in April.

Many beautiful swan are resting at the lake.

And playing with kids.

The geothermal heat makes the beach very warm and comfortable.

There is even a hot bathtub for the swans??

Winter has come at Okurayama Ski Jump Hill!

In 1972, the Winetr Olympic Games were held at Okurayama Ski JUmp Hill.
Japan’s ski jump team monopolized the medals in thw 90 meter class event.

Today, many ski jum competitions are held and also jumpers practice even during summer time.

In early December 2011 , when I visited the Hill, it was covered with beautiful soft snow.

We took the double chair lift up to the observation deck.