Fujita Kanko Washington Hotel Asahikawa
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... br> The next stop was to the Photographic Gallery of a famous Japanese photographer, Shinzo Maeda and his son. The gallery was set in rolling hills with a small wooded area of black and white trees. Joseph ended up their whole collection of postcards, costing him more than $120.00. I think I would have preferred to buy their books as it would have been larger photos, lighter to carry back home and far cheaper.
The driver stopped at Panorama Street. ...
In the morning it was still raining and the clouds hanging low. No point to go on a mountain when you cannot see anything
So we decided to visit the lavender fields and town in Furano closed by. There farms that grow lavender - and for once not rice fields or soy beans - and those are attractions to Japanese tourists. There is a local train line going there which came handy
We ate at ...
... US during the 19th century
Carried on to Asahikawa, where we have had another beer festival at the station. The weather was now definitely turing into rain. This ruined our plan to climb Asahidate an active volcano and we planned for next day another excursion
Thanks to the lady at the tourist information we found an excellent restaurant close by the hotel. Original Japanese food and we enjoyed very much
... i quickly turned back.....that will be fine! So the morning of our snow day I woke to sam looking at me....."we're going to see snow today! :D" we dressed for the cold and headed for the train. 1.5 hrs of Shinkansen north to a little village, a 30 min bus trip as promised, deep into a volcanic gorge..... sheer cliffs and snow capped peaks.... small piles of half melted snow...yep right direction...... then we headed through a tunnel and popped out on ...
... till fellow travelers started to blog about the beauty of Biei and why it deserved a visit on its own.
There are smaller flower farms to see along the way, but they are much smaller in scale to those in Furano. And just as touristy.