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... few interesting thing there including some rather nice Japanese cups. They were also extremely expensive and way past my budget. Besides, I couldn't carry anymore in my luggage and we are running out of cash. Time to bring out the credit card. I have only used the credit card for the hotels in Kawasaki and Tachikawa as well as for the chopsticks that I bought from Daimaru yesterday.
It was a one carriage train again but there was a waiting room full ...
... dams. The Blue Pond is named after it's deep blue color which it owes to natural minerals dissolved in the water.
Just a little bit further up the way is a deep forest. We stopped and walked a bit into the forest. Left and right from the little path are lots of graves where people bury the ashes of their loved ones. But at the end of the little road is a beautiful waterfall. There is nobody else around and it ...
... forest. But we couldn't find it at all. Just when we gave up our hunt to this forest we saw a wild deer a few meters away from us. I tried to come closer to take a picture and it wasn't even that scared because I could come close to 6 meters away from it. It probably found eating more important at that moment.
We stopped again at a shrine and temple on our way back to the hostel. Momo showed me how the praying works and ...
... decks and windows to be able to see the animals very close or almost being in the middle of them. Unfortunately the animals were held alone, without pairs or groups, most of them mentally switched off, doing there endless rounds to have at least some escape from theri boredome.
Sad to see that this type of zoos still exist, we have zoos as well but very modern with motivated animals
... 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
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1-2-26 Kagetsu-cho, Takikawa | Hotelfrom $82