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... a view of the valley from there. We didn't stay long as a whole bus load of other tourists descended. The tour guide had to blow a whistle in a shrill Morse code type signal to help the driver reverse into the parking spot. That sent Owen into hysterics as our driver did it all by himself without any help from anyone.
We returned to Biei Station to catch the train to Asahikawa. We went to have a look at the Information Centre/souvenir shop. It had ...
... and found the Blue Pond not to far away from Biei. It was quite busy,but Sunday is for most of them their only free day in the week. And we were lucky coming early, just when we left the cars were queuing for kilometers to go to the Blue Pond. The Blue Pond is basically more blue in picture than in real life. But it was still a beautiful place to see. The pond is more like a little lake on the side of a river ...
... by the different hostels they saw and decided to create their own. It is a small hostel, it only has two bedrooms with a few bunk beds. It is a whole wooden hostel. Basically everything is made out of wood. And there are lots of windows with look outs over the mountains. We quickly dropped our stuff on the beds and left for a drive through and around Furano.
We drove a bit through the mountains and we were eager to find ...
... 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