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We said our goodbyes to those who are left and went back to the hotel to pack. We will be meeting at the station at 11.10am for the train to Chitose Airport. Our flight is at about 2pm and we get into Narita Airport at 3.40pm. We will be catching the 4.50pm or 4.55pm bus to Tachikawa to meet up with Norzin and Shigeki for dinner. It will be Norzin's birthday tomorrow but she offered to cook, which was a bit too much to ask. We decided on the Korean BBQ again.
I am already awake quite early. The rest of the people is already out of bed and it is very light because of the lack of curtains. We couldn't get any breakfast in the hostel so we drove up to the legendary 7Eleven to get something. It is still early if we decide to leave to the Blue Pond. I have no clue what we will see today, but I just let Momo drive where he wants to. One of the guys from the hostel is joining us ...
Momo and I went away for the weekend to Furano what is located more in land of Hokkaido. The world turns completely green after leaving Obihiro. Obihiro is surrounded by a beautiful mountain range. Momo takes the more scenic routes to drive to Furano instead of the motorway. It all looks amazing and the views are stunning! We stop on the top of the mountain to take some pictures from the viewpoint.
Furano is just a scenic 2,5 ...
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