I recently traveled around Hokkaido, and wish to share the photos I took in the national parks, complete with alt-text descriptions for the visually impaired. Click on the pictures to see them at full size. Enjoy!
This is all in Shikotsu-Toya National Park.
Yoteizan, also known as Makkarinupuri (Ainu name) and Ezo-Fuji (‘Ezo’ is the old Japanese name for Hokkaido, and ‘Fuji’ … I think you can figure that one out), as seen from Nakayama Pass.
This building was busted by the 2000 eruption of Mt. Usu.
There is Nakajima, the set of islands in the center of Lake Toya.
A close up of the islands in the lake.
This park is famous for being one of the last wild habitats of a rare endangered native species known as the cosplayer (okay. there was just an anime and manga convention at Lake Toya that day).
Sunset at Lake Toya.
This is ‘Hell Valley’
Panorama of Hell Valley (Noboribetsu Onsen)
This is the iron pool – as you can see, iron ore is building up on the side. (Noboribetsu Onsen)
This is Oyunuma, which is 50 degrees Celcius at the surface, 130 degrees at the bottom (this lake is 22 meters deep), and it is the largest body of hot water in all of Japan. (Noboribetsu Onsen)
This is the BEST FOOTBATH IN JAPAN! And it was made by nature – this stream flows from Oyunuma, is naturally hot, and you can just dip your feet in. It is way better than artificial footbaths.
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