Monday, December 24, 2012

Highlight * Great Views of Lake Toya from our room * Amazing Asia * Hokkaido, Japan (December 2012)

One is met with a very refreshing view of Lake Toya and Ezo Fuji (Mt Yotei) at the far end, when you wake up in the morning as you look out the large picture window of your tatami room.

This is a nice place to stay overnight when you're exploring the Lake Toya area.

At night, they feature lights at the garden just by the lake and a few minutes of fireworks. It's great to go for a walk. In our case, it was winter time but it was still nice to go for an evening stroll. We were lucky to see a couple of big white swans swimming around the edge of the lake.

Since the area is also quite remote, there is not much options to go out. The hotel offers great buffet dinner. They have a large dining hall, but despite it being full when we visited, the ambiance was rather relaxing.

Nearby, we went for snow activities at the famous Rusutsu Ski Resort, visited the Bear Farm in Showa-Shinsan, and just enjoyed the drive in the midst of all the beautiful sceneries.

Note:  This highlight also appears in AFAR Website

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