Again, it will be split up into more than 1 post.
Day 1 - We first touched down at Chitose Airport.
Scenic spot on the way to the first ryokan we went, Noboribetsu Grand Hotel.
Noboribetsu Grand Hotel. As it is a ryokan, it is situated near/at an onsen, so when we reached there, we could smell sulfur, which we thought was the smell of rotten eggs.
Day 2 - Noboribetsu Jigokudani (hell valley).
As we walked, we reached this natural foot bath, which is a stream with black mud inside.
A rest stop with a Mt Showa backdrop, which we would be visiting shortly.
This is Mt Showa Shinzan. It was actually formed after an eruption of a volcano, Mt Usu.
Our next destination was Hakodate, a fishing town with a rich history.
We had our dinner here.
We took the Hakodate ropeway to see the nightview. It was pretty, but it was drizzling, so not very good photos were taken. :(
Day 3 - we had our breakfast at the Hakodate Market. The seafood breakfast there was very fresh...
After breakfast, we walked around the picturesque town of Hakodate.
Some scenery while on the way to our next destination.
Cape Esan Lighthouse Park.
Our hotel for the night, Niseko Weiss Hotel. It is another ryokan.
Day 4 - stunning photos from our ryokan.
Our next destination - Otaru, the canal city.
This is the end of Part 1! Look forward to Part 2!