I arrived Tomakomai Port exactly at 11:00 hrs.
First, visited the Northern Horse Park.
I patted few ponies thinking of my late Grandpa.
Hokkaido is famous for breeding race horses.
My Gramdpa looked forward for weekends to watch horse races.
He was a social player because he enjoyed calculating odds, not much of a gambler.
Dairy farming is one of major industries in Hokkaido.
I enjoyed milk and haskap (blue-berried honeysuckle) ice-cream, pudding, hot milk and iced coffee at the Kitchen K’s Garden.
Shikotsuko (Shikotsu Lake) is a caldera lake.
Shikotsuko is surrounded by mountains: Eniwadake (Mt. Eniwadake, top), Fuppushidake (Mt. Fuppushidake, bottom right) and Tarumaesan (Mt. Tarumae, bottom left).
Unfortunately, the summit of Tarumaesan is covered with clouds.
According to a tour guide, the summit looks like a bucket being placed upside down and it’s an active volcano!
We drove by Yoteizan (Mt. Yotei), also known as Ezo Fuji (Hokkaido Mt. Fuji).
Yes, it has Mt. Fuji’s shape.
I wish I were here for golf today…
Hotel expanded a shopping and restaurant area in the premise; walked around this area after a buffet dinner.
It’s nice to drink a glass of Niseko Ezo Porter Beer (Hokkaido local beer) and Niseko Highland Mountain Grape Wine (local sweet wine). fufufu