Another travel day aboard an express train and a local bus from Sapporo to Noboribetsu (Milky River), so named by the local Ainu for the mineral waters originating from geothermal underground springs (Hell Valley).
But we got in too late to see any of it, and had to settle for the public baths and pool on the third floor of the hotel.
Mejii Restoration in 1866. What Sapporo showcases is the successes which occur when cultures are brought together to share ideas and energy. It may not have much of a past, but it has a heck of a future.
To see all of the photos taken today, click on Tuesday, Apr 17th, Noboribetsu, Japan.