Lake Chimikeppu !

by Kazu

We arrived at the hotel of Lake Chimikeppu near my hometown Kitami City.It was so calm and cool on that day.
In summer, so many great dragonflies were flying on the lake but at the beginning of spring, they were in the shape of larva before becoming chrysalis.
The surface of the lake was rippling and the atmosphere on the lake was so nice with a little bit aroma of spruce. It is not the destination for so-called bulk tour.


Tsubetsu to Lake Chimikeppu !

 by Kazu

 After jogging around the hotel "Lamp no Yado Mori Tsubetsu", I pigged out the quality breakfast of the hotel sourced locally.
 The lamp shade was also made of the wood raised up in the town. Is it too much for your breakfast ?   By I think you would be surprised at the quality and the nice taste of the dishes.
After having enough rest in the hotel, we headed to the hotel beside Lake Chimikeppu. to have lunch and a rest in the hotel.


Lamp no Yado Mori Tsubetsu in the Morning !

by Kazu

This is the first guest to the backyard of the hotel "Lamp no Yado Mori Tsubetsu" on that day. It might be allured to the feeding table but before its breakfast, it walked on the stage in front of the window of the entrance hall as if a model fascinate on the cat walk in fashion events.
 Disentanglement puzzles were displayed in the entrance hall of the hotel. Of course, you can buy it but they are mainly for spending your time in the hotel, particularly in winter.
Actually, the metal puzzle allured many guests on that day. cThe backyard of the hotel was well-trimmed even at the beginning of spring . The hotel has also a relaxing space after bathing as shown below.


Hot Spring Bath of "Lamp no Yado "!

by Kazu

Thirty minute jogging may be the best for waking up your body and soul in the morning. You will get ready even for a uphill battle in the office.
 But I do not recommend too long bathing in the morning when you have to drive a car.
You will get sleepy after long bathing albeit soaking your body in the bath in the morning may be the symbol of the happiness in the travel for pleasure.


Inside Hot Spring Spa of "Lamp no Yado Mori Tsubetsu" !

 by Kazu

The inside spa of the hot spring was filled up with the healing mist and a bit smell of sulfur. I felt the bones and muscles of my body getting power and the second wing again.
 Nobody was in the bathing area of the hotel early in the morning. I thought something should be done during nonexistence of human being other than me but I could not come up with an idea to be conducted actually.
Coming back to the entrance hall, I recognized the lamp with wooden shade. Warmed up with the lamp, the wooden shade was emitting so  nice aroma of larch or spruce. While enjoying the aroma, next guest Japanese wagtail came to the statge.


Jogging around the hotel and Onsen bathing !

by Kazu

I went out of the forest and headed to the road to the downtown of Tsubetsu Town.
Soon I reached the intersection and found the sign to Lake Kussharo.
The road to Lake Kussharo and the pass on the way is closed in winter but the road is very useful to access to the area for so-called bulk tour around Lake Kussharo.  After jogging around in the chilly breeze, I jumped into the hot spring bath.


The Backyard of "Lamp no Yado Mori Tsubetsu" !

by Kazu

I think the dome on the photo above is the hot spring bathroom of the hotel. Because of the existence of the backyard, the scenery of the creek can be seen from the outside bath of the hot spring spa.
 Why ? The naked people enjoying bathing outside the building should hide from the trekkers.
 I could not find the traces of flood but the width of the creek seemed to have changed sometimes. The water flow was so close to the hotel but the forest in the valley seemed to adjust the amount of water flowing into the creek.