Sunday, August 22, 2010

Noboribetsu

During our stay in Sapporo, we spent an afternoon in Noboribetsu volcanic area...
We walked several easy trails through the forest and also very close to the sulfurous ponds and geysers...
On the same day, we visited an Ainu village which was a bit touristy to my taste and where I was really sad to see two magnificent grizzlies held in cages. The museum was the part I liked the best. Btw, the small Ainu museum in Sapporo (in the Botanical Garden) is also interesting to visit, with lots of beautiful costumes and artifacts and old pictures.
Next are three more photos of Sapporo, before heading off to beautiful Kyoto...

4 comments:

natsumi nishizumi said...

Looks like you had a great trip! I have never been to Sapporo before and I always want to visit... I gew up in southern part of Japan, so Sapporo is far away north from my hometown... Thank you for sharing your beautiful trip photos!!

jenclair said...

Your photos are lovely! What a wonderful trip you had...lots of inspiration!

sharon young said...

What a beautiful place, your photos are lovely.

Kristin L said...

Cool geysers and sulfurous pools.