Day 8 - Sapporo to Lake Toya

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We drove south from Sapporo, stopping at Lake Shikotsu and Mount Usu before arriving at the Lake View Toya Nonokaze Resort. As soon as we walked into this resort, we wanted to stay longer! We all voted the outdoor onsens as the best of the whole holiday. The onsen was like an affinity pool, looking out over Lake Toya, and the water was the perfect temperature for a long soak. The variety available for the breakfast and dinner buffet food was pretty good too! There was even a free firework show out on the lake at night! Perhaps we should go back in winter for a different experience of Hokkaido?

Before I show you some more photos, take a look at these two photos of the view of Lake Toya from our hotel room. The one on the left is when we arrived, and the one on the right is the morning of our departure. The weather pattern shown was typical of this trip; one day fine, one day cloudy and wet, and some mornings started wet and ended fine!

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