Day 3 - Rausu to Lake Kussharo

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Despite the low vehicle density in Hokkaido, the roads are very good and even remote areas appear to be well serviced. You will see lots of the arrows at the side of the roads which we took to be road markers for when the fields are covered metre-high in snow. Often we saw metal barriers at the side of the roads to help reduce snow drifts, and went through a variety of tunnels which we took to be snow-related too as we were not driving through mountains. But when we did drive through the longer mountain tunnels, it was quite mesmerising.

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We had several stops on this journey, so I have separated them for clarity.

© Helen Gray 2021