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Japan Hokkaido Trip 北海道 – Day 7

August 9, 2011 22 comments

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Hokkaido -Lake Akan

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ONSEN

This morning, we enjoyed by relaxing in the quiet surroundings of our fabulous onsen hotel.

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Beautiful Flower

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Bye Bye Lake Akan

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LAKE ONNETO

Onneto Observatory

The Onneto Observatory is the most ideal spot to view Lake Onneto.  With the onset of the tourism season there are many tourist around.

Lake Onneto Reaches 623 Meters Above Sea Level

Hokkaido Lake Onneto was formed by an eruption of  lava from Ponmachine shiri, the main summit of Mt. Meakan-dake, and represents the western most point in Akan National Park.  In the Ainu language, the “onne” in “oneto” means “ancient or large” while the “to” in the name means “lake or marsh”.

Onneto is also referred to as “Goshiki-numa” (“five-colored marsh“) due to the various hues taken on by the lake depending on the weather, the direction of the wind, and the vintage point from which the lake is seen.

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Mt. Meakan-dake and Mt. Oakan-dake are Side by Side

Mt. Oakan-dake (Male Mountain) and Mt. Meakan-dake (Female Mountain) are both volcanoes whose eruptions formed the landscape around Lake Akan.

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MT. OAKAN-DAKE 雄阿寒岳

Mt. Oakan-dake, 1,371m above sea level is situated at the south west tip of the Chishima Volcano Belt and emerged approximately 10,000 years ago in the center of the Akan Caldera.  The dignified, inspiring form of Mt. Oakan-dake is referred to in the Ainu language as Pinne shiri (Male Mountain).

Mt. Meakan-dake

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MT. MEAKAN-DAKE 雌阿寒岳

Hokkaido Mt. Meakan-dake is positioned south west of Lake Akan and rises 1,499m above sea level.  Volcanic activities commenced approximately 20,000 years ago.  The present-day complex features of this mountain came about through the steady emission of white volcanic smoke and countless eruptions over the course of its history.  In the Ainu language, Machine shiri means “Female Mountain.”

Mt. Oakan-dake

Meakan remains active and frequently emits sulphur fumes, the last occurred was on 21 Mar 2006.

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AKAN KOHAN ECO MUSEUM

At the town’s eastern end, walking trails lead through the forest and along the lake to bubbling mud pools known as bokke.  The trails start next to the Akan Kohan Eco Museum Center where information on Akan National Park and its wildlife is available.

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This way to Akankohan Eco Museum

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Akankohan Eco Museum and Sight Seeing Ferry Terminal

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Beautiful Scenery of this Chinese Movie was Shoot in Lake Akan and Hokkaido

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HOKKAIDO KUSHIRO AIRPORT

After lunch at Jusco, we proceed to Kushiro Airport to take Domestic Flight back to Tokyo.

Departure Gate at Kushiro Airport

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Famous Cow at Kushiro Airport

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Owl is Lucky Animal cos in Japanese is called “Bu Ku Lao” Meant Easy Life.

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Crane at Kushiro Airport

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TOKYO HANEDA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Tokyo Train

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Train Ticket from Domestic Aiport to Haneda Int’l Airport – Specially Arrange by Tour Guide

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Inside the Train

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Shopping at Haneda International Airport, Tokyo, Japan.

Haneda Int’l Airport, Tokyo, Japan

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Beautiful Kimonos, very expensive.

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Hello Kitty Shop at Haneda Int’l Airport

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Duty Free Shop at Haneda Int’l Airport

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Sirotan Shop at Haneda Int’l Airport

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Sourvenir Shop at Haneda Int’l Airport

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Hokkaido Places Visited

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Japan Hokkaido Trip

We reached Changi Airport at 5.08am, 47 minutes early, the pilot could have looked at Tokyo time oh.

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Link: Hokkaido Trip Day 1

Link: Hokkaido Trip Day 2

Link: Hokkaido Trip Day 3

Link: Hokkaido Trip Day 4

Link: Hokkaido Trip Day 5

Link: Hokkaido Trip Day 6

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