Hokkaido Summer Retreat (Biei/Furano/Tomamu) – Day 3(a)

good morning asahigawa
Good morning! It was a perfect blue sky day though the temperatures soared up to almost 30 degrees (what happened to the cool summer?!)

Hoshino Resort, Tomamu
Buffet at the hotel….Food was always delicious in Hokkaido.

Blue Lake

The Blue Pond (青い池, Aoiike) outside the hot spring town of Shirogane Onsen is named after is deep blue color which it owes to natural minerals dissolved in the water. Not promoted as a tourist spot until recent years, the pond is part of an erosion control system that was built to prevent damage to Biei in case of an eruption by nearby Mount Tokachidake.

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Blue Lake
The unintentional tourist spot.

blue lake
Be marvelled by its color.

blue lake

Shikisai Hills
Another 20 minutes drive would be the Famous Shikisai Hill Farm.

Shikisai Hills
The place was bustling with life with tourists.

Shikisai Hills
Bright flowers with rolling meadows, how I love this man made nature view.

Shikisai Hills
Zoom in shoot.

Shikisai Hills
Everything perfectly planted, man made with love.

Shikisai Hills
Winter wonderland is transferred to all these brightly colored flowers.

Shikisai Hills
Breathe in the fresh ai.

Shikisai Hills
A lot of flower species are planted.

Shikisai Hills

Shikisai Hills
Rainbow of flowers.

Shikisai Hills
A small patch of lavender field was found there too.

Shikisai Hills
thanks to their hard work, we get to see such beautiful flowers.

Shikisai Hills
The female mascot.

Shikisai Hills
Definitely recommended for a visit if you are visiting Hokkaido during the summer.

Furano Melon
Of course, you should not leave Hokkaido without filling your tummies full of Hokkaido Melons. First up would be slices of Furano melons.

Furano
Oo…..Canned bear meat, do you dare to eat it?

Furano Famous Curry omelette rice
If you are in Furano, I guess most tourists would head to this restaurant, Masaya, to eat their local famous curry omelette rice.

Furano Famous Curry omelette rice
Each curry rice would come along with a bottle of Hokkaido milk. The curry wasn’t too spicy and the omelette that sits on top of the rice was moist and fluffy. The pork was grilled in chunky portions so you can have a actual chewy bite to it.

Furano Famous Curry omelette rice
Yummy! It was really delicious.

Furano Famous Curry omelette rice
We also got their soft egg pancake which is also one of their recommended items off their menu.

Furano Famous Curry omelette rice
Teppanyaki pork chop and they even turned down the lights in the store and asked us to watch the moment the chef poured wine over it creating a fiery effect.

Address:まさ屋北海道富良野市日の出町11-15

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