My first time driving in Japan.
After landing in New Chitose airport, took train to Obihiro and stayed overnight. Picked up rental car on next morning then drove to Akan-ko. Stayed in Tsuruga onsen ryokan for the first time.
It was a rainy and cold day, around 11C if my memory was correct even in end May.
Higashi-Mokoto Shibazakura Park (
It was a rainy day with drizzles at times, but the scenery was awesome with the scale of Shibazakura on the hill slope.
visited this lake for the first time and immediately fell in love with it. It was serene with almost perfect reflections from the hotel garden and from room.
stayed in this onsen for the first time and would return another 5 times.