Rise and shine at Lake Toya was to a foggy scene. Once we had breakfast and took pictures of what we could in the morning, we drove to Volcanic Science Museum which was 5 minutes’ away. I always tried to incorporate some learning element during the holidays.
The kids learned how volcanoes were formed and how Lake Toya was formed. It was also one of the lakes that did not freeze in winter. They also got to watch a video of Mount Usu erupting and how it affected the lives of people who lived near Lake Toya.
We left the museum for Mount Usu which was 20 minutes’ away.
We paid to take the rope way up Mount Usu.
We had to walk for 10min and up many steps to get to the top of Mount Usu and see the crater. It was extremely windy at the lookout point of the crater.
It was so cold that we were turning blue!
We continued driving to Noboribetsu and checked in at Hotel Mahoroba.
We ate long and well for dinner before heading to the onsen. There were so many hot baths, acidic, sulphuric etc.