To Showa Shinzan (new volcano) and Mt. Usu. There are many active volcanoes around here, Showa Shinzan erupted in 1944, and Mt. Usu erupted in 1944, 1977/78, and 2000. Lake Toya is a caldera lake, and Funka (volcano) Bay are also created by the volcanoes. Dome-shaped Showa Shinzan view from Mt. Usu.
Mt. Usu seen from the summit station of the cable car.
Mt. Usu crater. Can see the smokes.
Funka Bay. Muroran city is on the left and Hakodate city is on the right front. Can see Mt. Hokkaido Komagatake in the distance.
Went down Mt. Usu, returned to the Lake Toya Onsen town and headed to the restaurant, "Boyotei" (view of Mt. Yotei). A restaurant loved locally since its opening as a coffee shop in 1946.
Famous for hamburg steaks and pork chops.
Pork chop. Plenty of special demiglace sauce.
Hamburg steak. Plenty of the same sauce. The customers nearby removed the sauce from steaks, put them over rices and ate them as Hashed beef rices, then got another rices and finally enjoy both rices and hamburg steaks. The secret of popularity of the restaurant. The services are very polite and warm as well as the foods.
The urban area of Makkari village. The road in the centeral Makkari runs straight to Mt. Yotei.
Niseko Town is next to Makkari Village. Mt. Yotei seen from the hotel in Niseko Annupuri. There are many stay-type condominiums for foreigners under construction.
Mt. Yotei at dusk seen from Niseko.