Next day we had a lunch together with Johan's parents.
It was a comfortable night to row a boat.
This is a Johan's collection about "strange" japanese signs. Both are warnings of falling-down trees and falling-down stones.
My friends Tatsu and Rei, a couple living in Sapporo, brought us to Niseko area to let us feel a Hokkaido nature.
We had a short break beside "Shin-sen numa", super nature(?) marsh. Even if many day visiters there, the marsh itself and the nature surrounding it were very beautiful.
We tented at a site called "Yumoto" where many families came there with their large equipped tent system. It was we who had a small but normal tent seen there. I've not experienced a lot campings previously in Japan, but nowadays camping style in Japan is totally different from what has been seen in Sweden.
We did trekking from "Yumoto" to "Shin-sen numa" resthouse, including a topp tour to "Chisenupri". Johan had been sick so that we did a short walking with almost 8 km. Yumoto is a hot spring bathing place and it smelt sulfer strongly. The path was a kind of tough one so that our water (2 litter) finished earlier before we ended our walking.
One day we went to the "Nakano-shima" park in Sapporo. There were an old guest house, a concert hall, a pond, a small public observatory, a rose garden and so on for spending time. It was a windy day but became a nice promenade.
We together with my mother and brother wend to Otaru city, about 40 km distance northward from Sapporo, for one-day-trip. We visited a villa and the owner of villa became rich due to herring fishing after the second world war.
This is a typical decoration on the roof of japanese house and the figure is a kind of old gods who brings luck and money to people.
The last day in Hokkaido, we went to "Shikotsu" lake area and Johan and I did bird watching.
The ice center guide, Naomi, gave a good guide to us. My father was very glad with her guide.
It was a very hot day in Kiruna, so that it was a timing to have coolness.