there r quite a few theme parks in noboribetsu, like noboribetsu marine NIXE, the edo ninja park, the bear park… but instead of squeezing everything into my schedule, i decided to have an easy day in the town, jogged along the trails near the hell valley, n enjoyed a slow n relaxing time in the big n beautiful (n expensive too ) onsen paradise of dai-ichi takimotokan.
the demons in japan r quite cute indeed.
there r several walking trails in noboribetsu onsen area. n since i had a craving for hiking, i jogged all of them slowly in this very hot day. all of them r short n easy trails. n i was happy n satisfied after my 1.5 hr volcanic walk 😀
too hot for this raccoon baby here haha
dai-ichi takimotokan – an upscale onsen resort known for its big, beautiful bathouse. if u r not a guest of the resort, its 2000 yen for walk-in. this is expensive, for many good ones cost under 1000 yen, while smaller n local ones cost like 200 yen. actually, i have been to some around 500 yen, n those r very nice already 😀