Remembering Summer Part 2 夏の思い出し (続き)


The winter’s getting harsher as the days pass so I guess it’s time to bring back more memories of summer again. This time it was a day trip that I made with friends from Hokkaido University. We rented an 8-seater to accommodate all 8 of us as we made our way to Noboribetsu. It was a pretty long trip so we did make pit stops along the way, taking photos of the beautiful scenery as well as having lunch at Kinoko Tengoku (Mushroom Kingdom).  



The place that we spent the most time was at Noboribetsu Date Jidaimura (Noboribetsu Period Village). Honestly speaking, we all agreed that it was a place that you don’t really have to go if you’re visiting Noboribetsu. Partially it’s due to the fact that we spent so much time there that we didn’t have enough time for other places!(We only rented the car for a day and had to return the car by 8.30pm before the place closed. Also travelling alone took about 4 hours back and forth) =( It was a relatively small place but did have some interesting displays and performance shows. Still, the saving grace of the place was the haunted house and ninja trick house that we visited. It provided lots of entertainment for us ‘kids’ and brightened up our moods after the long trip. I just wished the mini games such as the shooting gallery and such were included in the fee we paid to enter the place =(




It was after this that we made our way to Noboribetsu Jigokudani (Noboribetsu Hell Valley), a popular tourist destination in Hokkaido famous for its onsens (hot springs). However, as previously mentioned, we had not much time left by the time we arrived so we thought it might be a waste to pay for an onsen session that would barely last half an hour. Still we managed to try the foot onsen which wasn’t too bad an experience itself. (Plus it was free! Great for students like us on a budget!)


It’s been about 4-5 months since this day trip. I wonder if I should visit Noboribetsu Jigokudani again sometime soon. After all, it’s the perfect season for a relaxing dip in an onsen.








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