Saturday, 23 October 2010

Japan 2nd trip 3rd day, Sep 19th, Noboribetsu Bear Farm & Jigokudani (Hell Valley) - Hokkaido

Day 3, our journey began by meeting my long old friend. So happy ...

We were going to Noboribetsu to see Bear and hot steams by bus. It cost us around ¥ 1000/trip.

the bus station

Our first warm welcome

Took cable car but my wife met her old long friend as well.

Young bears

Memorable moments

Few pictures in Bear musem, bear poo

Now see some adults bear, can you guess what they are begging of?

The answer is ... BEAR FOOD !!! 
You can buy ¥ 100/pack and give to bear. Quite interesting.

Some catching food moments.

If you are wondering what these bears are doing, you can watch the video below.

Duck race show

Watch the Duck Race video

Hokkaido native people

Dancing with the natives Video

Jigokudani or "Hell Valley" is a spectacular, appropriately named valley just above the town of Noboribetsu Onsen, which displays hot steam vents, sulfurous streams and other volcanic activity. It is a main source of Noboribetsu's hot spring waters.

Tried local Sweet Potato Cake and soft Ice Cream.

Enough for a day, went back to hotel for rest. Stayed @ Toyoko-inn hotel, recommended hotel to stay in Japan.

Infrared pics