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Natural Hot Springs

Day 6: Utoro – Lake Mashu (Rear) 184km

Ordinary start to the morning, parked amongst the dozens of other vans at the Utoro michi-no-eki. We made our way across the Shiretoko peninsular, towards Rausu.  It’s a…

Abashiri

Day 5: Abashiri to Utoro (Shiretoko National Park) 77km

It still surprises me how many people are parked (and sleeping) at the michi-no-ekis (Road Station).  I guess it is quite convenient (there are nice/clean bathrooms) and it…

Wakkanai

Day 4: Wakkanai to Abashiri 327km

During the night, the strong winds turned into strong winds AND rain!  We were pretty exhausted from the full day yesterday (and were both wearing ear plugs), so…

Day 3: Rishiri and Rebun

We woke at 5:15 in a park above Wakkanai, and we were treated to nice pastel shades from a cloudy sunrise.  Cloudy… Unphased, we rushed to get ready…

Tomamae to Wakanai

Day 2: Tomamae to Wakkanai 161km

Woken early by the bright, scorching sun, but managed to fall back asleep for another few hot hours in the car park.  The night before we’d read about…

Sapporo to Tomamae

Day 1: Sapporo to Tomamae 284km

Yay! We’ve finally started on our road-trip! …even if it was a little belated.  Original ‘plans’ were to head to the far north of Hokkaido today (Wakkanai), and…

Day 0: Yakumo – Kutchan 114km

With a heavy heart, I left my apartment that I’d lived in for the past two years.  The poor Delica was full of all my worldly possessions (I’d…