(Sept 11) The starkly beautiful Shiretoko Peninsula (from an Ainu phrase meaning “the end of the earth”) extends north into the frigid Sea of Okhotsk. Much of it is taken up by the Shiretoko National Park.
Wanted posters in a bus station.
The gojira iwa (Godzilla Rock).
I keep thinking there must be some hidden meaning to this:
The Hokkaido bamboo, which grows all over the island, is short but forms thick bushes. If there wasn’t a path here you might need a machete to get through it.
The Five Lakes region is particularly beautiful.
Ezo Deer seem to be everywhere in the National Park.
The Genseikaen is considered a “natural flower garden”, but mid-September is not really the best time to view it.
The Rugosa Rose, the official flower of Hokkaido Prefecture.