Hiro's parents are avid mountain climbers, and were keen to go mountain climbing / hiking while I was up there. The first day we went to Hachimantai National Park. I have been to the visitor centre opposite Lake Onuma many times, but never to the volcano that is just behind it...
|A mud volcano, a characteristic of the area|
|Steam rising from the mud|
|Hydrangeas in August!|
|A rather self-evident sign to take care because it is hot...|
|Steaming mud volcano|
From the volcano behind the visitor centre, we went to Fukenoyu, an onsen not far down the road, which I also hadn't been to before.
|Fuke no Yu|
|A rotenburo with the onsen behind|
|Huts for lying in|
|Volcanic activity at Fuke no Yu|
|Apparently the onsen used to be located in this area but was lost to a landslide after heavy rain.|
|Steam holes in the ground|
|Water from the onsen - it's milky water not polluted.|