December 31, 2009

On the Way to Tsurunoyu Hot Spring, Akita (December 31st, Winter Trip Day 2)

The bus from Tazawa Lake to Tsurunoyu Iriguchi.

After we walked by the lake for an hour or so, we took the bus to the entrance of the road to the Tsurunoyu Hot Spring, where we were going to stay. The snow was getting deeper and deeper as the bus went up from the lake. We started to walk at the Tsurunoyu Iriguchi BS around 9:30 and enjoyed walking in the beautiful snowy scenery and arrived at the hot spring a little bit before 11:00. We found no one coming from/going to the hot spring on foot.

Clearing off the snow from the road.

The sign of the hot spring at the place we got off the bus.

Tree branches were so beautiful with snow.

The second sign to the hot spring.

Interesting forms of the snow.

Finally arrived at the Tsurunoyu Hot Spring!!

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