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Onsen(hot spring) is the something Japanese most love. In Hokkaido, there are numerous Onsens. It is wonderful taking a open air bath after the riding. Don't be lazy to visit Onsen, otherwise you'll miss great joy.
Spare socks is useful to go upstream.
Watch your watch and come here earlier. Otherwise you will be chased by wild bear(?!)
You can drive a small track by yourself. Here is a railway it was actually used as National railway till 1985.
Place : Niubu, Bihuka town, Hokkaido
Open period : end of April to end of Oct.
Northern Hokkaido was once famous as Gold Rush. Now there are no professional placers, but you can enjoy it.
Now you can rent a simple equipments to try Placer Gold, long rubber boots, dressing tab etc for 500Yen a day.
Head to Usotan-nai sakin-kaikutsu-kouen(about 10km south of Hamatonbetsu center). Here, you can correct golds in the natural river. Specially in autumn, you can dig a river bed with plenty trouts.
There is a camping site beside. It is not bad idea to stay 2 nights and dream a gold rush.
uploaded:18, 02, 2006
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