One of my favorite things about Japan are its onsens. Onsens are a little like hot tubs but come from natural hot springs. Because of all the volcanic activity in Japan, there are hot springs everywhere. Onsens are purported to have health benefits, and are used for relaxation and bathing. I found a total of six onsens, but one was occupied the whole time so I didn't take a photo, and the other looked like it might have required opening gates or crossing private property - not something I'd risk alone!
Here are just a few pictures from my mini road trip. Enjoy!
Bihoro Togue Viewpoint
A view of Lake Kussharo