Now we are in "Takino Suzuran Hillside National Government Park （国営滝野すずらん丘陵公園）", located in the southern part of Sapporo.↓
Look at the thermometer↓ The temperature here is - 7.2C. Not bad for local residents like me. Hahaha!
Snow shoes can be borrowed at the Takino Park Information Center （滝野公園案内所）. Of course free of charge.....
Let's go to the ice fall!!
It takes only 40 minutes from the information center to the ice fall. Sounds perfect, doesn't it?
You can go to the ice wall without wearing snow shoes, but if you wear them, you can walk on fresh snow outside of the walking course. Fresh snow here is very fluffy and you must love it!!
Look at Atsubetsu river （厚別川）↓ Snow lumps on the river look like marshmallows! How cute they are!!
Trees along the course are covered with snow like this↓
"Water ouzel course （カワガラスコース）" to the ice fall is flat, with cross country ski course and waking trail side by side. Next time I want to try cross country skiing to the waterfall! Actually I love exercising!
The course is basically along the river, and we can enjoy taking pictures while walking on the course. The scenery here is so beautiful that we feel as if time passes very quickly!
If you find this sign, you are around the corner.
We've arrived at "Ashiribetsu Waterfall （アシリベツの滝）"!
The cascade is 26m high, and designated as one of the most famous 100 waterfalls in Japan （日本の滝100選）.
How marvelous it is!
We couldn't say anything for a while because it is pretty beautiful!
Water is not completely frozen. Look at this↓ Ice falls are in front of waterfalls. Amazing and dynamic!!!
Please enjoy it from the different angle.
I really recommend the waterfall from the bottom of my heart.
All of my guests love the waterfall, and I'm sure I'll be back with my other guests in the near future!
■Where is "Takino Suzuran Hillside National Government Park （国営滝野すずらん丘陵公園）"?
■Tour guide information■
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