Another view of Lake Toya from the cable car. You can see the island in the middle of the lake
The weather was belching out fog and mist. Though my first glimpse of Lake Toya was half buried in mist, fortunately I still managed to get a good view later on. So I got off the cable car and started my trek further up hill Mount Usu.
Volcano vapour rises from the volcano behind a perfect spiderweb
Mount Usu is steaming in anger. You don't want to get too close.
Danger! Found the steaming crater of Mount Usu.
As near as I dared to go. Don't wanna be a cooked lizard.
Trekking along, still searching for Lake Toya... Nice scenary
Lake Toya Observatory Signboard! I'm getting closer!
Found it! A panoramic view of Lake Toya (left) and Showa-shinzan (huge red smoking rock on right)!
A plague with some background history of the 1977 Mount Usu Eruption stands at the Lake Toya Observatory
The mist is coming in. A storm seems to be brewing..
Contemplating my Lizard Way of the Samurai while gazing at Lake Toya (Mini bokken brought along from Otaku House)
And now, the most important question of all. Did Gintoki really get his sword at Lake Toya…?