Day 4 in Hokkaido
Lake Shiokotsu to Otaru
Today I started early in the morning.It’s so nice to ride along the lake Shikotsuko.
I headed to Yoichi Town to join the Nikka whisky factory tour .Yoichi is called “Japanese Scotland”. Nikka Whisky was build in 1934, Yoichi was the ideal place for Masataka Taketsuru’s whisky-making. He is the founder of Nikka and father of Japanese whisky. After the tour, I bought a lot of limited whiskeys at the shop by participating.
Then I rode along the Shakotan peninsula. It faces the Sea of Japan and has an amazing view with its unique color Shakotan blue.
Shakotan is also famous for the fresh raw seafood. I took Sushi lunch there.
From Iwanai town ,I headed to the Shinsen-numa Swamp by Niseko panorama line. It’s so nice to ride among the forest.Shinsen-numa Swamp is one of the best fall foliage in Hokkaido. The blue sky and the colored leaves reflected in the swamp was beautiful.