Hi. My Name is Masatoshi Sampei.
I am a Japanese member of Lotus Seven Club.
I have a 1.4 liter K engine Seven(’95). I bought it in 2000.
I have traveled to Hokkaido (island in the north of Japan) from July to August. I'll show you a photo of the tooling to you.
<Ferry to hokkaido>
I went by ferry to Hokkaido from Niigata. It was a cruise of about 17 hours.
<In the ferry>
<In the ferry>
<Arrived in Hokkaido>
I arrived Otaru in Hokkaido early in the morning. I drove Hokkaido in a pleasant morning.
<Mt. Yotei and my Seven>
I went to Dam Lake and ate delicious curry.
<Delicious curry made by Indian people>
I went to the museum in Sapporo, a big city. I went to the museum in Sapporo,
<Elephants were in ancient Hokkaido>
<A clay made by a person 3200 years ago (a national treasure but it is a replica)>
I stayed at Asahikawa in the central part of Hokkaido.
<Delicious beer and grilled chicken dinner>
The next day I moved to Nukabira and saw a concrete bridge sinking in the dam lake. Concrete bridge shows in the summer because of drought.
<View from Mikuni Pass>
It is said that this bridge will collapse soon.
<It is not a Roman aqueduct :D>
The foods in Hokkaido are very tasty. Marine products, vegetables, dairy products, meat...
<Butadon (Pork bowl)>
I also love to go to the art museum.
<Aihara Kyuichiro Museum of Art>
Aihara's painting expresses the landscape of Hokkaido very well. Unfortunately photography is prohibited in the inside.
The next day I moved to Kitami and had a meal with my friend.There was not much pictures left because it rained.
<Kitami's Shopping Mall>
The next day I moved to Teshikaga and stayed for 3 nights. Teshikaga is a town with two famous lakes in Japan, "Mashu" and "Kussharo", and it is in a very convenient location to go around East Hokkaido.
<Kussyaro Genya Youth Guest House>
<Dinner at this hostel is also delicious>
In East Hokkaido I watched sand spit and moors. The weather has been cloudy all the time.
<The wild deer which is in the sand spit>
<Todowara (pine trees of dead)>
<Hokkaido is similar to England's countryside>
<Marinade of appetizer>
<Influence of the high tide>
<Deer and waterfowl>
<Japanese red-crowned cranes>
<The way from the town to the city is also fun>
<To the hostel!>
I left the hostel, crossed Hokkaido, headed to Yoichi. Yoichi is a famous city in the distillery of whiskey. Do you know Nikka Whiskey?
<The pot still is under construction>
<Warehouse of barrels>
<Kaisendon(rice bowl topped with seafood)>
I went to Mukawa on the last day. The fossil of the big dinosaur appeared recently in Mukawa.
<This is a model of extinct marine reptiles.>
<This is the bone (but a replica) of the dinosaur>
I left Hokkaido by ferry on the evening of that day.
<Wait for ferry at East Tomakomai port>
It was a very fun touring. I drove about 3500 km (2200 miles).