Day 2, in Kawayu Onsen hot spring area.  Yesterday it was sunny, but it started to snow this morning, while I was in a hot spring before breakfast.

Kussharo Lake nearby is famous for traveling swans in this season.  The owner of my B&B told me that this area is famous among nature photographers, that the swans are really white.  Because of the warm lake water, they stay in water all the time, and people feed them there, so they won’t get dirty walking around the fields and dirt.  Imagine, swans stay in hot spring and be fed all through winter.  Lovely.