Frosty Onsen – Hokkaido

Today it was snowing moderately but enough snow fell yesterday leaving a solid 35cm and fresh snow was falling all morning. The temperature was minus 5C and the wind was blowing an air chill. Coming from the onsen waters @ temperatures of 42C, the air was still frosty. The setting was white pretty and the fast running water from the creek was brisk. A shower of cold water combined with the milky waters was exhilarating.