The aptly named hot spring mountains in Noboribetsu Onsen, where all the lovely hot water for their public baths comes from. And no, I don't have any pictures of the public baths, there are laws against that sort of thing.
See also the Japan Tobacco adverts I spotted in 2006
A Noboribetsu theme park based around images of Japanese life in the olden days.
Second leg of our holiday: we were staying at Dai-Ichi Takimotokan, one of the best hotels in this hot spring resort.
Curiously charming ad campaign by the Mister Donut chain to sell their breakfast nibbles. Yes, they're muffins with sausage and fried egg baked into them.
Sapporo's entertainment district, just as the night draws in.
Used in the 1972 Winter Olympics, now a tourist attraction with a chairlift attached.
Spiffy little restaurant recommended by the manager of The Belated Birthday Girl's favourite coffee shop.