Wanted poster in Toyako Onsen bus station.
First picture by me (because I'm a sucker for rubbish wordplay), all the rest by The BBG.
Contents of a convenience store picnic breakfast: hard boiled eggs, cheese, orange juice, coffee, ingeniously wrapped rice balls where the seaweed doesn't come into contact with the rice until the exact moment of unwrapping (unless you bollocks it up like I do), and a peculiar jam butty with jam in the middle and butter on one side of the outside.
You know the sort of coffee that perks you up? Well, this is the other sort. Spotted in the vending machine at Hotel Kawanami.
Toyako Onsen is a naturally volcanic region, but it still came as a surprise when a totally new volcano emerged out of the ground between 1943 and 1945. The progress of Showashinzan, as it was named, was plotted by amateur vulcanologist Masao Mimatsu, who's the guy in the statue. Pictures 2 and 4 by The BBG.
Mount Usu caused a fair amount of damage to Toyako Onsen when it erupted back in 2000, but amazingly no lives were lost. This museum tells the story. Picture 1 by The BBG.