For this trip ANA flew me from JFK to Narita, then on to New Chitose Airport.
I had the "dunkel" they try to imitate the classic German breweries , and the food was quite expensive, so all I had for lunch was a pretzel! Hokkaido was absolutely the right decision for my winter trip to Japan, and I only wish I had allotted more time! Drop in wherever has an open seat! When I woke up this morning, my shoulders and neck were worse off than yesterday, almost completely seized up.
I skipped over this area to head for the short hiking trails at another attraction of Noboribetsu, the hot spring lakes and Jigokudani known as "Hell Valley" in English.
And they even drew me a cute little chibi character! Japanese people LOVE all things French.