Re: Obihiro (帯広), in a Wide Plain (大平原の街 帯広) and Kushiro (釧路), the Largest Fishing & Trading Port in

Though I met a BIG trouble at Chitose (千歳) this morning, I finally managed to get at the destination by this evening. I don’t know it why, but I always can’t help but feel a kind of “Nostalgia” when I walk around a town in the Northland at night...

[At Memuro Park (芽室公園), near Obihiro (帯広)]

[Obihiro Sta. (帯広駅)]

[The diary foods and all the vegetables taken here are so rich]

[At Obihiro Univ. of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine ]

[At Tokachi Hills Garden]

[Port of Kushiro]

[Nusamae-bashi Bridge]

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