On the last day of our road trip, we went to Goshiki-numa. From our hotel it was about a five minute drive to the
where we could park our car for free. There
was another parking lot closer to the entrance to Goshiki-numa, but we didn’t
know about it until we started walking. Urabandai
Goshiki-numa is made up of five-different colored volcanic lakes, and walking to all of them takes about an hour and a half on foot. Apparently the colors of the lakes changes color throughout the year depending on the weather. It was lightly raining when we went, so if we had gone on a sunny day I wonder if the colors would have been different.
It started raining more heavily after we finished our trek. The owner of the Chalet Urabandai hotel kindly offered to pick us up and drive us to our car after we had finished our trek. It was so kind of him to offer, since we had already checked out!
After we got back to the car, we drove to a nearby restaurant to get lunch. The restaurant selection around Goshiki-numa is very scarce. We went to the stylish Restaurant Monterey. I got the mentaiko spaghetti and my friend ordered the sandwiches. Both of our choices were so-so, so I would recommend getting something different (such as the
steak) if you go.
|Ice cream flavors at Goshiki-numa|
No trip is complete without ice cream, so we both decided to get ice cream before we went back to
|Goshikinuma and Peach Flavor (YUM)|