Immediately after breakfast it was our final image review and I'm pleased to say that the Kiwi contingent held their own amongst the nature photogs.
We had lunch at Kusshiro airport finishing with a green tea ice cream. Well, sometimes you just have to try things. And the verdict: umm different, not really my thing.
It was snowing again as we left Hokkaido at lunch time & we arrived in Tokyo to 19 degrees and rain.
We are now quite used to taking the monorail from the airport to Hamamatsucho and switching lines to Tokyo station. Our guide Mari had expressed some doubt as to our ability to navigate the immense Tokyo station as there are 120 exits but we managed easily, only to get a bit lost trying to locate the hotel. A very kind local helped us out and eventually three drowned Kiwis arrived dripping puddles on the polished 'robby' floor.
No time for photography today so apart from the ice cream these are from yesterday.