This one below is an old cover with its former town name, Kamiiso. The design consists of a salmon and a lighthouse.
The next cover says Kamiiso Yakko, which seems a scene of its festival.
Present manhole cover is as follows, with a design containing a Shinkansen bullet train and Trappist monastery.
It was the first time for me to walk around Shizukari Marsh. It is a wet land and to visit with rubber boots is recommended.
Near the Oshamanbe station, I took a picture of a manhole cover there.
The cover has irises, symbol flower of Oshamanbe.
I took some photos of manhole covers there as usual. The first one was taken in Koyasan on the way to the night tour visiting site, Okuno-in. It's out of focus, sorry.
There are a lot of important buddhist structures in Koyasan, for it has developed as a major Buddhist city in Japan.
After leaving Koyasan, I visited three major shinto shrines on the Kumano pilgrimage route which was designated as a world heritage site. The photo below is Kumano Hongu Taisha.
I stayed in a ryokan in Yunomine onsen and there I took the pictures below.
Yunomine onsen's Tsubo-yu is aslo included in the world heritage.
I bathed in the Tsubo-yu hot spring and it was really good.
The picture above was taken in Nachikatsuura and Nachi is famous for its Nachi Fall.
Nachi Taisha Shinto Shrine enshrines Nachi fall as its deity.
The first two pictures have flowers of Suzuran, Lilies of the Valley. Suzuran is a representative flower in Hokkaido.
Next three pictures have a similar layout. A pleasure boat floating on Lake Akan with Mt. Oakan on its back. Mt. Oakan is an active volcano and Lake Akan has heated shore called Bokke. The photo below is a photo from the Bokke trailing park.
Lake Akan is famous for its spherical green algae called Marimo. It is a special natural monument and to see Marimo, you need to use the cruise boat to an islet which has a small museum, maybe. Sorry, I've not been there and am not sure about it. In late March, the lake was frozen up and the tour boat was not running.
The last picture is out of focus though the design is good. It has a landing-on crane and marimoes.
I took pictures of manhole covers there as below.
Kushiro is the biggest town in eastern Hokkaido and easy access to Tsurui village where many Japanese Cranes live. So the above manhole covers have three flying cranes. Next picture has small five-crane-flying design and a tower on which the word "火の用心(watch out for fire)" is written.
The picture below has letters that say Kushiro Fire Department.
Another tourist attraction of Kushiro is Kushiro marsh and it is also applied to a manhole cover design.
The last picture in Kushiro is a drain strainer with salmons(maybe).