This is the roadside station in Yoichi Town where the Japanese first astronaut, Mr. Mamoru Mouri was born and NIKKA distillery that has got the best whisky award few times.
They have no kids like us but adopted a boy to continue to run this distillery. I can imagine how Lita had a tough time to settle in and get used to the culture of Japan, particularly in Hokkaido. At first they run the farm and orchard and sold the fruit juice to earn the money to establish this distillery. I was very happy to hear that the Whisky Magazine wrote about the distillery and the single cask of the whisky distilled in this distillery got the first award of whisky on this globe. I can not drink alcohol but the atmosphere and the culinary delicacy provided in the restaurant of this distillery is so nice. Some kinds of whisky can be tasted for free in the restaurant with snacks. Yoichi Town has the most bars and bistros for the population in Japan.