We spend the day driving and site seeing around lake Kussharo. We've come to check out the snow geese and whooper swans. Lake Kussharo is pretty much covered in ice except for some areas close to shore where the hot springs empty into the lake. The geese and swans congregate around these areas and maybe also because they get fed here to keep them coming back.
Bus loads of tourist turn up at the gift shops and the hordes descend on the gift shops and ice cream vendors like hungry honking geese.
I think I managed to capture Kusshi the lake monster on video. Check out the video below. I may be little shaky but I think there was definitely something there.