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Hokkaido Shrine Photo Featured on In-flight Magazine

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Several months ago, I was fortunate to be contacted by the editor of an in-flight magazine who is putting together an article on Sapporo and was asking whether I am keen to lease my photos that was taken in Sapporo during my Japan Trip in 2009.

After some clarifications (type, resolution, credits, etc) on how the images will be used, I sent over a total of 43MB worth of high-resolution photos for their selection. The package consists photos of Hokkaido Shrine, Sapporo Clock Tower and Sapporo Beer Garden.

Sometime later, I was glad to be informed that my Hokkaido Shrine photo (above) was used in the Sapporo feature in the December 2010 – January 2011 issue of Aspire, Hong Kong Airlines’ in-flight magazine. A soft copy of the magazine was also sent to me! Please see below. 🙂


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A Day in Sapporo & Lake Toya札幌和洞爺湖的一天

A Day in Sapporo & Lake Toya

A Day in Sapporo & Lake Toya

12th May 2009 – Breakfast at hotel and then proceed to check-out as today we will be leaving to Lake Toya. We need to check-out by 10am but as our free transport to Lake Toya is scheduled at 1.30pm, we left our luggage at the good care of the hotel before strolling around. The good thing is that the storage area is behind the front desk counter, which means that any possibility of losing thing is greatly minimize. Then we went to Pole Town to have our caffeine fix at StarbucksÂ¥860 Café Mocha x 2.

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Ham & Cheese Bun.

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Custard Cream Bun. Both total up to ¥225.

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At most JR or Subway station, there are actually various sizes of lockers for you to store your stuffs temporary. The small size locker is priced at ¥300 for 12hour storage. Valuables are not encouraged to be left in lockers.

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After lazing in Starbucks watching people go by for 2 hours, it’s time to head back to hotel to claim our luggage. A coupon was issued when we left our luggage and this have to be hand over to the hotel staff. Instead of taking subway, we decided that we had some spare time to walk to Sapporo while lugging our baggage along.

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Took a rest at Odori Park. 😛

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Reach our destination JR Sapporo Station after 20 mins walk. An accomplishment!

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The meeting point for the free bus transport to Lake Toya – Esta Shopping Mall (a prominent building outside of JR Sapporo). We have to carry our luggage up the stairs. 🙁

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At the top of the stairs, the building is JR Sapporo.

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Some other malls/buildings facing JR Sapporo. It’s a gloomy day and seems like going to rain anytime. Glad that we have reached the meeting point prior to any downpour as we will be drenched as we do not have any raincoats or umbrellas with us.

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2nd floor of Esta (also our meeting place). “BIC Camera” store for you to shop while waiting for transport.

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I also noticed that there is a Sightseeing Bus Counter which provides “Sapporo One-Day Tour” at Â¥5700, “Otaru Night View Tour” at Â¥5800, “Lilac Tour” at Â¥4100, etc. For the more adventurous, there is also “Susukino Transsexual Stage Show Tour” at Â¥9900. Please do share with me on your experience if you do go. 😛

Information shown are Tour, Departure Time, Arrival Time, Fare and Operation Period – English, Chinese, Japanese and Korean language are available.

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My favourite drink – Calpis Water Â¥150. Smooth, refreshing and creamy taste with slight hint of milk, somehow like Yakult. There is also a carbonated version – Calpis Soda, which is exceptionally good thirst quencher during a hot afternoon.

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Folks queuing to show hotel reservation confirmation and will be arranged a seat number.

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Apparently, this makeshift counter provides free bus transport services to various accommodation (if you have reserved with them) under Noguchi Kanko Group. From left to right, Kohan Tei (Lake Toya), Gokiraku Tei (Lake Toya), Daini Meisui Tei (Kitayuzawa), Meisui Tei (Kitayuzawa) and Horohoro Sanso (Kitayuzawa). Our destination is Kohan Tei!

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From the bus window, I took a snap of the scenery. The weather is not looking good.

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Simply love the feeling of natural surrounding. Especially when there aren’t any tall modern buildings in sight.

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A stop point for folks to answer the call of nature or just to buy some food. A slight drizzle have already started. This area is foggy and cold. I wonder whether we are at the highlands?

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It’s so foggy that visibility is reduced. But I love the feeling! It’s like I am in the clouds. 🙂

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Continuing our journey on the bus. It’s May but along the way, I still noticed some patches of snow.

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After 2hr 30mins ride on the free shuttle bus, reached Kohan Tei. The view of the room standing at the door entrance.

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Walkway to entrance door. The room is a combination of western and traditional setup – you can either sleep on the western bed or futon.

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The tatami floored traditional room – comes with table, chair with zabuton and a separate armrest. No shoes on the tatami, please. Yes, the room is facing the lake!

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Exploring the wardrobe – found our yukata and toiletries. Storage space available under the wardrobe.

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The closet containing our futons.

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Sneak preview of the magnificent view from our room window.

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Toilet. Always small in Japan.

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A garden (taken from room window).

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Still drizzling but we still venture out!

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A foot bath at the ground floor.

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More fog building up. Weather is cold!

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The right building is Kohan Tei.

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The rain keeps getting bigger. I was hoping the free fireworks display will not be canceled due to bad weather.

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Some shop facing the entrance of Kohan Tei. We wanted to take the Usuzan Ropeway Car but the weather forbids us to stray away far from hotel. The Usuzan Ropeway Car ride will take you to the top of Mount Usu, where you can enjoy the panoramic view of Lake Toya. For your information, Mount Usu is an active volcano!

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Toyako Manseikaku (Beside Kohan Tei).

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More shops. We also halted our plans to take the Pleasure Boat, which takes you round the lake and the neighboring four islands that make up Nakajima Island. Our main intention is view the firework display from the boat trip.

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The sky is turning dark. We decided to have dinner earlier as we couldn’t go anywhere else.

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Japanese dinner is served in-room. This dinner set is part of the room package.

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The food is very well presented. 🙂

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A Day in Sapporo & Lake Toya

Dessert. It’s not ice cream but more like jelly and have a milky taste.

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Yeah!!! Fireworks display still proceeded despite the drizzle. The 20mins fireworks display happens every night at 8.45pm during the period from 28th April to 31st Oct and is subjected to weather conditions as the fireworks are launched from a moving boat.

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I went downstairs to try capturing more photos.

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My camera doesn’t seem to be able to capture good shots of the firework so I went back to room to enjoy the rest of the fireworks from the room window. After viewing the fireworks display, I went to Onsen. Didn’t take any photo during then but it was a nice bath with fabulous view. For more information, please visit here.

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Some snacks follows – Calbee Potato Chips Â¥158 and Sapporo Classic (only sold in Hokkaido) Â¥278. The 2 green cards are our breakfast coupons (part of the hotel package as well). Was quite disappointed that the rain have caused us to miss some attractions at Lake Toya but nevertheless still enjoyable. Went to sleep in anticipation of fine weather for next day!A Day in Sapporo & Lake Toya

A Day in Sapporo & Lake Toya
五月十二日- 吃了早餐退房后我们前往洞爷湖。我们必须在十点之前退房,前往洞爷湖的巴士一点半才出发所以我们将行李留在酒店到处逛逛。方便的是存储区就在柜台后面,遗失行李的可能性非常低。我们到附近的星巴克解咖啡瘾。 两杯摩卡咖啡¥860。

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火腿加奶酪面包。

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奶黃面包。两个价格 225日元。

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大多数JR或地铁站都有各式的储物柜让你暂时放东西。小的储物柜十二个小时300日元。贵重物品最好不要留在储物柜。

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在星巴克坐了两个小时,是时候会酒店拿行李了。寄放行李时酒店发了张票给我们,拿行李时必须交给柜台员工。我们选择拉着行李步行到札幌站不搭地铁。

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在大通公园在休息一下。:P

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步行二十分钟后抵达目的地JR札幌站。

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洞爷湖巴士的集合地点- Esta Shopping Mall (高大的建筑在JR札幌站外)。我们得把行李炕上楼梯。:(

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楼梯顶的大楼是札幌站。

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面向札幌站的其他商场。乌云密布似乎快要下雨了。好在已抵达目的地。不然会变成落汤鸡因为我们没带雨衣或雨伞。

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Esta 商场的二楼(集合地)。“BIC Camera”让你一面等待一面逛。

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我注意到有售卖札幌观光巴士一日游卷,5700日元,小樽夜景观光5800日元,“丁香屬观光”4100日元等等。有冒险精神的人,还有Susukino 人妖表演 9900日元。如果你去过请和我分享经验。:P 显示的信息是观光,出发时间,到达时间,车费和营运期间 – 有英文,中文,日文和韩文。

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最喜爱的饮料-可爾必思水150日元。清凉,解渴带有点奶味,有点像養樂多。还有有气版本的可爾必思气水,对解渴是最有效的。

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显示酒店预订确认后会被安排座位。

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显然的,这临时柜台提供免给巴士服务给很多家酒店(只要和野口观光集团定酒店)。从左到右,湖畔亭(洞爺湖),洞爷亭(洞爺湖),第二名水亭 (北汤泽),名水亭(北汤泽)和Horohoro山庄(北汤泽)。 我们的目的地是湖畔亭!

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从车窗,拍了一些景色。好像快下雨了。

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最喜欢大自然的感觉。尤其这里没什么高楼大厦。

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休息站,下车买吃的和上厕所。开始有点毛毛雨了。这里冷雾又多。我们到了山上吗?

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雾多到看不清楚。喜欢这感觉!好像在云中. 🙂

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继续巴士车程。现在是五月, 路上还是有点雪。

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作了两个小时三十分钟的路程终于抵达湖畔亭。从房门拍得房间照。

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房间的走道直到房门。房间是西日结合式-可以睡在床或日式床垫和棉被。

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疊蓆传统房间-有桌椅和日式座椅。疊蓆房内不许穿鞋。房间向湖!

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探索衣橱- 找到浴衣和化妆品。衣橱下有空间放行李。

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放床垫的橱。

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让人叹为观止的景色。

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厕所。日本厕所都很小。

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花园(从房间窗户拍的)。

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虽然下着毛毛雨,我们还是忍不住出去了。

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设在底层的脚浴。

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雾很浓密。天气很冷!

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右边是湖畔亭。

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雨越下越大。希望烟花不会被取消。

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面对湖畔亭的店。本想达Usuzan Ropeway Car因为天气没法子。Usuzan Ropeway Car会带你到有珠山,可以看到洞爺湖的全景。有珠山是活火山!另一酒店Toyako Manseikaku 在湖畔亭旁边.

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更多店。我们取消乘游船的计划,船会带你绕湖和周围的岛。我们最想看的是烟花。

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天开始黑了。决定早点吃晚餐。

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日式晚餐在房内享用。这晚餐已包含在房间配套。

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食物摆设非常漂亮.:)

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食物摆设非常漂亮.:)

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A Day in Sapporo & Lake Toya

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甜点。不是冰淇凌比较象是果冻而且有奶味。

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烟花每被取消,虽然还有一点雨。二十分钟的烟花在四月二十八日至十月三十一日的每晚八点四十五分准时展示,烟花是从船发射的。

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我到楼下捕捉烟花镜头。

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我的相机不能捕捉烟花,回房间继续欣赏。看完烟花后我去泡温泉,不过没有照片。更多详情,请阅览这里。

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零食- 卡樂B薯片158日元和札幌啤酒classic(只在北海道售卖)278日元。两张绿卡是早餐卷(包含在配套)。因为下雨而看不到几个景点有些失望。希望明天天气晴朗,睡觉了!

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A Day in Otaru & Sapporo小樽和札幌的一天

A Day in Otaru & Sapporo

A Day in Otaru & Sapporo

11th May 2009 – Buffet breakfast at the hotel where you are allowed to eat till you are full. This is also the breakfast that that we had over the past 2 days (9th & 10th May 2009). Consists of different varieties of Onigiri, sausages, salad, eggs, miso soup, croissant, etc.

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We took the subway from Susukino Station to Sapporo Station as we need to take JR to the historic and romantic city of Otaru using the Sapporo-Otaru Welcome Pass. For more information, you may want to read “A Day in Sapporo 1“.

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While waiting for the train to Otaru, a JR train that serves another route stops at the platform.

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Alighted at Minami Otaru Station instead of the popular Otaru Station so that I can walk down towards the touristy Otaru area while exploring the quieter side of Otaru.

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The entrance of Minami Otaru Station.

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Following instructions from signboard, we walk to Kikkogura Sake Museum. I believe it’s also known as Tanaka Sake Factory Kikkogura.

A Day in Otaru & Sapporo

After requesting for an English pamphlet (which contains the process of sake brewing), we went to tour around the sake factory. Rice used for making sake is slightly bigger then the regular rice that we eat and they are polished down 30% to 60% (according to the brewing standard) until it’s left with the middle white part. Also as 80% of sake is water, Kikkogura uses cold and pure underground water.

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The rice goes through a delicate process of brewing before it’s stored.

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One of the many displays that show what was worn during the olden days when brewing sake.

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Displays of sake barrels. After which, we went on to the sake shop which offers a varieties of sake. You can try 10 different kinds of sake for free here! Find the one you like based on the colour, smell and taste. We managed to find something we like – 300ml at Â¥1020.

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The Otaru Steam Clock in front of Otaru-Orugel-Doh (Otaru Music Box Museum).

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Entrance to the Otaru Music Box Museum is free. We went in to check out what Otaru is famous for – Music Boxes! There are displays of hundreds of different kinds of music boxes, both large and small.

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Such delicate workmanship! It’s definitely a piece of art!

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Some other designs. You can also try to build your own music box here under the guidance of their staff from the price of Â¥1800 onwards. We didn’t go for this as it requires 1 hour for the adhesive to dry.

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Found myself being captivated by the table lamp design.

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Other souvenirs and crafts can be found here as well. We bought a small pink colour carousel-styled music box at Â¥2100, which will turn round-and-round while playing music titled “One Love”.

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Passed by this shop but didn’t explore further. Might be a souvenir shop?

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We had a melon ice-cream here at ¥300.

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Otaru Post Office.

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Fantasy World Otaru.

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A life-like statue of a bear and dog. Notice the “Hello Kitty” face nearby? Hehe.

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Looks like a place for you to experience snow and ice?

A Day in Otaru & Sapporo

Another speciality of Otaru – glass products. Here you can try your hands at glassware making. Prices start from Â¥2000 onwards and take about 10mins each.

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There are assortments of glassware for you to choose to make.

A Day in Otaru & Sapporo

Bakudan Yaki at ¥380. A giant version of Takoyaki and top up with mayonnaise and bonito flakes. The contents of the wheat flour batter are cabbage, quail eggs, shrimp, octopus, squid, sausage, etc.

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Otaru Pier – such a beautiful scene.

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A carpark inside a warehouse? 🙂

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Otaru Beer.

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At the entrance of Otaru Beer. Re-filling in progress!

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Otaru Beer is medieval and German styled restaurant that serves both food and beverages. There is also a tour of the process of beer making in accordance to German traditions. Admission is free.

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The highlight of visiting Otaru Beer. Sampling of the freshly brewed beer!

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Otaru Weiss (small) on the left at ¥490. The other is Otaru Pilsner (small) also at ¥490.

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The famous canal of Otaru – with the old warehouses along it’s bank. I can imagine the nostalgic and romantic feeling that it offers during night time as well as winter season.

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A musician playing music along the banks. If you like what you have heard, you can even buy his music ablum CD.

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Another seller of drawings and crafts.

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The other view of Otaru Canal (Otaru Unga).

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Lunch time – walk around and decided to have ramen. Total for 2 ramen below is Â¥1590.

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Miso Ramen.

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Shoyu (“soy sauce”) Ramen.

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A historical looking shophouse. Below are some other buildings captured along the way.

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Kitakaro Cafe for some snacks and coffee. Hmm….did we eat a lot for the day already?

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Purchased our snacks and went outside of the cafe to sit at the outdoor section. Kitakaro is famous for their Baumkuchen and we wanted to buy it but the expiry is only 4 days from date of purchase. It won’t make it back to Singapore and will only end up in our stomach. Haha!

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Â¥500 for the set – Coffee, Cream Puff & Ice Cream.

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The cream texture is just right as it not too sweet or oily. The outer crust is crispy yet soft and shatters at every bite.

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Wine shop.

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This shop sells “Hello Kitty” stuffs.

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An interesting looking shop. I wander what they sell? CDs? 😛

A Day in Otaru & Sapporo

Former Temiya Line – opened in 1880 and was defunct in 1985. It is Hokkaido’s first and Japan’s third railway line.

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Parts of it have made way for the road.

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At the entrance of JR Otaru Station to board train back to JR Sapporo Station (still using the Sapporo-Otaru Welcome Pass).

A Day in Otaru & Sapporo

As we still have some spare time and also nearby JR Sapporo Station, we decided to head north to visit Hokkaido University Botanic Garden (10 mins walk).

A Day in Otaru & Sapporo

In this 13.3 hectare garden, there are around 4,000 taxa of plants that are native to Hokkaido to be found.

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A snapshot of the greenery.

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Signs for Poplar Avenue, Flowering Shrub Garden and Bust of Dr. Inazo Nitobe.

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The magnificent view of the poplar trees.

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A row of pink flowers. I wonder what are they called? It will be good if there is a small sign near the trees to tell me. 🙁

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Dinner time is drawing near. We headed to F-45 building (opposite Sapporo Tokyu Inn, 3 mins walk from Susukino Station) in search of Ebi Kani Gassen (12th Floor) for our craving for crab buffet.

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Eat all you can in 90 min. The set we chose is priced at ¥3675 per person and it comes with king crab legs, snow crab legs, shrimp tempura, shrimp sushi, crab sushi, tempura shrimp sushi and egg custard (chawanmushi). You can also add in another ¥1050 for all you can drink beer too!

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A close-up view of the fresh and tasty king crab and snow crab legs. Did I hear your stomach rumbling? 😛

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From the 12th floor lift lobby, you can see a clear view of Norubesa (a building with a huge Ferris wheel). After which, took a short stroll back to hotel with our huge stomach bulge.

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Back at the hotel, we decided to do our laundry. Instructions in English are available.

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The washing detergent vending machine which dispense one small pack good for 1 full load wash at ¥30.

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There are actually 4 sets of washing machines and dryer available – 2 set on each side. At that point of time, all 4 sets are not in use. The washing machine usage costs Â¥200 and the dryer costs Â¥100 for 30 mins usage. From our recent experience, you will need a minimum of 1.5 hours run (Â¥300) for your clothes to dry.

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Fruits platter bought at ¥530 from Daimaru (Sapporo Station) for dessert.A Day in Otaru & Sapporo

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五月十一日,酒店吃到饱的自助早餐。前两天我们都吃同样的早餐(九日和十日)。包括不同种类的饭团,香肠,沙拉,鸡蛋,味噌汤,羊角面包等。

A Day in Otaru & Sapporo
我们从薄野站搭地铁到札幌站再转换JR线到历史悠久和罗曼蒂克的小樽市。更多信息,你必须看札幌的一天。

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在等待火车的空当,另外一辆前往别处的JR列车停在平台。

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我们之所以在南小樽駅下车而不是小樽駅下车是为了探索小樽旅游景点以外的一面。

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南小樽站的入口处。

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跟着指示牌,我们步行到Kikkogura日本清酒博物馆。也被称为田中萨凯厂。

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再要求英文小册子(包含酿酒的过程),我们参观酿酒工厂。制造酒的米比平常吃的米大,经过抛光过程剩下30%至60%(根据酿酒标准)只剩下中间白色的部分。

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米经过了仔细的酿造过程再送到储藏室。

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众多的显示器中展示了古代酿酒时的衣着。

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酒桶展示后。我们到了商店,店里排列许多总类的清酒。您可以免费尝试10种不同类型的清酒。以颜色,味道选者自己喜欢的。大吟醸酒宝川 300ml 1020 日元.

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小樽音乐盒博物馆前面的小樽蒸汽时钟。

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小樽音乐盒博物馆入场免费的。我们进去看看小樽著名的-音乐盒!有数以百计和各种不同类和形状的音乐盒。

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这么精致的手工!绝对是一件艺术品!

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其他的设计。你也可以尝试在员工的领导下自己制作音乐盒收费从1800日元起。因为时间有限我们没有参加,胶粘剂需要1个小时才干。

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发现自己对台灯设计着迷。

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这里也可以找到其他纪念品和工艺品。我们买了一个粉红旋转式的音乐盒,2100日元,它一面旋转一面播放音乐。

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经过此店,但没有进去。可能是纪念品商店?

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吃了个甜瓜味的冰淇淋300日元。

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小樽邮政局。

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小樽幻想世界。

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像熊和狗的雕像。 注意附近的“凯蒂猫”脸吗?Hehe。

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看起来像冰雪地?

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小樽的另一转藏 – 玻璃制品。在此,你可以尝试玻璃器制作。从2000日元起。每一个需要10分钟。

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有各种各样的玻璃器可选者。

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Bakudan烧烤380日元。巨大型的章魚燒加顶端的蛋黄酱和鲣鱼薄片。面糊包括面粉,白菜,鹌鹑蛋,虾,章鱼,鱿鱼,香肠等。

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小樽码头 – 美丽的景色。

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仓库内是停车场? 🙂

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小樽啤酒。

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小樽啤酒的入口处。

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小樽啤酒是间中世纪和德国风格的餐厅提供食品和饮料。此外,还参观了按照德国传统的酿酒过程。入场免费。

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参观小樽啤酒的特别之处。平常新鲜酿制的啤酒!

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小樽魏斯(小)左边490日元。另一个是小樽比尔森啤酒(小)也是490日元。

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著名的小樽运河-旧仓库沿着河流。可以想像怀旧和浪漫的感觉尤其是晚上和冬季时。

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一位音乐家演奏着音乐。喜欢还可以他的购买音乐专辑。

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另一位画家在卖画和手工艺。

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小樽运河的另一面。

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午餐时间 – 到处走走,后来决定吃拉面。两碗拉面共计1590日元。

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味噌拉面。

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酱油拉面。

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具有历史性的店屋。在路上捕捉其他建筑的镜头。

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在Kitakaro 咖啡坐吃些小吃和喝咖啡。嗯 … 今天吃得有点多?

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买了小吃之后走到户外咖啡坐。Kitakaro闻名的是年輪蛋糕,我们想买但是有效期只有4天。再回到新加坡之前已把它吃进肚子咯!

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一套500日元 – 咖啡,奶油 Puff 及冰淇淋。

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奶油质地刚好不甜不油。外层脆软每咬一口都发出吱吱的声音。

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葡萄酒商店。

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这店销售“凯蒂猫”商品。

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看似有趣的商店。不知卖什么!光碟吗?

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前Temiya线 -开放于1880年至1985年。是北海道第一和日本第三条铁路。

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部分为了道路已被摘掉。

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在JR小樽站的入口处登上火车回JR札幌站(仍在使用札幌-小樽通行证)。

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仍然有些空余时间也在JR札幌站附近,我们决定向北方走到北海道大学植物园(10分钟步行路程)。

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在这十三点三公顷的花园,大约有4000类植物是本土北海道发现的。

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好美的景色!

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路标显示Poplar Avenue,花木园和新渡戶稻造博士肖像。

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壮观的poplar trees。

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一排粉红色的花朵。不知道它们是什么?如果有个标志在附近最好。

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晚餐时间临近。我们前往F–45大楼(札幌东急饭店对面,大通站步行3分钟)寻找Ebi Kani Gassen(12楼)的螃蟹自助餐。

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在90分钟内任吃到饱。我们选择了一套价格3675日元的螃蟹套餐,有帝王蟹腿,天婦羅,寿司虾,蟹寿司,天婦羅寿司,和蒸鸡蛋(chawanmushi)。

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仔细查看新鲜和美味的帝王蟹和蟹腿。是你的肚子在叫吗?

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从12楼电梯大堂,可以清楚看到Norubesa(巨大摩天轮)的景观。之后,我们走回酒店消化消化。

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回到酒店后,决定洗衣服。有英文指示。

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洗衣粉自动售货机-每包洗衣粉30日元。

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有4台洗衣机和烘干机,每边两套。洗衣机每三十分钟200日元烘干机每三十分钟100日元。以我们的经验,你将需要至少1.5小时洗和烘干衣服(300日元)。

A Day in Otaru & Sapporo 在札幌站的大丸买了个水果拼盘当甜品530日元。

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A Day in Sapporo 2札幌的一天 (二)

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10th May 2009 – Took the subway from Odori Station to Shin-Sapporo Station, then went to the bus station and boarded “Kaitaku No Mura Yuki” (Bus Number 22 from No 10 platform) JR Hokkaido Bus Â¥200. After 15 mins ride, alighted at Kaitaku No Mura bus stop (show above). The Historic Village of Hokkaido (Kaitaku no Mura) is an outdoor museum that is diveded into town, fishing village and mountain village and showcases around 60 olden buildings/structure during Meiji and Taisho eras (mid 19th to early 20th century). The Historic Village of Hokkaido is located in Nopporo Forest Park (suburbs of Sapporo City) and covers around 54 hectares. You can easily spend 2 to 3 hours here and experience the past lifestyle of olden Hokkaido.

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Kaitaku No Mura Management Office Building. Admission per adult ¥830. Excerpt from brochure:

Old Sapporo Railway Station (Management Office Building) – The stick-style structure served as the front gate of Sapporo from 1908 to 1952 and is now used as the management office building. (Sapporo 1908)

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Urakawa Subprefectural Government Building. Excerpt from brochure:

The Hokkaido Subprefectural Government Building has the stateliness of a local adminstrative center. The director’s room from the Taisho era and the local administrative history can be seen here. (Urakawa 1919. Two storey wooden structure. )

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Residence of Takeo Arishima. Excerpt from brochure:

Takeo Arishima – renowned Japanese author of “Umareizuru Nayami” (The Agony of Coming into Existence) lived in this house at the time of his marriage. The study is reproduced in the palor and the house appears in his story. Mr Arishima leased his farm to tenant farmers (Sapporo 1904. Partial two storey wooden structure).

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Hokkai Middle School. Excerpt from brochure:

The first private junior high school in Hokkaido had its origins in the students of Sapporo Agricultural College teaching English. It features a western-style design (Sapporo 1909. One storey wooden structure).

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Ryuunji Temple. Excerpt from brochure:

A farming village temple of the colonial period. Although poor, the settlers contributed large amounts of money to build a fine temple because it was their spiritual support (Sapporo 1893. One story wooden structure)

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The Wood-Cutter’s Shanty. Excerpt from brochure:

Temporary accommodation for people involved in tree felling, logging, yarding or horse driving on the mountain. The logging season in Hokkaido is winter when the snow covered ground facilitates the hauling of logs (Shimokawa, late Taiso era. One storey wooden structure.)

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Following some photos of the nice sceneries.

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Nice flowers.

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The tree where the flowers was snapped. The sign reads “Prunus Sargentii“.

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A suspension bridge that offers spectacular views.

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Tall trees against the backdrop of clear blue sky.

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Ogawa Family Dairy Barn. Somehow this scene doesn’t seem to look like it’s from Japan. Excerpt from brochure:

A diary barn built with references to an American architectural style by Yoshimi Ogawa, a graduate of Sapporo Agricultural College. The balloon frame structure is a special feature. (Sapporo, late Taisho era. Two storey wooden structure.)

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Torii gate to Shinano Shinto Shrine. A Day in Sapporo 2
Shinano Shinto Shrine. Excerpt from brochure:

This small but traditional Shinto Shrine built by settlers from the Shinano region was their spiritual support. In autumn, people enjoyed a festival that celebrated harvest (Sapporo, 1897. Wave-style Shinto Shrine).

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Oh, I forgot to mention that you can enter most of the buildings to view authentic inside displays as well. The above shows a typical steel-works factory.

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Homewares Shop.

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Yamamoto’s Barber Shop. Excerpt from brochure:

Located near Maruyama Park in western Sapporo. The Yamamoto’s Barber Shop operated from the late Tashio era to 1986. It has plastered, fire and cold resistant godown structure. (Nakatombetsu, in around 1918. Two storey wooden structure)

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On the bus number 22 back to Shin-Sapporo Station ¥200. You board the bus in the middle and take a bus ticket. Press a buzzer to indicate that you wish to alight at the next bus stop. Alighting is at the front of the board together with the payment (drop the bus ticket into a slot and it will show the amount due).

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Took the subway back to Sapporo area where we scout around for our lunch. We decided to have “Pepper Lunch” as the electronic ordering caught our attention. In Japan, a lot of fast food restaurant do use electronic ordering – you feed the machine with your money, make your selection by pressing the buttons and food coupons will be issued. Upon completion of ordering, take the coupons and find a seat. The service staff will come to your table to collect the food coupons.

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The “Pepper Beef” comes uncooked in a heated metal plate and you get to cook it to your preference (medium-rare or well done, etc). The paper (under the hot plate) is held up against your chest to prevent as spillage to your clothes during cooking. After the sizzling settled down, you may mix the rice with mixed with either the special honey brown sauce or garlic soy sauce. I do both. 🙂

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The cooked “Pepper Beef” Â¥680. Looking at it makes me hungry. LOL.

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After the lunch, we decided to take a stroll to visit Sapporo Clock Tower – a well-known local and tourist attraction (also a symbol of the Sapporo city). Didn’t visit the museum as it was closed on Sunday.

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Another angle of the western style Sapporo Clock Tower that was built in 1878.

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From Sapporo Clock Tower, we took another short stroll to Odori Park to visit Sapporo TV Tower – another amazing structure that was built in 1957. There is an observatory deck on the top of the tower whereby tourist can have a panoramic view of Sapporo and Odori Park.

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At the base of Sapporo TV Tower.

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Ground floor of Sapporo TV Tower – an information center and tickets counter can be found here. The other side houses severals eateries. Admission charges per adult Â¥700.

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View of Sapporo City from Sapporo TV Tower observatory.

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View of Odori Park from Sapporo TV Tower observatory. There are telescopes (payment required) available in the observatory that you can use to zoom to your required view!

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A church that we passed by on our way to take a bus to Sapporo Beer Museum.

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Waiting for Chuo Bus [Kan 88] factory line. From the signboard, we understand that the bus that we are going to take is also known as “Sapporo Walk”, it’s a loop bus service running at 15 mins interval around the city center. Â¥200 per trip.

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At the entrance of Sapporo Beer Museum. Admission to the museum is free.

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Took this shot to remind me of the date we visited Sapporo Beer Museum. 🙂

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The wall description covers the history of beer in Japan but the displays are not in English.

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Miniature model on the process of brewing. Malting/Wort production.

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Fermentation/Maturation/Filtration.

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Filling/Shipping – then to our stomach. LOL!

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A glass showcase of different kinds of packaging used through out the history of Sapporo Beer.

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At the end of the tour, you can taste a sample of three different of beer at Â¥400 – Black Label, Yebisu Black and Kaitakushi Beer. I love all of them! Wahahaha!

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The bar counter where they serve beer and other small eats as well.

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Behind where we sat, a wall dedicated to the beer advertisements used in yesteryears.

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Wander off to Sapporo Beer Garden.

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Several restaurants located around here.

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A Day in Sapporo 2 The popular Genghis Khan (mutton barbecue) restaurant where they also serve the delicious draft beer as well.

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A shopping center nearby the bus stop that we await for bus back to Odori area.

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五月十日(看昨日行程)-从大通乘搭地铁到新札幌站,再转换巴士(10平台巴士号码22)JR北海道巴士200 日元。十五分钟后,在Kaitaku村巴士站下车(查看以上画面)。北海道历史村(Kaitaku村),是个户外博物馆分为镇,渔村和山村展示了在明治,大正时代(第19至中旬20世纪初)的大约60古代建筑/结构. 北海道历史村位于札幌市郊区的Nopporo森林公园,占地约五十四公顷。你可以花2至3小时体验旧式的北海道生活方式。

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Kaitaku村管理办公室大楼,成人入场费830 日元。宣传册摘录:旧札幌火车站(管理办公室大楼)- 棒式建筑是札幌1908年至1952年的正门,目前是普遍使用的管理办公大楼 (1908)。

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浦河町政府大楼。宣传册摘录:

北海道政府大楼是作为当地的行政中心。主任室从大正时代和地方行政的历史就在此。(浦河1919,两层木建筑)

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有島武郎的住所。宣传册摘录:

有島武郎-著名的日本作家”Umareizuru Nayami”(The Agony of Coming into Existence)结婚时住在这里。该研究报告中记载着和住所曾出现在有島的小说里。武郎先生把农场租给佃农(札幌1904年,两层木建筑)。

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北海中学。宣传册摘录:

第一家私营初中在北海道起源于札幌农学院的学生。它采用西式设计(札幌1909年。一层木建筑)

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Ryuunji寺。宣传册摘录:

殖民时代的农村寺。虽然贫穷,居民贡献大量资金建寺庙,因为这是他们的精神支持(札幌1893年,一楼木建筑)。

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The Wood-Cutter’s棚屋。宣传册摘录:

为参与砍伐树木,伐木,集材或骑马驾车上山的临时住宿。北海道的伐木季节在冬季,当积雪覆盖地面设施。(下川,后大正時代。一层木建筑)。

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一些风景照。

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漂亮的花。

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拍摄花的树。标志为“大山樱”。

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悬索桥的低下是壮观的景色。

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高大的树木,清澈碧蓝的天空。

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小川家庭奶牛谷仓。[这个似乎并不是来自日本]日记谷仓。宣传册摘录:

日记谷仓已美式建筑风格为参考由吉见义明小川建设,毕业于札幌农学院。气球框架结构是种特殊特征。(札幌,后大正时代,两层木建筑)。

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信浓神社。鳥居牌坊。

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信浓神社。宣传册摘录:

传统神社是居民建设的,虽小但是居民的精神支持。秋季,人们享有节庆丰收(札幌,1897年,波浪式神社)

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哦,我忘了提及的是,你可以进入大多数建筑物内参观。上述显示典型钢结构工程工厂。

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杂货店。

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山本理发店。宣传册摘录:

位于円山公園札幌西部。理发店已由后大正时代经营至1986年。它有防火和耐寒货仓结构(Nakatombetsu,大约1918年,两层木建筑)。

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乘搭10平台巴士号码22回返新札幌站200 日元。从巴士中间上车拿车票。按车龄,表示你想在下个车巴士站下车。下车和付款都在巴士前端(车票丢进漂桶就显示车费)。

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乘搭地铁会札幌,找吃的。我们被电子订购吸引,所以决定吃”Pepper Lunch“。在日本,很多快餐店都使用电子订购 – 把钱塞进贩卖机,选择食物按按钮,贩卖机就会发出食品券。完成订购,采取食品券和找座位,服务人员将到你的座子领取食品券。

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胡椒牛肉以加热铁板呈上,是生的。以自己的喜好煮 (半生煮,煮煮)。铁板下的纸是用来遮挡油烟味。铁板热下来后,可以加特制蜂蜜酱或大蒜酱油,我两样都加。

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煮好的“胡椒牛肉” 680日元。看了让我流口水。LOL。

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午餐后,我们决定漫步到札幌市钟楼-一个众所周知的旅游景点(也是札幌市的象征)。没有参观博物馆,因为周日是休息日。

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札幌市钟楼西面的另一个角度,建于1878年。

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从札幌钟楼,我们又从大通公园漫步到札幌电视塔-另一个令人叹为观止的建筑,建于1957年。塔顶端的瞭望台游客可以眺望札幌和大通公园。

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札幌电视塔的地面。

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信息柜台与售票处位于札幌电视塔底楼。另一边有几间小吃店。入场费(每位)700日元.

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从瞭望台观看札幌市的景色。

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大通公园的景色。瞭望台的望远镜(须付费)可让你观望你想看的景色。

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途径札幌啤酒博物馆的教堂。

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等待Chuo Bus(侃88)工厂线。招牌显示,我们乘搭的巴士也称为“札幌城”,这是个循环巴士服务每隔15分钟一辆。每趟 200日元

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札幌啤酒博物馆入口处。入场免费。

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此照片提醒我参观札幌啤酒博物馆的日期。:)

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墙上描述日本啤酒的历史(日文版)。

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模拟酿酒的过程。

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发酵/成熟/过滤。

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灌装/货运–喝进肚子。:D

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玻璃橱窗展示历史,不同种类的札幌啤酒包装。

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参观结束时,你可以400日元品尝三种不同的啤酒- 黑牌,惠比寿和Kaitakushi。我全部都爱! Wahahaha!

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出售啤酒和小吃的吧台。

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我们桌位后面挂着往年的啤酒广告。

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札幌啤酒园。

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附近有几间餐厅。

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受欢迎的成吉思汗(羊肉烧烤)餐厅,他们还提供美味的生啤酒。

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我们等待巴士回到大通区,这是购物中心附近的巴士站。

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晚餐是大牛丼(牛肉碗) 680日元。超爱七味唐辛子!

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A Day in Sapporo 1札幌的一天 (一)

A Day in Sapporo 1

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9th May 2009 – After a good night sleep from yesterday’s exhaustion, we woke up early and ate the free breakfast at hotel. Then, proceed to Susukino Subway Station (3mins away from my hotel) – still empty as it’s still early. 7.40am on a Saturday morning 🙂

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Tickets counter – English available at both the table of fares as well as the machines. We didn’t buy any tickets as we were using the one-day card (for Sapporo City Subway only) that comes with the Sapporo-Otaru Welcome Pass. The Sapporo-Otaru Welcome Pass (All JR Hokkaido trains between any stations in Sapporo and Otaru Station and all subway lines in Sapporo) can be purchased from JR Information Desk (JR Sapporo Station West Exit) at Â¥1,500 per passenger.

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Subway platform – also empty. Took from Susukino Station to Odori Station. It’s only a station away but since we have the 1 day Subway pass, so decided to make full use of it.

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From Odori Station, we took a 5min short stroll to Nijo Fish Market – a cluster of stalls selling fresh and dried seafood as well as vegetables.

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Prawns, scallops, sea urchins awaits you to devour them. And It’s all live! LOL.

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Crabs too! The stall that I patronize also provides the cooking of the seafood that you purchase from them so that you can eat them fresh.

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The stall owner on noticing that I was snapping away on my camera, immediately hauled up a King Crab for me to shoot. Such a nice gesture! We bought a 500g packet of premium grade large size Dried Scallops at ¥5,000 from him too.

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Proceeded on with the journey to Maruyama Park (link in Japanese) from Odori. The whole platform to ourselves again.

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The underpass towards Maruyama Koen. Maruyama Koen is the most popular “Cherry Blossom Viewing Spot” in Sapporo and it houses over 1500 cherry trees. It is bustling with people during the “Hanami” period. Prior to reaching and to my dissapoinment, I have already knew that I have missed the full cherry blossoming by 1 day and it’s already withering (updates from Tenki – Japanese only). Nevertheless, the planned trip still went on.

Notice the animals emblems on the floor – believe suppose to build anticipation to the nearby Sapporo Maruyama Zoo which houses more then 200 speices of living things. Other nearby attractions inlcude Okurayama Ski Jump, Sapporo Winter Sports Museum, Asahiyama Memorial Park, Rose Garden Chizaki, etc.

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A very beautiful and grand building just right in front of Maruyama Koen (5 mins walk from Maruyama Koen Subway Station). Also a lot of cars are unloading their wares here.

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Upon closure inspection, it’s actually hosting a wedding reception. 🙂

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The location signboard that shows your whereabouts and the nearby facilities. From it, I can see that there is a baseball stadium, track and field, theme park, etc.

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The sun shining on the flowers makes it look so vibrant.

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Tall trees that seems to reach out for the sky!

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Walk in deeper to Maruyama Park and saw this sight everywhere. Folks lay out their floor mats and wares (table, chairs, food, charcoal, drinks, beer, etc). What amaze me is that it’s 9.00am in the morning and many people are already there to choose the best location and mark their terriorty. Maybe it’s a planned weekend hanami (still continue even the hanami period is over) and boozing session with family and friends.

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After strolling down the park, the feeling that I got is both tranquil and relaxing (with cool and fresh breezes intermittently blowing). Ah, there is a lingering smell of barbecue food in the air as well. That makes my stomach rumble. :=D

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A row of stalls selling various drinks, food, toys and souvenirs.

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A close up view on one of the drink and food stall.

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Another stall selling blown-up toys for children. It’s hung on to a stick at one end and held by children on the other end, much like Chinese Lantern style. I wonder whether they can be lighted up?

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The walkway towards Hokkaido Shrine.

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Another view of the walkway towards Hokkaido Shrine. It’s a cooling pleasant walk despite that the sun is shining bright.

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Near the entrance of Hokkaido Shrine, there is a Chōzuya (stone wash basin) whereby worshipers and visitors performed cleansing (purification) by washing their hands and mouths prior to praying. Using the dipper, first rinse the left hand then the right, after which rinse the mouth with water from the cupped left hand. The washing of hands with water is called Temizu.

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The grand entrance of Hokkaido Shrine.

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Here’s the procedure on how to pray at a Shinto Shrine. Facing the enshrined god, deposit some money into the offering box and then bow twice. Clap your hand twice and after that bow one more time.

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Amazing and delicate architecture. Simply love the use of the gold (not sure whether it’s real gold).

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A showcase of the famous and popular sake from Hokkaido. During ancient times, sake used to be produced in the Shrine’s wine hall.

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Another view.

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Spotted a wedding ceremony on-going at Hokkaido. This draws a lot of attention and causes many tourists to snap away (including me).

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Terrific scenery – with all the beautiful colors standing out.

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A macro shot of the flowers.

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Another macro shots of flowers.

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Lunch time – Teriyaki Chicken Burger Set Meal at McDonald’s Â¥590.

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Ebi Filet-O Set Meal at McDonald’s Â¥630.

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Ishiya Chocolate Factory – A short walk from Miyanosawa Subway Station. Production tour is at Â¥600 per adult and it comes with one piece of their well-known Shiroi Koibito chocolate. Before reaching the production viewing gallery, there is a short walk that takes you through the history and culture of chocolate.

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The production plant for their famous flagship product Shiroi Koibito – a soft flavoured layer of white chocolate sandwiched in between two thin layers of crisp cookies. Absolutely delicious!

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Spotted Astro Boy statue after the end of the tour. The stairs takes you down to the shop where it has the whole selection of products Ishiya is offering. Bought Ishiya Shiroi Koibito (24 Qty) at ¥1480 and Ishiya Shiroi Koibito (27 Qty) at ¥1785. Yeah!

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Ishiya Shiroi Koibito Park.

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Beautilful park with disneyland styled buildings. At the end of it, there is a store selling Ishiya Ice-Cream (same flavouring as their chocolate) at ¥250. More views of the park follows.

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Bought our dinner from local supermarket on our way back to hotel as discounts are given usually after 7pm. Omurice Bento ¥400 (was ¥450 before discount), Rice and Noodle Chicken Katsu Bento ¥380 (was ¥480 before discount) and Fried Dumpling ¥380.

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Kirin Afternoon Tea ¥150 for dessert.A Day in Sapporo 1

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五月九日-休息了一整晚(昨日行程),我们一早就起床吃早餐-酒店提供免费早餐!之后,我们到薄野地下铁(三分钟路程),时间算早,人不多应为是星期六早上。:)

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售票处-票价表和售票机都有英文字母.我们没买票应为较早前已经买了(一天)札幌市营地铁专用车票,适用于札幌-小樽。札幌市营地铁专用车票(可适用于所有JR北海道列车和地铁-通往札幌和小樽),车票可在JR信息台购买(JR札幌站西口),(1,500 日元/一人)。

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地铁平台-也是空的!从薄野达到大通。只是距离一站,应为有一天同行票,我们决定好好利用。

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从大通站,走了一小段路到二条市场-一整排店售卖新鲜蔬菜和海鲜。

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有新鲜的虾,干贝,海胆等着你品尝! LOL

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螃蟹!我们光顾的点也为客人烹调所卖的海鲜,你可现买现吃!

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店主看到我猛拍照,便抓起一只帝王蟹让我拍。 🙂 好友善!我们在这家店买了一包500克的上等干贝价格5,000日元。

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继续前往円山公園的路程,地铁站还是冷冷清清。:)

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前往円山公園的地下道。円山公園是札幌樱花季节最流行的“赏花景点”有多达1,500棵樱花树。这是“赏花”时期最多人的地方.在抵达之前,我已经知道做过”赏花”季节,虽然失望但还是决定依照行程进行。地上的动物图案代表着住在札幌市円山动物园的两百多种动物。其他周边景点有大仓山滑雪跳台,札幌冬季运动博物馆,旭山纪念公园,玫瑰花园等等。

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一座非常漂亮和雄伟的建筑就在円山公園前(距离円山公園地铁-5分钟路程)。许多车在这卸下物品。

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仔细看,原来在举行婚礼招待会。 🙂

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地图显示目前的位置和附近的设施。明确的显示有棒球场,田径,主题公园等等。

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太阳出来了,花也灿烂多了。

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高大的树木,似乎到了天空!

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深入到円山公园,这个情景到处都是。居民把草席和用具(座子,椅子,食品,木炭,饮料,啤酒等)。让我最惊讶的是,目前只是早上9.00就那么多人选好位置。可能是”赏花”周某(虽然樱花已结束)但还是和庆朋好友继续烧烤活动。

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走完公园,突然感到宁静和放松。问道香喷喷的烧烤味,这时肚子咕噜咕噜得叫! :=D

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一排店售卖饮料,食物,玩具和精品。

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其中一家卖饮料和食物的店。

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另一个出售巨型玩具的摊位。挺像中国的灯笼。

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北海道神宮的行人道。

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在明朗的天气下步行,感觉挺不错。

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北海道神宫的入口处有手水舍 (石洗手盆)让参拜者洗手和漱口。在水盘里会放置杓子并注满清水,参拜者首先用杓子取一瓢水,洗完左手,右手之后,再将水倒在手里漱口,再洗一次左手之后,以杓子中剩下的水来清洗杓子。

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北海道神宫的大门。

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在神社参拜的步骤。面对神明,钱币丢进钱箱,鞠躬两次。拍手两次再鞠躬一次。

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惊人和微妙的建筑。喜欢金色 (不知道是不是真金)。

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展示北海道著名和最受欢迎的日本清酒。在古时代,日本清酒是在神馆大殿酿制的。

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另一个角度。

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刚巧碰见正在举行婚礼的新人。吸引了很多游客拍照(包括我在内)。

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非常漂亮和鲜艳的花草树木。

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花草的近攝。

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更多花草的近攝。

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午餐時間-麥當勞紅燒雞肉漢堡套餐(价格590日元)。

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Ebi Fillet-O Set Meal at McDonald’s (可能是-麦香虾肉漢堡套餐 ä»·æ ¼630日元)。

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白之恋人-从宮之澤地鐵站走一小段路。生产游览每人600日元,附加一片著名的Shiroi Koibito 巧克力。前往生产观景台有一小段制作巧克力的历史。

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生产厂的著名旗舰产品Shiroi Koibito – 软层的白巧克力夹心饼干。绝对美味!

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游览结束后看到了铁臂阿童木。往路梯口走就会走到商店,那儿有全部的巧克力商品。买了白巧克力夹心饼干(24片 价格 1480日元 , 27片 价格 1785日元)。

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白色恋人公园。

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有迪士尼乐园风格建筑的公园。最后,有一个商店卖白巧克力味道冰淇淋。接着,更多公园的照片。

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晚餐-是当地超市的折扣蛋包飯盒400日元(折扣前450日元),鸡排饭盒[饭和面](折扣前480日元)和锅贴380日元。

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麒麟下午茶150日元。

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A Day in Sapporo札幌的一天

A Day in Sapporo

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7th May 2009 – at Changi Airport Terminal 3 awaiting for SQ flight on A380 to Tokyo Narita Airport. It’s a night flight departing at 2340 hours (GMT+8).

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At the departure hall.

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8th May 2009 – finally reach Tokyo Narita Airport T1 around 0750 hours (GMT+9) after the seven hours journey. While waiting for the domestic flight to Sapporo, went to buy 2-Day Tokyo Metro Open Ticket at arrival lobby as we will be back to Tokyo in a week time. This is good for unlimited rides on all Tokyo Metro lines . Â¥980 for adult.

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Wander around Narita Airport T1 shopping mall. Also had a Starbucks Cafe Mocha to perk up as I didn’t sleep much during the flight -maybe around 2 hours as I was busy watching movies. The selection of movies is huge on SQ A380 flight. 🙂

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The outside of Narita Airport. A downpour just ended.

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Reached Chitose Airport after another 1h 40mins journey on ANA. Went to basement to take JR to Sapporo station, after which transfer to Subway to continue journey to Susukino (to check-in to hotel).

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Hotel room – small but really clean. Have almost all the things we required.

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Hotel toilet – small too! But still satisfied with it.

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Was pretty hungry so quickly dump our luggage in the hotel and head over to “Ramen Yokocho (Ramen Alley)” . It was still early so there wasn’t much customers around. Walk up and down the alley several times before making up our mind on the selection of the restaurant – chose the one that “Takuya Kimura” patronize before (photo and signature seen in shop).

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Sapporo Crab Ramen. ¥1500.

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Sapporo Char Siu Miso Ramen. ¥800.

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It was one of the best ramen I had in my life and it’s also really nice to down all the hot soup in the cool weather. We chat-up with the chef and he mentioned that he’s been to Singapore Takashimaya to introduce and cook Sapporo Ramen before. He even showed me the printed brochure and named a few Singapore food that he likes – “Char Kway Teow“, “Ice Kachang“, “Hainanese Chicken Rice” and “Cai Tow Kway“. Nice and friendly fellow.

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After the meal, did some walking around until we reach Odori Park.

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A shot of flowers in Odori Park. Knew that I will be back here over the next few days so decided to keep my finger away from the shutter.

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Sapporo underground shopping malls (Pole Town and Aurora Town).

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There are numerous restaurants, cafés, clothes, souvenir shops, etc here. It also provides access to other departmental stores and buildings.

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Temperature is around 14 deg (not including chill factor from the wind). Headed back to hotel early as we were tired after long journey – 2 flights, 1 JR ride and 1 Subway ride totaling approximately 10 hours. Slept at 9pm so the next day will be fresh. LOL.A Day in Sapporo

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五月七日,新加坡樟宜机场第三搭客大厦,我们将乘坐SQA380直飞日本东京. 起飞时间是新加坡时间11.40 pm。

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离境大厅等候。

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五月八日,经过七个小时的飞行时间终于抵达成田国際空港第一搭客大厅(时间:0750am)。等待乘搭国内航班时,买了2日東京メトロ特别乘车卷, 一星期后我们将回到东京。2日東京メトロ特别乘车卷是无限车程次数的。价格:980日元 (成人/ 每人)

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在成田国際空港在闲逛,应为在飞机上忙着看电影导致精神不足于是买了一杯星巴克摩卡咖啡提神。A380的影片选择挺多的。:)

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成田机场外,大雨刚刚结束。

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经过一个小时四十分(全日空航空公司)我们抵达千岁机场. 到地下室乘搭JR(日本铁路),再转换地铁到薄野(入住酒店)。

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酒店房间虽小,但清洁。日常用品都有。

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酒店卫生间, 非常小,但挺满意。

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肚子饿,把行李放在酒店房间去找吃的! 到了札幌游客必到的拉面横(拉面胡同). 时间还早人不多。:) 经过无数次的观察,终于决定到木村拓哉光顾的拉面馆试试。

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札幌蟹拉面 (1,500 日元)。

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札幌叉烧味噌拉面 (800 日元)。

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这是我目前吃过最好吃的拉面,这种天气最好是把热腾腾的汤喝完 – 真畅快!和师傅聊过才知道他到过新加坡目的就是推广札幌拉面. 他还拿宣传单给我们看, 师傅说他喜欢吃新加坡的美食, 例如: 炒粿条, 红豆冰, 海南鸡饭, 和菜头粿。师傅人亲切又友善。

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吃完饭, 我们到处逛直道。

大通公园. A Day in Sapporo
过几天我们会回来大通公园, 所以没拍太多照片。

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札幌地下商场 (Pole Town 和 Aurora Town)。

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这里很多餐厅,餐馆,服饰店,精品店之类。也能同到其他百货公司和办公楼。

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气温介于14 度 ( 风气不在计算之内)。经过疲惫的一天,我们决定回酒店休息应为经过 长达10个小时的行程我俩都累坏了。回到酒店, 九点就睡觉了。希望明天精神充沛. 🙂 LOLA Day in Sapporo

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五月七日,新加坡樟宜机场第三搭客大厦,我们将乘坐SQA380直飞日本东京. 起飞时间是新加坡时间11.40 pm。

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离境大厅等候。

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五月八日,经过七个小时的飞行时间终于抵达成田国際空港第一搭客大厅(时间:0750am)。等待乘搭国内航班时,买了2日東京メトロ特别乘车卷, 一星期后我们将回到东京。2日東京メトロ特别乘车卷是无限车程次数的。价格:980日元 (成人/ 每人)

A Day in Sapporo
在成田国際空港在闲逛,应为在飞机上忙着看电影导致精神不足于是买了一杯星巴克摩卡咖啡提神。A380的影片选择挺多的。:)

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成田机场外,大雨刚刚结束。

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经过一个小时四十分(全日空航空公司)我们抵达千岁机场. 到地下室乘搭JR(日本铁路),再转换地铁到薄野(入住酒店)。

A Day in Sapporo
酒店房间虽小,但清洁。日常用品都有。

A Day in Sapporo
酒店卫生间, 非常小,但挺满意。

A Day in Sapporo
肚子饿,把行李放在酒店房间去找吃的! 到了札幌游客必到的拉面横(拉面胡同). 时间还早人不多。:) 经过无数次的观察,终于决定到木村拓哉光顾的拉面馆试试。

A Day in Sapporo
札幌蟹拉面 (1,500 日元)。

A Day in Sapporo
札幌叉烧味噌拉面 (800 日元)。

A Day in Sapporo
这是我目前吃过最好吃的拉面,这种天气最好是把热腾腾的汤喝完 – 真畅快!和师傅聊过才知道他到过新加坡目的就是推广札幌拉面. 他还拿宣传单给我们看, 师傅说他喜欢吃新加坡的美食, 例如: 炒粿条, 红豆冰, 海南鸡饭, 和菜头粿。师傅人亲切又友善。

A Day in Sapporo
吃完饭, 我们到处逛直道。

大通公园. A Day in Sapporo
过几天我们会回来大通公园, 所以没拍太多照片。

A Day in Sapporo
札幌地下商场 (Pole Town 和 Aurora Town)。

A Day in Sapporo
这里很多餐厅,餐馆,服饰店,精品店之类。也能同到其他百货公司和办公楼。

A Day in Sapporo
气温介于14 度 ( 风气不在计算之内)。经过疲惫的一天,我们决定回酒店休息应为经过 长达10个小时的行程我俩都累坏了。回到酒店, 九点就睡觉了。希望明天精神充沛. 🙂 LOLA Day in Sapporo

A Day in Sapporo
五月七日,新加坡樟宜机场第三搭客大厦,我们将乘坐SQA380直飞日本东京. 起飞时间是新加坡时间11.40 pm。

A Day in Sapporo
离境大厅等候。

A Day in Sapporo
五月八日,经过七个小时的飞行时间终于抵达成田国際空港第一搭客大厅(时间:0750am)。等待乘搭国内航班时,买了2日東京メトロ特别乘车卷, 一星期后我们将回到东京。2日東京メトロ特别乘车卷是无限车程次数的。价格:980日元 (成人/ 每人)

A Day in Sapporo
在成田国際空港在闲逛,应为在飞机上忙着看电影导致精神不足于是买了一杯星巴克摩卡咖啡提神。A380的影片选择挺多的。:)

A Day in Sapporo
成田机场外,大雨刚刚结束。

A Day in Sapporo
经过一个小时四十分(全日空航空公司)我们抵达千岁机场. 到地下室乘搭JR(日本铁路),再转换地铁到薄野(入住酒店)。

A Day in Sapporo
酒店房间虽小,但清洁。日常用品都有。

A Day in Sapporo
酒店卫生间, 非常小,但挺满意。

A Day in Sapporo
肚子饿,把行李放在酒店房间去找吃的! 到了札幌游客必到的拉面横(拉面胡同). 时间还早人不多。:) 经过无数次的观察,终于决定到木村拓哉光顾的拉面馆试试。

A Day in Sapporo
札幌蟹拉面 (1,500 日元)。

A Day in Sapporo
札幌叉烧味噌拉面 (800 日元)。

A Day in Sapporo
这是我目前吃过最好吃的拉面,这种天气最好是把热腾腾的汤喝完 – 真畅快!和师傅聊过才知道他到过新加坡目的就是推广札幌拉面. 他还拿宣传单给我们看, 师傅说他喜欢吃新加坡的美食, 例如: 炒粿条, 红豆冰, 海南鸡饭, 和菜头粿。师傅人亲切又友善。

A Day in Sapporo
吃完饭, 我们到处逛直道。

大通公园. A Day in Sapporo
过几天我们会回来大通公园, 所以没拍太多照片。

A Day in Sapporo
札幌地下商场 (Pole Town 和 Aurora Town)。

A Day in Sapporo
这里很多餐厅,餐馆,服饰店,精品店之类。也能同到其他百货公司和办公楼。

A Day in Sapporo
气温介于14 度 ( 风气不在计算之内)。经过疲惫的一天,我们决定回酒店休息应为经过 长达10个小时的行程我俩都累坏了。回到酒店, 九点就睡觉了。希望明天精神充沛. 🙂 LOL