To be honest I am just happy to make it back here in one piece being so late to the airport coupled with my vastly overweight luggage.
Most of my things are still in disarray so I thought I shall continue with part 4 of my trip to Japan earlier in the year. You can see part 1 HERE, part 2 HERE and part 3 HERE.
The first thing that caught my eye in Hokkaido at the airport was the sora-ben (bento/lunch boxes you can find at the airports. The ones in train stations are called eki-ben which are station lunch boxes). Ikura (salmon roe), uni (sea urchin) and crab meat are 3 of my most loved seafood on earth and when I saw one bento that houses all three on a bed of lovely japanese rice, I had to get it!!!
BEST LUNCH BOX EVER. I loved it~~ it was a lunch box but i had it for brekkie.. breakfast box?
We then went to the Ramen street in Sapporo for lunch. It's apparently a very famous attraction in the area!! We randomly picked a restaurant and it was superb.
Charred roast pork with runny braised egg with bouncy noodles and black bean miso. *drools*
After lunch we decided to go to "Kaitaku no Mura" which is *I think* one of the earlier villages there. We wanted to take a cab but according to the staff at the station, it's a very close walk and up a "small" hill, around 10 minutes. The view was so pretty, I have never seen so much snow in my life~~ I really loved walking in the snow!!
We were still having fun at this point.
This was the "small" hill on the way to the "kaitaku no mura". Instead of 10 minutes it took us about one and a half hours. I guess the locals must have developed a skill to walk very quickly in the snow without falling.
The next day, waiting for the bus to Jozankei for onzen.
I was determined to look for number 15. Because I think that Kappas are so cute.
We walked for ages in the snow *again* and finally found the Kappa family aka attraction number 15. They are a lot smaller than I expected but I still think that they are cute!!
More pretty snowy pictures!!
Wannabe ice cream commercial. My brother's version was much funnier but I don't have their permission to spread their photos onto the internet. LOL
Chawan mushi. Loves~~
And when we got back to the room after dinner, there were futons all nicely laid out for us to sleep. Good night~~
This is it from me so far. I will try to get everything organised asap and hopefully be more efficient in replying to comments and posting very soon. But please bear with me for the time being and please don't abandon my blog.
I love you all~~~
Until next time. xoxo