Singapore, Japan · 21 Days · 61 Moments · September 2016

Autumn in Hokkaido

16 October 2016

Flight back to homeland

15 October 2016

Maruyama Shrine and Park. Happened to have a ceremony for all the children so they were dressed in their best kimono and k for the boys. So kawaii!
Best chocolate cake ever!! ¥435. About $6.50 SGD

14 October 2016

Went shopping for gift then had the No. 1 on Tripadvisor Soup curry in Sapporo - Suage. So delicious!
Night view of the city. Dazzling lights
Checked in Watermark hotel and went to Mount Moiwa
Playing around on the shopping street of Otaru tourist area
Ichi Karage fried chicken. Bumped into Fiona and had tea at LeTao cafe. This place is full of LeTao. We kept sampling. The chocolate was so good!!
Otaru Canal
Buffet breakfast spread. Jozankei Tsuruga Spa Resort
Jozankei Tsuruga Spa Resort ¥14514 per pax per night for this!!!

13 October 2016

Buffet dinner at the Jozankei Tsuruga Spa Resort
Stroll along the river
Jozankei Futami Suspension Bridge - red
Hoheikyo dam [13 Oct] Chasing Light | Only under the natural sunlight, everything become vibrant, alive and beautiful. Colours of the autumn leaves ranged from dazzling lemon yellow, carrot orange to vibrant vermilion red. They danced, glowed and dazzle under the angled sunlight. Waited patiently to take that perfect shot under the warm sunshine.
Hoheikyo Dam
Nijo sashimi ¥2100 a salmon, tuna, shrimp, king crab, crab miso soup, hotate - followed by some Mr Donut.
Sashimi breakfast ¥2100!! Mister Dounut Royal Milk Tea
Morning walk to the Nijo fish market. Passed the former government building, park and Sapporo Tv tower.

12 October 2016

Dinner at Tototo in JR Tower (sushi was so so only) followed by a romantic night walk round at the top of JR tower level 38 to enjoy the night view.
At Mitsu Garden Sapporo Hotel. Had a hot bath in their empty onsen.
Shiroi Koibito Chocolate Factory
Touring around the Shiroi Koibito chocolate factory
Cycling at the park
Moerenuma Park cycling
Ski resort
Unkai Terrace at 7.30am. No sea of cloud below us but above us. Took a gondola up ¥1520.
[12 Oct] - Sunshine after the rain - - Ohayou gozaimasu - Some gentle morning sun shining through the coniferous trees. 🌤🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲 Hishino Tomamu - Village Alpha

11 October 2016

At the Alpine Resort. Gonna walk through the coniferous forest in the sheltered link bridges. Awesome!
Tried this soft-serve with bitter chocolate biscuit at Rokkatei dessert cafe, the No. 1 restaurant based on TripAdvisor reviews, in Obihiro. (The bitter chocolate biscuit tastes like my accidentally burnt chocolate cookies 🍪😆) There were many other fantastic dessert but we had to run. Here a v funny review. Enjoy! Tripadvisor reviewer: "... The quality of the product is extremely high. Our son ate so much that he literally threw up. I almost did the same but when I felt like I was going throw up, I ate some more." 😂 #hokkaido #japan #vacay
Tonda's Butadon
Lake Akan, Marimo Island (green algae ball) and Pan de Pan cakes
Tsuruga Lake Akan Lodge Witness first-hand stunning panoramic views of Lake Akan and Mt. Oakandake unfold right in front of your eyes.
Enjoyed Tsuruga Roof top onsen in the morning! 😎😊 🏞 Bliss. they sure know how to enjoy. Akan Yuku no Sato Tsuruga has two large and unique outdoor hot spring baths. The secluded bath on the first floor overlooks the lake shore, while the bath on roof top has commanding views of the lake as well as the surrounding mountains and forests.

10 October 2016

Big & spacious hotel for people with pets. Heh loving the bigger room space! -- For pet & nature lovers. Loved that we get to encounter dogs!!
Then moved on to Sulphur mountain and Lake Mashu which is a volcano crater lake. Absolutely beautiful!!
Shiretoko-goko Ichiko. At the first lake again today this morning hopefully to get better photos.
Breakfast at the Shiretoko Hotel. Eggs are labeled with the expiry date. Fickle drizzle, cloudy sunny weather. Gonna make the best of what we have and move on to Lake Akan. Woke up at 6.15am so that we can get as much daylight as possible.

9 October 2016

Crazy big king crabs!!!!
Shiretoko Goko
Nothing is better than bright sunny day. Out and about early this morning to chase the sun. Did our morning exercise by climbing up this big rock of about 100m for this view of the horizon – loved it!!! ⛰
Shiretoko National Park - Beautiful bring hot sunny morning

8 October 2016

绿青庄 - 8 Oct - With the yakata uniforms on, he guys looked like they are in mental hospital. 😂
At the Okhotsk Ryu-hyo Ice Museum. We swung the wet towel at -15 degrees and it just froze and harden. 😂 Saw the sea angel and paranoma view of the Abashiri Lake.
The real omurice!! 😋 Gooey clumpy omelette with brown sauce and mushrooms. Cafe Loaf

7 October 2016

[7 Oct 2015] Had grape flavoured soft serve at about 5 degrees while climbing the steps up to see the two waterfalls. Finally a much needed 20 min workout ✌🏼️. Only 420m ascend la. Behind me is the Ginga no Taki (Milky Way Falls) and Ryusei no Taki (Shooting Star Falls) at Sounkyo town.

6 October 2016

Genghis Khan Daikokuya Bbq dinner. Yummy!!! The plate of lamb cost ¥700 which is quite reasonably priced! Just need to ask for a plastic bag to prevent our clothes from stinking thereafter. 👃 Know wonder there was a long queue.
Superb croissant and custard snack. 😋 Checking into JR Inn Asahikawa. Onsen night before dinner.
Zoo zoo zoo
Asahiyama Zoo - Saw so many animals.
Mild Seven
Lovely ramen
Alpaca 😍😍 Shikisai-no-oka farm
Just when we thought it would be a wet and gloomy day, in the light drizzle and gentle morning sun, we were treated with a beautiful encounter - a rainbow! 🌈 Didn't manage to find that pot of gold but we are enjoying the sunnier day and beautiful views of the rolling hills now. Shikisai no oka farm (Flower farm)

5 October 2016

Best nabe and wagyu sashimi don in town!
Blue Pond
Farm Tomita
Day 1 in Hokkaido - Had salty Crusty Cheese tart, stopped by Cafe Delice for cakes and a cup of hot coffee. There was a Pokeshop at the Chitose Airport.
Chitose airport

4 October 2016

Had dinner with my awesome parents

25 September 2016

Itinerary and map of Hokkaido