Ebi Kani Gassen
Sapporo

Ebi Kani Gassen 蝦蟹合戰

Ebi Kani Gassen, Famous Crab Buffet Restaurant in Susukino Smack in the middle of Susukino is a famous crab buffet restaurant called Ebi Kani Gassen. Foodies like us must definitely pay a visit to this place. My bff @instantliam recommended this restaurant to us, so it must be good. Furthermore it is just across the …

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Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium
Sapporo

Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium

Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium and Observatory Standing at 90 meters high, the Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium was the glory of Japan during the 1972 Winter Olympics. We didn’t know what to expect because we didn’t plan to come here on our itinerary. But we knew it was a tourist attraction near the Hokkaido Shrine so …

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Hokkaido Shrine
Sapporo

Hokkaido Shrine

The Shrine of Emperor Meiji, Hokkaido Shrine No visit to Japan would be complete without visiting a shrine. Hokkaido Shrine is one of the oldest shinto shrine constructed in 1871, and enshrines the sould of Emperor Meiji. Located at Maruyama Park, it is the main Shrine of Hokkaido and a popular spot for tourists and …

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Sapporo Jyogai Ichiba
Sapporo

Sapporo Jyogai Ichiba

The Sapporo Central Wholesale Seafood Market Hokkaido is well known for its freshest seafood. In Sapporo, the largest and most well known market is the Sapporo Jyogai Ichiba (also known as Sapporo Central Wholesale Seafood Market, or Curb Market). For those who are interested, there is a tour of the auctions at the wholesale market, …

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Odori Park Sapporo TV Tower
Sapporo

Odori Park Sapporo TV Tower

Exploring Odori Park and Sapporo TV Tower We are now back in Sapporo after a great time skiing in Niseko. After returning our car, we proceed to check back in to The B Sapporo Susukino and took a refresher. Tonight we’ll be heading to Odori Park, a 1.5km stretch of greenery in the middle of …

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Shukutsu Panorama Observation Deck
Otaru

Otaru Shukutsu Panorama Observation Deck

Exploring the Shukutsu Panorama Observation Deck After a fun time at the Herring Mansion (despite it being closed), we found another place of interest: Otaru Shukutsu Panorama Observation Deck. We read that it is up in an altitude of 70.9 meters above sea level. From where we were at, we could see the observation deck …

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Otaru Herring Mansions
Otaru

Otaru Herring Mansions

Discovering the Heritage of the Otaru Herring Mansions (Or Not) It was still early to head back to Sapporo to return our car. We found, on Google maps, a heritage place called the Otaru Herring Mansions. We read that this place is actually a small fishing museum, giving insight to the tools and living conditions …

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Otaru Music Box Museum
Otaru

Otaru Music Box Museum

Hopping Around The Otaru Music Box Museums The Japanese in general, are skilled in the art of crafting music boxes. In Otaru, besides shops selling glassware, one famous attraction is the Music Box Museum. We’ve seen a couple of these “museums” in Arashiyama last time as well. It was pretty much similar, except that the …

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Otaru Canal and Sakaimachi Street
Otaru

Otaru Canal And Sakaimachi Street

From Niseko to Otaru This morning, we bade farewell to Wataru-san and his wife, and thanked them for the wonderful hospitality at Niseko Negula. We’re going to Otaru for the day, a famous historical city and popular vacation spot in Hokkaido. Driving down was not as peaceful as before, because we were slightly later and …

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Barbecue Mokumokutei
Niseko

Barbecue House Mokumokutei

Hotplate Barbecue Mokumokutei in Niseko We had cravings for barbecue food tonight, and one of the recommendations at Negula was the nearby Mokumokutei. As usual, the helpful staff made a reservation for us before we even went skiing in the afternoon. However the only available timeslot for us was at 5:00 p.m. so we’re gonna …

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