Hotel Mates Asahikawa
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... someone else's seat as it was next to Joseph. Otherwise, the aisle would separate us. A woman arrived later and stood there. I had indicated to her that it was my seat over there. She ended up sitting in my seat but when the conductor came around, it looked like she was questioning her seat. I couldn't explain to her that she was welcome to sit next to Joseph in the window seat. Luckily, Takako came around with more food and drinks and could explain the ...
In the morning it was still raining and the clouds hanging low. No point to go on a mountain when you cannot see anything
So we decided to visit the lavender fields and town in Furano closed by. There farms that grow lavender - and for once not rice fields or soy beans - and those are attractions to Japanese tourists. There is a local train line going there which came handy
We ate at ...
... sections of the park are each dedicated to one brewery who set up the infrastructure with tent (Bavarian Oktoberfest style), Food stalls, beer and beer, etc. At lunch we watched a number of house wifes with their children met there and had lunch together and a tower of beer for them
The Sapporo Clocktower was a nice small house in the middle of high rise buildings housing a clock that has been brought ...
... not down.. skis go down! once this was explained to us in broken english by the chairlift operator, (who resorted too walking his fingers down his arm and hen pointing at us) we tucked up our poles and shoes and wandered down the slopes much to the dismay of the junior ski team......pffffffffffffffft as they swooshed past and giggling waves as the chair lift took them back past us......i swear they were competing to see who could lap us the most amount of ...
... till fellow travelers started to blog about the beauty of Biei and why it deserved a visit on its own.
There are smaller flower farms to see along the way, but they are much smaller in scale to those in Furano. And just as touristy.