Hotel Monterey Sapporo
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... They took me to this izakaya full of old people. I reckon there was about 30 years difference between me and the next youngest person. Got some cracking food though.
I was told to try this shiokara. Tried it and it was gross. Here's the description from wikipedia:
'Shiokara is a food in Japanese cuisine made from various marine animals that consists of small pieces of meat in a brown viscous paste of the animal's heavily salted, fermented ...
... Toshi worked for us in 1978 when I was with Johnson Wax so I never worked with him. He is one year older than me. We had a nice time and they escorted me back to the hotel. Toshi's daughter, Miyukii, picked him up so I also got to meet her. Satoki and I headed up to Jenn and Kara's room for the Grand Champion Yahtzee Tournament. Both Kara and Jenn both got a Yahtzee but the Grand Champion was me! They call me the bonus man back home and it paid off this game. I went to bed a ...
... parties and we were meeting Atsuo and Akemi to celebrate. Because the astronomy department at Chris' university it just the two of them, Atsuo invited a retired professor from the big university who has an office at Hokkai Gakuen while he finishes some research and his graduate student so we'd have a more people to celebrate with.
I'm sure our forget the year party was much more subdued than a normal one and probably ended much earlier too, but that gave ...
... we had brought. The hot springs were fed in naturally into soaking tubs, one men, a women, one co-ed. We put on Japanese robes and soaked, relaxed and played cards most of the next two days. After a couple days, the guys wanted me to come back to Tokyo to another party
they were having. I, however, had more tricks up my sleeve.
I had a couple more days of this trip left and I was yearning to set out on my own again. I told the guys I was going to hitchhike 6 ...
... I turned to my, what I thought, was trusty Google maps. Somehow in the past week since I went to the post office last time, it found a closer post office which is only about 4 blocks from our apartment. Don't get me wrong, I didn't mind the walk to the other post office but how did it manage to forget about this one last time? Hmmm, maybe I will start double checking other things, like grocery stores as well.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Monterey Sapporo
The Hotel Monterey is located very centrally with easy access to the train station, restaurants and main attractions. Has a beautiful winter garden and good breakfast as well. Rooms are small, but hey, it's Japan!
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.