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... explained that sam had never seen snow as we were from australia. the lovely lass smiled, nodded and said "ahhhh, yes" borefore looking to sam and looking forlorn "Im very sorry there will only be about eighty centre-meters." M: I'm sorry did you say eighty? as in eight zero? or eighteen as in one, eight? "Oh no,.... eighty!....we haven't had much snow this year!!!!" at this point i looked at sam...the look in her eye could only be described as ...
... 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.
The highlight is definitely the sake testing. The non premium sake tasting Is free. The few premium sake they do charge a nominal fee. For 150 yen, I tasted a full to the brim cup of the most expensive premium sake. Which we eventually bought. Think it was about 5940 yen. When compared side by side, the difference in quality was ...
... were doing the fox trot skipping from stone to stone. And all this time, I the gym rat, was breathing so heavily and with thighs so heavy, I had to stop multiple times to "admire the scenery".
As cliched as it would sound - the view from the top was priceless and definitely worth the climb! We were lucky because the clear view of the mountain range becomes lost in a cloud very quickly on a day like this.
We under allocated our time for this. Had assumed it to be a mere 'touch and go' photography opportunity. It turns out to be a nice activity which warrants at least 1 hour to properly take in the magnitude and awe inspiring sight of these sunflowers. The sunflowers are planted in a 'maze'. Which means there is no easy way to navigate out. Frustrating for those short on time. But it is after all intended for an immersive ...
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