Sounkaku Grand Hotel
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... so you had to negotiate with your partner as to who was to have which ice cream.
Robert was to catch the 6.30am train to Tokyo. Owen and somehow misplaced his plane ticket. Anyway, he was quite happy to catch the train to Aomori and then change to the Shinkansen on the Gran Class to Tokyo station. The final change would be the Narita Express to the airport. Ian and Margaret are staying on a few more days, Joan and John would be catching the ...
... 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 ...
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 ...
... around 25 cold minutes to get through and must have been at least 4km long! On the other side we continued uphill until we realised we must have gone too far, and so free wheeled back until we found the turning to a picturesque little gorge called Obako, with a river running through it as well as fly fishermen, who impressively caught a trout whilst we watched! The cycle back to the village was much quicker as it was downhill all the way, and after ...
... to capture on my camera. We drove through a
large agricultural region afterwards, which had many cute-looking
scarecrows (there are a shitload of crows in the places I've been so
far!). We took a quick pit stop just outside of Asahikawa and grabbed
a snack at a mini-market.
Shortly after our pit stop, we arrived in Asahikawa. We had a hard
time finding parking because we weren't really sure where we could
park until we passed ...