Sounkyo Kanko Hotel
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... her and the conductor.
We had about 20 minutes or so to get ready for dinner as we were meeting down in the lobby at 7.20pm. Dinner was to be in the Daimaru Building next door. We were joking that it could be down in the basement level where Owen could give us about 1000 yen for our meal. It ended up being in a nice restaurant on the 8th floor. The restaurant served only food from the Hokkaido region. We had grated daikon radish with miso, the ...
... first imagined......our toes fingers and toes had gone numb, but we ventured forth.... then one of my snow shows broke....this was not going to be fun :-/......in an effort to explain my predicament i stepped forward and sunk past my waist....Ok so we need to go back....I McGuyvered the shiz-nizel out of my snow shoe as we ventured straight down through the snowdrift toward the chairlift...not realising as neither of us had been skiing that chairlifts go ...
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 ...
... We hired bikes (our favourite town shoppers complete with baskets) and headed off on our ride. First stop was the well stocked 7-eleven, the only shop in the village, to buy lunch and we then headed off down the very picturesque road straight through the gorge. The scenery was great and we admired the huge waterfalls (Ryusei and Ginga falls) whilst munching an excellent egg sandwich! Back on the pavement we cycled into an unexpectedly long tunnel that ...
... National Park.
Leaving Sapporo, we drove along the coast for a while and through a
few fishing villages. There were thousands of dragonflies that all
seemed to be moving in one direction (migrating perhaps?) around one
of the villages. The countryside that we drove through along the
coast was quite mountainous, but absolutely beautiful. I couldn't
take a picture of all of it because of the sheer scope of the view,