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We decided to try the a Western breakfast this morning at the cafe on the 1st Floor. Robyn and Trevor were already there. We had the full breakfast. I opted for the omelette and Joseph had the fried eggs. We had soup, salad, toast, yoghurt, ham and sausages. Unfortunately, the omelette was too runny for me so Joseph had another helping of eggs.
We caught the Super-Ozora 3 from Sapporo at 8.51am to arrive in Shintoku at 11.06am. The weather forecast was ...
... well that and the Japanese under 12 team appeared to be here made us opt for some snow shoes and insulated wellies! we stepped outside and trudged across the clearing.....sam determined to get as close to the summit as possible......Lo behold whats this a chairlift....don't mind if we do!!!!!!! at this point we were some 1600+ meters above sea level with approx 1-1.5m of snow on the ground at station 7 and sam was determined! "its less than half ...
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 ...
... directly out of the front through a large window. We transferred at Kamikawa to a local bus which took us to the onsen (spa) village of Sōunkyō. The small village was easily walkable and we dropped into the tourist information to plan of the next couple of days activities. The old Japanese couple were very friendly and gave good recommendations, but were especially funny when Jen asked about the possibility of encountering bears, of which they ...
... naked! It was reeeeeeally ******* cold. I felt
like I got frostbite on my toes, but after pouring some of the
complimentary tea on them (to the amusement of the staff), they
almost felt warm again.
We were not too far off from the Sounkyo Hostel, so we arrived a
little after nightfall due to our detour. It is a nice place that has
a cottage-like atmosphere, which seems to host only 60+ year-olds
with the exception of Bryan and ...