Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas in Sapporo, Hokkaido

It definitely feels like Christmas in Sapporo. It's -5 degrees celsius with heavy snow, it's all lit up and there is plenty of people about, couples, families and tourists all enjoying themselves down  at Odori Park. A wonderful illumination display, people are queuing up to snap photos, nobody cares about the snow, it's all part of the Christmas feel. 

Meanwhile, back home in Sydney it was 42 degrees celsius, it's been crazy hot lately. I am used to Christmas at the beach, yep BBQs at the beach!

Definitely different to what I am used to but enjoying the change. Some nice pics of Sapporo Factory and Odori as we head off to Tokyo for the New Year.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Mount Moiwa - Sapporo

A quick trip to mount Moiwa with my friend Leo from Sydney. A short tram ride from Odori (¥170), until I decided to get off 3 stops too early, we walked the rest but got there eventually. A shuttle bus picks you from the tram station but we decided to walk up to the rope way since we were in the mood.

Up the top the views were spectacular, would have been better if it was a clear sunny day but it was nice nonetheless. 

A few pics from the top observatory, enjoy...

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Noribetsu Hell Valley - Hokkaido

Visiting Hell Valley and Oyunuma at Noribetsu with my friend Leo from Sydney. We stayed one night at an onsen hotel and it was a very relaxing experience, many tourists and great sunny weather. We trekked thru the area and it was quite peaceful, no one around as everyone were either in tour buses or cars. I would recommend trekking as it was very enjoyable, enjoy the pics...

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Autumn - Maruyama & Sapporo Beer Museum

Autumn is usually the wetter part of the year, with weather getter colder and people preparing for the cold winter ahead in Sapporo. So making the most out if the wonderful scenery around the area, sharing some nice pics I took a week ago...

Disney Land & Sea

Some pics of our trip to Disney Sea & Land. Being in October the theme was Halloween, plenty of nice decorations and lights. It was very busy over the 2 days with plenty of people, some rides required up to 2:30 hrs queue. 

Enjoy the pics...