Saturday, May 31, 2014

Suzuran Hillside National Park, Takino - Sapporo

Spent a day at Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park. A nice 25-27 degrees, perfect for outdoors and beautiful tulips on display. 

Dad's come prepared, plenty activities for kids and it's fitting for dad' to spend some quality healthy time with their kids.

This was our second time but it's worthwhile mentioning that the facilities are nice and clean. Toilets, waiting rooms, resting places etc. oh I forgot, I am in Japan that's standard. 

It's only a half hour bus/subway away, so go for a visit. It's different from your everyday touristy type thing, more of the local Sapporian family weekend place...

Enjoy the pics...

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Sakura Season 2014 - Sapporo

The weather has been kind to us this year in comparison to previous few. Always remember Sakura season is nealy always a month later than the mainland. 

Picnics, BBQs, yakisoba, takoyaki, onigiri, the smells that linger in some parks where groups gather. 

I just got back from Australia so we cycled down to the local river and neighborhood, it didn't disappoint.

Enjoy the pics..

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Shabu Shabu & Sukiyaki

It's been I while since my last post (apologies).

Been doing a bit of traveling back home to Sydney Australia, and currently in Tokyo.

A great reminder I was back in Japan this morning as whole of Tokyo was woken up at 5:20am by 5.8 magnitude earthquake epic center Tokyo, a nice wake up call and something I can never get used to....

That aside, we had a nice meal at a shabu shabu (Japanese hot pot) restaurant, we could also do sukiyaki (pan fried beef) as well so we did both. We suffered greatly after the meal as it was a buffet style for ¥2,590 yen per person, over eating is over rated!!