Hokkaido Part 4
Better late than never. The next part to my Hokkaido trip.
We checked out of the accommodation as we were heading back towards Sapporo. Took some pics of our room.
Look at the water jugs!
It is a nice place. The people are nice too. I would love to stay here again. The breakfast is great too! And the price is reasonable! I recommend this place to anyone who is going Furano.
The night before, some of us gathered in the living room to talk. We met this guy who stays in Shizuoka and is touring on a motorbike. He drove all the way up the main island of Japan, loaded his motorbike up a ferry and took the ferry to Hokkaido. And then he travelled all the way up to the northern-most point of Hokkaido and was traveling back down again. He was learning Mandarin and insisted on speaking to us in Mandarin. While talking, he found out that we went Hokuryu Town to see the sunflowers and he asked whether we ate the sunflower soft cream. Hearing this, Peiyen who loves soft creams managed to persuade me to make the trip back up the next day before traveling all the way down to Otaru and then to Sapporo for the night.
So we set off the next day and headed towards Hokuryu Town. On the way, we saw another flower farm, Kan no Farm, and decided to stop to take a look. It started to rain while we were walking around the farm, so the photos turned out a little dark with the dark clouds.
After getting back into the car, shivering because of the cold and rain, we continued our journey up to Hokuryu Town. Hoping for a clear blue sky, we were disappointed. We were only greeted with an overcast sky and rain.
Please don't ask me why there are ducks there. I have no idea. There was even one ostrich.
Can you imagine how beautiful it would be if the sky was clear blue and if it was during the peak of the sunflower season? Although it was raining and many of the sunflowers were already withering as it was nearing the end of the season, we managed to catch a glimpse/idea of how beautiful it would have been. There was even a sunflower maze, but it was not open. The only down side are the bees! Scary!
I was quite freaked out by the bees.
Our destination for the sunflower soft cream!
Our lunch. It was good!
Our dessert. Sunflower soft cream! See the petal? That's the sunflower. It was just super creamy vanilla soft cream with a sunflower petal.
Due to the long distance between Hokuryu Town and Otaru, we decided to take the expressway and pay for it. If we took the normal roads, we would have taken like 5 to 6 hours? But we took about 3 hours to get to Otaru. It was fast, but boring. I was falling asleep on the expressway and had to ask Peiyen to talk to me and luckily we bought coffee.
The famous canal in Otaru.
After we left Otaru, we drove to Sapporo where we checked into Toyoko Inn.
First time parking in this kind of carpark!
Our room. It was huge. Inexpensive and huge. Guests can stay here long-term.
Otaru is famous for their musical boxes and glass. We spent about 2 hours and made our very own musical boxes. The only ones in the world! Took pictures when we were in our hotel room in Sapporo. It was really a coincidence. Both of us chose glass pieces of a frog... sleeping. Lol.
The musical box I made. The song is 蕾 by コブクロ.
The musical box Peiyen made.
It was a tiring but fruitful day. The driving was tiring. But it was worth it. I missed Furano.