Day 1: 01/08/2015, Saturday, Singapore - Hokkaido (Noboribetsu)
ヤッホー！Finally after 8 months, we're on a holiday again!!
And for the first time, we are flying by JAL!
August is summer and most places are really hot~
We came to decision knowing that Hokkaido is still at about 24deg!
But then, it's all lie!!!! It is freaking 29deg so like Singapore!!! :(
It's a long journey too~ 7hours from Singapore to Tokyo Haneda.
With a flight delay and we have to run for our connecting plane!
1 & half more hour from Tokyo to Hokkaido Chitose~
Upon reaching, we waited for an hour at a run-down looking JR station.
It's a connecting station like Bishan called Minami Chitose...
I think less then 10 people are waiting for the same train as ours~
It's a 18 hours journey before we checked-in at our ryokan *sweats*
But we made fun out of the long journey~ I am so used to have him.
I think I cant travel alone now~ ahahaha
Upon reaching Noboribetsu station awaits us staircase!
Which is the norm in Japan anyway, we were not surprised~
We reached the station earlier then expected...
And the ryokan was supposed to send a car to pick up us at 5pm!
So we waited kiasi-ly and didn't dare to walk too far away~
Bear statues at the station entrance~ there's a bear park there up the hill.
Waited and waited after past 5pm!
We were told to wait at this post box! But no one came, no calls, no email!
I was angry that they forgot about this and note to myself to ask later!
So we thought, we might as well walk there~
Before they offered the car service, we already planned to walk~
It's supposed to be a 20mins walk so it's still feasible ya?
And there were nice scenery along the way too so no complains~
No complains I thought, but there's so many slopes to climb!
And many crows on the electric cable above your head!
The crows in Japan are HUGE! like size of an adult cat *eww*
And seeing them in large numbers can be really gross they are super black!
Like seeing couple dozens of cockroaches squirming around! YES! Gross!
And it is surely not 20mins! We walked a 30mins journey!
Japanese people walk really fast!
We are finally here! Upon checking in I questioned them~
I think it's inappropriate for them to take it like nothing has happened!
And they didn't admit they forget until I showed then their email!
They apologised and arranged to send us out to the station the following day~
So I accepted (-___-;) I still cannot believe we find this in Japan!
Upon checking in, my mood hasn't changed for the better!
The yukata they provide has a smoke smell (-__-;) like unclean~
It's a smoking room so I know it's inevitable, didn't have non-smoking.
But my mood got instantly lit up when I opened the window door!
Connected to the backyard, we saw deers! And seagulls passing by!
Like strolling outside our room!!! And the seaview!!!!!
The sky and the sea joined, cant differentiate them anymore!
Our room's teaset :)
Since we didnt have much time for onsen already, I did mask!
Hokkaido limited edition Lavander Lululun Mask! Smell good!
Then we headed for dinner, shared a room with other occupants~
I love Kaiseki meals~ Even looking at it makes me happy!
Menu of our dinner! There's a kurobuta sukiyaki!
Sukiyaki is one of my favourite Japanese food!!!
I only take nama ebi in Japan~
Duly because I find the ones in Singapore not fresh enough :p
The dinner and the roomview totally lit up my day!
All the little hurdles during the journey suddenly seems all worth~ lol!
Here's my handsome husband
That's how we ended the day, after dinner onsen!!
And we bought some beer from the vending machine outside our room!
We think... Our baby boy... Is made this very day :p
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