I am Mrs Toh

Hokkaido Winter Trip ~ Day 1

Posted on: January 28, 2013

29 Nov 2012

Cabbed down to the airport after work with Zann, where we met Christina and Mr Toh for dinner after checking in our luggage~ Our flight was at 10pm. T_T

We were late boarding the flight. =X When we were going in the boarding area, I heard our names being announced, last call for our flight! Chiong-ed like mad women to the boarding gate. Luckily they waited for us!

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My choice of movie. =) Didn’t manage to catch this in the cinema, hehe.
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They have One Piece movie too!
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Had a weird thing on the side with a hanger sign. For people to hang their coats or something?

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Snacks and green tea for tea break on the plane.
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Breakfast set. Um. This is the only time I felt airplane food is not nice. T_T Zann was sleeping soundly so she didn’t have this.
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AND WE HAVE ARRIVED AT NARITA! SNOW!!
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It was a long flight and we still have a connecting flight to catch.

So we washed up at the toilet with the disposable toothbrushes Zann took from the plane. Awesome.

The most awesomest toilet in the world! Can air dry your pipi one leh! I HAD to try it. Really quite shiok. LOL.
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Casual OFTD for plane ride~
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Zann~~
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Me! Can you believe I managed to squeeze this jacket in my backpack?! We had to walk out of the international terminal to take a bus to the domestic terminal. And the wind was COLD! Lucky I packed this.
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On our way to the domestic terminal~
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Rested at a cafe for a while.

Had coffeeeee~ I gave the cashier a 1000yen note and that was all the change he gave me. I got a shock before I realised the change was in hundreds and there was a 500 yen coin. LOL. Suaku much.
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Waiting for our connecting plane~
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Here we go. Hokkaido wo lai le!!
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Very funny looking earphones which looked like a stethoscope.

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Zann the weird doctor. Haha!
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This plane was lousier, we had to share TV. But ok lah, it was only about an hour ride.
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Yay, my favourite part of a plane ride!
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Washed up again after landing at Chitose and on to the bus!

Really liked our tour guide. He’s a Singaporean uncle and very fluent in Japanese. Very funny too. Just that sometimes we fall asleep due to the long travelling time. Heh.
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Lunch time~! We stopped at this market/restaurant place.

Big red apples!
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Oh hi crab~ I love you!
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The market area.
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Soup for our lunch. Something like steamboat.
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Salmon & veggies! My first thought was “Yuck.” I was not a fan of salmon. But. But. But. After I tried this, I thought it was pretty nice! No smelly fishy smell.
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My favourite veggies for steamboat.
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Us in the toilet. Our OFTD. HAHA. I loved Zann’s coat, she got it from Zara. Chioooo~ Our hands were freezing cold, the water was so cold!!
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After lunch. The scenery outside the restaurant.
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What kind of stupid pose is that? Actually I think it was because the wind was very strong so I was holding my hood. Lol.
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Empty but gorgeous landscape.
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My water bottle to keep me hydrated.
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The sea beside.
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The restaurant. It had a huge bear, huge salmon and huge crab on the roof. Apparently they are the 3 treasures of Hokkaido! Or was it Sapporo? Can’t remember. And here’s the backside of the bear for you. xD
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Along the way to Hell Valley (Noboribetsu Jigokudani). Snow everywhere!!
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& lots of trees.
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Noboribetsu Jigokudani. It’s a valley with hot springs, you can smell the sulphur and see the steam rising from the vents.
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There was a walking trail which we had to be very careful not to slip. There was a small shrine at the bottom of the trail.

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Ninja!! Hahahaha. The wind was so cold my nose was frozen!
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We went to the Bear Ranch after this.

Feeding apples to the bears! They are really quite cute, know how to stand and wave to you to ask for apples. And they can catch the apples with their mouth if you aim correctly. So fun! =X

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Yummy apple in 3, 2, 1..
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I saw Chopper! Ok lah, a poster only. Lol.

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Our tour bus license plate. Nice number. Yi Qi Ba Ba – Together Huat Huat!

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We then checked in at the hotel. Gonna be staying here for 2 nights. By right, we should be staying at another hotel for the 1st night but they suffered a power outage the day before we arrived. T_T But it’s OK, I really like this hotel! We stayed at Toya Sun Palace.

The room. Big, clean and great view!!!
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Mandatory toilet shot. Haha.
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The room even had a sitting area. Here was where I put my luggage. Lol.
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Gorgeous~~
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Cookies to welcome us.
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They had Nintendo!! But I didn’t play it though. No time.
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We showered and changed, then prepared to go for hot spring!!

In their yukatas. Acting Japanese? Lol.
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After the hot spring, we wanted to go outside the hotel to take pictures, so we bundled up.

My Outfit of the night~ xD
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Dinner 1st! Love the buffet! Very yummy!
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Their dining area is huge and quite crowded! Good business.
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Happy Zann.
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Their dessert selection is quite good, many choices and yummy~~~
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Sorbet and ice cream!
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My FAVOURITE of the whole meal!
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The cream puff dipped in chocolate was awesome!! I ate so many I kinda lost count. =x
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Then we headed out. It was freaking cold!!

But SO pretty!
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My shoes before we walked around, very clean hor.
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Xmas feel~~
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View of the restaurant from outside.
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Did I mention I love my coat? =)
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Zann~ I like her coat too.
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I was trying to capture the smoke coming out from our mouths. Lol.
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Pretty tree with snow on it!
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Another pretty tree~
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Can you see the star on the structure?? It was flashing and just running through the structure. So cute. Managed to snap it in time!
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My shoe print! OK I very boliao. Haha!
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Snowed shoes. Little did I know this was considered very good as compared to what happened the next day. Lol.
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Pretty bridge
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Small waterfall.
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Me~
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Random couple. Testing out the candlelight function on the camera and I thought this shot looked nice with the moon.
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Chopper again! Cute! But I never buy.
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Cigarette vending machine. Took this for Mr Toh. Later on, I asked the tour guide how to buy from the machine. Turns out that those of age have to apply with the govt for a special ID card specially for cigarette vending machines. Cool…..
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Chilling at the lobby~~
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This hotel was awesome. Only thing is there is only free wifi at the lobby and it sucked!! Very difficult to get connection and it kept breaking. Zzzz.

END of Day 1!

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