Ezobarubangbang: Italian place in Sapporo

I found this place when we walked around Sapporo, find something to eat. It was the last night in Japan and it was Italian food again like the last Japan trip. We were at Ezobarubangbang. We ordered salad,scallop, squid, risotto and vegetable pizza. Everything tasted very good, except pizza. It was too soft. It would be…

Yamanekobo: My favorite stuffed animal store in Abashiri

When I was in Kamikochi, I got a cute bunny stuffed animal from Yamaneboko brand. It was cute and looked realistic. I was so happy when I knew that there was a shop on our way to the ryokan. This shop was in the middle of nowhere. You have to drive to get here. There…

Shiretoko Cuisine Ikkyuya: Nice restaurant in Utoro

We had lunch at Utoro. I got salmon roe with raw salmon, which tasted so good. It was the best salmon roe. Normally, it was too salty for me but not for this place. I almost ordered the same as Ben. Ben got noodle with crab. I did not order it because I knew that…

Many deer at Shireitoko national park

We parked a car and rented boots since the snow was very deep on the ground. A woman at this park said we should be careful because there were bears around this area. I was glad that I did not meet any bears but you saw a lot of deer. They were very busy eating….

Iruka Hotel in Utoro: Nice ocean view

It was snowing when we got here. We found a dear on the drive way, so cute. We got a Japanese style room, which we liked. It was nice as we could see the ocean from our window. We ate breakfast at the hotel in the dining room. Food was too salty for me.

Namishibuki: ramen place in Utoro

We came to Utoro in the afternoon. It was snowing and dark. This ramen place was the only place that was opened so we ate dinner here. I quite did not like to eat noodle for dinner but I had no choice. We got ramen and yakitori. It was good but ramen was a bit…

Marimo at Akan Kohan Eco Museum Center

One goal to come to this Lake Akan was to get Marimo back. Marimo is a species of green alga that lives in freshwater lakes. Marimo in Lake Akan were first discovered by Tetsuya Kawakami in 1897, and named marimo because of their spherical shape. In 1921, they were designated a Natural Monument, and a…

Shogetsu: Nice bakery in Ashoro

This was a cute bakery place in Ashoro. Everything in this store looked so good. We got cheese cake, blueberry cheese cake, rice cake with strawberry and big cream puff. They were all great. I had never been disappointed by Japanese dessert. It was always good. Unfortunately, I forgot a cream puff at the hotel,…

Hamburger & Gelato Woody bell: burger place in Ashoro

We were on the way to Utoro. We stopped at this town for lunch. Hamburger was our choice today. I got Bacon burger. It was very tasty. I did not a big fan of burger but I liked the delicious hamburger here. We also got fried onion, yum.

Yuuichiroushouten: Best seafood place in Asahikawa

We had dinner at Asahikawa. There were many shopping malls in this town. We ate seafood for dinner at Yuuichiroushouten. We walked down to the basement to get to this restaurant. We were so starving as we skied a lot today and we did not have  proper lunch. We ordered many things, such as fish roe,…

Gin ga no taki and Ryu sei no taki falls

We drove from Daisetsuzan Sounkyo Kurodake. It did not take too long to get here. These two water falls,  Gin ga no taki and Ryu sei no taki, were right by a parking lot. It was very easy access, drove here, parked a car, took a picture and drove back. We also saw a deer….