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Day 8

It was a travelling day today! Up at 6, breakfast at 6:30, left the hotel by 6:45. Took the subway to get to the airport bus, and took the bus to Narita. Easy check-in, though I might have cut it a bit fine. Napped on the plane, instead of updating this like I was planning. By the time I opened the window again, there was snow!
Snowy fields around Sapporo

Snowy fields around Sapporo

Flying over Hokkaido (the prefecture Sapporo is in)

Flying over Hokkaido (the prefecture Sapporo is in)

It was at this point, unlike all the other times when I told Japanese people I was heading to Sapporo and they got a ??? look on their face, that I started to feel like I had made a mistake. What was I doing in Sapporo in winter, with no winter clothes and canvas shoes?? But hey, she’ll be right. I’ll figure it out.
Busy Sapporo

Busy Sapporo

Getting a bus to the hostel was a little stressful, but I figured it out. You’d think snow is lovely and romantic until it’s dirty and the footpaths are frozen over and you’re dragging a canvas suitcase through frozen roads with canvas shoes. It kinda stops being fun then. The hostel itself was actually quite nice. Lovely top floor. I relaxed and call family. It gets dark here by 4, so I took the evening to relax and explore the area a little.
Just a face on the crosswalk

Just a face on the crosswalk

The tenth floor lounge at The Stay Sapporo

The tenth floor lounge at The Stay Sapporo

The tenth floor lounge at The Stay Sapporo

The tenth floor lounge at The Stay Sapporo

The tenth floor lounge at The Stay Sapporo

The tenth floor lounge at The Stay Sapporo


Was really smart and took a glass of water into the bunk. Managed to spill it everywhere so was very smart. Dried everything out before bed though.
Drying sheets at The Stay

Drying sheets at The Stay


Lazy evening. Short day but there you go.

Posted by boredgoldfish 02:03 Archived in Japan

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