APA Hotel & Resort Sapporo - Herb Hill Furano - Asahiyama Zoo - Otokoyama Sake Brewery Museum
22.11.2009 - 22.11.2009 0 °C
At APA Hotel & Resort Sapporo
Early in the morning, we have our breakfast. Check out the food we are having at 7am before setting off for the next destination. They also provide rice in the morning. Seemed quite filling to have rice early in the morning right?
We only stay one night at each hotel, so we will be changing to the next Hotel tonight. All our luggage have to be packed and moved into the bus. It will bring us to the next location.
At some resting place
We made a rest at this parking place as our bus "climbed" towards a mountain. It is snowing already. Check out the little snow man that someone have made it. We added in some straws to make the eyes, nose, hand, etc. Never see a "strawed" snowman right? Hehe.
Finally a photo of us in the "snowing" season. And a van just drove past. =.="
At Herb Hill Furano (ハーブヒルふらの)
We stopped at Herb Hill Furano for lunch.
Look at the food that we are having. His favourite curry is here.
He almost took the soft drink from the vending machine, with the assumption that all food available are already been paid for. However, there is a 300 Yen price tag there, thus stop him from getting it. I also took a picture with Hello Kitty in the shop. Some people from our group bought this "Ma You". It cost 4200 Yen per bottle, and 10000 Yen for 3 bottles. It smells a little with Lavender, and it is actually a moisturizer for skin. This is very good for dry humid country, where your skin dries up very fast. However, looking at the price, it prevents me from buying.
Before we head to the bus, the shop keeper came out and pass the bill to Billy. He will made the payment on the next trip. Interesting right? We do not have to pay after we have finished our lunch, and they trusted Billy will make the payment later (well, should be a trusted regular). They are not afraid that he will forget to make the payment. That is their culture.
Website for Herb Hill Furano is http://hh-furano.com/
At Asahiyama Zoo (旭山動物園)
The next location we went to is their famous zoo. My dear took a picture of me at a slope. And yes, the zoo is on a slope. So you have to climb up the slope to exit from the East. There is another exit on the West, which is down the slope. However, our bus is up the slope. So... have to climb up after visiting it.
Look at those animals... aren't they cold?
The penguin is the funny one. Knock knock on the window, it will come to you. Cute right?
The tiger initially is hiding in the room, and suddenly it run out and jog around the cage. The cage is very big for him to roam about. Morning exercise I guess. =P
It will get cold if you are outside for a period of time. Before we proceed to our bus, we went to the souvenier shop. A lot of people is inside there, but the price for the toys isn't that cheap either. I happened to look at the Gachapon outside the shop and decided to try my luck. I want the wolf pin-tag. And I really get the wolf. Hahaha
At Otokoyama Sake Brewery Museum (男山酒厂)
Sake is always popular in Japan. So we shall not miss the chance to learn how is Sake brew and and its history. Otokoyama Sake Brewery Museum is the place to learn about Sake. We took some photos inside there, and they also provide free sampling of Sake. For those who want to drink their best Sake, one cup cost 150 Yen. We are not Sake lover, hence we only tried the free sampling. Quite a group of people actually paid to taste the best Sake, and there are people who actually bought it back. (I wonder how are they going to pass the Customs.)
At the entrance, there is spring water for public to consume. We have some fun taking photos for the spring water. He is very playful. Look at his action when he tried to collect the water. (forgot to upload this photo) BTW, the water is VERY COLD. My dear tried to be brave and decide to go outside without a jacket on. From his action, you can feel how cold the weather is at there.
I will continue our night activity again. Keep you all updated again~