Resting Point - Otaru (小樽) - Hilton Niseko Village Hotel
23.11.2009 - 23.11.2009 7 °C
Resting Point (For Lunch)
After Sounkyo Ropeway, we proceed to a resting point for lunch. Today we will have to pay our own lunch. We have to purchase a food ticket at the entrance, and then pass the ticket to the staff inside. They will serve the food shortly.
Otaru (nickname : the town of hills) is situated in the western part of Hokkaido, facing Ishikari Bay.
Everyone took a shot at the famous canal. Nice weather that day. There is a water spot that we found near the place. However, we do not dare to drink the water from it.
Places we went in Otaru: 梦藏人, 小樽音樂盒堂本館 , 銀の鐘
All the things inside are selling at 1050 Yen. We only managed to see this type of 1050 Yen shop in Hokkaido. So visit them for some stuffs if possible to grab some deals.
A lot of nice music box are housed inside. There are a lot more, but I have shopped too long in this place until I do not have the time to visit the rest. In total, there are 7 of them, and all sell different types of music box.
You can take a tea break there and enjoy the scenery of the town. After your drink, you can bring the cup home.
The famous steam clock made by Canadian.
A 3D cat clinging on the building. (forgot to post the photo)
Ring the bell! And yes, it really made very noise!
We are supposed to return to our bus by 4.15pm. Before we board the bus, we bought 2 Hokkaido Ice Cream. He bought the chocolate flavour, while I have the 3 mixture flavour (Lavendar, Vanlina, Melon). Nice!
Final stop would be Hilton Niseko Village Hotel where we will spent a night there. They also have Onsen. But nobody knows the environment well, including tour guide and leader, as this is also their first time in a luxury hotel stay! We are not allowed to wear the Yukata and walk around the reception area. This hotel is more for business stay rather than leisure stay.
These are the food provided in the hotel. It is serving more towards Western style. Food is not as nice as expected.
I shall ended my writing here. Shall post the photos once I got the time to make a complete diary. Next post will be for Day 4!