June 20, 2019

Hokkaido 2019 | Sankaku Fish Market, Otaru

Sankaku Fish Market, where I had the best Kaisendon meal.

It's small, it's narrow, but don’t be fooled by the looks, the place has no fish smells. Smells better than most supermarket locally. And most important, they serve great Kaisendon, better than those I've tasted in Sapporo city.





Sotong kering





June 19, 2019

Hokkaido 2019 | Shopping In Sapporo

This time I did most of my shopping at Sapporo Tokyu Department Store. Sapporo Tokyu Department Store is located next to Japan Railway Sapporo Station.

Floor guide

  • Rooftop Outdoor Children's Plaza, Indoor Children's Plaza, Game Corner (indoors) 
  • 10F Restaurant Mall "Dining dining"/Beauty & Relaxation 
  • 9F Event Hall/Tokyu Hands/Women's clothing/Cosmetics/Procedure for a tax refund 
  • 8F Tokyu Hands 
  • 7F Men's clothing, Men's Accessories/Men's and Women's' sportswear 
  • 6F Household items, Bed and bedding items,Interior "URBAN HOME SHOW" 
  • 5F Baby & children's clothing/Toys/Jewel, Clocks 
  • 4F Women's clothing (High end ready-made women's clothing, Plus-size women's clothing)
  •  3F Women's clothing (Small-size women's clothing) 
  • 2F Women's clothing, Handbags 
  • 1F Cosmetics/Fashion accessories/Information(baby stroller parking)/coin lockers 
  • B1 Foods "Tokyu Food Show"/Information(baby stroller parking)/coin lockers
Made in Japan leather handbag is a must for me every time I am in to Japan.









Love these... from Blue Label Crestbridge

Wooden hair clip ni pun cantik, maybe will get hubby to make one for me ahakks



June 14, 2019

Hokkaido 2019 | Itinerary and Budget

Our actual  itinerary:

Day 1
Reach Sapporo at 7.20am, leave our luggage at the hotel, explore Sapporo city by foot.
The Former Hokkaido Government Office, Odori park, and Clock Tower. Back to hotel at 2pm, checkin and rest for a bit.
6pm out dinner somewhere in Susukino area.

Day 2
Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park, Jozankei, Otaru

Day 3
Nijo Fish Market.
Sapporo Maruyama Zoo

Day 4
Sapporo crab market.
Day 5
Shopping day, I did most of my shopping at Tokyu Department Store.
Tried looking at other malls but the 'feel' is not there.

Day 6
To airport.


Our planned itinerary:

Day 1
Gov building

Day 2
Sapporo city
Maruyama zoo

Day 3
Biei
Flower Farm
Target : sakura, tulips, Shibazakura

Day 4
Sapporo
Mishima Shibazakura Garden + Takino national park + Jozankei

Day 5
Shopping outlet



Budget for 4 pax:

Flights : KL- Sapporo - KL : RM5,000.50
Flights : Kch - KL - Kch : RM2000
New Chitose Airport to Sapporo Rapid Train : 1050jpy/person per way
Car rental : RM380 for 12 hours inclusive of tol card and petrol.
Accommodation : RM3035.50


Hokkaido 2019 | Our Inflight Meals

KL - Sapporo - KL

Pasta and sausage

Chicken Teriyaki

Granola

Chicken Teriyaki

Chicken Tikka

Salmon

Coffee

Coffee

Teh Tarik

Note:
Kopi AirAsia pahit; Teh Tarik sedap.


KL - Kuching

Nasi Hujan Panas, ayam rendang

Nasi Hujan Panas

Sweet sour fish

June 13, 2019

Breakfast at Nest Hotel Sapporo

One of the main reason why we chose this hotel was due to the good reviews we found online regarding their breakfast.

Breakfast meal does not come under the standard price. Book your room together with your breakfast for a better rate.  If you are paying at the hotel (on the spot), it will cost you 3000jpy per adult and 1500jpy per child.

Here’s what I had throughout our stay there, note that these are MY portion only.  I am fully utilizing my portion of the fee.  What can I say, good food is mean to be eaten 😁

Breakfast is served from 6am to 10am, however I noticed that they stop replenish the food after 9.30am.  Make sure to wake up early.

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3
And onward, you get the drift..

Kaisendon - Salmon, Salmon Roe, Flying Fish Roe, Pounded Tuna Carpaccio, Shrimp, and pickled ginger on the side, my daily choice of breakfast in Sapporo.

Ramen salad, miso soup

My preferred ramen salad dressing

Tuna carpaccio

Kaisendon boat, only Salmon roe on the boat, the rest all finished by 9.40am

Hijiki, bacon, pumpkin, sweet potato, corn soup, kaisendon



Ramen salad

Kaisendon

Cold noodle, soft and silky noodle.

Hijiki, bacon, pumpkin, sweet potato


Almond jelly, laici

Hijiki, so sedap.


During our visit there, in end of May, the sun rise at 4am, it was so bright that I normally woke up at 4.30am and sleep again at 5.30am for another hour.  So good to have a longer day light,  feel like you have more than 24 hours in a day.

*Note:  Other food beside the above.
Pancake, scrambled egg - Emmett's choice
Bacon, Sausage, fried chicken - Eugene's choice
Bread and butter - hubby's choice

June 9, 2019

Nest Hotel Sapporo Ekimae, Japan

We stayed for 5 nights in Nest Hotel Sapporo Ekimae during our recent holiday in Hokkaido.




Here’s what I think of the hotel:
  • The Family room is too small for our family of 4.
  • Washroom too tiny.
  • Breakfast were great!
  • Location is good.

This was our room on the 5th floor. Thank you, Room 519.


The entrance

Our 3-single-bed room




The bathroom.


View from our room window.

There is no mineral water provided, luckily here’s an ice machine located right outside of our room.  I just wish that it’s a crashed ice rather than the big cube ice.  Any ice is better than no ice at all.

Coins washing machines are located on the 3rd floor, and a microwave is located on 5th floor.