Day 3 – We arrived Sapporo at 8.00PM from Furano and returned our rented car which was just a short walk from our Airbnb. We stayed in a two storey apartment for just less than SGD 50 a night!
Day 4 – Kimono Experience
The shop is just a 5 minute walk from Exit 2 of Susukino or Exit 1 of Odori Station of Namboku Line! How convenient!
They offer a wide range of selection for both genders and it was really hard for us to pick our favourite! The entire process took took about an hour since there are so many layers to put on! *Warning* this is not for the weak or for those who get breathless easily, as the kimonos are super tight!
It costs $130 per person for a full day rental including traditional socks, shoes and bags. I had to pay an additional $20 for a hair makeover which lasted all day, so worth it!
Odori Park & Sapporo TV Tower
After we finished changing,, we walked 10 minutes to Odori Park. There was the Sapporo Autumn Festival (which happens annually) and our outfit was attracting so much attention. I felt so shy!
Of course we had to take some obligatory shots at the park overlooking the Sapporo TV Tower !
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Sapporo Beer Factory & Ghenkis Buffet
Hands down the best buffet and lamb ever! The meat was so savoury, totally worth it if you ask me! They even have free flow Sapporo beer and beverages too!
After the buffet we were so full so we took a walk out to the garden and took some pictures! What do you think? Do you prefer the edit on the left or right?
With our bellies full from all that stuffing and our kimonos tightly wrapped around our waists, we felt defeated and just took a taxi to Hokkaido-jingu Shrine.
We were aware that cab rides are expensive in Japan but we were in shock when the total bill was SGD 40 for just a 15 minute ride!
Hokkaido-jingu Shrine is the perfect place for photo opportunities!
Suskino Shopping Street
We returned our kimonos at about 5:00PM and transformed back into hobos. Had Hokkaido Milk soft serve for dessert and did purikira / neoprint – a kawaii style Japanese photo booth in an arcade for SGD12!
Day 5 – Day trip to Otaru
We had chirashi don at Family Restaurant near our airbnb. Pretty pricey but the portion was huge!
Then we took an hour train ride to Otaru to visit the famous canals. Got this coke as a souvenir from the vending machine!
We walked past this cute little railway while on our way to the canal!
The canal was flooded with tourists. No chance of having good shots. We felt that it was so overrated hence, we walked further away (about 10 minutes) and chanced upon this pier with a “Welcome to Otaru” sign on the roof.
There were only a handful of tourists there and the atmosphere felt so much more better…
Shiroi Koibito Park
Next, we took a bus to Shiroi Koibito Park from Otaru bus station.
Please ask the info counter for the bus number! They’re really friendly and speak english. The bus ticket costs about 500-600 Yen and takes about 40 minutes.
Shiroi Koibito Park is a theme park by Ishiya, a local chocolate company, which is famous for their highly sought after white chocolate butter cookie!
The park is free to enter and there are so many cute fantasy-like exhibits! They were having a halloween theme when we were there. You can also buy their cookies and try their famous white chocolate soft serve!
Mt. Moiwa Ropeway
Then, we went to take the cable car at Mt. Moiwa! We read many reviews that suggested to visit here at night because of the beautiful city lights! It was really cold and windy so prepare a jacket and wear long pants!
My boyfriend illegally flew his drone at the corner lol!
Legend has it that if you ring the bell with the one you love, your romance will last forever. I hope that it’s true <3
Soup Curry Garaku
We had dinner at Soup Curry Garaku! It was cheap and good. However, do not order their “alocholic” drinks just stick to plain water. I got a bloody mary for myself and some tequila drink for my boyfriend and they both tasted SO horrible.
Hokkaido Tower by Night
The clock tower is shining shimmery splendid at night!
Day 6 – Last Day
Located near the red light district (Suskino), this ramen chain boasts long queues for their ramen. I got the miso ramen and a big bowl costs 760 yen / 9.50 SGD! We waited about 30 minutes to get seated at 1pm! Be sure to reach early if you want to miss the queue!
Ishiya Cafe @ Downtown
The soft serve from Shiroi Kobito park was so addicting that we had to visit the Ishiya cafe near sapporo station!
We also ordered their fluffy pancakes with maple syrup as we saw lots of customer’s enjoying them. However, The pancakes was very dry! Will not order again!
The bus to the airport
Then, we took the bus to the airport from Sapporo station. It was the cheapest way to get to the airport as compared to taking the train.
It costs 1,100 yen / 13.80 SGD and was very comfortable as the seats were retractable and spacious! However, it takes about 2-2.5hours depending on the traffic so plan your time properly!
Also, remember to return your wifi router if you rented it from CTS airport!
Shiretoco Sky sweets donuts
Even in the airport, it is still a food heaven! Head down to Domestic Terminal Building 2F of the airport and you will be welcomed to a foodie paradise! There you will find freash seafood, yakitori , bentos, ramen and even kawaii donuts!
As we weren’t very hungry we settled for these cute neko donuts for our flight back to Singapore! So yummy!
All in all, scenic Furano takes the cake! However, we still had an enjoyable time in Sapporo! Have you been to Hokkaido before? What did you like? Let me know in the comments!