søndag den 7. december 2014

Sapporo Day 2: Shopping, Pink Hair and Going Out

Day 2 of our trip we went exploring in Sapporo! We woke up really early, and decided to visit a fish market.




It was located really close to where we lived actually. Only 2 stops with the metro I believe! The area was so different from anything I had seen in Japan so far. There was located several different wholesale markets around, so it kind of had an industrial feeling to it.


The market from the outside.




Hua was really enjoying himself :) the market was smaller than I thought it would be, but it was still fun to see.


Crabs! 


After walking around for a little while, we went to this tiny sushi restaurant located inside the market. It could seat around 8 people, and the chef was standing behind the bar, making your orders as they come. 


All the fish was laid out on the counter, so you could basically just point on the fish you wanted, and he would serve it for you.





I didn't eat any of the sushi, just had green tea and miso soup haha. But Hua looked really happy after we were done, so it was a fun experience :)


We then headed back to the centre, and did a little bit of shopping. We thought it was fun that this cafe was in Sapporo. There was also a little replica of the little mermaid statue at Sapporo station as well.


And yeah.. a little bit of shopping haha


We had some instant ramen for lunch in our room, and we took a little nap after that. Later we went out again, and for dinner we had curry!!

I had been wanting to try this place out for soooo long! Coco Curry, as it is known by :) The concept is really fun. You choose the amount of rice that you want, what kind of meat and veggies and the spiciness of your curry. And it is freaking delicious!




So gooooooood!!

After our amazing dinner we bought some drinks in Family Mart and went back to our hotel room to get ready for the night. Tried 'Strong Zero', since some of my friends recommended it, but not as big a fan as they are!


And while drinking and getting ready I decided to use the hair dye I bought earlier. SUPER PINK!!


It really took some time getting used to, but it washed out quite fast haha. I really liked it though!



My man :D


We went to a place called Locotonte, which turned out to be some kind of an underground hip hop place haha. It was fun to experience! 


After that we went to a place close by called Ali Baba Kebabu and bar. They serve drinks and kebab. Not bad. 




I really liked this place! The owner was from Turkey, but had lived in Japan since he was a kid. 


:D


On our way home we got a little hungry and stumbled upon this yakitori place and OH MY GOOD GLORY IT WAS GOOD!!! I'm craving this right now looking at the pictures. It was such a fulfilling meal, because you have that 'I'm drunk and really want something to eat' mood on. One of my favorite meals of our whole Japan trip probably!





GLORYYYYYYY 


mandag den 10. november 2014

Japan 2014 Round 2, Part 1: Arriving in Narita and Sapporo!

All right, let's get into it! It's a bit sad writing these posts after I've come back home, since it's gonna make me miss it so much. But it was an amazing trip, and it's gonna be fun looking back at it too.

The first day was travel day! We started of in Kastrup eating some food and trying to contain our excitement. 



Beautiful skies on our way to our layover in Moscow.


It was quite fun seeing an Russian airport. Our layover was just a short one, so we just had enough time to eat a tiny bit, and relax. 


We were flying with Aeroflot, which I have mixed feelings about. On our way from Moscow to Narita, the entertainment system wasn't working (!!). It was a 10 hour flight, and a flight that long is hard to endure without some sort of entertainment. 

Little care package we received on the plane. 


10 (very long) hours later, and we've arrived!


First purchase in Japan haha.


The first night we stayed in Narita since we were flying to Sapporo the next morning. Our hotel room was really nice. 


Our view.


This was our lunch! I can't explain how much I love Japanese instant ramen. It tastes sooooo delicious, and is much much better than anything you can get in Denmark. 



Later in the day we went to a supermarket. It's always fun to go to supermarkets, while you travel. At least I think so! They have such a huge selection of pretty much everything. Here are just juices, teas and milks.


And our purchases. We found those incredible grape ice creams again!


Our dinner was real ramen, and oh boy, it was wonderful!!!



Salivating just looking at these pictures!


The next morning we were flying to Sapporo. Our hotel had a little Japanese garden, so we visited before going to the airport. 




On the bust to the airport.


Flying with Jetstar to Sapporo


After about 2 hours we arrived! :D


Sapporo is a wonderful city, and I really wanna go back some time! The ferris wheel is called Noria and is located on top of a building.


This is Tanuki-koji. A shopping street that is covered! This was just next to our hotel


We went out for some lunch, and stopped by a little curry place. Something Sapporo is known for, is their food. They have come up with so many delicious things, and one of them is soup curry. Soup curry is curry flavored soup with some kind of meat and roasted vegetables. 


Also ordered regular curry


Our hotel room in Sapporo! There was also a chair and table by the window.


Later we explored Sapporo's Susukino area, which was where we stayed. 


Found a nice restaurant for some dinner.


Having some beer and sake. Asahi is my favorite Japanese beer. It tasted so nice!!


Hua's seafood bowl. Sapporo is known for their fresh seafood as well. 


I opted for some lamb. I'm not quite sure if this is what they call Genkis Khan, which is also a dish Sapporo is known for, but it's definitely the same idea. And it was yummy!




Ending this post with the daily snack purchase!


See you in the next one :)