Date: 7th July 2010 (Wednesday)
(1) Nakajima-Kōen (中島公園) [Nakajima Park] – Japanese Garden
(2) Tanuki Koji Shopping Arcade (狸小路商店街)
Walking distance from Susukino-sho Hotel
Operating Hours for most of the Shopping centers & shops:
Weekday: 9/10AM – 7PM
Weekend: 9/10AM – 8/10PM
Additional information in Sapporo:
susukino-sho[hotel that we stayed] just located next to the Lawson
Entrance to the Nakajima park
Nakajima-koen station(subway) just located within the entrance of the park
Most of the Japanese cycled and park beside the station and take a subway to their workplace. They not worried their bicycle get stolen as the safety level is assured.
We found few citizens taking their pet to have a morning walk in this park
Entrance to the Japanese garden in Nakajima park
My favorites’ wild flower. They do not need intention care also able to growth wildly and stand stills after the rain.
Exit from the Japanese garden. Sometimes I just published the photos without further explained as I really can’t find any properly or prettiest words to describe the environment. I would say the air is fresh, I felt calm and it free your mind and tension you caught in the busy city life.
On our way heading to Tanuki koji shopping arcade. We bypass the temple located within the city. I noticed that seldom and almost no traffic jam found within my stay in Sapporo.
We found many restaurant like this along the street while heading to Tanuki-Koji. We not dare to get in as our budget only allowed us to have cheaper ramen and bento.
Tanuki-Koji Shopping arcade. It actually covered and connected 7 streets. Mostly tour guide will only bring the visitors to street 4-5 as they only allowed to stay for an hours or two to purchase. Be true, I do not agree that the forum gave the information that the product sold here cheaper than you can find at other’s place.
Melon is a must try fruit in Hokkaido. I found it sold cheaper in Otaru whereby there are a lot of school children bought from the store.
This is also a must try crab in Hokkaido. We have our luxury crab meals in Kani Restaurant while our last day stay in Hokkaido which cost us for 7K++ yen! Covert to Ringgit Malaysia around 300.
You can found many advertisement and signboard with colorful lights while turn to night time. Amazingly, you will noticed that the street almost clear when turn to 9:30pm from Sunday to Thursday.
Many stores and restaurant likes to write on the like-glasses blackboard with colorful chalks, as it can be wipe off by next day. The chalk is in rectangular shape. My sis also bought few back with cheap cost.
We have this once while in Tokyo and we do not really into this. So, we do not try again this round.
Not really want to try this sweet potatoes as it is too big for us to finish it.
Cute decoration in front the restaurant.
One more decoration in front the restaurant
This was our dinner wrap nicely
It did not taste as good as we expected or maybe we just cannot accept it’s taste. Later on, we bought the rice-ball (onigiri-饭团) from Lawson with deep-fried chicken [less than 1K yen ] for which we found that it even taste better than sushi which cost us around 2K++ yen. Haa~
To be continue…..