Saturday, 21 April 2012


札幌 . 삿포로

(A sightseeing stop in the Hong Thai Travel 7D Hokkaido Package Tour, my first packaged tour experience.)

Odori Park 大通公園

Contrary to its name, the Odori Park was not as wide as I had imagined, but it was long. And it was a pretty place to see. The park is right in the heart of Sapporo City and Mr Tour Guide said that the Sapporo Snow Festival is held here every year.

Sapporo TV Tower in the background

Shopping in Sapporo

Like any city, Sapporo has many shopping malls and even a long underground shopping street!

There's Aurora Town オーロラタウン (underneath the Odori Park), Stellar Place and Esta エスタ malls (linked to the JR Sapporo Station), Tokyu Hands 東急ハンズ, Daiso ダイソー, and Tanuki Koji Shopping Street 狸小路 etc.

Underground shopping at Aurora Town (entrance next to the Odori Park)
Restaurants, drug store, clothes, shoes and even Kinokuniya are found here
This chain is in Singapore too
Cute mobile kiosk @ Odori Park
Stellar Place
Inside Stellar Place
Esta Mall (next to Stellar Place)
Walking distance from our Sapporo Grand Hotel
Me and my mom's favourite store - Mister Donut!


We went to a souvenir shop at Street No. 6

The Don Quijote discount retail chain

 Along the way, we saw some nice scenery, as well as streetcars / trams!

I wanna take this the next time

Dinner @ Sapporo Ramen Kyowakoku 札幌ら~めん共和国

Dinner was on our own at the Sapporo Ramen Kyowakoku 札幌ら~めん共和国, found on Level 10 of the ESTA Mall. There were 8 different famous ramen shops to choose from, and Mom chose the one that had free-flow boiled eggs - 白樺山荘.
Yippee! I love eggs!

Miso Char Siew Ramen

JR Tower Observation Deck JRタワー展望室

Also known as the T38 Observation Deck, it is located on Level 38 of the JR Tower / JR Sapporo Station where we could catch a bird's eye view of the Sapporo City. It was very beautiful, and the highlight were the toilets with a view.

Mom said it was a nice cafe with seats facing
the window for customers to enjoy the view.

The toilet with a view
Kids Toilet - I did not use it because it does not
have a door and it was along the walkway!
Directions:           Click here. Entrance is at JR Tower East Level 6
    Operating Hours:  10am - 11pm
    Ticketing:             Adults 700 yen / Students 500 yen / Child 300 yen
                               Free for children 3 years old and below
    Tel:                     011-209-5500

Read about our next stop - Furano.
Read about our previous stop - Fort Goryokaku.

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