Hong Thai Travel: 8 Days Hokkaido/Tokyo: Day 5
// To recap, we signed up and went for Hong Thai Travel’s 8 Days Hokkaido / Tokyo tour package and in this post and the upcoming posts, I will be sharing them via the days (e.g Day 1, Day 2 etc) but if some locations interest me enough, I will share them in details in a post on its own! This is so if anyone is researching on Hong Thai Travel’s tour package, you can have an idea on what to expect. So stay tuned!
The overview of the tour package can also be found here. Day 2, Day 3 and Day 4’s itinerary is already shared in previous posts! Day 2’s post is here, Day 3’s post is here and Day 4’s post is here!
Day 5 is the last day in Hokkaido and we were so sad to leave Hokkaido. In this Hong Thai package, we didn’t see much of Hokkaido as we only spent 4 days in Hokkaido. It is a pity but we will be back!
In Day 5, we started at Hokkaido Seafood Market and had a chance to pick our additional seafood and pay for it on our expenses for lunch! Yummy! Will share more pictures in a separate post of the crabs and sea urchin which we tried.
This was in the standard seafood steamboat lunch which was not bad a deal, but we couldn’t resist topping up for more!
After lunch, we headed to Otaru and I love this place. It’s beautiful, plenty of cafes and good food, we ate cheesecakes (again!), ice cream, cream puffs, shopped at Musical box museum and just walk around the different shops. Wish we had more time though, I can spend a whole afternoon here! Will share more in a separate post too! Look out for it or follow my blog by clicking on the button on the right for more updates.
Someone in our tour group was late after visiting Otaru as he was lost and his family couldn’t find him. After searching for almost 30 – 45 minutes, he finally appeared and we were too late for the second sight. The Olympic Ski Stadium. It is still upsetting as we can only visit the Ski Stadium after dinner as the dinner reservation cannot be pushed back, and that means, we can’t take the chair lift as it is closed by then. DAMN.
Anyway, after Otaru, we headed for dinner. We were still full from our seafood lunch and plenty of food at Otaru! We had another indulging dinner where we ate Wagyu beef, abalone and a BBQ buffet. Gosh. The wagyu beef steak is amazing.
After dinner, we then headed to Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium, it is a beautiful sight and if you are here in winter, it will be amazing.
Li Xiao Lu Shopping Street was not part of our Itinerary and it closes really early! If you can see, the clock states 7.30pm and most of the shops are all closed! The tour guide brought us here for some food souvenir shopping as they offer for up to 10% discount off the retail price for some of the items and it is cheaper than in the airport. So we decided to buy them and pack it into our luggage.
After dropping our luggage and loots in the hotel, people who are not tired went on to Sapporo’s Red Light District’s Susukino which is famous for Ramen and of course, sexual services. It is definitely interesting as the way they allow their customers to pick the girls is very professional and high tech! It was an eye opener. Ramen is great as well!