Headed to Susukino for Ramen, Sapporo’s Red Light District
// 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, Day 4’s post is here and Day 5’s post is here!
The last night in Hokkaido saw us hanging out late at Susukino, Sapporo’s Red Light District. Not for the girls or the guys but for their ramen! Love the picture above! This place is so picture worthy and using my iPhone camera, we are able to capture the glamour and glory here!
Before enjoying a bowl of ramen for supper, our tour guide brought us on a walk about tour to look at how their red light district functions! It was an eye opener and they are very high tech.
If you see offices like below which states “Information Center”, these are not tourist information centre but there are the shopfront providing sexual services.
Guests enter the professional looking shop and take a pick of their ladies from an electronic catalog. They do not serves foreigners so if you are a tourist, don’t even bother! We also saw a store for gigolo but I forgot to snap a picture! Lots of pretty, pale looking boys! Haha. After an interesting walk about tour of their red light district, we headed to Sapporo Ramen Yokocho, which is a famous ramen alley in Susukino.
We picked the first store in front of the alley and enjoyed a hot bowl of ramen on a breezy night.
Our tour guide assisted us in ordering “less salty” version of their local ramen as their ramen is generally a little too salty for Singaporean’s palate. The owner generously gave us free corns because he knows our tour guide who returns to this store whenever he is in Sapporo.
There are many sponsored chilli pepper cans in the ramen shop! Haha.