Merry Christmas everyone!! I wish you all have a warm and joyful day with your friends and family!
Knowing I have been disappeared for a couple of months!! I don’t even remember what’s my last post , ah ! it is Seoul cafe… Apologise as there are lot of things happened in the last couple of months, including my friend sad news which he was left in Aug and also my first cross exhibition with my friends during Oct. It takes time for me to recover myself and now I have settled everything and is ready to update my blog.
This is my first post of London (a new place in this blog! yeah!) . So back to this festive month which is also one of my most favourite festival of the year! I was in London around 2 weeks for my business trip! I haven’t stayed that long perviously thus I got more spare time than usual to explore exciting places in London. It was quite cold and wet as usual in the past years. However this year, there were even a couple of days we could experienced snowy days!
Myself and my colleague went to a Christmas market which is just right next to London Bridge – Christmas by the River after our dinner in Sky Pod (I will show more pictures of this amazing place later). This is my 2nd Christmas market that I have visited. To be honest it was not as excited as I imagine, but it still worth to go as there were more than 50 food/gift counters. I guess one of the reason why I felt not that exciting is because the density of the counters weren’t that close. It was a bit scattered so somehow it can’t create that festive atmosphere to me. If you asked me what is the most recommend / appreciate thing in this Christmas market? I would definitely say the little pavilion with the lights on the roof.
Continue of my previous Hokkaido trip, our final stop was Tokyo. After the late arrived from Sapporo to Tokyo, I decided to visit the amazing Christmas lights in Shibuya and Shinjuku. Both are located pretty close to the JR station. So I would like to show you how lovely these are.
SPOT 1: SHIBUYA – TERRACE CITY ILLUMINATIONS
That’s the first time I experienced Tokyo’s Christmas and everywhere is full of Christmas vibes. One of the prettiest decoration would be Shibuya Terrace City. It is located in front of Lumine2 exit in Shibuya JR station. If you exit in Lumine 1 you probably might not able to see it, so beware of the correct exit.
Everywhere is decorated with thousands of little light bulbs. Just like I entered in a Pink wonderland. I think I don’t need to say much but just show you how incredible this place was. It last until 2017 Feb 14th, so don’t miss out if you will be around even early next year! I also uploaded a vlog below showed how beautiful it was.
Continued my trip in Hokkaido, after my first post of Christmas festival in Hakodate, we went to visit the second Christmas festival in Sapporo. It is situated in Odori Park, which is in front of clock tower. (I took the above shot from there) It is amazingly huge and there are lots of different food counters, gifts counters and a live band as well. It was known as a Munich Christmas Festival in Sapporo. Also don’t miss out the Christmas tree and the heart shape Christmas wheel in font! It is the best photo shoot spot!
The environment is full of Christmas vibes with such a huge Christmas tree in the middle. Unlike the normal Christmas tree, it was decorated with thousands of little light bulbs. Sure you can see it from very far away. There’s also a Santa photo corner in front of the Christmas tree. It’s a great spot to have a shot with Santa! It’s such a pity that I didn’t have a chance to take a shot as there’re lots of people. I took a video showed how great it was!
Hey guys! I haven’t updated my blog this December as I was traveling in Tokyo and Hokkaido last week. I took lots of shots and things to share before this coming Christmas! I know you can’t wait for it, so let’s start with something related to Christmas which is the Christmas festival I just visited in Hakodate and Sapporo. I will post another one tomorrow.
So a little introduction of my trip before getting into the Christmas festival. I travelled from Tokyo to Hokkaido by using the JR South East Hokkaido Rail pass, it allows you to use for any 6 days within the chosen 14 days. This is something only benefit to tourist! It sounds something interesting wasn’t it? I will post on how this work in my next post so don’t miss that out! It can save the travel budget if you tend to visit different spots in Japan. Also it just launched in MAR only!
Anyways, let’s get into the topic. So I have visited 5 spots in this trip which is Tokyo -> Hakodate -> Noboribetsu -> Otaru -> Sapporo. Today I would like to show you how amaze the Christmas festival in Japan!
This is our first spot when we arrived in Hokkaido, it is a very beautiful little city! especially the night view is one that you don’t want to miss! We stayed for a night before we went to appreciate the night view in Hakodate mountain. We walked to Hakodate Bay as there is a Christmas festival at the moment. It was easy to find as you can see a huge Christmas tree from far away! This great huge Fir tree was a present from Canada, Halifax a sister city of Hakodate. It has travelled over 18,000 km!! Besides, the colour of the tree changes every 5 mins. I took several shots when it turns from pink, blue and green.