European backdated hotel in Sapporo -Hotel Monterey Review

Hotel Monetery Sapporo Japan

If you have ever seen the movie ‘Somewhere in Time’, this hotel looks like back to the 70s in the movie.  It’s a movie in 1972 which I haven’t born yet. This is one of the timeless and the best romantic movie I had ever seen. So backdate from my last year end trip in Hokkaido – Sapporo. It was quite rush and we only have 1 day to stay in Sapporo. The weather is pretty bad and it even delayed our schedule. Hopefully I can stay longer next time. Lucky enough we picked the hotel which is the closest to Shinkansen, it takes only  approximately 10 mins walkable distance.

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Munich Christmas Festival in SAPPORO

Must visit Sapporo Amazing Christmas Festival Hokkaido Japan Travel

Munich Christmas festival in Sapporo Hokkaido Japan

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!

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Amazing Christmas Festival in Hakodate

Amazing Christmas Festival must visit in Hakodate Japan Travel

It’s Christmas in the Heart that

put Christmas in the Air!

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!

HAKODATE

Christmas Festival

Hakodate Christmas Festival Japan HokkaidoThis 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.

The atmosphere is really good, not only limited on the stunning decoration but also there’s a live band singing Christmas songs which made us felt so warm under such a cold weather. Continue reading “Amazing Christmas Festival in Hakodate”