Time for a hot shower, time to pack, time for breakfast and time to depart from Hilton Niseko Village to Noboribetsu the next morning. Breakfast was wonderfully satisfying. Plenty to tuck into (Chitose & Hokkaido Day 1), the one I loved the most was porridge alongside the spicy and salty condiments. Incredibly a pleasurable breakfast for a typical Malaysian like me, to end my meal, I couldn’t resist the simply irresistible “Made In Hokkaido” desserts. Washed down with another helping of hot coffee, I then dashed through the massive snow to hurriedly hop into the coach. Literally trembling to my bones despite bundled up in multiple layers, thank god, I bounced back to warmness once the journey started.
Much needed was the short comfort break along the way to use the loo and also to grab a hot coffee prior to arriving in Noboribetsu Date Jidaimura Village (Century Sultanhani Carasvanserai Turkey & Cambodian Village Siem Reap) - a 25 year old theme park set in the natural beauty of Hokkaido and one of the most attractive era in Japanese history. Highlighting the Edo Period (1603-1867) when Emperor Meiji took power of Japan by ending the Samurai controlled Shogunate rule and naming it Edo, the old name of Japan which became the capital of Japan during this era.
As we walked into the lovely and clean park, simultaneously we viewed the distinctive historical structures and landscape and lingered around to capture some shots. Later, we entered the quite dark/gloomy Ninja Maze/House which resembled a hammer house of horror. At the point of stepping into one of the rooms, we were literally caught off guard. Not only the panels started twisting, we felt as though the floor was slanting sideways. If not for quickly holding on to each other, I bet we would have tumbled down. Quite an experience actually.
Water Puppet Show Vietnam)?. So, I was more interested looking at the audience who seemed fixated to the stage.
Struggling to stand up after 40 minutes as by then my legs were cramped up, lunch was next at the close-by restaurant. Back again to another piping hot and cook yourself steamboat, it was all the way self service even for the porridge, rice and drinks.
Two hours at the bear park, on the way to the next hotel, we stopped at a hypermarket (Fremantle Market) for retail therapy. I bought a few boxes of chocolates for my family whereas the others shopped frantically mainly on food stuffs as well (The Fish Market Bergen, Grand Bazaar Istanbul & Damnoen Saduak Floating Market).
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