Pop-Yeehah-Yeehah! Here we are coming to winter lust over you Noboribetsu. Indeed. A day in Noboribetsu is indeed the day today. Up from bed, shower time, winter clothing covered from top to toe and breakfast (Hokkaido Japan & Chitose & Hokkaido), off we left for our said destination. Taking a comfort break in between our one hour plus journey, of course much needed mainly for easing ourselves. Winter and often loo calling seemingly is something I can't put two and two together. Then again, even during normal weather, water drinking while travelling is a required unspoken rule for keeping hydrated and mind you, oh-boy, Chinese people can really drink up. Notably amongst our tour buddies, we the only two Indian skin also realise that water drinking is quintessential particularly during winter for preventing skin drying out and flaking.
Our twenty minutes break which took place inside and outside one of the stores along the way, against the mountainous snow luscious backdrop, no doubt got me trembling, but a cuppa of coffee sipping and allowing my mind to wonder far and beyond lemme tell you was a sheer wondrous memorable part of this day. Such a joy I really can't explain in words, and one which will remain within me for the longest time especially whenever I reflect back on Hokkaido. Like they say, sometimes its the small unexpected things while travelling tandem which ultimately becoming the worthiness instead of major achievements you actually go through. Don't you agree? Of course. Infinitely.
Hopping back into the coach for journey continuing, we then stepped foot at the entrance of Noboribetsu Date Jidaimura Village. Within an interaction of winter nature and god given natural Hokkaido beauty, Noboribetsu Date Jidaimura Village, a 25 year old theme park historically associated with Edo Period highlight (1603-1867) is one of the most attractive Japanese era. Whereby Emperor Meiji took power for putting an end to Samurai controlled Shogunate rule and naming it Edo. By far, the given old name of Japan and for being the capital of Japan during this era. Standing proud as a must do in Hokkaido due to its distinctive structure and landscape, Noboribetsu Date Jidaimura Village in a well maintained ground is utterly admirable. As if made in heaven for candid posey-mosey. Of course I did my share of camera clicking as well, thereafter we made our way into the quite dark and gloomy Ninja Maze/House. Oh hell hack once we entered one the rooms where panels started twisting and floor began slanting left and right. God! Literally rocking us back and forth, honestly, if we didn't hand hold each other, goodness, the consequences would have been, you tell me please? Did I enjoy it? NO! Imagine if by any chance I really had slipped, fallen and injured myself? Nonsense.
Struggling to stand up after 40 minutes of my ass on the hard floor, oh-no, all cramped up, we headed to the close-by restaurant. Back again to another piping hot and self service cook your own meal steamboat alongside rice, porridge and drinks. Honestly, I didn't mind. Appreciated nice meal for winter warming.
Two hours in bear park, on our way to the hotel, we stopped by in a hypermarket for retail therapy. I basically just picked up a few boxes of chocolates whereas the rest frantically shopped on other food stuffs as well.