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北国の秋 - Autumn in Northern Japan

rbjhan

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Having been to Sapporo a couple of times I am certainly enjoying your TR and the photos. Thanks and please keep posting the photos.

They're great.
Thanks!
Sapporo to me feels a bit like Fukuoka, proper big city sufficiently away from Tokyo/Osaka, a good base to explore the surrounding area. But somehow I didn't love the city itself? No idea why really...maybe I should go again in winter...
 

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.maybe I should go again in winter...

The Snow and Ice festival is simply amazing. I first went to visit a university friend who came to Australia for study, and we've caught up a few times since.
 

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The Snow and Ice festival is simply amazing. I first went to visit a university friend who came to Australia for study, and we've caught up a few times since.
I've been thinking about a winter Hokkaido trip for a long time.
Want to go see Kushiro, Lake Akan and Mashu, drift ice in Abashiri, etc...hesitant as I heard weather is unpredictable and transport frequently interrupted...
 

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Hotel Metropolitan Morioka was directly connected to JR Morioka Station, ideal for a short stay.
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Even though the room was quite small, it felt much better than Comfort Hotel Hakodate. Maybe it was the lighting, or something else? cough3liftscough…
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View was not half bad
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Akita Shinkasen (the red one) separates from Tohoku Shinkansen here in Morioka
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This being Japan, of course there were signs to direct passengers to the right place!
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Akita Shinkansen is a so called mini Shinkansen, 2+2 seating in Y.
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Every other shop in Morioka station was selling the reimen...
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There are actually 3 types of noodles in Morioka, reimen, jajamen and wanko soba.
If I'm going there again I'll try the other two :p
 

rbjhan

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Finally back to Tokyo!
As usual booked a business hotel in Ginza, Daiwa Roynet in Ginza Ichome.
Reasonable size
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Bathroom was spacious
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This hotel was very good, but prices had gone up quite a bit...back then it was about 11k Yen per night, I haven't seen anything near that number in a while...
 

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I like the way you travel!

Dang I just want to eat all those things too.
 

rbjhan

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Time to go home again :(

Still one day left on the JR Pass, so I took the NEX - this was actually my first time on NEX ha ha. Normally I took the Keisei bus or Access Narita bus, only 1000 Yen!
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But of course NEX was more comfortable.
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