Otaru Aquarium & Others

Date:  Dec 19, 2015

The tour agency in Hokkaido remember to sent me a thank you note.  And they also sent me a Birthday note too.  This is very good customer services.

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Good morning.  Heavy snow last night.  We have a very good night sleep at Kuramure Onsen Hotel.

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Yup!  6am Onsen.

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Good morning breakfast.

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Simple breakfast.

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Ice peak.  Later I will pluck you down.

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From outside, Kuramure Onsen hotel does not even looks like a hotel.  But inside, it is like paradise.

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Our first stop today is a fish tycoon residence.

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Suddenly the freak blizzard came, so fast, caught every one by surprise and so cold.

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This is his old house.

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This is his house.

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Inside very nice.

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At Aoyama Villa, we can’t take photo.  Because every thing here is historical old.

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Next stop.  Otaru Aquarium.

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Always our favourites.

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Ready to watch the show.

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The Seal show.

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The dolphins.

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The dolphin show.

Waiting for the Penguins to come out.

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Got to love the penguins.

The kids love the penguins.

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This is the octopus.

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Jay sucked by the octopus.

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All of them likes it.

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See how Kay Kay have fun with the octopus.

This is the sea worms.

Big bird Pelican.

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Alien.  See that orange eye in the middle?

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This is his name.

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Talk about Uni – Sea Urchin….

The restaurant just outside the Aquarium is the must go restaurant.

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My table has been reserved.  If you don’t book, some times very hard to get seats.

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we will have two of these.

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We started our big feast.

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Its really whole table of food.

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Famous Flying fish.

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Very nice Sake too.  We are so happy to eat like this.

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Every Heh-ko got roes inside.

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Fried it after you eaten the sashimi.  The bone is chewable.

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Since today is a good day and the kids wanted to play with the snow.  So, we changed our itinerary.  Instead of going to visit the Whisky breweries, we go to the Mt. Tengu instead.

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Its toboggan time.

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You know it is fun when mommy also join in the race.

For our last outdoor activity, in pronto, we visited this glass factory.

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The kids see the whole process of making wine glass, etc.

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After that we went back to hotel for our Kaiseki dinner.

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I think is whale meat.

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Tonight menu.

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Today is 11 course dinner.

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Grind your own salt.  A special salt.

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Grill your sea snail like this.

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Lemon sherbet.

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Time to do onsen again.

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Good morning.

Again, a big feast breakfast.

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More icicle today.

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So, I open the window and get a few for them.

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And they love icicles.

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Still playing with the icicle before we leaving the hotel.

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Time to say good bye.  Bye bye hotel library.

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Bye bye the lounge area who provides free drinks for us every night.

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Bye bye cozy corner where parents sit here every night for chill.

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Bought two post card and let the kids sent themselves a post card.

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Time to go.

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There is a glass shop and workshop just opposite the hotel.

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Let’s pay them a visit and buy something home.

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They also have a small little glass work shop here.

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Smart Kay.

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And after 1.5 hours, we are at the airport.

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When can we take the Millenium Falcon?

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Hungry again.

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Ice cream time before we board the plane.

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===== This is how I booked my Tour =====

This is our tour mini bus.  We have two families 8 person, so we need bigger bus.

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Tomoko-san is our English speaking tour guide in Hokkaido.

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We booked the tour from this company.  Kawata-san make sure we have a good time.

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Our itinerary.

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