Japan 2012 - Recap
11 days of epic snow and food. japan seems to never disappoint we called ourselves.. the Niseko Rugrats. yeah. Day 0 - Sydney & Tokyo Day 1 - Tokyo, Sapporo & Niseko Day 2 - Niseko Day 3 - Niseko …more… Day 4 - Niseko Day 5 - Niseko Day 6 - Niseko Day 7 - Niseko Day 8 - Niseko & Sapporo Day 9 - Sapporo & Tokyo Day 10 - Tokyo Day 11 - Tokyo
Japan 2012 - Day 11 - Tokyo
early morning start for Tsukiji fish markets for the best sushi in the world! tsukiji fish markets and the crazy mobile cargo transporter thingys this is what you do while you wait 3.5 hours for sushi… the legendary line for sushi a mini cooper just hanging, inline for sushi sushi dai! we got the omakaseeeee our sushi chef. same one we got one year ago (almost exactly!) ...
Japan 2012 - Day 10 - Tokyo
spend the morning looking for new snowboard boots in Kanda and no, i didnt buy these.. i wanted to though! NT and JS trying the sperm sac of cod haha the reactions while eating it grilled engawaaaaaa harajuku! during the day this time! PH in tokyo <3 <3 ispahan love. once i tried this in the paris bonaparte shop of PH, i have declared this to be the best...
Japan 2012 - Day 9 - Sapporo & Tokyo
time to leave Sapporo onto the capital ola Sapporo, the view from our room bye sapporo! some weird rockmelon bears.. that decided to take a bite of JS! on our monorail to hammamatsucho hmmm looks auspiciously like someone.. ah yes. NT. the ever efficient japanese shinkansens on our way to shibuyaaaa! the stupendous amount of people at Shibuya on a Saturday night ...
Japan 2012 - Day 8 - Niseko & Sapporo
it was time to leave Niseko, via a 3 hour bus to downtown Sapporo.. but hello Sapporo! SAPPORO! walking down to Odori Park where the ice and snow sculptures are at the ice sculptures! more photos of the ice sculpture some of them were made solely for marketing their restaurants the KFC man burger is in Japan! time for AL and I to reminisce and have some dessert at this...
Japan 2012 - Day 7 - Niseko
day 6 of boarding - our last day :( HAHA JS! he tried to lead us down this path with trees, turns out it ended in a cliff and he fell face forward and his skis came off. it was like a 1.5m drop into powder lol. thanks for sparing me from the fall dude. time to reverse.. beep beep beep i found a twin on my last day! turns out he’s from NZ! last lunch in Niseko - 308g steak from...
Japan 2012 - Day 6 - Niseko
day 5 of boarding on the bus to Annupuri since they closed the Niseko Gondola someone chose a random route through the trees, look where he ended up lol waiting for everyone at the bottom of annupuri walking towards a soba place that was… closed. hi NT! ordering from a computer at annupuri for lunch instead the choices of food someone had some alcohol with lunch =P ...
Japan 2012 - Day 5 - Niseko
Day 4 of boarding - heres to hoping for clear skies the happy couple at the Strawberry Gate NT down strawberry fields us getting ready for the zipline in Hanazono :) yayyyy down the zipline I go! AL on the zipline JS on the zipline NT on the zipline look how happy she is! YEAH lunch was japanese curry boarding in the afternoon was with clear skies. for the first...
Japan 2012 - Day 4 - Niseko
Day 3 of boarding view going up the niseko gondola AL and his flying V ah the synchronised couple at annupuri bright skies! :) after a bit of boarding in the morning - we went to ezo pub to catch the end of the superbowl! giants won! the superbowl winners being presented their trophy snow angels in powder snow while waiting down blueberry fields. i suspect its cause of...
Japan 2012 - Day 3 - Niseko
Day 2 of boarding - powderr powderr poww poww! AL in deep powder strawberry fields? bring it on powdery strawberry fields HANAZONO 308! lunch! tonkatsu curry :) after lunch we went down a couple more slopes before chilling for some afternoon hot chocolate at the 1000m hut :). my camera refused NOT to fog up - hence the cool effects on the photos NT & AL JS & AS ...
Japan 2012 - Day 2 - Niseko
day 1 of snowboarding. so so SO ready for my first day at the slopes. Niseko’s usual deep powder is around :) a nutritious breakfast is essential for a day at the slopes. ohaiyo hokkaido whip butter! powderrrrrr my trusty yellow snowboard :) up the Niseko Gondola hi JS! annupuri was the first resort we went downfor the trip pork belly sandwich for lunch :):):) night...
Japan 2012 - Day 1 - Tokyo, Sapporo & Niseko
a day of mainly travelling. got in Tokyo - time to head to Sapporo then a 3 hour bus ride to Niseko to snow snow snow! Narita airport ah triangle sushi - first thing we got once we got into Tokyo! fresh seaweed awesomeness! our plane when we arrived in Sapporo - snow on the tarmac. gonna be a good ski trip! salmon roe for lunch! hobo with beats at Sapporo Airport. NT is being rather...
Japan 2012 - Day 0 - Sydney & Tokyo
after 4 days of recuperation and summer in Sydney, Japan and winter - here we come (back)! QF21 - a nicely reconfigured 747 by Qantas! Naritaaaaaaaaaa