I forgot to post the view from my room last night.
It was snowing so looked romantic like this.
When I woke up, the view is this.
This hotel has a nice view overlooking Onsen-gai (Hot Spring Town).
Of course, I went for morning Onsen (Hot Spring) before breakfast.
The breakfast is buffet style.
After breakfast, departed hotel for Otaru.
On the way to Otaru, there are few cars parked on the street.
We stopped to see what’s there.
There are tents…they are doing Wakasagi Tsuri (pond smelt fishing) in nature! Wow!
Otaru is known as port city and famous for canal and glass!
I tried making a tumbler by blowing glass at Taisho Glass Kan (Taisho Glass House).
Hon-kan (Main Shop)
Blow Glass Studio
Sensei (teacher) helped me greatly so I could make a tumbler.
After making a tumbler, also made a marble bead at Taisho Glass Beads Kan (Taisho Glass Beads House).
After making crafts, went for lunch.
Walked on Otaru Sushiya-dori (Otaru Sushi Restaurant Street).
There are many Sushi Restaurants on both sides of this street.
Picked and went in Asahi Zushi Honten (Asahi Zushi Main Store) among sushi restaurants on the street.
And ordered Special Sushi.
We continued for Foodie Hunting in Otaru.
Hokkaido is famous for Ramen; looked for a nice ramen in Otaru.
The chef of Tokai-Ya is former French chef.
According to the web, Ramen tastes sensitive and sophisticated and comments are right.
Ordered a bowl of Shoyu (soy sauce) ramen, Ninniku (garlic) Chasiu Miso Ramen and Katsuo-meshi (bonito rice).
After walking in Otaru, stopped for coffee at Cafe Deco, Otaru Roman-Kan (Romance House).
Otaru is nice town to walk.
Now time to go back to our hotel: Sankeien, Jozankei Onsen.
One hour drive back to hotel is breath taking.
Snow is thick and heavy; I won’t see these sceneries in Tokyo.
Its cold out; therefore, it’s very nice to dip in Onsen.
I love to dip in open air bath in cold.
Ate dinner and relaxing on Futon.
Plan to wake up early tomorrow for Wakasagi Tsuri (Pond Smelt Fishing). hehehe