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Welcome to Toyako Onsen...

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...the penultimate leg of our Japan tour. Although strictly speaking, "welcome to the Hotel Kawanami" is more accurate, and can be sung to the tune of Hotel California. Wakka-wakka-wow wakka-wak wah wah.
22nd Oct 2006, 11:24   | tags:,comments (0)

QB Barbers, Sapporo Station

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Ever passed through London Euston station and seen Cut Barbers? I'm sure they'd be the first to admit that they stole the whole idea of no-frills voucher-paid hoover-finished station-based haircuts from QB in Japan.
21st Oct 2006, 23:17   | tags:,comments (0)

Sapporo Beer Museum

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Various displays from the showcase for Japan's premier not-quite-as-good-as-Asahi beer. The first is from a series of models theoretically showing you how they make beer (not to scale): the second is a pre-release display of Sapporo's newest malt beer, guarded by ferocious animals: and the third is a stained glass window from the old brewery building, taken by The BBG.

Sapporo Biergarten

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The restaurant attached to the Sapporo Beer Museum, where you can eat jingisukan (pronounced like Genghis Khan - it's Mongolian barbecued lamb) and drink their not-quite-as-good-as-Asahi beer. Picture 2 by The BBG.

Sapporo clock tower

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The classic tourist photo from Sapporo. First one by me, second one by The BBG.

Views from the JR Tower Hotel

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The first one's from our 30th floor room: the rest are from the 35th floor restaurant. The Belated Birthday Girl stars in the first photo and took the last.

Welcome to Sapporo...

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...and the fourth leg of our Japan tour. Your hotel for these two days will be the JR Tower, a few dozen stories above the railway station.
21st Oct 2006, 23:13   | tags:,comments (0)

Heary And Thick

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Classic Japlish on the front of a box of chocolates on sale in Niigata Airport.
21st Oct 2006, 23:13   | tags:,comments (0)