Saturday, 28 January 2012

Winter Bites

and we saw snow fall in Hakodate. Such a novelty for us and despite getting our frozen ears to feel like they can fall off, it was a blast being on the south tip of Hokkaido in December 2011. ^^
 I saw snowflakes! Through the train window...
It was sunny. It was snowing. It was cold. Brrr.... especially when you  were totally unprepared, dressed for the autumn and not for the winter. But well, it was a spontaneous trip for us and we didn't regret it. A spontaneous, spur-of-the-moment decision to travel 2,000km. heh
The road leading to Hakodate's morning market - at 3pm. Obviously, the market is pretty quiet at at that time of the day. xD
Can't wait for 2014 and we can jump into some (A LOT) of outdoor onsens there! We have this romantic image of soaking in hot spring baths while being surrounded by total whiteness.

"Winter must be cold, for those with no warm memories"

33 comments:

  1. Wow, hardly anyone out there brave enough to be in the cold. I hope you ate something warm afterwards!

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    1. It was cold, it was snowing and it was windy. Sane people would of course choose to stay indoors. ^^

      After "playing" in the cold, we spent the next few hours enjoying the warmth of our train seats, eating cold ekiben. :)

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  2. Us hot-blooded women from warmer climates have a hard time in snow, don't we? :D I love that third photo and just by the way, you're coming up with the most beautiful quotes! More, please!

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    1. OMG! Cold nights in Malaysia got me seeking refuge under a blanket! I don't know how/if I can last a winter in Japan. I barely survived the autumn. ;p

      3rd photo you say? Because of a particular boy in it? *6_^*

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    2. Of course. You know who that particular boy's ichiban fan in Japan is, don't you?
      ♪(゚▽^*)ノ⌒☆

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    3. hahaha... awwww shucks. You are so going to make him all shy & stiff when/if we finally meet up, you know that? xD

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  3. Winter can be really cold in Japan especially with that cold wind that blows through out most of Japan. All the better for hot onsens and nabe :)

    Japan Australia

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    1. Cold season+wind sure can make for a miserable time if one is unprepared. ;)

      Onsens, nabe & chocolates! A great way to spend the cold season.

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  4. You are planning your 2014 trip already! I hope to be back in Japan before then. Snow pics are great.

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    1. Nothing much planned yet. Just a date and which big island to visit so far. We do want to go visit Rebun Island but I don't know whether we'll survived, if we come visiting during the harsh winter! o.O

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    1. I've mentioned this a few time in previous posts - we are going to Hokkaido in 2014. :)

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    2. I see. Hokkaido is a good place.

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  6. Ha ha... If you love snow so much, you can consider Finland in the future lah.
    It's really like a winter wonderland.

    >How much do they charge for the fruits? Eh, no durian kah? ^^

    Different fruit different price one.
    They let you in free, but they want you to buy their fruit.
    But I didn't buy anything ah...
    So bad - must support local economy next time.
    No durian. Off season.

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    1. In small doses, OK lah. Too much snow would be quite detrimental to me. kakaka

      Not durian season that time? Pity. Some more you didn't buy any... So bad. But if you didn't buy anything, what exactly were you doing there? xD

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  7. Wow. 2,000kms is a long haul but it looks (and sounds) like it was worth it.

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    1. totally! It was well worth it. If anything, we can now brag that we've been to Hokkaido to those people (the type that only go on trips with tour groups) back home who only think of Hokkaido whenever Japan is mentioned. xD

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  8. Oh gee if you are not dressed proper can feel the cold in your bones. Kesian..Brrrrrrr..

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    1. Now you tell me! ^^!

      Brrrr indeed. ;0

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  9. Oh yes, soaking in the hot spring baths with beautiful snow all around sounds heavenly!

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    1. Yeah, it really would be heavenly, wouldn't it? :)

      I can't wait to have the experience.

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  10. Not dressed properly for the winter cold? I think I can't tahan like this!

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    1. That's why we didn't venture out too long or too far in Hakodate. It was too cold! @.@

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  11. Sometimes it's good to be spontaneous. I like to plan my trip but then during the trip like to be spontaneous too! : )

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    1. We like to plan too but all plans are not set in stone. We tend to change them depending on circumstances. No fun if everything is rigid, right? Might as well follow tour groups! (Which I happen to abhor tremendously).

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  12. Why must wait till 2014? So where will you be going in 2012 and 2013? South Korea? : )

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    1. I wish I can say we are going to South Korea. Whatever Korean I learnt last year is now forgotten since I pretty much stopped any effort studying it. :( Sad...

      No, just thinking that we should be good Malaysians and help boost Malaysia tourism this year and next. Hotels in Malaysia - BEWARE! Fussy Lina is coming your way! LOL

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  13. 2014!!! A long time to wait... > 0 < Some people are saying that 2012 should be a great year if staying at home. Do you believe that? @0@

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    1. Yeah... I have to wait ages to return to Japan. Booohooo!!!!

      @012 is good for staying home? Really? Then I choose the correct year to do it. ;)

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  14. It looks very cold. I can feel your coldness.We have heavy snow in Niigata prefecture.I recommend you to come to Japan in this season. You can enjoy heavy snow in Hokkaido too.

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    1. Weave to come prepared for the snow and cold next time. :)

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  15. i nih makan ati tau tgk entry trip u, xnak komen sbb xsabo nak pegi but tahun nih cma nk kena pospon lagik aje.. huwaa.. house reno nih mmg amik masa and money lahhhh

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    1. Ala Ely, janganla makan hati. Makan hati ayam takpe. Sedap. kekeke

      Postpone trip ke? Takpe lah. Settle hal2 renovate dulu. Tahun depan leh pegi. Masa tu Sami pun dah besar sikit. Lagi enjoy kan? :)

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