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  • Posted On: September 3rd 2017 at 5:14 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Friendship, Japanese related, Overseas, Personal life, Pictures, Travel, With my NEX

    We went to Ginga-no-taki/Ryusei-no-taki twin waterfalls and also passed by Sounkyo Ropeway. Both attractions are in Daisetsuzan National Park which is Hokkaido’s largest national park. I didn’t take much photos with my camera cause it was drizzling at that time and my camera battery cover is spoilt so I don’t dare to keep using it lest water gets into the body.

    I took photos and videos with my Gopro Hero 5 when I was there and I didn’t upload much from my Gopro to Foto Amore or The Treble Story.

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/164365966793/hello-kitty-visits-the-ryu-sei-no-taki-waterfalls

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/164599979283/appreciating-the-nature-hellokitty

    ===Sounkyo Ropeway===

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/164058212246/what-a-breathtaking-scenery-taken-by-sony-nex-5r


    Posted On: September 1st 2017 at 2:51 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Food, Friendship, Japanese related, Overseas, Personal life, Pictures, Travel, With my NEX

    We went to Furano Marche for snacks and whoa, it is indeed a tourist location. The food are more expensive and I see tour buses as well. Then again, it is a place that is very difficult to access if you don’t take a tour bus or drive there. Glad that we were on a road trip and is able to drive there.

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/163858183353/we-finally-reached-furano-marche-and-furano-marche

    Just look at the food photos. Yummy! I want to go back there now~

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/163133373208/my-friend-declared-that-she-wants-an-ice-cream

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/163858071838/when-you-come-to-japan-how-can-you-not-eat-tako

    19.8 degree celsius! Oh my gosh. It’s pretty cold!

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/163549533163/brrrr-its-definitely-cold-at-198-degree

    Some of the random photos that I took…

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/163549809283/i-wish-i-can-buy-some-of-these-flowers-back-but-oh

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/163753258878/i-ordered-a-double-chocolate-ice-cream-but-it


    Posted On: August 31st 2017 at 12:16 am | 1 Comment
    Categories: Food, Friendship, Japanese related, Overseas, Personal life, Pictures, Travel, With my NEX

    Xiao Wei mentioned that Furano Winery and Chataeu Furano has really great scenery and whoa, she is totally right!

    It’s also my first time visiting a winery. I was thinking of visiting Napa Valley before but didn’t spend that money because (1) I’m really poor at that time, (2) I don’t drink so what’s the point of visiting a winery?

    Well, I didn’t thought that I will visit a winery in Hokkaido but decided to stick to it since it is pretty near Furano Cheese Factory and Furano Pizza Factory which were on our itinerary.

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/162547511138/hello-kitty-wants-to-try-some-hokkaido-wine-so-she

    We also get to try some wine and grape juice as well. Xiao Wei and I really liked the grape juice and since she was our driver, she couldn’t try out the wine. Well, if you drink, don’t drive. If you drive, don’t drink. I don’t drink but tasted a tiny bit of rose wine but I didn’t like it. 

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/164126091333/rose-wine-for-sampling-rosewine-rose-wine

    Chateau Furano is just above the Furano Winery. It’s actually an atas restaurant (i.e. really expensive). I don’t recommend climbing up. I mean walking up the slope. Driving up is fine, I suppose. Glad that Xiao Wei decided to be our driver for the trip. :smile: 

    We wanted to have our lunch there originally but whoa, the food are really expensive. No wonder it is a fine dining place. It’s expensive because of its view and ambience.

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/164213639403/chateau-furano-photography-chateaufurano

    Japan is a lot more advanced than Singapore when it comes to technology. I don’t think I ever seen an electric car charger in Singapore before…

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/164214509658/no-need-for-petrol-we-just-need-an-electric

    See what I mean by really nice scenery? If you guys are driving in Hokkaido, it’s definitely a place worth visiting!

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/164252910083/nice-scenery-at-the-chateau-furano-city


    Posted On: August 27th 2017 at 8:28 pm | 3 Comments
    Categories: Food, Friendship, Japanese related, Overseas, Personal life, Pictures, Travel, With my NEX

    We also visited the Furano Pizza Factory which was between the Furano Cheese Factory and Furano Ice Cream Shop. It’s also my first time seeing a vending machine that we can use to order food. :shocked: I heard about ordering ramen on a vending machine from my friends before I went Japan but I didn’t expect to see the vending machine that we can use to order pizza. Sadly, we were all too full so didn’t order the pizza. I would love to try the half & half pizza which consists of 2 different pizza flavour made in Hokkaido cheese and other ingredients. Ahh… I should have ate a very light breakfast. Now I am regretting not eating it. Can I go back there again? :sad: 

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/163822015083/so-much-japanese-words-whoa-pizza-foodticket

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/163824264833/craving-for-some-pizza-too-bad-i-am-not


    Posted On: August 27th 2017 at 8:24 pm | Add a Comment?
    Categories: Food, Friendship, Japanese related, Overseas, Personal life, Pictures, Travel, With my NEX

    Like I mentioned in my previous post on Furano Ice Cream Shop, milk and cheese products in Hokkaido is very famous and often sold at a premium price outside of Hokkaido (even in Japan itself too!) I’m so glad that we went to visit the Furano Cheese Factory as well. It’s very difficult to get there and you have to drive there to get there (or maybe just join a tour group). Thank goodness Xiao Wei is driving and drove us there to visit. :happy: 

    This is one of my first posts on Foto Amore showing how excited Hello kitty is to visit her hometown, Japan, and also Hokkaido.

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/162278293019/hello-kitty-goes-to-hokkaido-taken-by-sony

    Too bad cheese hotpot was not part of our food itinerary. If only I knew about it earlier, I would have slot it as part of the itinerary…

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/163817245668/we-didnt-go-for-this-cheese-hotpot-but-if-anyone

    I wanted to buy this for my mother but it looks like milk even though it is detergent. That warning sign (“You can’t drink it.”) is very much needed. In the end, I didn’t buy it since she can’t read Japanese and I don’t want her to accidentally drink it.

    https://foto-amore.tumblr.com/post/164446022708/a-detergent-that-looks-like-milk-that-warning