Thursday, February 13, 2014

Okurayama Ski Jump

After visiting the Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival we boarded the bus and headed to the Okurayama Ski Jump.

This is Ikuko, our local Japanese guide.  She was awesome . . . very informative and very entertaining.


This is the escalator to the ski lift area . . . a bit of an icy walk from the parking lot to get there.  One member from our group . . . a guy . . . slipped and fell in the parking lot.





Melon/vanilla soft serve . . . totally yummy.

View of Sapporo City.
Sapporo Panorama2

We arrived at our hotel in Sapporo, the Century Royal Hotel, in the late afternoon.  After a quick tour of the JR Station and a rather disappointing conveyor belt sushi snack we picked this up from the Daimaru Department Store basement level and took it back to our rooms for a leisurely dinner.

Next:  Overnight stay in Otaru


Kalin's Mommy said...

Thanks for the goodies! Kalin loved the candy!

K and S said...

awesome! I've never seen a ski jump area before, cool!

jalna said...

Ooooh, glad he liked the candy, Mich. Sorry, I ate one from each. LOL!!

It was neat to view it from the top, Kat.

Anonymous said...

Seems the best times are snacking and looking for more snacks and snacking again until it's dinner time ! the joys of traveling yeah? At least we can read and not get the calories;)

1DecentApple said...

HAHA! "I ate one from each." I don't blame you. You had to make sure wasn't poison before giving it away, right? Looks like you guys had a great time. And I too LOL'd while reading your WE'RE BAAAACK post. Would've made a good I Love Lucy episode. Funny but good thing nothing more than pride got hurt. Welcome home!

jalna said...

OMG Anon. I gained 4 pounds and I'm still gaining from eating all the stuff I brought back.

Thanks Al, and you're right . . . had to make sure the candy was okay.

Mark Shelby said...


I was just going to ask if everyone could fit in their airplane seats on the way home after all of those good eats!


jalna said...

Mark, me and my sisters keep eating ramen after ramen trying to recapture the taste from Hokkaido. Clothes getting tight.

Erick said...

Cool place. Where is the shot of you ski jumping?

jalna said...

LOL . . . no more, Erick! Maybe next time.

Leslie's pics said...

Your stash you gave me is quickly dwindling...i'm trying not to eat it but I can't help myself!! That's an awesome view of the city :)

jalna said...

Our stash at home is practically gone too, Les. We only got the condiment-kine stuff left.