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Capturing the Koyo of Autumn in Japan 2009

Capturing the Koyo of Autumn in Japan 2009

Old Sep 30th, 2012, 03:09 PM
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HT, do you remember where you saw the cranes by the road? How far down from Akan Lake? I assume it's on the same road to the Akan International Crane Center, but north of it? Wondering if it's worth taking a 2 hours (40 mins each way+seeing time) detour from Akan NP to see the cranes?

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Old Sep 30th, 2012, 04:21 PM
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About an hour or less out of Akan all the way to the Observation centers. Look inthe farm fields and marshy areas off to the sides of the road. Lots of farmland and open fields.

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Old Mar 15th, 2024, 07:57 AM
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After check in we immediately take the train back to Sapporo (8 minute ride) and do a little shopping, eating and basically looking around to get our bearings for the city. We also stop by the Hotel Nikko to see what we missed out on and should not have done that as I am now more depressed, oh well next time.

There is a big covered shopping dori (street) about 150 meters south of the train station just after Odori Park that is worth your while if visiting Sapporo. As I mentioned earlier cities in Hokkaido are much easier to navigate than any others in Japan because of the way they are laid out in the grid pattern, they just drive on the wrong side of the road, lol.

We ducked into a Japanese restaurant that was very busy with no English menus and no one there spoke a word of English but we got by just fine. Using the translator on my iphone and with a little point and nod we got a delicious meal for just under 20.00 US, which included one drink each and dessert. It would be called a complete seto meal in the Japanese lingo.
Well over a decade later! Would you possibly be able to help me work out which station / shopping arcade? Thank you!
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Old Mar 18th, 2024, 08:41 AM
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Hi Kavey,

It is the JR Sapporo Station. Sapporo Stellar Place is connected to the JR Station. Google it or check the signs when you get there!

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