After dinner at Hyousetsu no Mon, we decided to take our time walking back to our hotel. There was a wonderful, crisp chill in the air, and for some reason, a holiday feeling that just kind of resonated. Folks were out and about enjoying the Christmas lights and displays in Odori Park. I guess this is why we decided to visit Sapporo. It was just joyfully chill; both figuratively and literally.
Odori Park sure was lit up brightly with a number of displays. There's just something about this place that felt right.
On an interesting note; we really enjoyed the snacks in Sapporo....man, all the shops and samples really lured us in. We bought so many snacks for my MIL, that we had them shipped to her from the Post Office here in Sapporo!
We slept well and awoke the next morning refreshed; though not quite ready to leave.
The Missus had what She has deemed Her favorite breakfast buffet. No kidding.....look at what She ate!
She had always said that shiokara was one of the worst things She's ever eaten. And yet, do you see it on one of Her plates! Apparently things have changed!
I was going to miss the black bean natto, which I loved.
Man, what a breakfast.
We checked out and left a bit early for New Chitose Airport. For some reason, it's one of our favorite airports. It's not super huge, but there are a ton of shops.
With tons of food!
Just in case you needed to pick up some seafood for that person you forgot about......
I think one of the reasons we loved the airport were the easily accessible lockers and all the samples.
There's this one chocolate corn snack that I just loved......melon flavor....I know...me...mister I-don't-really-like-sweets. But man, that was so good. We'd arrived early so we could check out Hokkaido Ramen Dojo in the airport. But ended up stuffed by all the samples folks kept handing to us, that we were too full.
That will have to wait for the next time we're here.
I'm thinking it will be a matter of when; not if.
Before we knew it; we were on our flight, on JetStar Airlines.
Next stop: Tokyo!