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Otaru @Hokkaiddo, Japan

Being just an hour or so away from Sapporo, it attracts many tourists and it offers a great day excursion. With the main street lined with jewellery, glass making, eatery and boutique shops there is something for everyone.

We tried some street food like corn on cob and scallops are my absolutely favourite. The whole trip I was trying to find the famous huge Hokkaiddo scallops, but even the ones in Hong Kong have higher quality. Maybe they export all the good stuff?!?! But the one we had made fresh was really yummy. The streets had a few nice cake and ice cream shops around also although we didn’t try any. We watched people do some glass making which looks quite fun.

After a whole day of walking, we rewarded ourselves with a famous sushi restaurant slightly on the higher end. – Masa Sushi. It was not eating hours so there were very few people in the restaurant. We sat in front of the sushi bar and witnessed a sushi chef prepare our food. It was very interesting watching them as they prepare for a big feast with 20 plates of the same dish such as pickles, raw food etc etc. One of the sushi chef was very interesting, because usually they bow and smile as Japanese people are always overly polite and respectful. But this chef looked like he had no desire of being there and didn’t even respond when the waitresses yelled thanks or respectful phrases at him. I can’t deny their food is of high quality though and I would recommend it to anyone who goes to Otaru.

Otaru is such a romantic little town especially with the snow, but I was in a bad mood that day which ruined everything. Sigh, so typical of me!

***Photo by bgorsphotography

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  1. bang photography
    April 20, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Love that bottom photograph.

  1. April 21, 2011 at 7:32 pm
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