Friday, August 20, 2010

Sapporo

Here are a few pictures of Sapporo where we started our stay in Japan this time.
This one was taken on the campus of Hokkaido University...
The next one is close to Susukino, the entertainment district of Sapporo, south of Odori Park. I liked how the bikes were nicely parked.
The next one is Nakajima Park, a very peaceful place...
And this is Toyohira river, I think...
Sapporo is a very modern town with an incredible number of fancy shops and restaurants. People are very friendly and the food is delicious. The weather was very nice, but hotter than usually (between 30° and 34°C ).
I discovered one of the best fabric shops I have ever seen... Four floors full of fabrics, haberdashery, knitting yarns and sewing books. Its name is 'Kanariya', and it's one or two blocks south of Odori Park, in case you ever go to Sapporo. I also liked the very big bookstore 'Junkudo' in the same neighbourhood. I couldn't resist buying a few books even though they were in Japanese...

(I'll try to post more pictures of my trip in the next days, but my mom is in hospital at the moment and I don't have much time and energy for blogging.)

6 comments:

Gerrie said...

Here I am, jealous in Portland, again. Mr C says we can start planning for a trip to Japan next year. Just might do it before I get too old!!

Brenda said...

So sorry to hear your mother is in hospital Francoise. Thinking of you and your family.

Karen said...

It looks a little steamy in the pictures. I'm looking forward to more pictures, and hope your mom is on the mend.

artfilstitch said...

Francoise,
I am so jealous of your trip to Japan...you know I love traveling there. I wanted to get to the Snow Festival in Sapporo on my last trip. Love the pictures and the news of your travels.
Sorry to hear about your Mother and wish her a speedy recovery.
Read your blog, but don't comment always.
Your work is the best!
take care,
Liz

natsumi nishizumi said...

I am sorry to hear your mom is in the hospital. Hope she getts better soon.

sharon young said...

It all looks so clean and fresh, especially the park.
Hope your Mum gets better soon.