Month: March 2018

Furano 富良野

“Beautiful!”

It was beautiful…However there was no lavender. Furano and Biei are famous for their huge fields of lavender, the best period to see them being July… they hoped that there would still be some left…Now they know that end of August was too late. They felt disappointed but still enjoyed the flowers and the nature there.

 

 

“Tomita Farm”

One of the most popular spot is the Tomita farm.
As you might guess by the name, it’s a place where people cultivate lavender and other flowers. They use them to produce lots of products like oil, perfume, soap (which you can purchase as a souvenir!) etc…and it is opened to the public! However, Yotsu and Mary went there during the japanese national Holidays so it was full of tourists…a piece of advice : NEVER GO THERE DURING THE NATIONAL HOLIDAY. T_T

http://www.farm-tomita.co.jp/en/

 

 

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“It looks good!” – “?”

One of the speciality of the place is the lavender soft cream! Truly the best soft cream Mary had ever eaten. In Japan, they often sell soft creams in touristic places, no matter what the season is. And this one was the best. It was truly delicious. They also tried the lavender soda which was also very good!


“I’m full!”

After visiting a bit, they enjoyed the scenery at a restaurant which offered a beautiful view of the fields !


“There’s nothing” – “I’m gonna leave you behind!” – *stare*

Fujipon looked disappointed at each empty field he came across however he took the time to stare at the only flowers that bloomed !


Sapporo 札幌市

“Otsukare” – “Sapporo!”

They reached Sapporo by night and they were too tired to visit anything… so they decided to rest and just go out nearby to eat.

“Hello” – “Tanuki?”

On the way, Fujipon saluted a stray cat.චᆽච.
Anyway they ended up eating at “Tanukikoji Shopping Street”, a famous place with a lot of shops and restaurants!

Already morning?” – “*brush*

 “It’s cold” – “Clouds…” – “Let’s go”

The next morning, Fujipon prepared as usual, brushing his (nonexistent?) hair and watching the weather forecast. They planned to go to Furano and Biei that day, so they really hoped it would be sunny…Fujipon was very excited !

“Hurry” 

“Not yet?”

It was approximately a 3 hours drive from Sapporo to Furano, so they stopped to some combini and Mary took the chance to smoke…because as you might know, in Japan, it’s forbidden in almost every cities to smoke on the streets. Fortunately, you can find smoking areas or smoking spots in combinis and around touristic places.


“Cherries” – “Shitsureshimasu”

It was still morning when they reached Furano… And they were really looking forward to see the flower fields…

 

Fun fact : Mary and Yotsu stopped a lot of times during their road trip to go to the toilets everytime Yotsu wanted to. HOWEVER. When it was Mary’s turn, there were not toilets to be found anymore. Until they stopped at this small place where people were selling cherries. There were public toilets (more like small cabins). It was the only Mary’s bad experience with toilets. 👍

 

Here is some footage of the road !


Mushroom Kingdom きのこ王国

“Itadakima-su”

Yotsu and Mary love mushrooms, so they agreed to come by this popular restaurant “Mushroom Kingdom” (きのこ王国) that sells dishes cooked only with mushrooms.

However it was closing at 6 o’clock so they had to hurry. And surprisingly, there was a lot of people by that time, japanese and foreigners!


They ordered miso soup, fried rice, tempura, croquette and mushroom soup. IT WAS FREAKING GOOD (((o(*゚▽゚*)o)))♡

Mary wanted to order more… but it was still early and they planned to eat dinner at Sapporo later…so they bought a souvenir there and pursued their trip…


It was raining hard and it was becoming dark…( ;∀;)

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Yotsu bought “Nametake”, which is Enoki mushrooms with soy sauce and mirin sauce. He didn’t like it, but Mary enjoyed it when she prepared a rice porridge 😉 !

HERE IS THEIR WEBSITE


News !

This blog is not dead, there’re some posts that I (Mary) have written a while ago but that haven’t been translated yet.The thing is, Yotsu, the person who translates is not gonna do it anymore (let’s say every time I asked, he said he would do it later…that’s men for you).

So for now, I’ve decided to keep on publishing but only in english, and maybe, one day, if my japanese gets better, (and I hope it will T_T) I’ll translate myself. Because I want to keep this blog alive, I like doing it, and I’m not gonna stop because of that.

So new posts are coming from now !(ง •̀ω•́)ง✧