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  • Day11

    Otaru

    September 14, 2016 in Japan ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    We travelled from Lake Toyako to Otaru today. We found this place called Otaru Asari Classe Hotel, which is located in the hills about 30 mins bus ride from Otaru Station on a bus. This place must be pretty busy in winter for skiing.
    Otaru is a port city and feels very different to Lake Toyako.

    Some pics from Otaru. I liked what someone did with the climber plants.

    Received an email about a job interview today.

    This place where we are staying at has an outside bath. I had a bath outside in the soft rain. So very nice. For dinner Jeff and I ate delicious sushi. I ate sea urchin for the first time ever. It was nice but I still don't understand why it's such a big deal. Jeff had nice sake.

    Day 2 in Otaru. Today we had a 'home day'. We did some laundry, went to a stretch class at the hotel (which was pretty weird), spent some time at the gym, bath and at a restaurant in the hotel. Spent a lazy but a nice day. We both read quite a bit today.
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    So you have ticked sea urchin off the list of things you have never tried. I don't mind sea urchin if good quality, but I like kani miso much more. Oh yum.

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