The Five Star Vagabond

Super travel tips, all road tested by David Herd. I'm an Australian guy who moved to Thailand in 2011 & still travel the world as often as possible.

Nijo Seafood Market Sapporo Japan

June 17, 2018 by David Herd

Was hardly worth a visit.

Nijo Seafood Market Sapporo Japan

Nijo Seafood Market Sapporo Japan

Nijo Seafood Market Sapporo Japan left me a little disappointed. After Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo & Kanazawa Omicho fish market I expected more.

Rows of shops opposite each other.

Nijo Seafood Market Sapporo Japan This is obviously the retail section, the wholesale warehouses are 5 or 6 blocks away. Several restaurants are among the shops, including a collection of small bars and restaurants.

Lots of varieties here.

Nijo Seafood Market Sapporo JapanLive, fresh & frozen are all available here at Nijo Seafood Market Sapporo Japan.

Here is a big guy swimming around.

Nijo Seafood Market Sapporo Japan Reminds me of my home on Australia’s Gold Coast during the 90s, I used to catch large mud crabs from my jetty.

Looks like octopus to me.

Nijo Seafood Market Sapporo Japan Nice & chewy for sure.

Flashback to the Gold Coast in Australia 1998.

Nijo Seafood Market Sapporo JapanMy secret was to steam them in sake. 🙂

Typical seafood shop 

Nijo Seafood Market Sapporo JapanI’m starting to get very hungry. 🙂

You gotta love fresh crab

Nijo Seafood Market Sapporo JapanMakes my mouth water just looking at it. 🙂

Time for lunch.

Nijo Seafood Market Sapporo JapanNothing fancy just a small hole in the wall.

Nijo Seafood Market Sapporo Japan

Nijo Seafood Market Sapporo JapanI settled for the house special which was excellent value at 2500 Yen or $30 AUD.

Farewell to Nijo market

Nijo Seafood Market Sapporo Japan Not everywhere you visit lives up to your expectations, having said that I ticked the box & will move on to bigger & better things. Thanks for visiting my Nijo Seafood Market Sapporo Japan photo blog. 

APA Hotel Sapporo-Susukino-Ekimae was in a very good location next to the metro station. For a terrific room rate just book through THIS LINK & pay later, free cancellation if your plans change.

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Sapporo TV Tower Hokkaido Japan

June 17, 2018 by David Herd

The observation deck is 90 meters high.

Sapporo TV Tower Hokkaido Japan

Sapporo TV Tower Hokkaido Japan

Sapporo TV Tower Hokkaido Japan offers a great view of the city and surrounding mountains, the observation deck is 90 meters high & certainly worth a visit.

Observation deck.

Sapporo TV Tower Hokkaido JapanNot many people here today.

Sapporo is Japan’s 5th largest city.

Sapporo TV Tower Hokkaido Japan  A population of almost 2 million people. 

Sapporo TV Tower Hokkaido Japan

Sapporo TV Tower Hokkaido JapanThe blue sky make such a difference when taking photos.

Leafy boulevard in the city center.

Sapporo TV Tower Hokkaido JapanAlways nice to see some green breaking up the concrete jungle.

My hotel is in the bottom left hand corner.

Sapporo TV Tower Hokkaido Japan APA Hotel Sapporo-Susukino-Ekimae was in a very good location next to the metro station. For a terrific room rate just book through THIS LINK & pay later, free cancellation if your plans change.

One of Sapporo’s modern buildings.

Hokkaido Island Sapporo Japan Other than shrines, temples & castles you don’t see many old buildings in Japan, they just knock them down & build a new one.

Photo opportunity 

Hokkaido Island Sapporo JapanA nice park surrounds the TV Tower with lots of colourful flowers.

Time for lunch

Hokkaido Island Sapporo JapanAfter leaving the TV tower I headed straight for Doutor, one of my favourite cafe’s for a ham & salad roll with a hot latte. 

Thanks for visiting my Sapporo TV Tower Hokkaido Japan photo blog. Take a look at the Beergarden & other restaurants before you leave.

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Hokkaido Island Sapporo Japan

June 16, 2018 by David Herd

Very impressive norther Japanese city.

Hokkaido Island Sapporo Japan

Hokkaido Island Sapporo Japan

Hokkaido Island Sapporo Japan is the countries 5th largest city. Lot’s of things to see in the interesting northern Japanese city.

Airport bus 3 minutes walk from my hotel.

Hokkaido Island Sapporo JapanThis was far easier than taking the train, 2 or 3 buses every hour arrive at the airport in 70 minutes.

Airport bus leaves from in front of Sushizanmai.

Hokkaido Island Sapporo Japan Sushizanmai is my favourite chain of restaurants in Japan.

 Hokkaido Island Sapporo Japan at Shushizanmai

Hokkaido Island Sapporo JapanWhen you dine at one of there great restaurants you know exactly what to expect.

Sapporo at night.

Hokkaido Island Sapporo JapanLots of bright lights is this big exciting city.

Bistro Masuya Sapporo

Hokkaido Island Sapporo JapanVery good food and service at this nice restaurant.

Warm casual atmosphere.

Hokkaido Island Sapporo JapanOnly 5 minutes walk from my hotel.

Roast beef salad at Masura

Hokkaido Island Sapporo JapanA very tasty dish.

Posing with the statue in Sapporo.

Hokkaido Island Sapporo JapanUnder a beautiful clear blue sky.

Another nice photo opportunity.

Hokkaido Island Sapporo Japan A cute little girl in the park near the TV Tower.

Sapporo TV Tower

Hokkaido Island Sapporo Japan A terrific view of the city & the mountains from the observation deck 90 meters high.

 APA Hotel Sapporo-Susukino-Ekimae was in a very good location next to the metro station. For a terrific room rate just book through THIS LINK & pay later, free cancellation if your plans change.

Sapporo Clock Tower.

Hokkaido Island Sapporo JapanThe Clock Tower is a symbol of Sapporo. The building was constructed during the early period of Sapporo’s development in 1878 as a drill hall of the Sapporo Agricultural College. In 1881 a clock purchased from Boston was installed.

Sapporo Beer Garden

Hokkaido Island Sapporo Japan Popular in the beer halls are all-you-can-drink beer and all-you-can-eat mutton BBQ, a popular local dish named after the great Mongolian ruler Genghis Khan (Jingisukan in Japanese).

Spectacular fit-out.

Hokkaido Island Sapporo JapanOne of the several restaurants within the complex.

The Genghis Kahn 

Hokkaido Island Sapporo JapanYou BBQ the lamb at your table.

St John’s Wood

Hokkaido Island Sapporo JapanAn interesting pub close to my hotel, most nights I would have a pre dinner drink or 2 here.

Nice atmosphere & cold beer.

Hokkaido Island Sapporo JapanA very good place for a few drinks at Hokkaido Island Sapporo Japan.

Breakfast at Doutor

Hokkaido Island Sapporo JapanGood coffee & a toasted ham sandwich.

Very good Yakitori at Kushidori

Kushi Dori Yakitori SapporoI had dinner here 2 out of 4 nights in Sapporo. More photos HERE. 

Thanks for visiting my Hokkaido Island Sapporo Japan photo blog, put this city on your bucket list.

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Kushi Dori Yakitori Sapporo

June 16, 2018 by David Herd

You gotta love Yakitori & Sake

Kushi Dori Yakitori Sapporo

Kushi Dori Yakitori Sapporo

Kushi Dori Yakitori Sapporo was an excellent typical, busy, noisy Japanese restaurant serving good food at a very reasonable price.

Small,busy & noisy.

Kushi Dori Yakitori SapporoThe only downside is customers are allowed to smoke in 90% of restaurants.

I went there two of the 4 nights I was in Sapporo.

Kushi Dori Yakitori SapporoEach time I had 5 or 6 skewers & 2 or 3 glasses of sake + an ice cold Asashi for only 1700 yen, or $20 AUD.

Beef tongue & asparagus wrapped in pork.

Kushi Dori Yakitori Sapporo Both were delicious as you can imagine. The sake was pretty good also.

The chicken is always hard to beat.

Kushi Dori Yakitori Sapporo In some ways it reminds me of eating Dim Sum, lots of different tasty small portions.

Is that “Daddy Cool” waiting for a seat?

Kushi Dori Yakitori Sapporo Kushi Dori Yakitori Sapporo is always busy & popular.

Very close to my hotel.

Kushi Dori Yakitori Sapporo APA Hotel Sapporo-Susukino-Ekimae was in a very good location next to the metro station. For a terrific room rate just book through THIS LINK & pay later, free cancellation if your plans change.

The chefs love having their photo taken.

Kushi Dori Yakitori SapporoI have some friends in Thailand who selfie addicts also, lets just call them Hamish & BT.

Talking about happy chefs.

Kushi Dori Yakitori SapporoHere is the main man, big smile for the camera. Many thanks for visiting my Kushi Dori Yakitori Sapporo photo blog.

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