Kaila in Hokkaido Day 2: Got Lost in Takikawa, Rode the Norroko Train, Matsuri in Biei & Sapporo Ramen Kyowakoku

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Let the adventures begin!

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Feeling exhausted from yesterday’s happenings, I woke up at 10 AM.

Hello there, Totoro!

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Walking towards the subway where I will be taking the train to Sapporo station.

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My airbnb place was located in a school area and it was refreshing to be surrounded by Japanese teenagers / university students. Somehow, it made me miss my school days!

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Had katsudon for early breakfast.

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Art inside the train.

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Using the JR Pass, I was able to secure a non-reserved seat express train (Limited Express Super Kamui) for Furano.

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Unfortunately, I got off at the wrong stop.

I learned that I had to wait for an hour or so for the next express train! Yikes!

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But of course, I had to make use all the time to enjoy. I just laughed at my forever lost self afterwards, haha.

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Took lots of silly videos alone and didn’t mind the curious stares from the other platform.

That’s Kaila for you! :))

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One of the perks of getting lost (in Japan) is being left with no choice but to ask for tips / directions from the good-looking Japanese train staff lol.

I don’t know why but whenever I travel outside Tokyo.. I realized that I tend to find more attractive Japanese men that can be categorized under “Kaila’s Type” :))

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Another perk of getting is lost = the thrill of new discoveries such as this!

Who would have thought I get to experience a Hokkaido-style matsuri? So many anime feels!

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Summer time in Hokkaido is definitely one of the best seasons! So many colorful flowers everywhere!

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RAINBOW *_*

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I didn’t have any regrets. The 1 hour delay was a blessing because I get to walk around and experience retro Japan.

There were kids and kawaii Japanese girls dressed in Yukata too! So visuaaaal!

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Kawaii masks

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That Funassyi toy tho lolol

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One Gudetama cotton candy please!

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So much cuteness everywhere!

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#YOLOGOALS next time! I’ll be back!!!!

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What I love most about traveling in the countryside: local trains!

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I think that at this point, I was feeling a bit emotional and overwhelmed out of happiness.

Simple things in life are really the best.

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Stuck out my fingers outside the window to feel the wind (scared that my hand would get bruised by a random branch haha) and I just gazed at the luscious green scenery for the longest time in my life.

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Hello, Furano!

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I was lucky that day to be able to ride the Norokko train because the Norokko train was only available during a certain period (I wouldn’t be able to ride it if I chose another day). I can’t wait to go back to Hokkaido and ride this train and enjoy the view of the beautiful lavender fields of Japan!

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This was my JR Hokkaido Rail Pass that saved me a lot of money. Thanks Peach airlines for offering 5,000 JPY discount (approximately)!

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For a train ride lover, this was HEAVEN for me.

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*imagining that these were lavenders*

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I was meaning to get off at the seasonal Lavender station for Farm Tomita but I was too enchanted by the view that I missed the stop, lolol.

Fortunately, “Biei” was also part of my must-visit places!

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Biei town is just so peaceful.

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I originally wanted to go and visit the famous “Blue Pond” or “Aoi Ike” but it was too late already. If I went back to Farm Tomita, it would have been closed too. So I decided that I would just go back to Sapporo station (which was around 2 hours away by train) and try my luck in another day (which was Day 4).

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Nevertheless, I had fun! And at least, I was able to ask around for instructions for my next try. 🙂

Can you feel my optimism even after all the “I got lost / I got off the wrong stop” stories hahaha

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When you get lost in Japan, there will always be an element of kawaii.. everywhere.

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After arriving back at Sapporo station, I decided to visit the popular stylish ramen food court called “Sapporo Ramen Kyowakoku” located at JR Tower Esta / Sapporo Esta (just inside the train station).

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I ordered this mouth-watering Sora miso ramen for 800 JPY+!

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There was a cute souvenir shop inside the mini ramen museum / food court!

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Lavender everything!

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Peko-chan with corn and lavender!

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The cutest neko biscuits ever! This is just too clever~

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If you are looking for pokemon cuteness, don’t go any further. You can visit the Pokemon Center when you’re inside the Sapporo station!

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These alpaca cuties were begging for a snap, haha.

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And this fluffy ball of white cuteness shall end this Hokkaido photospam post.

Hope you guys enjoyed my storytelling!

Until the next one~

カイラ

3 thoughts on “Kaila in Hokkaido Day 2: Got Lost in Takikawa, Rode the Norroko Train, Matsuri in Biei & Sapporo Ramen Kyowakoku

  1. Wow! How lucky are you to randomly find that matsuri! Haha 😀
    Hokkaido is truly beautiful with all these flowers around~❤︎ Thank you for sharing with us all there wonderful photos Kaila~✨ Photospam posts are the BEST! xD

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  2. Hi, I will be going there coming August. Any idea how cheap is the JR pass compare to normal train ticket. I will be stay in furano for few days then Sapporo. I plan to cover Asahikawa zoo too.

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