Considering the age of the traveling party ranged from 3+ to 70+, we decided against flying to Tokyo overnight or making the transit from Tokyo to Sapporo Chitose in the same day. Therefore we stayed one night at Ikebukuro Sunshine City Hotel. I would love for SIA to have a direct flight straight from Singapore to Chitose in the near future...
|Baby J at the airport ready for take-off|
|Just arrived at Haneda airport|
|All roaring to go!|
|On the bus to Haneda Airport|
|On the hotel bus which will bring us to the resort @ Jozankei|
After another 50 minutes we reached the destination: Shikanoyu Onsen Hotel
定山渓温泉 花もみじWe had a family room which was spacious enough to house all 6 of us. It was kind of fun to have everyone sleeping in one massive room. I guess that was the most important goal for this family trip, to have quality time together.
|Checked into our family room and the 3 kids all bummed out from all the traveling.|
|Lovely evening glow|
|J's 1st encounter with snow. It took me nearly 30 years and here he was a month shy of 3 years old....|
|J in his yutaka|
|Dinner was fabulous!|
|No need to fight over food~|
|A beer for every meal in Hokkaido|
|Dessert in a cup|
It felt wonderful to have the cold air blowing at your face while soaking in the hotspring~
|Nice looking onsen. (Image taken from the website.)|
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)...
Ikebukuro > [BUS] > Haneda > [AIR] > Chitose > [TRAIN] > Sapporo > [BUS] > Jozankei
|Winter Fireworks in front of the hotel|
|Another can of beer while watching the fireworks~|