Saturday, February 10, 2007
sapporo first night
Touched down in Sapporo after a minimum of hassle with the flight. Rolling into Sapporo station, it's cold but not freezing. Funny, last year we arrived during a blizzard, with feet of packed snow rendering the roads lumpy and crunch and hazardous and with walking-path tunnels chopped into the ten-foot high drifts shoved to the side. I just thought Sapporo, and Hokkaido, were always like that. Guess it was a fluke.
It has been a warm winter, with almost nary a complaint from perennially cold me. Now all checked in and snuggled down into our Toyoko Inn, Eki-minami-guchi.
Let SnowFest '07 begin.