Shopping in Sapporo

I slept in a little more this morning.  I woke up 5:30 a.m.–the latest so far this trip.

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I didn’t want to be enslaved so I didn’t eat at this restaurant!

We visited Nijo morning market and had sushi for breakfast. So decadent!

Uni, toro, salmon, ikura, crab, scallops, and even beer.img_4358What a fun group of friends. After this crazy breakfast, I worked off the meal by going shopping.img_4362We found Donki (Don Quijote) and Daiso–great stores if you are looking for deals on fun Japanese items to bring home–like this rice roll shaker. After shopping, we went back to the hotel to drop off our bags and bags of goodies.

The kids were pooped. Or so they said.  Maybe they just wanted to stay on the hotel wifi.  So Aaron and I left them and enjoyed Italian food for lunch.img_4372After lunch, we went shopping a little more at GU and Uniqlo, a couple of awesome stores with reasonably-priced clothes. As we went upon our walk, we finally made it to Odori Park where the famous ice festival is held every winter. During the summer, it was filled with flowers and people relaxing in the sun. There even was a huge, temporary tent set up for a music festival later that evening. Sapporo is a very walkable city with lots of shops, restaurants, and a beautiful park. img_4387After our day of shopping, I refueled with a delicious Hokkaido beef dinner at the hotel restaurant. It was a great deal!  Just 1500 yen for all this food!  I feel like I ate constantly today! I need to figure out my workout plan upon my return home.

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