0600 : wake up, saw light snow from window. went back to sleep.
0715: wake up
0740: walked outside the hotel to take photos of the snow
0800-0840: breakfast at hotel
0910: checked out of Toya Kanko Hotel
0918-0930: took hotel provided shuttle from hotel to the Toya train station
1005-1041: train journey from Toya station to Noboribetsu station
1050-1100: took cab from Noboribetsu station to Noboribetsu Dai-ichi Takimotokan hotel
1136-1145: took bus from Noboribetsu onsen station to Date Jidaimura (Edo Ninja Themepark)
1435: boarded bus from Date Jidaimura back to Noboribetsu onsen station
????: hotel staff brought us to view 2 other rooms, since Alf kept hitting his head at the doorway at our current room.
????: Alf went onsen, while I roamed about in the hotel, surfing wifi at the lobby, and then watched tv in room.
1800-1900: dinner at hotel
1910yen: cab from Noboribetsu station to Noboribetsu Dai-ichi Takimotokan hotel
220x2=440yen: bus from Noboribetsu onsen station to Date Jidaimura
2900x2=5800yen: entrance fees for Date Jidaimura
2200yen: lunch at Date Jidaimura
220x2=440yen: bus from Date Jidaimura to Noboribetsu onsen station
298yen: rice + sweet and sour prawns from 7-11
Other entries for this day: Part 2
|Buffet breakfast at hotel|
|Very enthusiastic hotel staff waving Singapore flag when we boarded the hotel's shuttle van to the station|
|Wait here outside Noboribetsu train station for the bus to Noboribetsu Onsen. The board shows the bus schedule.|
|Noboribetsu train station|
We found out that we just missed the bus, so we decided to take a cab instead. Before boarding, I asked the driver roughly how much would it cost to go to Daiichi hotel? He replied "1910yen" confidently. I was puzzled why did he quoted such a number and not a general number like 2000yen or something...but anyway, since it's around 2000yen so we just boarded.
|We took a cab instead|
Upon arriving at the hotel itself, our cab fare was 1910yen EXACTLY!!! Yes, we did saw the meter jump along the way so it wasn't a fixed price. This driver must be driving this route so many times he knows the price so well. Haha.
|The hotel where we stayed at Noboribetsu|
After checking in, we decided to go take the bus to the Edo Mura
|walking along Noboribetsu Onsen, towards bus station|
|Poor hubby, he kept banging his head on the bus, ryokan rooms...etc..|
|Bus schedule at the Edo mura|