Autumn in Hokkaido 2014 - Part 2

Continuing with Day 2 of our 2014 Autumn trip, we arrived at Furano just in time for lunch.

Other than being known as a great place for hot springs, Furano is also home to many flower farms, that makes this place so colourful throughout the year. Depending on the season, these farms will have fields of seasonal flowers, that looks absolutely lovely. 

One of the biggest and more popular flower farms in Furano is the Farm Tomita. Everything there are in lovely hues of purple, including the scooters for their workers. 

Love the composition of colors of the flowers and how they look so pretty with the clouds. 

We missed the lavenders as we were entering Autumn. Lavenders are apparently a summer flower. Nonetheless, the mix of purple red and yellow in this picture makes for a very beautiful backdrop. 

The boy is trying to pick up a Taiwan Mei Mei. LOL! 
Enroute to Furano, we stopped at Biei Potato no Oka or "Potato Village". The scenery at autumn is very pretty, and I can imagine how white and snowy this place will be during winter.

A photostop at Biei Potato.

 We spent the night at a Yubari Mount Racey Hotel, which is also a Ski Resort. Too bad it is autumn, otherwise we will definitely have a skiing great time!

How the ski resort looks like with no snow. :) 

While there's no skiing and snow activities, the hotel provided a "melon bread" making lesson. And, this was the end product. Melons are the main produce of Yubari, and they are super sweet and juicy which probably will cost more than $20 for one if we ever find it in Singapore. 

Day 3: 

We travelled to my favourite part of Hokkaido, Otaru. A small habour city, Otaru is home to the famous Otaru Canal that you can see in many tourist brochures. I wanted to capture the canel in it's entirety, but I didn't know how to use my wide-lens until after we left the place! LOL! So here's my "half-past-six" version of it.

The old warehouses lining the canal sometimes remind me of the warehouses along Havelock Road. Hmm... don't ask me why. :)
We enjoyed the many pastry and ornament shops that lined the streets at Otaru, and I think I can spend the entire morning just trying the desserts, and basically, doing nothing much but cafe hop, and people watch.

Otaru's version of street snacks, seasoned rice crackers grilled and packed on the spot. The little one was obviously eyeing a piece!
The rest of the day was spent at Aurora Town Underground shopping arcade, and catching the sunset at Odori Park with the Sapporo TV tower as a backdrop.

Aurora Underground Mall
The one thing that kept J occupied while mummy me was shopping.
A walk in Odori Park. They were having some food festival while we were there.

Sapporo TV Tower
That ended our 3rd day in Hokkaido. Stay tuned for part 3 where we will cover days 4 and 5 of the trip.