May 31, 2012

A fun place....New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido!

There are many sight-seeing spots in Sapporo, Hokkaido, but one of the recent attention is New Chitose Airport (新千歳空港). For you, airports are usually the place for travel and stay few hours until airplane fly. But the New Chitose Airport is very different. It's like a big amusement park with many shops and restaurants! As you can see its website, there are also hot spring, movie theater, museum of Doraemon (ドラえもん) and others. We can enjoy a whole day in the Airport. 

We can also taste Hokkaido ramens as there are 10 ramen shops from all over Hokkaido. Most shops offer "small-sized" ramen in addition to the regular one, we can try various tastes of several shops. 
"Royce", one of the famous chocolate companies in Hokkaido opens their chocolate shop, where we can see chocolate factory through the window. It's so fun!   
Royce's chocolate factory
Next to the Doraemon museum, there is a lovely Doraemon cafe. Even if you are no longer child, I believe you can fully enjoy the Doraemon world there! 
There are also many fish shops to sell fresh seafood of Hokkaido. I bought a rice bowl of fresh sea urchin at JPY1,980. It's not cheap but we can't buy such a high quality bowl at this cost in Tokyo. In fact, it was worth for pay. Very fresh and meltingly delicious!!  
My rating for the New Chitose Airport (新千歳空港) is 5 out of 5. Gochiso-samadeshita!

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