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For Alfie...

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...who's said in the past how much he enjoys pictures of crazy Japanese toilets. This one was in Hotel Coms, Sapporo.

If you've enjoyed looking at our Japan 2008 holiday, see it all over again in written form here.
12th Aug 2008, 11:52   | tags:,comments (5)

Japan 2008: Sapporo, again

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Our journey needed us to spend one more night in Sapporo to catch an early plane home: so we stayed in the Hotel Coms, which is actually inside Sapporo's New Chitose Airport. Picture 3 was the view from our bedroom window.
12th Aug 2008, 11:49   | tags:,comments (0)

Otaru station platform

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Because I liked the lamp and the sign.
12th Aug 2008, 10:57   | tags:,comments (1)

Dead animals, Otaru Museum

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Technically, these are both in the annex building rather than the main museum. The stuffed dog was apparently a local hero, who used to help the fire brigade in rescues.
12th Aug 2008, 10:56   | tags:,comments (0)

Uomasa sushi restaurant, Otaru

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Pooh does some damn fine work there, I have to say.
12th Aug 2008, 10:54   | tags:,comments (2)

Nishin Goten Kihinkan Villa, Otaru

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The lavishly decorated former home of the Aoyama family, who built it all on herring money. (There's a lot of herring in Otaru.) Picture 2 is a detail of one of the ceilings.
12th Aug 2008, 10:52   | tags:,comments (0)

Boat ride to Otaru Aquarium

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Accompanied for most of the journey by popular eighties band A Flock Of Seagulls. To be honest, this one probably works better as a video.
12th Aug 2008, 10:50   | tags:,comments (0)

Around Otaru

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12th Aug 2008, 10:48   | tags:,comments (0)