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Sunday, December 30, 2012

NINGLE TERRACE (ニングルテラス)| Shopping Road in the Forest | Furano

Ningle (ニングル) is the name of the dwarf that is believed by Ainu people to live in the forests in Hokkaido. Located in the Picnic Garden (ピクニックガーデン) adjacent to the Prince Hotel New Furano (新富良野プリンスホテル), 15 log cabins in the forest are all shops selling various kinds of handicrafts.

Let's go!

Ningle Terrace (ニングルテラス) has been created using natural materials with timber buildings and plank walkways around the waterfalls and trees.

The forest gives off a wonderful scent with pine trees and the waterfall creating a peaceful atmosphere for wandering around or stopping at the cafe.

This is a notice, saying "two Ningle families are living in the forest. Please do not raise your voice, nor stare at Ningles. Please take a side glance of them."

Craft creators sit in each shop, displaying and making their products as you wander around.
I'll show you some of their art works.

■Stump-shaped candles

■Walnut & pine cone ornaments

■Snowman-shaped kaleidoscopes

■Leather crafts

■Peanut shell ornaments

■Snow crystal-shaped accessories

The "Chu Chu House (チュチュの家)", a cafe serves a range of products including......................

hot and cold drinks, apple pies, cakes, and

baked milk!

Let's enter it!

I recommend to come here during the winter time, too!

I ordered a a Swiss roll and baked milk set!

Yummy x 2!!

Have you ever tried baked milk?
It is cold sweet milk. The baked part tastes like milk pudding! Amazing, isn't it?

Just for reference, when you come here during the winter time, the scenery changes like this↓

I love this romantic atmosphere!!

I really enjoyed this area from the bottom of my heart!!

■Where is "NINGLE TERRACE (ニングルテラス)"?

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■Tour guide information■
Do you need a nationally-licensed English-speaking tour guide when you travel to Hokkaido?I'll guide you! Plz click here!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Coffee Mori no Tokei "Forest Clock" (珈琲 森の時計)| Cafe | Furano

Mr. Sou  Kuramoto(倉本 聡) is a popular playwright, making several famous dramas in Furano. If you'd like to have a peaceful time at a cafe, which was used in his drama, how about "Coffee Mori no Tokei --Forest Clock-- (珈琲 森の時計)" in the forest?

When you go down the slope, you will find this cafe.

An owl, a guardian of the forest, will welcome you!

It is wonderful to drink coffee at the table, but like a main character in his drama,

I recommend you to take a seat at the bar, making coffee by yourself!

Let's grind coffee beans on the counter!

Could you feel the distinctive coffee aroma through my blog? Hahaha!

Then the master will drip coffee........

This is very fragrant coffee!!
My guest from Thailand and I had a very wonderful time here!

We also ordered some dishes.

She ordered "Mori on Curry (森のカレー)"↓, and

I ordered "Yuki no Stew (雪のシチュー)"↓

They serve some desserts, and I ordered "Hatuyuki (初雪)", a chocolate cake

How about "Yukidoke (雪解け)", a different type of chocolate cake???

We were so relaxed in the forest cafe, enjoying talking about trips all over the world.

■Where is Coffee Mori no Tokei "Forest Clock"(珈琲 森の時計)?

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■Tour guide information■
Do you need a nationally-licensed English-speaking tour guide when you travel to Hokkaido?
I'll guide you! Plz click here!


This is "RUSUTSU RESORT (ルスツリゾート)"↓, one of the famous ski resorts in Hokkaido!

At night, the facility is lighted up like this↓

How romantic it is!!

During the Christmas season, it is decorated with Charisma ornaments in and outside of the hotel and the ski slopes.

The room is very comfortable! I love it!

About the dinner, we can choose several options at the hotel.
First, how about the buffet?

October Fest (オクトーバーフェスト) serves a wide variety of local dishes.

Looks very cozy, doesn't it?

I love Hokkaido food, such as shika deer meet↓,

king crabs,

freshly-fried tempura, and

seafood bowl!!! Yummy x 2!!

I tried CENA (チェーナ), an Italian restaurant at the hotel, too.

They have Japanese, French, and Izakaya restaurants and so on!!!

Using a dinner coupon, we can enjoy Italian dinner course like this↓

The facility has hot spring, which makes us relaxed especially after skiing and snowboarding!

 About breakfast, I recommend the buffet.

We can eat as much salmon row as possible!! Hahaha!

I made salmon row bowl! How wonderful it is!!

How about this local drink? The milk with yam and oligosaccharide (健康ドリンク ヤーコンオリゴ糖入り) is not very delicious (sorry!!), but very unique!

They have several bread fresh from oven!

If you want to eat a Japanese set menu, how about Sekkatei (雪花亭)?

It has wide windows, providing comfortable stay for a long time!

The set is like this↓

The snow condition here is perfect!

I recommend this resort for real ski and snowboard lovers.

■Where is "RUSUTSU RESORT (ルスツリゾート)"?

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■Tour guide information■
Do you need a nationally-licensed English-speaking tour guide when you travel to Hokkaido?
I'll guide you! Plz click here!