A Noboribetsu theme park based around images of Japanese life in the olden days.
Second leg of our holiday: we were staying at Dai-Ichi Takimotokan, one of the best hotels in this hot spring resort.
Curiously charming ad campaign by the Mister Donut chain to sell their breakfast nibbles. Yes, they're muffins with sausage and fried egg baked into them.
Sapporo's entertainment district, just as the night draws in.
Used in the 1972 Winter Olympics, now a tourist attraction with a chairlift attached.
Spiffy little restaurant recommended by the manager of The Belated Birthday Girl's favourite coffee shop.
Some items from their exhibition Hokkaido Three-Dimensional Art '08.
1. 64 Persons' Foot-Shapes That Evoke Memories by Tamura Yoko.
2. Spread by Kato Hiroko.
3. The Wall by Nomata Keiji.
4. The Circle by Dam Dang Lai.
5. Face by Suzuki Takashi.
From outside by night, then from inside by day.