Japan – What a plan

So this one is starting to take shape. I’ve got information about the accommodation and the dates are set. This is a bit about where we are staying …

“Tatami- Self contained accommodation
Located in a quiet street in the middle village, Tatami Cottage is a great place to base yourself for a Niseko ski holiday with immediate shuttle bus access, 10 minute walk to lifts and less than a 5 minute walk to the Seico-Mart/ Lawson convenience stores. This comfortable 5 bedroom cottage has central heating with individual room controls and is suitable for 5-10 guests.
Lower level
An outside access walk in ski storage/drying room
2 separate showers with separate changing/wash basin areas.
Kitchenette including gas cooker, rice cooker and microwave
Laundry with washing machine
A western style double room
A western style twin room
Middle level
Large lounge/dining area with USB internet, LCD flat screen T.V., Sky perfect cable television, DVD player, stereo and bar fridge
A prepaid mobile phone is provided for guests with credit being purchased from local provider.
Toilets and hand wash basin
Two twin traditional Japanese tatami mat rooms with views of Mt Yotei
Upper level
Spacious tatami mat room, that sleeps up to four people or the ultimate private retreat with views of Mt Yotei”

Here’s an idea of the itinerary …
ex-Perth on 28th December 2015 bound for Sapporo Chitose Airport (Japan). I’m not sure if you can fly direct from Perth but I think its via Tokyo. We are at the accommodation in the snow fields (!) until the 6th when we are heading to Tokyo for a look and very likely have a go at Disneyland Tokyo. Looks like we’re staying at Keio Plaza hotel.

Now the plan is to search it all up, price it, book it and wait to freeze!

Today, June 4th, I booked our flights. The decision to go via Sydney for Christmas was made easier by the fact ip that it was cheaper to go via Sydney than from Perth. So, we fly from here to Sydney on the 22nd for Christmas then we are on the same flights as The Besty and her family. Oh my goodness. The Drummer isn’t coming with us to Japan which is a real shame but she’s coming to Sydney for Christmas! We leave Sydney in the 28th and arrive in Sapporo for the 29th. Then we stay there until the 6th January and then its Tokyo for 3 nights. Home via Singapore. Oh my god! Booked the flights! Unbelievable! New Year’s Eve in the snow in Japan. I can barely wait.

26th June. Accommodation in Tokyo is booked (Keio Plaza) and paid. It’s all but done now, just spending money and Tokyo Disneyland to go. Oh, and transfers. But taxis seem to work just fine everywhere else …

23rd December – Merry Christmas to one and all. I hope you have a wonderful festive season and you also get the opporchancity to enjoy some travel with the people you love. We are headed to Japan on the 28th December and you are welcome to follow us here.

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