This blogpost covers the day of April 13th, 2023 while in Sapporo.
The star to my day was a foggy one, a day which could be considered of me having “slept in”. I apparently slept through North Korea’s missile launch, even waking up at around 8:40 AM tiredly (and confused discovering some alerts on my phone. My Mexican Anime friend even having warned me of what has occurred while I was in dreamland, exhausted from the travels the day previous.
The day would basically be spent touring in and slightly around the city area of Sapporo taking in the sights and the sounds of the area. I would also end up staying close thanks to how chilly the weather was, even if I had a sweater. In hindsight I should have brought a jacket, or even bought/rented one. I basically spent the day going from Sapporo Tower, underground, visit various historical museums, and other stuff.
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Confused, I was trying to figure out the situation by reading up on Twitter, and even what was being said on Japanese channels.
Once I woke up, caught up on a bit of Azur Lane, washed up I eventually headed out to seek out some breakfast food. I was hungry, might as well eat local Sapporo foods.
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I came to Sapporo for the Miku Hatsune tram, something I’m sure only comes during the winter seasons, or at least during Christmas.
I also came to Sapporo because I felt it was calling out to me, as strange as it is to say. I was mainly going to stay around the Tokyo-Kure area. I even considered Fukuoka for the other Gundam statue down there. Hokkaido kept calling out to me, and especially with Kushiro, from Microsoft Flight Simulator. I also came to Sapporo because it had a slight Canadian aura to it, and for some forecasted cherry blossoms, as noted by Japan media predictions.
I basically caught up on Twitter at this coin restaurant, and even other stuff.
Finally ready, I ventured into Sapporo’s TV Tower exploring the tourist center, the gift shops, and other areas trying to seek out the stamp station.
I found the stairway leading up into this area somewhat strange, if highly outdated and a bit under-maintenance. I felt weirded out climbing these stairs with how old it appeared. I’m not saying it’s bad, it however felt way behind in the years making it a bit sketchy, or at least to me. I kept myself to one side (the wall side) in caution. I would eventually be happier taking the elevator up and down to places.
Once satisfied, I eventually left the upper tower for the lower area.
Venturing further down, I even went to an underground restaurant-mall type area. It would open up even further, even connecting to Sapporo Station ways back. How, I still can’t picture it. I have to explore it to mentally make note.
Confused, I randomly popped into another coin machine restaurant. Was asked if I speak Japanese causing me to instinctively say – “hai” – causing the owner to note I couldn’t. He reached for the English menu. Yup, he knew I couldn’t speak and I regretted my habit of replying with “hai”. I’m an idiot.
Satisfied, I left the area to make my way to the Sapporo Clock Tower.
A tour guide on the first floor tried to offer me a CD guide, or something similar. I thanked him, yet refused whatever was being offered. He was part of the clock tower, even going up to the second floor at times. There were also people upstairs making any picture taking difficult. I tried to take images without people.
I went around to the other area to find it was still under renovation. All blocked off. People must have seen me being confused.
Decided to venture in and around any mall or store type areas.
Kept thinking of Ken_Works (on Twitter/X) while seeing Ume Musume being advertised. I also purchased a new 1 tb SD Card for my Steam Deck. It would become eventually useful a few months later.
I kept exploring seeing more Mario merchandise. I also went up another area, eventually reaching another arcade.
I may have also possibly obtained coins to play KanColle Arcade, even grabbing a cup to hold the 100 yen coins. It became so awkward to the point some teen guys even may have laughed at me, even as I tried hasten my coin-grabbing. Tried to grab all my coins as quickly as possible to allow them to do their thing. Just a stupid social anxiety issue of mine.
(I had fun venturing up and down, and almost every inch of this mall during, prior, and after this event.)
Eventually, once the limit of the game was up I went seeking for food again.
You aren’t allowed to eat where I was eating because it was of different area. It however was the only place I could eat, and no security said anything. I ate there in peace. Nice! I also enjoyed the underground market. I would also keep going back there.
Thanks to your mainstream media defiling, degrading, defiling, and gaslighting the ‘Canadian Freedom Convoy’ (or those around the world) I say – FUCK YOU – to any mainstream media bullcrap. Maybe I’ll respond to Japanese media, but even then, just go fuck yourself.
To any Japanese reading this, even seeing me curse, I’m sorry you had to see that, but I genuinely hate how the media lies about everything. They’ve been caught with their pants down during the COVID-19 & Freedom Convoy stuff constantly lying through their teeth.
I want nothing to do with CTV, BBC, Global News, CBC, or any other Western media platform. Go fuck yourself. Stop fucking lying and I’ll respond to you properly next time.
Shea, maybe you yourself are a good person (maybe not), my issue is who you work for and how all the Western nations are now suffering thanks to Western media propaganda (similar to North Korea & China). Screw that.
I was annoyed to have received a follow up. No, I won’t DM you, nor will I make a soundbite, and I won’t humour you with how you’re affiliated with BBC. I also hold a light grudge against BBC for being “too woke” and for destroying ‘Top Gear’. Nah, I want nothing to do with Western media. Go to hell.
Sadly, I can’t note what exactly was said, just maybe light concerns of my well being in Hokkaido, that’s about it. Many people (according to Japanese media) were stuck in JR Stations, or unable to travel around because of the alerts. When I was made aware of it everything was back to normal. And no, I won’t make a sound bite of it, nor have I.
I might consider it for Japanese media, just not BBC, CTV, CBC, or any other corrupt news outlets. Also, I’m here to escape Western corruption in Japan, screw that. I’m here to escape all this in Japan. I’d simply blog about it, basically what I’m doing now.
I’m aware other people are naïve, or even seek attention. I’m not that power hungry. I would only care if it was Japanese media. It’s not perfect, it’s however different enough in its own way.
I digress… Back to my Japan blog posting.
After that nice walk for the day I retired to my hotel. I then turned on the TV, turned on my Steam Deck, and played a game called ‘Rising World’ for the rest of the night by clearing the terrain in the game. I was exhausted, and my feet were hurting as well (hence the slow walk back to the hotel).
Other than the fake news BBC Tweets I had a great time. Everything was great about this trip. Even how I was sleeping through all the North Korea alerts, or how I briefly conquered my fear of heights in Sapporo’s TV Tower. I had a great time pushing my boundaries.
I basically accomplished almost everything I desired to do. Sure, maybe I ate too much, but that’s also because the weather is colder, and I kept screwing up my orders on the side. It was genuinely a great time in Sapporo.
Sadly, I kept thinking how much closer I am to end my trip. Everything is interestingly bittersweet.