Driving Guides and Trips

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Kenting driving
by oldpinetree on Apr 25, 2011
Ma’anshan, Taiwan, Taiwan
Driving | 56 miles
26 April 2011A driving trip to several attractions in Kenting. 
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Hokkaido Summer Trip 2009 - Day 10
by oldpinetree on Aug 12, 2009
Kita-rokujō, Hokkaidō, Japan
Driving | 43 miles
Day 10: 札幌 薄野/狸小路 - New Chitose Airport - Haneda Airport - Hong KongIt's the last day of our summer trip to Hokkaido. We spent the morning at Tanukikoji (狸小路) and the nearby Department stores at Sapporo. We had our lunch at "Crab Shogun" 北海道かに将軍札幌本店http://www.kani-syougun.com/The lunch set are more affordable than the dinner set but they are equally delicious. We returned the car to ORIX at New Chitose. ORIX had a mini-bus for us to go...
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Hokkaido Summer Trip 2009 - Day 9
by oldpinetree on Aug 11, 2009
Kita-rokujō, Hokkaidō, Japan
Driving | 32 miles
Day 9: 滝野すずらん丘陵公園 - 札幌駅 It's a day for kids. We spent nearly a whole day in 滝野すずらん丘陵公園 (Takino Suzuran Hillside National Park). The park is at South of Sapporo central area and it took about an hour's ride to reach there. The park is very family and kids friendly. Every amusement facility and gadget is designed with kids in mind and from their perspectives. As far as I could see, People there were nearly all...
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Hokkaido Summer Trip 2009 - Day 8
by oldpinetree on Aug 09, 2009
Tōyako-onsemmachi, Hokkaidō, Japan
Driving | 145 miles
Day 8: 洞爺湖 - 小樽 - 札幌駅  Leaving early from the onsen hotel in Lake Toyo, it took about 2.5 hours to go to Otaru via the expressway. The misty weather was gone. Sunshine and blue sky welcomed us in Otaru. We parked our car near 淺草橋 and then walked along the canal. The old warehouses on the other side and the canal make nice composition for photos. It's pretty awkward that there...
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Hokkaido Summer Trip 2009 - Day 7
by oldpinetree on Aug 09, 2009
Tōyako-onsemmachi, Hokkaidō, Japan
Driving | 34 miles
Day 7: Lake Hill Farm - 昭和新山 It's the second day we stayed at the Lake Toyo region. The original plan was to take the lake cruise to 中島 and to go to several tourist spots in the region.  The weather was however dull and dark on the day. We had a leisure walk in the morning on the lake side near our hotel. There were lots of statues with various themes along the promenade....
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Hokkaido Summer Trip 2009 - Day 6
by oldpinetree on Aug 07, 2009
Horomui, Hokkaidō, Japan
Driving | 212 miles
Day 6: Pension Jacatra - 親子の木 - 苫小牧港市場 - 登別地獄谷 - 洞爺湖畔亭 HotelThe trip ahead for the day was a long one. I should have had adequate sleep to prepare for the long driving journey. However, I woke up near the time of sunrise, 4:11AM in a Hokkaido August. I did not regret that 'cos the sun rise over the mountains on the fields was fabulous. The morning mist covered the Biei...
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Hokkaido Summer Trip 2009 - Day 5
by oldpinetree on Aug 06, 2009
Biei, Hokkaidō, Japan
Driving | 49 miles
Day 5: 青い池 (白金溫泉) - Panorama Road - Chiyoda Farm (千代田の丘FAMUZU牧場) - 四季彩の丘 - 美瑛市We planned to have a farm activities in Chiyoda Farm on that day. The farm is part of the "Panorama Road" in Biei. We spent some time as a short excursion to a nearby new tourist spots in the region - 青い池. The small stream collection pond is fed by nearby hotspring. We read from the recommendations from local...
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Hokkaido Summer Trip 2009 - Day 4
by oldpinetree on Aug 05, 2009
Kami-furano, Hokkaidō, Japan
Driving | 65 miles
Day 4: (花畑行) 富田農場 - 北星山町營薰衣草園 - 彩香の里 - 羊の丘 - 富良野Grape Juice Plant - 富良野車站 - Kanno FarmWe spent the whole day in Furano region for its flower lands.  To prepare for the long day trip, it's refreshing to take a bath in the open bath of the Pension before the journey. In order to avoid the crowd, we arrived Farm Tomita earliest possible for us. Early birds get the worms and...
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Hokkaido Summer Trip 2009 - Day 3
by oldpinetree on Aug 04, 2009
Nishi-kagura, Hokkaidō, Japan
Driving | 52 miles
Day 3: 北西の丘展望公園 - 亞斗夢の丘 - Asahiyama Zoo (旭山動物園) - Patchwork Road's Ken & Mary の木 The breakfast in the Pension was highly regarded by our family - The bread was fresh and crispy. All local ingredients - fruits, potato, milk, sausages were nice.  On the day, we planned to visit Asahiyama Zoo which was about 1 hour ride from our Pension. On the road to the zoo, we were attracted by two...
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Hokkaido Summer Trip 2009 - Day 2
by oldpinetree on Aug 04, 2009
Naie, Hokkaidō, Japan
Driving | 130 miles
Day 2: 札幌 - 北滝町 「ひまわりの里」 - Biei (美瑛) Pension JacatraWe spent day one of our trip mostly on the flight from Hong Kong to Japan. We arrived Sapporo quite late in the evening. The Summer Hokkaido trip literally begun on Day two.  We booked a 8-seater Honda Stepwagon from ORIX. The Sapporo branch was very close to the hotel we stayed in Sapporo and it's just several streets north to Sapporo JR...


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