It’s 10 a.m. and the sake glasses are full. Hiroho Kadowaki—the head of the family—is at one end of the low dining table, trying to reel in a grandson crawling across the tatami in pursuit of a toy car. He keeps the toast brief. “Let’s have fun. Let’s be safe.” With a kampai, or cheers, Kadowaki-san and the dozen other men sitting around the table—brothers, uncles, sons—raise glasses. Dogo Island’s autumn bull sumo tournament is about to get underway.
● When you arrive at New Chitose Airport, the best way to get into the city centre is on the JR Airport Express to Sapporo Station (37 minutes; every 15 minutes), but the slower Chuo Bus route might also be an option if your hotel is on one of its stops. ● Walking Sapporo’s icy winter roads can be a challenge without proper footwear. To avoid slipping, buy a pair of non-slip cleats in Hokkaido’s convenience stores and stick them to the soles of your shoes.
Think of Kyoto’s most Instagramable spots and a few places immediately spring to mind. In southern Kyoto, there are the thousands of red torii gateways at Fushimi Shrine. In the northwest, the gilded temple of Ginkaku-ji and Ryoan-ji’s Zen garden. Central, Gion. East, Kiyomizu. And out west, in Arashiyama, an equal to them all: Kyoto’s iconic bamboo grove. Despite their frequent crowds, all the above are unmissable.
A very over-the-top one at that. I still recall my son’s “speech.” He copied a mate’s word for word, saying he wanted to be a footballer and thanking his mum for always cooking such lovely food. Great...except...I do all the ruddy cooking! https://twitter.com/tengokubeer/status/974503503467966464
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