We have finally been to Hokkaido, the Northern island. At times I felt like I was looking at a South Beach neighborhood with lots of colorful houses, somewhat spaced out. Honshu is more of a brown house smear, houses so close you can hear your neighbor come home, cook, and gargle. L&M invited us and we jumped. M is the master of finding travel deals. His nickname is "Otoku Man", translated literally as "Special Deal Man"! We even got free coffee at the airport from an actual restaurant. Hayai, umai, yasui!
I have taken L's sister-in-law's idea and narrowed these down to 20 pics with 20 words.