The Stay Sapporo，可能是最棒的Guest House。通过打工换宿在这儿生活了一段时间，每天日子过得如同梦境。
The Stay Sapporo might be the best guest house in the world – I meant it. During my days here, I have been living the dream.
May is the Sakura season in Hokkaido. That being said, I did not spend too much time sightseeing – it is satisfying enough with some random walks on the streets. One day I walked almost 10 miles in the city and made several circuits around the Maruyama Park. People were picnicking on the lawn; the air was filled up with a smell of happiness (a smell of BBQ, in fact).
Here at the Stay, one could meet with people from all over the world. I showed them my hometown on the globe – it is on the same latitude as Sapporo, as cold as here in the winter.
When you get back “home”, you might want to do some cooking and share them with friends on the 3rd floor. The kitchen is spacious, and there is a refrigerator that can be freely used – I always keep half dozen of beers in there. There is also a guitar – staffs and guests will appreciate you if you can play some.
Moreover, the living space here at STAY is sooo nice. Just check the following pictures to see how tidy the place is. There is a spacious Japanese Tatami place on the 10th floor, where you can have some tea and snacks in a peaceful mood (I enjoyed that pretty much).
If you are traveling to Japan, try a stay here. It is a great place to get rid of the noisy crowds, slow down and do some real cultural exploration. I would even say that there is more fun staying here than those luxury hotels, unless you prefer being locked in your own dumb room over interacting with real people in a broad world.
Besides, I strongly recommend The Stay as a perfect place to do part-time jobs to all the international students in Sapporo. You can learn many of the necessary skills (most importantly, Japanese language skill) and make some close friends. These could ensure you to live a better life in Japan.
It is a pity that I only stayed shortly here and have to leave before long. Then, in the summer, I will graduate from school and eventually go back to my homeland. At the ending of my two-year journey in Japan, I feel like waking up from a series of dreams as if in a scene of Inception: I open my eyes, sad and at a loss, hardly realizing the new order in my mind. But anyway, I appreciate the destiny that has brought me here and hope to get reunited with these lovely people anywhere someday.
Lastly uploaded, for the sake of a memory, here is a photo of my name card at the Stay.