Hakodate Grand Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHakodate Grand Hotel
A very nice hotel - it was arranged by our tour guide and price was included in the trip so I don't know how expensive it was.
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Another great SUNs (Single & Unaccompanied NCOs) Trip! This trip was originally called "Man vs. Food & Wild Snowmobiling Excursion", but after a less than stellar review of the 2 Foot Tall "Mt. Hakodate Burger", the food only became a challenge if you were not a seafood lover. ...but more of that later.
We started off departing …
... are many shops selling fresh fish (seafood) to whoever. And by fresh I mean fresh. A lot of the fish, crabs, squid, shellfish etc. were still alive. And in many of the places they would cook it for you ( extra price no doubt) and you could eat it there ( standing of course - no just kidding. Some places had chairs and tables). The size and scope of the market puts the Auckland one to shame, and this town only has a population of 300,000.
Yesterday was the first full day of our cruise, we explored the ship and tried to get our bearings. Our cabin is quite roomy with plenty of space to putt things. Today we have pulled into the port of Hakodate, and we have come ashore to wonder around and check things out. A very old quite city compared to Tokyo. The first place we checked out was the markets (mainly fish) we ...
... on stools so that you still had a pretty good view. The cable cars themselves were very big. No seats everyone stood and on the way down we were really packed in. Someone in our group thought that each car could take 120 people but we don't know if that is true. Whatever the number, it was a lot. Dinner had been booked at the ryokan for 7:30 pm. We didn't change for dinner as we couldn't because apart from nightwear and toothbrushes all our stuff was ...
... the fort, which i was taken to by car by Yoshi one of the rider's at the house, who borrowed it from a friend, the garden around has a star fish shape which makes it quite different. Then we tucked in some ramen of course because that is the best dish ever! Yoshi knew a place nearby so we followed and it was good!