Hakodate Grand Hotel
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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 ...
... crowded. Large coach loads of Chinese tourists were there and so finding somewhere on the observation platforms to take photos without heads in the way was difficult. The views were spectacular especially once it was completely dark and the whole city was illuminated. We finished up in the restaurant drinking hot chocolates. As we were not having a meal we could not occupy a table immediately beside the window but the more interior tables were raised so ...
... 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!
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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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