Hakodate Grand Hotel
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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 …
... could keep us awake.
We went back to the hotel by about 9pm and had a nice long shower and soak in the bath. It took a while to figure out how to fill the bath up as there are no taps or spout. Everything is run by a control panel. It would only fill the tub a bit at a time. Not sure what I was doing there but had to keep going back to press a button. In the end, it did know when to shut down. Even the bath is computerised. What ...
... had a picnic lunch there, joined by some rather large and vocal crows who demanded that we share our sandwiches. Otaru was the site of a charming street filled with admittedly tourist-oriented shops, restos and attractions. Here, we found a memorable music box museum. It contained centuries old music boxes of every variety, ranging from the miniscule matchbox to the piano-sized. All were lovingly restored and in working order. ...
... be breathtaking! ( especially if you have breathing difficulties). The five sided fort or Goryokaku is surrounded by a star shaped earthen wall and the mizutame-masu ( reservoir/moat) draws water from the streams on both sides of the entrance. Adjacent to the fort is the Goryokaku Tower with an observation deck from which you can view the star shaped fort and gardens. After coffee and some sort of apple pastry, we are refueled and recharged. Back on ...
... catholic, russian orthodox, etc.) beside some shrines. The houses are build according to Western style and remember the time when the first traders have lived there
On the way back we heard in the old shipyards German music and ended up in a restaurant that had a beer festival with "german" dishes. Overall a funny evening and day