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The train from Kanita to Hakodate takes you under the Tsugaru Strait ( the bit of water between the island of Honshu and the island of Hokkaido)
So for all you people with a statistical bent:
the tunnel is 53.85 km long. It is underground on the Honsu side for 13.55 km, then under the strait for 23.3 km, then underground on the Hokkaido side for 17km.
At the deepest point it is 240 meters deep ( the sea is 140 meters deep and ...
... biggest. Crab we have ever seen about 4k these crabs are famous for this area but not cheap around $40US minimum each and the huge rockmelons were 35US each. Japan is not cheap. I'm sitting in this quaint little coffee house writing this blog. The weather outside is overcast around 22 C. Terry has taken picture of Hakodate but we haven't download them on to the iPad yet.
... I am certain that our palates would change if we were here longer but ours are accustomed to wine made from grapes and not wine made from rice. The dishes we were given were generally based on seafood. The miso soup was very good, the best we have had since arriving in Japan. We returned to our rooms feeling very full. While we were at dinner our room had been rearranged and the futons taken out and made up. We'll tell you how the night on futons went in tomorrow's ...
... beautiful Russian Orthodox church and a Roman Catholic church. They are located very near each other and not far from a more typical Asian Temple/Shrine.
Some of you may also recognize the very familiar painting of Rotenburg that was hanging in one of the restaurants.
After dinner (a great all-you-can-eat curry place) we headed up to the top of Mount ...
... 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!