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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.
... 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 ...
... more salty than other ramons I've enjoyed, but the noodles were a bit more firm - almost thin spaghetti like. It was VERY good and warmed me up wonderfully.
Ramon is a pretty safe bet where ever you are in Japan and this time of year it's nice having something warm to eat. Additionally, most orders of ramon are a pretty good size, so it fills me up nicely.
... clean, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15px; ">I set to explore the city but it rained all day unfortunately. I wanted to go up the mountain but there was simply no view and so not worth the effort. All pictures are taken with the go pro so as not to wet the multi million dollar camera ;-)
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