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... 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 ...
Having left our big bags at the hotel to be couriered to Kyoto we set off for the station and a train to Hakodate. We were in the front carriage with reserved seats and wonder of wonders the four hour journey went smoothly. We were due to arrive in Hakodate shortly after 1:00 pm so had bought our lunches at kiosks in the station so we could eat on the train. The journey was very scenic as we wove our way first across the island of Hokkaido between snow ...
... you get a very recognizable view of the city. The dark area on the left is the waters of the port of Hakodate and the dark are on the right are the waters of the Tsugaru Straits. Not exactly the place you want to be if there was a tsunami!
It was pretty chilly up top, but the view was amazing. You could see the port area where we had shopped, the collection of churches and ...
... 15px; ">In the afternoon i walked around the old brick warehouses, the old town hall and the pretty streets and shops.
Then onto some planning for the next move and goodbye Hokkaido
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