- Breakfast Available
- High-speed internet in room (free)
- Free parking
- Meal plan
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After getting up, we headed to Shibuya train station. Here there is a statue of a dog named Hachikō, who would meet his master at this station when he returned home each day. One day his master died and did not return but the faithful dog continued to go to the station to wait for his friend every day, for 9 more years, until he himself died. It was a very touching story which became a national inspiration, hence the statue.
We then headed towards a nearby park, getting a ...
... Hakodate, There the tunnel back to Aomori and from here with Shinkansen into the mountains of Kakunodate
And it started to rain heavily and we took a cab who brought us to our hotel. Arriving at 2000 we had dinner in the restaurant, went to the Onsen which was a very nice and big one an then to bed - tired
... a very enjoyable few hours walking around the historic town. The weather was great and we explored a wooded shrine before going to the first samurai house, which was around 400 years old and very well preserved. Inside we explored the traditional dining area (low tables where you sit on the floor - very similar to the places we'd been staying!) before being ushered into a little room for some free miso, soy, pickle ...
... one place was open, and it was a huge micro-brewery / restaurant which luckily had fast free wifi! This was exactly what we needed and we settled ourselves in near large windows overlooking the lake and setting sun, as the only people in the restaurant which could seat 100! Over our tasty katsu curries we planned and planned some more. In fact we were politely told the place was closing by 8pm, so shifted our ...
... in and had a look around. Clearly, they had a defensive function as well as being homes, with thick walls protecting their owners. The doors and windows had more similarities with gates than doors. Apart from the sections built as fortresses they were very similar to other upscale buildings, as opposed to the commoner's buildings in the rest of town.
By the end of the day we turned south again, ...