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... to the souvenir shop. The whole area was under renovation, not just the cable car. It was a shame that we couldn't go on the cable car but you couldn't have asked for a better night to go. No rain or clouds. It was cold...according to the weather website, it was 5C but felt like 2C. I should have brought my gloves as this is probably the only chance I will have to wear them. So that is another thing that I should not have packed...travel ...
... we arrived after 2 weeks at sea, which was a lot of fun and pampering. The days flew by, and we were deposited here in Tokyo after visiting 2 other Japanese ports, Otaru and Hakodate, with a side trip to Sapporo. While we had never heard of either before, we were very pleasantly surprised to find them to be enjoyable and interesting. First off, we've found the people to be extraordinarily friendly, despite the language barrier. It ...
... of the spectacular views especially at night time. We know that the ship has night tours arranged to bring people up the mountain so heading there early is not a bad idea. It's been a beautiful sunny day but when the sun goes down it will get cool up there, lucky I bought a scarf with me today. I must mention here that all our plans come with disclaimers that they are subject to change without notice. Usually what we set out to do in the ...
... the express train to Hakodate which connects the two islands through the Seikan tunnel. This is to date the longest railway tunnel and you are 140 m under the sealevel
Hakodate on Hokkaido was one of the first cities to be open to foreigners during the turn of century and has an old town just below mount Hakodate. There are a number ...
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 ...