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Also went to the Red Brick Warehouse area. Built just after 1907 and now home to up market shops ( with up market prices), galleries and food places. Shops pretty good. I am continually amazed at the packaging and presentation of all the stuff that is sold.
But all of that was after a visit to the "morning market". It is mainly a seafood market but it's more than just "wholesale" selling of ...
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 ...
... tatami mats. We were shown to our rooms which were in typical Japanese style. We took lots of photos. Thee were no beds of course as we were to sleep on futons that night and they were all rolled up with quilts in a large cupboard. Having seen our rooms and off loaded some stuff from our day sacks we headed out to an ares of Hakodate which had its origins as the international area when trade was first opened up to foreign trade in the 1850s. We saw ...
... ports opened to foreign trade under the "Treaty of Amity & Commerce" signed with the United States. The old pier and warehouse are has now been converted into a shopping and tourist area as is common in many areas, but the exterior of the buildings retain their centuries old facades.
Another demonstration of the foreign influence in Hakodate were the many churches. There ...
... 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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