Loisir Hotel Hakodate
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... 1 train was supposed to leave Akita at 8.28am but it was delayed due to a problem with the bathroom sink and the door. The train left 5 minutes late with the problem unresolved. Being late might be acceptable in Australia and sometimes even the norm, but over here, it is a big no no.
There was a short 10 minute stop at one of the stations. You could buy the local delicacies or souvenirs in stalls set up on the platform, or shoot ...
... 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 ...
... the return journey. We now need the tram to take us back into the city so we can get the shuttle back to the ship. The walk up to the Ropeway station was extremely steep so the walk down is fairly treacherous especially given that it's dark. Just as we get to the corner, the tram stops about 100m away so the sprint is on! Whew we made it! We are back on the ship by about 7pm. Totally exhausted after a lot of walking and adventuring. It's open ...
... 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 ...
... in low cloud all day and it has been very windy. I got a good day, and night, to go up.
Spent Tuesday wandering the city. Hakodate was one of Japans first ports to open itself to international trade (about 1854 ) and there is quite a bit of international influence in some of the older buildings (the ones that didn't get destroyed in the 1907 fire). Nothing spectacular but interesting. ( old English Consulate building, Old Public ...