Loisir Hotel Hakodate
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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 ...
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 ...
... an Episcopalian one, a Russian Orthodox one and a. Roman Catholic one. We saw two very large and imposing painted wooden buildings, the green one had been the Hokkaido Prefectural Government's branch Office in. Hakodate and the yellow one which was the old Public Hall of the Hakodate Ward. They were both surprisingly western looking. The green one looked as if it could have been located in the southern states of the USA and the yellow one from the ...
... the side that was good, but not great. Overall, it was a good meal and you knew it was fresh!
After the Fish Market it was off on another train to make our way to the Snow Festival in Onuma.
I really enjoyed traveling by train. You have plenty of room to get comfortable and there are restrooms in nearly every compartment.
The smaller local trains were ...
... the fort, which i was taken to by car by Yoshi one of the rider's at the house, who borrowed it from a friend, the garden around has a star fish shape which makes it quite different. Then we tucked in some ramen of course because that is the best dish ever! Yoshi knew a place nearby so we followed and it was good!