Shikabe Royal Hotel
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HAKODATE, JAPAN SEPTEMBER 29,2015
Today we had a special welcome from the Port of Hakodate. An escort ship spraying a fountain of changing colored water led us into the port. We first went to the Museum of the Northern People which had beautiful 12 foot tall Japanese screen paintings. Then ...
They all seem to want to take us to Fish Markets! Today we saw a morning market with giant crabs, lots of squid and beautiful fruit. Jim loves it. Hakodate is a City of 300,000, first to welcome westerners, and an economy based on fishing We went up a tower and a cable car to look over the ancient Shoguns fortifications and the modern city. We feel very ...
... hunter and gathers, rich in tradition and beautiful clothing. I visited the Museum of Northern people to get a glimpse of the history. Next I head over to the former British embassy. I saw some nice furniture from the 1800's. The museum has a dining are where they serve British high tea with a Japanese twist, melon jelly. Next I visited the former Hakodate Governor's mansion. High up on the hill behind top he Motomachi park, the view of the city ...
I was distracted by my phone for two hours last night before I went to sleep. 8:30 am, no plan yet, but I knew I wanted to do a day trip some where. Sawan said he was in, so we settled on Noboribetsu. He needed to buy a JR East pass. We left at 11:00 am for Sapporo Station to get his pass, snacks, and the 12:13 pm JR. We got to Noboribetsu Station at 1:30 pm and it was absolutely hammering rain out. We knew we wanted to go ...
... for close to 50 minutes.
We arrived about 8 minutes late but who's complaining. We walked about 300m to the Hakodate Danshaku Club Hotel. We all have a really nice room. Takako has done well. In fact, it is an apartment. We do have a full kitchen, bathroom with an onsen and a separate lounge and bedroom. It is probably bigger than most Japanese apartments, and most Australian hotel rooms.
We were going to go to Mt Hakodate by cable ...