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... return to the train station, we stopped off at a shop attached to the station, selling all manner of apple products. Aomori is famous for its apples. We ended up buying some apple pastries and a huge apple. I gave a pastry to Robert as he stayed behind to mind the luggage, instead of Takako. He didn't have a chance to get out to buy any.
Hokkaido does not have any shinkansens yet. The trains here are the limited express ones. They are ...
... had a picnic lunch there, joined by some rather large and vocal crows who demanded that we share our sandwiches. Otaru was the site of a charming street filled with admittedly tourist-oriented shops, restos and attractions. Here, we found a memorable music box museum. It contained centuries old music boxes of every variety, ranging from the miniscule matchbox to the piano-sized. All were lovingly restored and in working order. ...
... of the largest cemeteries we've seen. It goes way up the hill and the monuments and burial plots are huge. There must be millions of graves here given that cremation is the usual custom. By now it's getting on for 4.30pm and while we had intended to go back to the ship before heading up the mountain on the Ropeway we decided to abandon that idea and get back on the tram and go to the Ropeway now. It's is reputed to be one of the busiest cable cars in ...
After the impressive Nebuta festival we made a tour to the museum and the fish market which is located in the ground floor of a departement store in Aomori.
We saw impressive loads of seefood, rogues, fish, shells, and things we don't know what they are. You could even eat there, but we have had breakfast at the hotel
... is another 100 meters below the sea bed)
The max gradient is 1:12
It is a double line
Pretty impressive. ( eat your heart out Len Brown)
Got to Hakodate with plenty of time to climb Mt Hakodate ( 334 meters) and see the city below, both in the daylight and at night. Luckily I lived by the maxim " don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today" as the weather hasn't been so great today (Tuesday) and the mountain has ...