Smile Hotel Hakodate
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... 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 ...
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 ...
... crowded. Large coach loads of Chinese tourists were there and so finding somewhere on the observation platforms to take photos without heads in the way was difficult. The views were spectacular especially once it was completely dark and the whole city was illuminated. We finished up in the restaurant drinking hot chocolates. As we were not having a meal we could not occupy a table immediately beside the window but the more interior tables were raised so ...
... our hotel. My little point & shoot camera didn't do too good on pictures due to the very low light. ...sorry.
The next morning we started off with a trip to the local Fish Market where we saw an amazing selection of crab, salmon, scallops, etc. After having some fun holding a HUGE crab, our guide, AT, picked-out a crab that would be part of our breakfast. It ...
... clean, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 15px; ">I set to explore the city but it rained all day unfortunately. I wanted to go up the mountain but there was simply no view and so not worth the effort. All pictures are taken with the go pro so as not to wet the multi million dollar camera ;-)
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSmile Hotel Hakodate
Just right in front of Hakodate station and few minutes walk to morning market.
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