Smile Hotel Hakodate
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Just right in front of Hakodate station and few minutes walk to morning market.
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... I didn't get a chance to as some people decided to do it twice.
Later on, two musicians boarded the train and played these Japanese instruments. Luckily, it wasn't the wailing kind of tunes.
45 minutes into the ride, the rain is coming down together with a bit of lightning. Luckily, we are inside. There are still padi fields and trees with ivy growing on the trunks. The rain cleared the further along the coast we went. We ...
... 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 ...
... Hakodate Bugyosho (magistrates office). This was the official government office of the Edo shogunate and was placed here when the city opened for trade in the 1800s. The Edo shogunate collapsed and with the final battle here the magistrates office was dismantled. 140 years later in 2010 it has been rebuilt using the exact same materials and traditional techniques. It is a beautiful building and in the springtime the hundreds of cherry trees 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
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 ...