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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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 ...
... camera battery while eating soba dinner. After sundown, I w net back to Thea a hill to ride the rope way or hang train up the hill for the grand view of Hakodate at night. It was beautiful , but with the hoards of tourists dropped off by the tour bus , it was incredibly crowded. Again there is souvenir shop at the base of the rope way station. After leaving, these action, the crowds thinned out very quickly, it was a pleasant and quiet walk back to my ryokan ...
... Anyway, have to set the alarm for a 4.45am start. Most of us are having a Western breakfast and some are having a Japanese one at the local fish markets. We leave the hotel at 6.30am but really, that doesn't give us enough time. So Joseph and I will be going to have a look at it at 5.30am and then go back to the hotel at 6.30am to join the rest of the group for the walk and Japanese breakfast. Joseph will stay behind for the 7am Western breakfast at the hotel.
... no trip abroad would be complete without visits to multiple churches and temples of every stripe. No more need be said about that.
But, we did visit a few places that tickled our fancy. Among them was a cable car ride in Hakodate up to the top of a beautiful mountain with a view considered to be one of the top 3 in the world (the others are Hong Kong and Venice). It was a sparklingly crisp day, and the view was ...