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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We went to the train station about 20 minutes early. We had to get some lunch for the long trip to Aomori. We will transfer to another train to go to Hakodate in Hokkaido. The sky was still blue when we walked to the station but for those who left it just a few minutes later, the heavens had opened up. Takako was a bit drenched when she arrived.
It will take about 5 hours to get there from Akita. We will follow the northern coastline. The ...
... 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. ...
... which means our restaurant is closed so we can dine wherever we want . After a revitalizing bath we opt for the buffet and lucky for us both of our waiters are up there so they chose us a table in their area and Jeffrey follows me to the buffet and tells me what's best and Dom gets us a glass of wine in a wine glass when everyone else has plastic. They look after us very well. Tomorrow is our last port of call before our cruise returns to Yokohama on ...
... the express train to Hakodate which connects the two islands through the Seikan tunnel. This is to date the longest railway tunnel and you are 140 m under the sealevel
Hakodate on Hokkaido was one of the first cities to be open to foreigners during the turn of century and has an old town just below mount Hakodate. There are a number ...
... in 1910), Russian Orthodox church )
Also went to the Red Brick Warehouse area. Built just after 1907 and now home to up market shops ( with up market prices), galleries and food places. Shops pretty good. I am continually amazed at the packaging and presentation of all the stuff that is sold.
But all of that was after a visit to the "morning market". It is mainly a seafood market but it's more than just "wholesale" selling of ...