Smile Hotel Hakodate
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... are many shops selling fresh fish (seafood) to whoever. And by fresh I mean fresh. A lot of the fish, crabs, squid, shellfish etc. were still alive. And in many of the places they would cook it for you ( extra price no doubt) and you could eat it there ( standing of course - no just kidding. Some places had chairs and tables). The size and scope of the market puts the Auckland one to shame, and this town only has a population of 300,000.
... biggest. Crab we have ever seen about 4k these crabs are famous for this area but not cheap around $40US minimum each and the huge rockmelons were 35US each. Japan is not cheap. I'm sitting in this quaint little coffee house writing this blog. The weather outside is overcast around 22 C. Terry has taken picture of Hakodate but we haven't download them on to the iPad yet.
... tatami mats. We were shown to our rooms which were in typical Japanese style. We took lots of photos. Thee were no beds of course as we were to sleep on futons that night and they were all rolled up with quilts in a large cupboard. Having seen our rooms and off loaded some stuff from our day sacks we headed out to an ares of Hakodate which had its origins as the international area when trade was first opened up to foreign trade in the 1850s. We saw ...
... ports opened to foreign trade under the "Treaty of Amity & Commerce" signed with the United States. The old pier and warehouse are has now been converted into a shopping and tourist area as is common in many areas, but the exterior of the buildings retain their centuries old facades.
Another demonstration of the foreign influence in Hakodate were the many churches. There ...
... the fort, which i was taken to by car by Yoshi one of the rider's at the house, who borrowed it from a friend, the garden around has a star fish shape which makes it quite different. Then we tucked in some ramen of course because that is the best dish ever! Yoshi knew a place nearby so we followed and it was good!
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Just right in front of Hakodate station and few minutes walk to morning market.
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