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My Hokkaido journey had started in the port town of Hakodate and a gem of a guesthouse perched on the hillside overlooking the bay and small city area, nice room and lounge overlooking the sea so I spent a few days lounging around here and picked up a few a recommendations for Hokkaido from the girl working in the guesthouse, first recommendation was Otaru another port town about 40 minutes west of Sapporo, arrival at ...
The ship starts to sail into port and I can hear load music playing. The authorities are playing loud music welcoming the ship to the port. What a nice welcome. This morning sees the expedition team leave the ship they are all very happy for the season to be over and to be heading home. It is sad to see them go especially José. José comments this morning over breakfast do I remember parting ways in Montevideo, how could I forget we both remember it vividly ...
Well there is no doubt we are racking up the stamps in our passports and the Japanese authorities have more photos of me this trip than Glenn has taken of me....... Well that's not quite true but seriously, before we can go ashore today in Otaru we need to be 'Processed' again. We are given the 7.30am time slot so we decide to get organized and go ashore early to make the most of the day. It's a bit cool but promises to be a fine sunny day. Otaru began as a ...
After waking up early with instand noodles for breakfast I left to the station of Sapporo to take the train to Otaru. Momo recommended to go there many times and they Canadian guy gave me some advise to also go up the mountain which wasn't mentioned in the lonely planet. I said goodbye to the Canadian guy who left to Tokyo by the Shinkansen train and just a few minutes after that my train left to Otaru. The train ride to Otaru was beautiful! The last bit is along ...
Today we have not been lucky and all trains have been booked out - no reservations could be made
So we decided to take the local train to Otaru which was like a bus with trailer cart. Good contact to people, one young person who travels local trains (cheaper pass) used the opportunity to practise his English.
We passed through very small villages, the train stopps frequently and is for many people the ...