Golden Week Day 2 (Pt. 2) — Hakodate At Night

We arrived at sunset to Hakodate, Hokkaido. The town is packed with tourists from all over asian. I heard more Chinese, Korean, and Malaysian than I did Japanese.

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After driving off the ferry, we headed for food.

Hakodate has quite a history. It was one of the ports allowed to dock European ships after US Admiral Perry forced Japan to open the country using US gunboats. This gave Hakodate quite an international identity.  They have embraced the curiosity of the world outside Japan and are quite proud of their international heritage. Continue reading

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Golden Week Roady Trip Day 2 — Ferry Ride to Hokkaido

Sorry if I’ve been a little unresponsive.  I’m on the road. It’s Golden Week in Japan and we’re on vacation.  The weather could not be better.

This was the second day of our trip. We left mainland Japan on a ferry.

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The halls of our ferry.   Continue reading