Monday, 21 November 2016

29 Sep. 2016 (Hakodate)

After enjoying the soup curry, we walked back to the hotel to collect our luggage from the concierge before returning to catch the train, "Limited Express Super Hokuto 14" at 1.32pm and arriving at Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto station at 4.54pm. Then we JR Hakodate line at 5.15pm and arrived at Hakodate at 5.41pm.

We came to Hakodate for 2 purposes - to capture the "Million Dollars Night Scene" from top of Mt Hakodate and to catch the 1st train out from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto" to Shin-Kobe station on 30 Sep. 2016.

After checking in to Inn Aozora which is very near to the station (3 min. walk), we took the bus up to Mt Hakodate. It is important to take note of the bus timings.

Each of us were braced for the "chill" up on Mt Hakodate as the temperature was expected to be around 8 deg without taking into consideration the strong wind factor. Yet, our tough guy had only his T-shirt. We found only one other guy up there also wearing polo-tee! Everyone else wore wind-breakers, scarves, beanies, pull-overs, etc.

After coming down by  bus, we came to the food mall near the station and had ramen before returning to the inn to rest as we need to wake up early for the 1st shinkansen to Shin-Kobe.

Added the map of Hakodate - so easy to get around!

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