Hakodate
Distance: 7 miles
Total Distance: 1532 miles
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IMG_1039 Vicky and I had an amazing day today in Hakodate–lots of sightseeing and plenty fun meals! Looking back through the pictures, we can’t believe we fit so much into just one day :)

I’m going to let the pictures tell the story, because Vicky captured the feel of the city so well. Some of the highlights for us were: eating sushi at the morning fish market, biking through town to my old neighborhood, a picnic lunch in Goryokaku Park, a nice ride through the historical Motomachi district, watching the sunset from the top of Hakodate Mountain, and a great dinner at local burger chain Lucky Pierrot’s. We were going to stay another day, but I want Vicky to see Onuma Park as well (north of Hakodate), so we’re going to ride over and camp there instead.

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At the morning fish market... this little boy was in awe with the huge crab

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Hakodate is famous for its squid. What funny-looking guys!


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Fresh squid and sea urchin for sale at the morning fish market

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At the market

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Squid swimming around a large pool at the market...

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... if you want to buy one, you have to go fishing!

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Huge crab legs

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Our delicious lunch of fresh crab, salmon roe, sea urchin and scallop sushi on rice at the market

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Delicious

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Old fahioned street cars of Hakodate

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We're obsessed with the pastries they sell here

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Goryokaku tower, overlooking the castle grounds and park

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Our sushi and bread picnic at Goryokaku

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The apartment Kelly lived in for 2 years is in the back

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Russian Orthodox church in the international district of Motomachi

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Russian Orthodox Church

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This part of town reminded us of San Francisco, with its steep hills and cobblestone streets

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The ropeway up to Hakodate Mountain

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Little boy trying to figure out how the binoculars work

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An amazing view of the city from the top of Hakodate Mountain

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Some workers enjoying the evening

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We see a lot of sunsets in San Diego, but this one still blew us away

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We weren't the only ones photographing the sunset


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Dusk

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Lucky Pierrot, a crazy Hakodate-only hamburger chain.

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Clam burgers, squid burgers, egg burgers, and more!

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So good!

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Yum!

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Warehouse district at night