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David Merryman

8.9.16

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Rigby_Wedding
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David Merryman

8.9.16

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We took the train out to Hakodate in Hokkaido today. We got toast and a lemon tea just before we got on the train. It was about a 90 minute trip or 2 hours I think. We went through the world's longest train tunnel to get there. Once we got there, we took a shorter train, and then a tram to get closer to the ropeway. We stopped by a Buddhist temple on the way to check it out. The rope way was really cool! The cable didn't have any supports, except for the beginning and end. The ropeway car looked like it could hold about 25 or 30 people. The view from the top was incredible! It was a clear day, and you could see for miles in every direction. They had a little sign telling you that crows may steal your food. They apparently have a hotel nearby. I don't think it's at the top. I wonder if it's close by though? We went to a restaurant at the top. They were a lot cheaper than I was expecting. I think mine was something like twenty dollars. After lunch, we went up to the roof, and took some pictures up there as well. Then we went back down the ropeway, and went by a Swinton shrine on the way back. K said this one was controversial, because of a general it honored. We got our fortunes, and there was this cute statue of an owl that you're supposed to touch for good luck. I wanted to try whale burger on the way back, since Hakodate is known for that, but we didn't have time. We had to rush a little to get back in time for the train. We got some cute Bento for the train back. Once we got back home, we hung out with Kazu for a bit and watched a little Japanese TV, and I studied some more Japanese.


















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