Bye bye Hokkaido
Enormous crab legs at the morning market
What a great relaxing time I had at Daikokuya ryokan - great food, great onsen, some time for myself in the evening, some yoga...
So annoyed I had just had breakfast...
After a very good breakfast I headed off to downtown Hakodate where I explored the morning market. Itfs essentially a fish and seafood market. Ifve never seen so many enormous crabs - or actually crabs of all shapes and sizes. From tiny ones you can eat whole as a snack to giant gtarabaganih weighing 6-10 kilos. Unfortunately breakfast at the ryokan was too good and I had absolutely no appetite.
After that, I decided - since the weather was a bit better than yesterday - to hike up mount Hakodate to see the famous view, even if it wouldnft be by night. It took me about 40 minutes to get up, so Ifd hardly say it was a strenuous walk, although the mountain scenery was great, and so was the view from the top. Up there I had my last miso ramen in Hokkaido, before heading down - again on foot - and going to catch my ferry for Oma, from where Ifll continue my journey on Honshu.
Viw from the top of mount Hakodate
The famous view- now imagine that it's night time and everything is lit, constrasting with the sea on both sides....
In Oma I had a great welcome from the Japan Guide team who met me at the ferry terminal and with whom I went for a great sushi dinner for some toro - the red tuna of Oma is known to be excellent, I can vouch for that!
Oma toro in all its splendour