We went for a early morning walk around Hakodate (函館市) before catching the train back to the main island of Honshu.
The morning market area. (This area sustained minor flood damage with the Great East Earthquake).
Hakodate was one of the first ports open to international trade, so it has a western influence.
Lucky Pierrot, a popular hamburger shop – one reason why there are no McDonald’s around central Hakodate.
From Hakodate, we boarded a train to Aomori, which takes us through the Seikan tunnel that connects the island of Hokkaido and Honshu. From Aomori, we’ll catch the bullet train to Tokyo (portions of this bullet train line was crippled due to the earthquake).
In the Seikan tunnel.