2012 Photo Sketch Page 2

Photos from Hakodate, and Sapporo

Before an under-sea tunnel between two main islands was completed in 1988, trains were transferred by a ferry. The tunnel is 53.85 km (23.3 km undersea) long. It is the longest undersea tunnel in the world to the date, but the Channel Tunnel between the United Kingdom and France has a longer undersea portion.

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I took a night train from Aomori arriving at Hakodate station at 1am. Most passengers took the train to the final destination, Sapporo, arriving there at 6am.
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Views from Mount Hakodate 334 m (1,096 ft)
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Hakodate City is a narrow strip of land between Hakodate Bay and Tsugaru Strait.
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This clock tower is a famous landmark of Sapporo remaining from its frontier time. But its is now surrounded by high-rise office buildings.
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This is another landmark from its frontier time.
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The primary industry in Hokkaido was farming (dairy). These building was school buildings from the time. The building had a nice carving of cow head.
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Hokkaido university campus. Not many university campuses have a real creek flowing inside their campus.
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