Journey to Hakodate


In this report, I will share to you about my activities on 23-24th November 2013 about journey to Hakodate. On this journey, I along with five census member i.e. Prof. Noriyuki Tanaka, Yoshida-san, Yajie-san, Devon-san and Yajima-san. On 23th November 2013 2 PM, I and others met in west gate of Sapporo Station. We take Hakodate limited express train at 4th platform.

On the way, I saw many beautiful views which are consist of mountain, beach, resident and agriculture field.  Maybe some of you still do not know what Hakodate really is...  

Many foreign looking buildings remain in the area today. Among the most famous are the Russian Orthodox Church, the Old British Consulate, the Chinese Memorial Hall, the prefectural government's former branch office building and the old Hakodate Public Hall.

Hakodate is a city and port located in Oshima Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. It is the capital city of Oshima Subprefecture. Hakodate was Japan's first city whose port was opened to foreign trade in 1854 as a result of Convention of kanagawa, and used to be the most important port in northern Japan. Also, the city had been the biggest city in Hokkaido before the Great Hakodate Fire of 1934. As of July 31, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 279,851 with 143,221 households and a population density of 412.83 persons per km² (1,069.2 persons per sq. mi.). The total area is 677.77 km2 (261.69 sq mi). The city is now the third biggest in Hokkaido after Sapporo and Asahikawa (Wiki).

In there, I saw city’s view from Hakodate Mountain which accessed by ropeway. Mount Hakodate is a 334 meter high, wooded mountain at the southern end of the peninsula on which much of central Hakodate is located. On clear days and nights, in particular, the views from the mountain are spectacular and included among Japan's three best night views alongside the views from Nagasaki's Mount Inasa and Kobe's Mount Rokko.

We have dinner in restaurant near Bay area. I order lamb curry which is nice dish from lamb plus curry. On that moment, we talk to each other with various topics, include the question like “what dish you really miss from your country?” Spontaneously, I had answered “bakso and pempek”.

On 25th November, I attended final presentation by participants of ECOSUS Aqua in Hakodate Campus of Hokkaido University. They present some points about how to solving labor problem and increase alternative sea product beside fish and shrimp. Various comments respond from attendances, include me that asked question to one of group presenter. My question is how their target will be implementing in the future on comprehensive approach. The presenter answered diplomatically and still general to respond to my question.

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