2012 Hokkaido Trip

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2012 Hokkaido Trip

Postby gaijin » Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:31 am

I decided to take 5 days off from work and head to Hokkaido to visit these places. Hokkaido has reputation to have wide roads, few cars, nice scenery and good foods. Here are some of the pictures.

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Shiretoko, World Heritage Site (Hokkaido NorthEast)

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I am pointing to Russian Islands of Sakkalin

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Somewhere in the middle of Hokkaido

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Catching the ferry back to Japanese Mainland, Honshu

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Big Crabs to eat at Hakodate, Southern part of Hokkaido

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Hidako Bear on Hwy 274

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Hokkaido Highest Point, Japan too

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Road to Otaru

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Famous Otaru Canel

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Otaru Famous Intersection

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View of Lake Toya

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Low on Gas

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I am having breakfast. Since I do not cook, this type of stores are my main supply sources

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Very interesting restaurant in Hokadate, serve fishy stuffs

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Visited Abashiri Prison Mesuem, stove exhaust pipe is the main heater. Even with this heat, temperature in prison is around - 7 degrees C.

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If it is raining outside, prisoners will do some work, separate beans in this case

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Hokkaido with large roads, few car

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Sleeping quarter for prison, wooden block served as pillow. Guard will hit wooden block to wake them up

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Camping is our main accommodation

Short summary about Abashiri Prison History. Concerning about Russian, Japanese government brought up all prisoners around the country and get them to clear trees, rocks for the road that connect Abashiri Village to Asahikawa. Have road also create businesses for Hokkaido.
On daily average, 8 prisoners die everyday from hard work, illness and other reasons. Peoples of Hokkaido owned these prisoners great deal.
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Re: 2012 Hokkaido Trip

Postby Catchina » Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:49 am

Very interesting, it looks like there is still snow in places. I'm sure you meant "big crabs" :D

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Re: 2012 Hokkaido Trip

Postby fleuger99 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 1:17 pm

Thanks for sharing information and pics from your trip. Looks like you had a great time. Lake Toya looks great and the prison museum looks interesting.
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Re: 2012 Hokkaido Trip

Postby sjbmw » Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:03 am

Excellent!

The pics are great, thanks.
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