2017-01-18

Port City Hakodate 6 !


by Kazu

Above is the seafood wholesale market in the bay area of Hakodate City. Near the market, there are so many warehouse made of red bricks. Canals were used for loading before.
This is the road beside the bay to the hillside of Mt.Hakodate. Very nice and cozy houses are on the hillside. They must be the good place to live.
Jogging around the old bay area with the wind from the ocean is so comfortable in Hakodate City. Watching the ships going in and out of the bay, would you enjoy jogging in the wind ?

2017-01-17

Uptown of Hakodate City !


by  Kazu

Crawling up this slope to the hillside of Mt. Hakodate may be a little bit tough for seniors and even for youngsters who don't like exercise.
But I think that jogging up to the old uptown area of the port city is worth while and rewarding. The atmosphere is peculiar to the historic city and high end residential area.
This old wooden residence was owned by the Somas and open to the visitors and citizens. Everybody can inhale the air inside the wooden residence and imagine the area when the residence had been used as an actual house for the Somas.

2017-01-16

Jogging around the bay area of Hakodate 2016 !


by Kazu

It can be said that this is my regular course for jogging in Hakodate City early in the morning. I love the aroma of the ocean.
 I believe that you also love the scenery and jogging around this area. Feeling the smell of the wind from the ocean, you will feel yourself free in this city.
From the bay area, I went up to the uptown area  on the hillside of Mt. Hakodate and looked back the bay. This slope leads to one of the big draws for tourists. What do you think the attractive place on the hillside is ?

2017-01-15

Port City Hakodate 5 !


by Kazu

The name of the morning eatery is "Kikuyo Shokudoh". Grilled seafood and a variety of rice-bowls topped with top-quality seafood are the big draw of the eatery and the district.
The marche is near Hakodate Bay. Easily, you can reach the pier and the port from the old bay area.. The winds from the ocean refreshed us so much.
 I went to the bay area with my wife again in that morning . Various kinds of artistic objects were there and so nice winds inspired us, I think.. I would like you to check up the buildings and objects on the photos on the spot.

2017-01-14

Kikuyo Diner in Hakodate !


by Kazu

Each seafood rice-bowl tastes so nice. Particularly, it was so impressive to have the rice-bowl for chefs and staffers that was called "Makanai-don" made of the rest of materials for regular rice-bowl for the customers.
A variety of seafood rice-bowls and other types of set menu for breakfast were on the menu. It may be difficult to select one of them in a minute without doing enough homework in advance.
You might be against my opinion that what is most crucial is how to flavor the rice with rice vinegar and sugar. That stimulates our appetite so much with the sushi-grade sliced raw seafood. Sushi chefs start their career with flavoring the rice for sushi.

2017-01-13

Morning Marche in Hakodate !


by Kazu

You can pick up the squid from the pool and ask the chef in the marche to cook them up. Sushi-grade sashimi, grilled, sauteed or fried squid as you like.
One of the most famous food reporter in Japan would express such seafood rice bowl as "Jewelry box " of seafood ! Above is so-called "Makanai Donburi" that means the rice bowl for the chefs and staffers.
Salmon roe, scallop, sea urchin, squid, salmon and other kinds of fish were in the same bowl. A variety of rice bowls are shown as below. What would you chose from them ?

2017-01-12

Port City Hakodate 4 !


by Kazu

"Hakodate Asaichi" morning marche is one of the bigdraws of the port city Hakodate. You can experience squid fishing in one of the establishment in the market.
 So many tourists were watching and buying the fresh seafood and souvenirs. I think that the people working in the market got used to chatting with the tourists and sale pitch.
Below is the pool for squids from where you can fish the squids and ask the ladies with border-shirt to show how to use the fishing lod.