Chris and I caught a tram into town after our buffet breakfast. We first visited the landmark of Hakodate – Goryokaku Tower. The tower has the lookout which you can see 360° around Hakodate, it also shows the history of Hakodate and Toshizo Hijikata, and how they designed the fortress. Around the tower, there are parks within Goryokaku, there are plenty of red leaves there, very pretty!
After Goryokaku, Chris and I took a walk to the harbour area to have a look at some more buildings, which has converted into food markets and tourist attractions. We stopped by at this Japanese fast food chain called “Lucky Pierrot”, and had Chicken Burger and Curry Pork Rice, Chris’ favouite!
We then returned to the hotel for a rest and spent some time in on-sen. After the rest, it is time for our dinner again, Chris and I were worried that we will eat the same food as the night before, but we realised the dinner menu is new. Also, the waitness has “cool down” our dinner room, becuase we both found it very warm the night before, we actually finally can enjoy 23 degrees cool dining room!! The new menu includes: Starter (with tofu), sashimi bowl, beef shabu shabu, seafood bake in bun, crab legs with Japanese mayonnaise, little fried fish on rice, cooked vegies, deep fried crab claw and dumplings, and other weird dish which we do not what it was.
After dinner, we joined a night tour to experience the night view of Hakodate, which we have been told that it is one of the top three night view in the world. Since Chris and I already very familiar with one of the three top night view – Hong Kong, we were eager to compare which one is better. We were viewing on the lookout of the mountain and it was a very windy cold night, it made the already sick Chris sicker… poor Chris.