Hakodate is a pretty lonely town. When you walk through the morning market or ichiba (Hakodate's version of Tsukiji), shopsellers show their desperation as they shove sample pieces of melon and corn in your face. It's hard to say "no" to their persistence, but just saying no was the only option, if we wanted to check out of our hotel at 10am.
Seems like even in the North, cute is in.
Didn't have the time to pop into this place, Kujiraya (Whale shop).
The morning market against a beautiful clear blue sky that could never be enjoyed in smoggy Tokyo:
We went to Shinsen-Gumi for our ichiba experience.
It was kind of deserted.
You can choose three toppings on your morning rice bowl.
This is how you eat it.
The sashimi was fresh and the ikura sweet, but this mystery condiment was the best part of the meal.
Until this was served - squid ink soft serve!
Ale Road 2
Hakodate City, Hokkaido
*Yoko lives in Tokyo. She loves dips, dashi and deals.