Hokkaido Journals

Autumn Stroll in Hokkaido

A September 2005 trip to Hokkaido by aichan

Quote: Experience the authentic Japan with tasty food and serene scenery

Autumn Stroll in Hokkaido

Overview

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Quick Tips:

Though there is lots of English influence in Japanese, it's hard to tell from a Japanese pronunciation. Bring a copy with the names printed in Japanese of the places you want to go so you can point it out to people while asking directions. Japanese people are nice, especially in the countryside. Don't hesitate to ask for directions. The Japanese respect system and rules. Sometimes it may seem harsh (even they say it to you with a smile), but it is just the way it is.

Best Way To Get Around:

Toyoko Inn Hakodate Daimon

Hotel | "Toyoko Inn"

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Toyoko Inn is a hotel chain. Its branches are all over major cities in Japan and are generally close to a public-transportation centers (such as within walking distance to a train station). The price range is about $80 to $100 and varies between cities and room types. There are three types of rooms: single, twin, and double. The room is small, just enough for a bed, dresser, and tiny bathroom, which can easily be forgiven by its cleanness and reasonable rate. They offer a simple free breakfast in the lobby targeting its business-travel majority. Some branches have smoking and nonsmoking choices and others don't. I once stayed in a smoking room and didn't notice the smell (I am sensitive to t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 10, 2005

Toyoko Inn Hakodate Daimon
5-1 Matsukaze-cho
Hokkaido, Japan
0138-24-1045