Month: September 2017

Goryokaku Tower 五稜郭タワー

“So high!” – “Woah!”

The first step of their journey was the Goryokaku Tower ! They could see the beautiful view of the city, and particularly of the Goryokaku Park, where stood the ancient fort built at the end of Edo period. It was first built to prevent a possible invasion from the Russian fleet, but was used as a defence against the imperialists. This is also the place where Hijikata Toshizo died, during the Meiji period in 1858 at the battle of Hakodate.

Thank you”
There was a corner to welcome visitors where they could take a picture to make a memory. Fujipon was happy to be welcomed by cute characters so he took a picture with them!

 “So cool!”“I’m scared…”

Fujipon enjoyed their historical visit, as well as the tourists attractions!

“Big bro!“Let’s go!” – “Friends!”

Near the gift shop,Fujipon met the Goryokaku character named “Gota-kun”. Because his face was the same than Fujipon, he thought that Gota-kun was his big-bro, so he jumped into his arm( ^∀^)
As he made some friends along the way, he ended his visit of the tower by shopping in the lobby.
お土産屋さんの近くで,ふじぽんはごーたくんという,五稜郭タワーのキャラクターと会いました.彼の顔はふじぽんと全く同じだったので,ふじぽんはごーたくんのことをおにいちゃんだと思って飛びつきました( ^∀^)


Arriving at Hakodate 函館に到着


” Hokkaido” – “Hakodate Line”

The Shinkansen crossed the Seikan Tunnel and finally arrived at Hokkaido ! At first, there were only mountains and forests, so Fujipon kept on staring the scenery.
The Shinkansen stopped at the Shin Hakodate Hokuto station. From there, they had to take the Hakodate Line to arrive at the Hakodate Station.





At the Hakodate Station platform , there was a signboard to welcome people who arrived from their trip. Fujipon wanted to be polite, and since he loves greetings, as soon as he saw the sign, he immediately greeted back!













“We arrived” – “Yeay”

As they came out of the station, Fujipon started to play with whatever they came across.

He also noticed that the tramway station seemed quite old, it gave off an antique feeling.

“It’s old!”





Since it was lunch time, Mary and Yotsu stopped to eat Soba at a local shop.
Near the restaurant, they noticed a statue of Hijikata Toshizo… and of course, Fujipon wanted to take a picture !

Watching the Scenery 新幹線からの景色

“Hmm?” – “Oh!”

Always curious about what other people do, Fujipon wants to do the same!
(that’s also the reason why I had to lend him my hat~)






Fujipon likes beautiful sceneries, and he enjoyed the road to Hokkaido! He can easily be mesmerised…
Or surprised!


“Are you alright?”

Mary was sick during the first day, so Fujipon was worried about her…he always worries about other people and wants to help! Isn’t he sweet?


“It hurts!”

However…he hates being used as a pillow…
(Sorry Fujipon!)