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.
最初に訪れたのは五稜郭タワーでした!タワーからは綺麗な街の景色や,特に五稜郭公園がよく見えました.五稜郭は,江戸時代の終わりにロシアからの攻撃を防ぐために築かれましたが、幕府が終わった後は、旧幕府軍が天皇軍と戦うために使いました。また五稜郭は,新撰組の土方歳三が1858年の函館の戦いで死んだ場所としても有名です.


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!
タワーの中には観光客を歓迎して一緒に写真を撮る場所がありました.ふじぽんは可愛いキャラクターに歓迎されて,一緒に写真を撮れてとても幸せそうでした.


 “So cool!”“I’m scared…”

Fujipon enjoyed their historical visit, as well as the tourists attractions!
ふじぽんは歴史的な観光や,観光客のためのアトラクションを楽しみました.

“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( ^∀^)
五稜郭タワーで何人もの友達と会いました.最後にふじぽんはロビーにあるお土産屋さんで少し買い物をしました.

 



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.

新幹線が青函トンネルを抜けて,いよいよ北海道に到着しました!最初は山とか森ばかりだったから,ふじぽんもじーっと外の景色を見ていました.
新幹線は新函館北斗駅に着きました.そこから函館駅へ向かうために函館ライナーという電車に乗って函館駅へ向かいました.

 

 


“Excuse-me”

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!

函館駅のホームでは,旅行に来た人を歓迎する看板がありました.ふじぽんは礼儀正しくなろうとしていて,挨拶をすることが大好きなので看板を見たらすぐに挨拶をしました!

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We arrived” – “Yeay”

As they came out of the station, Fujipon started to play with whatever they came across.
駅の外に出ると,ふじぽんはそこにあるすべてのもので遊び始めました!

He also noticed that the tramway station seemed quite old, it gave off an antique feeling.
ふじぽんは函館市電の駅がとても古いことに気づきました.それはアンティークのような雰囲気でした.

“It’s old!”

 


 

 

“Hijipon”

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 !
お昼ご飯の時間だったので,まりとよつは地元の蕎麦屋さんに入ってご飯を食べました.
蕎麦屋さんの近くには土方歳三のパネルがありました.もちろんふじぽんは写真を撮りたがっていました!


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~)

他の人がしてることと同じことをしたがるよ!

(だから私の帽子もふじぽんに貸さなきゃいけなかったの~)

 

 

“Beautiful!”

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

ふじぽんはきれいな景色が好き,だから北海道までの道をたくさん楽しんだよ!ふじぽんは簡単に夢中になったり,驚いたりするよ!

“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?

私は最初の日に調子が悪かったから,ふじぽんが心配してくれた…ふじぽんはいつも他の人を心配してる!可愛いでしょ?


“It hurts!”

However…he hates being used as a pillow…
(Sorry Fujipon!)
でも,ふじぽんは枕として使われるのがやだみたい…
(ごめんねふじぽん!)