I stayed in Hakodate about 5 month for my exchange student in Hokkaido university. My first time at 23rd March, 2016 in Japan, was pleasantly surprised about the difference between Indonesia and Japan. Firstly the weather there was very cold till I had to use several layers of cloth and thick jacket. when new Indonesian people arrived in Japan in winter season, they will think that living there will be difficult when they come in winter season. It was very cold, need gloves, heater, winter shoes and many other things. Secondly about the language. they use Japanese language. It is very different with English and Indonesian language. Hakodate is rural area that make them do not speak in English. Kind of difficult when i speak English with them but they do not understand what I said. So, I need to study Japanese language for communication with local people. Not only for communication but also for reading. when I want go go some place, I need to take bus to go. But, because I can not read Japanese character I need Japanese student to accompany me to go that place.
Fig 1. Fisheries Faculty of Hokkaido University
Fig 2. Night view of Hakodate Sea
Fig 3. Me and Hakodate Sea from Hakodate Mountain
Hakodate has beautiful "Cherry blossom" or called "Sakura". Goryokaku one of Hokkaido's top cherry blossom viewing spots in springtime. I like that place, full of Cherry blossom and there is Traditional Japanese architectural mastery called Hakodate Magistrate's Office (Bugyosho). Magistrate's office, a restored building that was once used as a government office run by samurai. There is Tower located in Goryokaku Park called Goryokaku Tower. A magnificent panoramic view of the entire star-shaped estate we can see at top of tower.
Fig 4. Cherry blossom and Me in Goryokaku Park