Jogging around the port of Hakodate !
This is Hotel "LaVista" run by Dormy Group that also runs Dormy Inn in down town of many city in Japan. The top of the building is the hot spring spa from where the whole Port Hakodate can be seen.
As it has restaurant mall in front of itself, without conquering downtown, we can enjoy the core elements of Hakodate City around here. There is the old town of the city, the buildings of former consulate-generals, the central market of the city, old churches, Mt. Hakodate that has the lifts as well as the old warehouses called Kanamori-Souko.
Jogging around this area is so comfortable and inspiring.
I suppose people in some countries may not understand what is the problem. But in Japan, it is required to keep the restaurant and its kitchen squeaky clean to avoid food poisoning.
While I was paying for our "wrap-up ramen noodle soup"in the night, one of the staff who were making the ramen noodle soup and delivering various kinds of topping on the noodle, consciously or unconsciously, scratch his body inside his T-shirt and without washing his hands, restarted making ramen with his hands.
But, is it normal and you can not see any problem ?
I do not mean to post the pejorative articles on this site but I am wondering if the standard might be valid only in Japan or not.
Basically, only Japanese people and Jewish people washed their hands after they came home and that was the reason why the Jewish people had not been damaged by the plague when it had struck the Europe. Jewish people were doubted as if they made the plague and delivered the strain of virus.
I saw the high school students are dating around here before. Happy and romantic high school life might have been experienced in Hakodate City ?????
As time goes by, even the popular area needs to be refurbished and remodeled.
But, if possible, I would like the area to keep its atmosphere and comfortable air forever.
Would you visit there this weekend?