The standard nocturnal tourists' destination in Hakodate is Mt. Hakodateyama, from which you can enjoy the beautiful night view of Hakodate City. I moved to the base station of the cable car by a street car and lined up for the embarkation into a car. Just after my arrival at the station, sightseeing buses gathered one after another. The passengers were almost all Chinese! I was annoyed by their ear-piercing voices. My car was packed with noisy Chinese. About 90% of the passengers in my car, which can accommodate 125 people, were Chinese. When the door was open, they rushed toward the window. I was fortunately able to stand by the window, but some Chinese shouldered me aside and occupied space before me interfering with my sight. I got sick of their behaviour and fuss.
The view from the top of Mr. Hakodateyama was wonderful, but I couldn't help wishing that they had not been there. So crowded, so noisy! Some were smoking wherever they liked even without ash trays. After staying for only 10 minutes or so, I went down the mountain earlier than I had planned, avoiding a long wait for a cable car, even though it took 30 minutes to get a car. Then I took a short walk near the harbor.
We ate local specialties for dinner at a small pub next to the hotel. Nothing beats raw squid in Hakodate, which is called "sashimi" in Japan.
ear-piercing 耳をつんざくような, かん高い
Nothing beats a walk in the wilderness. ～って最高！