One of my Obon week adventures was a journey to Hokkaido by sea.
The Shin Nihonkai ferry sails to Otaru, Hokkaido from Maizuru, Kyoto every night at 12:05am.
|Shin Nihonkai ferry at the Maizuru terminal.|
The trip is 20 hours, and the ship arrives in Otaru at 8:00pm the next night.
Inside the ship there were two restaurants and a convenience store. There were also game rooms, movie rooms, bath areas, and places to relax and watch the scenery.
My husband and I stayed in a "Japanese-Style" room. Our room had tatami floors, a low table with two chairs, two futons, a television, and a radio. Of course there was a tea set too!
|I am not used to "sitting seiza"... Ouch!|
More adventures soon,