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Sep 15, 2005 - Ferry to Hokkaido

Due to slightly bad planning on my part, I arrived in Japan just before a national holiday. So, lots of things were booked up ages ago...like affordable air tickets for example. So, to go to the northern area of Hokkaido, Erika and I took the ferry. As the only Gaijin (foreigner) on the boat, this was an interesting experience for me. The (overnight) journey of sixteen hours was a bit long though. This was also my first experience of a Japanese (bathing) bathroom. As it was a ferry, I was expecting a room of showers for some reason, not...

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