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Hakodate – Tunnel Museum and Sumo Origins Museum

The Seikan Railway Tunnel was opened in 1988  connecting Honshu & Hokkaido. The tunnel runs  240 metres below the Tsugau Straight and 100 metres below the seabed and is 53.85 km long. We went through the tunnel  a few years ago.

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Next stop was the Sumo Origins Museum where some of the boys got to try on the Mawashi (sumo belt)

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Sumo ring (dohya) at the Sumo Shrine

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A Japanese lunch for everyone followed by a visit to the Trappistine Monastery for one of their amazing ice crea

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