After leaving Hakodate Hachimangu Shrine, I started walking toward Motomachi, where many of Hakodate's tourist attractions are concentrated. I soon noticed that what appeared to be a park soon appeared on the side of the road. It was Hakodate Park. It is the first Western-style park in Hokkaido, with the first Western-style stone bridge built in Hokkaido, the first animal breeding facility in Hokkaido, the oldest regional museum in Japan, and the oldest Ferris wheel in Japan, but it seemed to be an ordinary park from the outside. Being the first of many in Hokkaido means that it has a long history, in other words, it is old enough. It is long overdue to become a popular tourist spot. Though, the amusement park with its old-fashioned playground equipment may be appealing to those who like retro things.
I walked around Hakodate Park. The park was deserted because it was mid-morning, and the dandelions blooming along the side of the paths were taking over the park. As I was walking among the countless dandelions in bloom, I suddenly felt a gaze. I looked in the direction of the gaze and saw a black object among the yellow dandelion flowers. It was a black cat. It was staring at me.
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