Neighborhood in Hokkaido:

Hakodate

About Hakodate

Hakodate is at the heart of southern Hokkaido, and is also the southern gateway to Honshu. With its long history, world-famous night views and unique architectural style, Hakodate has become a must-see place in Hokkaido. Hakodate is one of three seaports, initially opened for foreign trade. Motomachi is the best place from which to recall that period of time. With the opening of Hakodate, Motomachi became bustling for a while. It still retains a lot of Western-style buildings with exotic features, including all kinds of churches, consulates and a variety of Western-style houses. Climb up from Motomachi to Hakodate Hill, and reward yourself with the views from the 334-meter tall observatory tower. The coastline is littered with colorful city lights. The beautiful sights will set your heart aflutter. From the end of April to early May, Hokkaido Goryokaku Park blossoms with sakura. Head up to the observatory to soak it all in. Also do not forget the authentic Hakodate cuisine. Try out the super-popular local clown-themed hamburger chain Lucky Pierrot and the Hakodate salt ramen!

Sights in Hakodate

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Mt. Hakodate

Hakodate’s night view is one of the most spectacular in the world and was awarded the highest rating of three stars in the “Micheline Green Guide Japon”. What m

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Hakodate Morning Market

Located close to Hakodate station, Hakodate Morning Market provides great seafood thanks to Hokkaido's abundant fishing grounds. The market itself opens at 5AM

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Old Soma Residence

This was a private residence of a wealthy merchant Soma Teppei, built in 1908.

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Hachiman-Zaka Slope

This slope is well known for its gorgeous view of the city.

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Hakodate Ropeway

This aerial tramway will bring visitors on top of Mount Hakodate, a 334 meter high, forested mountain in central Hakodate. The view from the mountain is conside

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Goryokaku Park

Goryokaku is a 5-pointed star-shaped fortress built around 1860 to protect the Tsugaru Strait against possible Russian invasion. The place has been open to the

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Hakodate Bugyosho

Located in the scenic Goryokaku Park, the Hakodate Bugyosho is an ideal location for history buffs. The Bugyosho is the restored Magistrate's office, rebuilt i

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Hakodate Park

The Hakodate Park is a perfect destination for sightseers and families. Popular for its abundant cherry blossoms, the park also offers a view of the nearby bay.

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Motomachi Park

Motomachi Park is located in the foot of Mount Hakodate.