• Night View

    The night view from Mt. Hakodate is world-beating. This is a definite "must-see" when sightseeing in Hakodate.

  • Fresh Seafood

    As Hakodate is surrounded by the ocean on three sides, the city offers visitors the ability to savor seafood that is freshly caught in the morning.

  • Hot Springs

    You will find natural hot springs bubbling away all around Hakodate.

  • Morning Market

    With all kinds of fresh and delicious foods on offer, the market is bustling with people and an air of vitality.

  • Bay Area

    The Bay Area facing Hakodate Port offers an expansive vista of the harbor.

  • Goryokaku

    Goryokaku is a western-style fort completed almost 150 years ago and is designated in Japan as a special historic site.

Hokkaido Sapporo Hakodate Tokyo Japan

Located at the southernmost tip of Hokkaido, Hakodate is the third largest city on the northern island. It rejoices in breathtaking views, delicious fresh seafood and a magnificent natural environment.
In 1859, Hakodate Port was opened as one of the first international trading ports in Japan, along with Yokohama and Nagasaki. This direct influence of foreign cultures has worked on the city to create a unique cityscape that boasts a blend of foreign and Japanese culture to this day.

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    The view from Hakodate Mountain gains Three Stars

    The view from Mt. Hakodate now appears as Three Stars in the revised 2nd edition of Michelin Green Guide Japon. In addition, many buildings, parks and slopes in Hakodate appear in the guidebook.