Hokkaido, Japan TRAVEL Hakodate Hakodate Official Travel Guide

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  • Hookaido,JapanTRAVELHakodateHakodate Official Travel Guide
  • Hookaido,JapanTRAVELHakodateHakodate Official Travel Guide
  • Hookaido,JapanTRAVELHakodateHakodate Official Travel Guide
  • Hookaido,JapanTRAVELHakodateHakodate Official Travel Guide
  • Hookaido,JapanTRAVELHakodateHakodate Official Travel Guide
  • Hookaido,JapanTRAVELHakodateHakodate Official Travel Guide
  • Hookaido,JapanTRAVELHakodateHakodate Official Travel Guide

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About Hakodate

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    The Night View from Mt.Hakodate

    One thing not to be missed in a sightseeing tour of Hakodate is the night view. The view from Mt. Hakodate is highly acclaimed, with a three-star rating in the "Michelin Green Guide Japon."

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    Yunokawa Hot Spring

    The Hakodate area is rich in hot springs. Yunokawa Onsen is a large spa resort area, featuring a vast array of hot-spring inns and hotels.

  • 3
    Hakodate Morning Market

    Hakodate Asaichi (Morning Market) boasts approximately 250 stores offering take-home souvenirs, in particular seafood products. Try the mouth-watering "seafood rice bowl" here to start your day with a bowl of steaming rice topped with freshly-caught seafood.

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    Old Fort Goryokaku

    The Goryokaku is a western-style fort completed almost 150 years ago, designated in Japan as a special historic site. Its neighbor the Goryokaku Tower features an Observatory which commands a panoramic view of the entire beautiful star-shaped estate and surrounding moat.

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    Bay Area

    The Bay Area facing Hakodate Port offers an expansive vista of the harbor. This area features a row of old red-brick buildings that have been converted into a unique shopping mall, enticing visitors to stop in and enjoy some shopping or a tea break.

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    Motomachi

    The Motomachi neighborhood is full of historical buildings such as churches and one-time foreign residences. The exotic atmosphere of the streetscape and the sweeping views of the port from the slopes give this area its picturesque flavor.

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    Onuma Park

    Located in the suburbs of Hakodate, Onuma is a resort area and quasi-national park surrounded by mountains, lakes and forests. An express train from JR Hakodate Station will have you on the doorstep of Onuma in just 30 minutes or so.

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Useful Information

  • Access
  • Transportation
  • Mt .Hakodate
  • Information Center
  • Brochure
  •  Accommodation
  • Tax-Free Shopping
  • Wi-Fi
  • Luggage
  • Exchange and more
  •  Weather
  •  Emergency

Focus

Road closed for winter in Hakodate

Some roads near tourist spots are closed for vehicles in Hakodate in winter due to the road surface freezing. (Pedestrians can pass.)

Trail to Mt. Hakodate
11:00 on November 12, 2018 to 11:00 on April 15, 2019 (Schedule)

Near Cape Tachimachi
November 20, 2018 to March 31, 2019 (Schedule)

Chachanobori Slope, Hiyori-Zaka Slope(Partially)
December 10, 2018 to spring of 2019

Daisan-Zaka Slope(Partially)
Time to be determined.

Contact: HAKODATE Tourist Call Center
0138-23-5440(English only available)

The influence of the earthquake occurred on September 6

The earthquake was occurred in the central part of Hokkaido on September 6, 2018.

Roads and buildings in Hakodate were not damaged by the earthquake. Traffic and electricity troubles caused by the earthquake were restored.

There is no problem for sightseeing now.
==>Detailed article

(Night view on September 14, 2018)

The latest timetable of Hokkaido Shinkansen (bullet train)

These are the latest timetables of Hokkaido Shinkansen and Hakodate Liner (Revised on October 19, 2018).





==>The Shinkansen bullet train extended to Hokkaido. Discount tickets launched
==>Directions to and from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station of the Shinkansen

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