Hokkaido, Japan TRAVEL Hakodate Hakodate 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
  • Hookaido,JapanTRAVELHakodateHakodate Official Travel Guide

Hakodate is back to normal after the September 6 earthquake.

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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.

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    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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    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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Regionally limited discount pass “JR Tohoku – South Hokkaido Rail Pass”

JR Hokkaido and JR East are launching a “JR Tohoku – South Hokkaido Rail Pass.” It is valuable for foreign tourists traveling in the South Hokkaido and Tohoku areas.

This rail pass allows you to take JR trains (including Shinkansen and limited express trains) in the South Hokkaido (including Sapporo, Hakodate and New Chitose Airport) and Tohoku areas. Recommended for tourists who arrive at Hakodate Airport and New Chitose Airport by airplane and travel inside these areas.

It is less expensive than the existing “JR East – South Hokkaido Rail Pass” because it limits the area it can be used in.

Advance purchase discounted price(sales outside Japan) : 19,000 yen (adults)
Regular price (sales within Japan) : 20,000 yen (adults)
==>JR Tohoku - South Hokkaido Rail Pass
==>JR Rail Pass for East Japan and Hokkaido

Prayer spaces for persons of all religions are available in Hakodate

Prayer spaces, especially for tourists and business travelers from Islamic countries, are available.

A Prayer Room is in the airside area on the second floor of Hakodate Airport International Terminal. A direction mark indicating north, south, east and west is posted on the ceiling. Anyone can use this Prayer Room for spiritual activities including worship.
Contact: 0138-57-8881 (Information Counter at Hakodate Airport)

There is a prayer space inside Hakodate University Bay Area Satellite (Suehirocho 22-17). Prayer mats are prepared in the space partitioned by gender, and the direction of Mecca is shown on the wall. Facilites are also available to wash hands and feet before worship. Open on Saturdays and Sundays except for on national holidays from 10:00 to 17:00. Free of charge.
Contact: 0138-21-4110 (Hakodate University Bay Area Satellite)

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)

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