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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    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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    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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Come and enjoy the Hakodate Public Ice Skating Rink!

Why not enjoy skating experience at Hakodate public ice skating rink which is only 10 minutes away from Hakodate station by bus!

Beginner’s area will be set up during 13:00-15:00, February 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, and the special set price is 500 yen.

==>How to wear skate shoes (YouTube) ==>PDF

The latest timetable of Hokkaido Shinkansen (bullet train)

These are the latest timetables of Hokkaido Shinkansen and Hakodate Liner (Revised on January 18, 2019).





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

Hakodate is one of the most attractive cities in Japan

Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka are listed as major sightseeing places in Japan. However, Hakodate is also well worth a visit.

An annual survey by a Japanese think tank, Brand Research Institute, Inc. asks 30,000 consumers to select attractive cities, towns, and villages from 1,000 of those. Hakodate has consistently been ranked top beside Kyoto and Sapporo. In 2018, Japanese people considered it Japan’s most attractive city!

Hakodate has a beautiful night view and delicious food. No fewer than 20 locations are rated by the Michelin Guide Hokkaido, which is a lot for one city. There are many places to see. You can enjoy Hakodate’s nature throughout the year, with cherry blossoms in spring, autumn leaves in fall, and snowscape in winter.

Hakodate has many drugstores, electrical appliance stores and 100-yen shops, too. When traveling in Japan, please consider visiting us!

==>News release(in Japanese)

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