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  • 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 11, 2019 to 11:00 on A

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  • The latest timetable of Hokkaido Shinkansen (bullet train)

    These are the latest timetables of Hokkaido Shinkansen and Hakodate Liner (Revised on October 18, 2019). ==>The Shinkansen bullet train extended to Hokkaido. Discount tickets launched

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  • 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.

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  • HAKODATE SPECIAL TICKET 2019 Autumn-Winter Edition

    Enjoy sightseeing, dining, shopping, & one day ride pass in Hakodate while you save some cash! 2,900yen(Tax included).

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  • How to ride trams and buses in Hakodate

    The use of trams and buses is very convenient for sightseeing in Hakodate. The following are instuctions of how to ride trams and buses. Get on the bus/tram from the rear door and take a numbered t

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  • How to hire English- or Chinese-speaking tour guides in Hakodate

    When touring Hakodate, it is reassuring to travel with a well-informed tour guide. Hakodate Goodwill Guide Association dispatches tour guides. Available languages are English, Chinses and Korean. E

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  • Experience Japanese clothing at Hakodate Airport

    GRANDIR, a rental Japanese clothing shop, is located on the second floor of Hakodate Airport's domestic terminal. You can choose your favorite kimono from a variety of colorful kimonos in the shop an

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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,

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  • 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 ea

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  • The year-end and New Year holiday schedule for major tourist facilities

    Here is the year-end and New Year holiday schedule for major tourist facilities in Hakodate. Please make use of it to spend New Year holidays in Hakodate. ==>PDF

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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

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  • 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 Termi

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  • Why not make good use of the Tourist Call Center?

    If you need help for getting tourist information on Hakodate, feel free to contact us either before you come visit Hakodate or even after you are already here in Hakodate! ==>Contact

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  • Bay Area parking lot information for Summer 2018

    Heavy traffic congestions are expected in the summer tourist season around the Bay Area centering on Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse. Refer to this map if you travel by car. It is a parking lot informat

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  • Hakodate is the best place for lovers!

    Hakodate with its harbors, slopes, churches, Western-style buildings and its spectacular night view, abounds with a romantic atmosphere, making it one of the best places to visit with your loved one.

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  • Tips for Vegetarians

    Useful tips for vegetarians when staying in Hakodate, are compiled here. ==>article

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  • Foreign-language edition of “Hakodate Travel Guide”

    A free guide in foreign languages was completed. It compiles information about the history and culture of Hakodate as well as sightseeing spots into a 16-page full-color A5 booklet. This was created

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  • Hakodate Transit System Map: A convenient item for your Hakodate travel

    If you have information about the local public transportation, you will feel confident about traveling by yourself. Here is a guide map in English with concisely compiled information about transportat

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  • “Hakodate Buffet,” an experience-based program for tourists to enjoy Hakodate

    "Hakodate Buffet" is an experience-based program intended for those who visit Hakodate from the areas* below. There are some courses that make staying in Hakodate more enjoyable. *Singapore, Malaysia

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  • Snow activities in Hakodate city/suburb area

    There are lots of exciting wintery activities to in Hakodate. ==>PDF

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  • Hakodate Christmas Fantasy has a variety of amusing events

    Hakodate Christmas Fantasy is a popular event celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017. Held annually from December 1st until the 25th, the event attracts many tourists to Hakodate. The highlight

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  • A video from Wild Hokkaido!, full of Mt. Hakodate’s attraction

    NHK WORLD is an international broadcasting service by NHK, Japan's public broadcasting organization. The service sends out an image of present Japan and Asia to the world. Did you know that there is a

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  • Check out Tourism Promotion Video for Hakodate City !

    A video packed with Hakodate's attractive features has been completed. Lots of popular tourist attractions are introduced in this video with impressive images shot with a drone. In addition, the vid

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  • Directions to and from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station of the Shinkansen (bullet train)

    It is about 18 kilometers from Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station, the terminal of the Shinkansen (bullet train), to Hakodate Station. It is convenient to take the Hakodate Liner, a JR access train, to go

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  • HAKODATE FREE Wi-Fi service has begun

    Hakodate has begun to offer FREE Wi-Fi service in the Motomachi area where popular sightseeing spots are located. HAKODATE FREE Wi-Fi can be accessed in the Bay area and the Motomachi area. Find th

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  • The Shinkansen bullet train extended to Hokkaido. Discount tickets launched

    Japan’s superexpress train, the Shinkansen bullet train came to Hokkaido on March 26, 2016. You can travel comfortably from Tokyo to Hakodate by the Shinkansen. Taking the Hokkaido Shinkansen, Hayabus

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  • The Tram One-Day Pass is convenient when visiting Hakodate

    Hakodate has a tram network. You can use it to get to the major sightseeing spots of Yunokawa, Goryokaku, the Morning Market, the Bay Area, Motomachi, and Mt. Hakodate Ropeway.A tram fare is typically

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  • How to get to Mt. Hakodate, the night view spot

    Begin your sightseeing by going to Mt. Hakodate and check out the view that the Michelin guidebook has given three stars. You can get there by cable car, bus, taxi, rental car, or on foot.Here are som

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  • Fly to Hakodate for less with a Japan Fare

    Japan Fares are discounted fares available to all foreign travelers who fly to Japan. They can purchase domestic flights for only 10,800 yen (including consumption tax) per section. For example, af

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  • Have your wedding photographs taken in romantic Hakodate

    Hakodate is a popular place for wedding photography, especially among couples from other Asian countries who visit the city before their weddings. Your beautiful photos, taken by a professional photog

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  • Hakodate Morning Market is a great place for tourists

    The morning market in front of Hakodate Station is a popular sightseeing place in Hakodate. It was initially an open-air market for local people to buy fresh fish and vegetables. It has now become a

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  • Why don’t you come to Hakodate in spring to see cherry blossoms?

    The cherry blossom is one of the most appreciated flowers in Japan. Cherry blossoms bloom in spring here. Varying according to years, they are at their best from the end of April to late May. First

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  • Winter in Hakodate is romantic. Let’s enjoy the illumination and snow

    We usually have the first snowfall in November, and the cityscape is decorated with snow in winter. Some illumination events that match the white snowscape add to a romantic atmosphere. In December,

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  • Foreign students studying in Hakodate report their recommending spots

    Loving Japan, wanting to know about Japan, these foreign students have come to study at universities in Hakodate. Visiting attractive spots in Hakodate, they made a report of them. They are from Chi

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  • Guidebooks useful for sightseeing in Hakodate compiled

    Free guidebooks useful for traveling around Hakodate include "Hakodate Convenience Guidebook", "ROMANTIC HAKODATE", and "Recommended Routes in Motomachi and Bay Area (HAKODATE CALENDAR)". "Hakodate Co

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