More about Hakodate you should know
Great Scenery! Four Beautiful Slopes in Hakodate
The slopes stretching from the base of Mt. Hakodate toward the bay tell the story of how Hakodate prospered in the Edo and Meiji periods. Along with the Western-style buildings in the Motomachi area, the nineteen hill roads create a beautiful atmosphere unique to this city.
Top 6 Spots in Hakodate to Enjoy History and Culture
Hakodate in southern Hokkaido is a world-renowned tourist city. This port town prospered in trade and was influenced by foreign cultures. This is why you'll find eye-catching buildings everywhere. This article features six places where visitors can feel its unique history and culture.
Have some delicious Soft serve ice cream in Hakodate
Traveling in Hakodate, you will find soft cream (soft serve ice cream) shops here and there.There is so-called Soft Cream Street, where some soft cream shops stand, and a dairy farm's outlet in the suburbs.The one near the Trappistine convent is popular.
What to see in Goryokaku
Goryokaku is one of Hakodate's major sightseeing spots. As a regional office for the central government, it was constructed in 1864. A few years after that, feudal times ended. Star-shaped Western-style forts are rarely seen in Japan. Now, Goryokaku is a park blessed with nature where people come to relax and enjoy themselves.
The night view from Mt. Hakodate looks like a sparkling jewelry box
The view of the city from Mt. Hakodate at night is acclaimed as one of the best in the world. It has held the top ranking in the most impressive domestic night views in a survey conducted by a Japanese travel agency.
Foreign students report on their favorite places
Foreign students studying in Hakodate visited spots that appeal to their curiosity and wrote reports about them.
Beginning of Love. Hakodate" 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. We would like to introduce to you some recommended walking courses and hot spots so that the two of you can make some unforgettable times together.
25 recommended spots for traveling to Hakodate with children
You would like to go to places where your children can also enjoy when traveling to Hakodate. Here are some fun spots recommended by parents in Hakodate. Hope to have good memories with your family!
Guests to Niseko, we recommend Hakodate as your next stop.
The popular city, Hakodate is located only 3 hours by car or train from Niseko. How about visiting Hakodate to complete your stay in Japan? You can fully enjoy sightseeing, dining and shopping there.
Tips for Vegetarians
Useful tips for vegetarians when staying in Hakodate, are compiled here. Ask at the front desk of your hotel about the respective locations of the restaurants or the stores mentioned below.
Things to be careful about so as to enjoy driving in and around Hakodate
Driving a car will increase your enjoyment when sightseeing in Hakodate or traveling in Hokkaido. It is fun to drive to various travel destinations, but be aware of the differences in traffic rules between your home country and Japan. In order to enjoy driving in Hakodate, you need to know the traffic rules in Japan. We will also introduce some road conditions unique to Hokkaido and Hakodate.
Traveling by ferry from Hakodate to Shimokita Peninsula in Aomori Prefecture
Only 90 minutes on the ferry from Hakodate, we can go to Shimokita Peninsula in Aomori Prefecture. Let me introduce you to Shimokita, a place with a lot of wonderful scenery and delicious food.
Goryokaku Park and Hakodate Park – famous places to enjoy cherry blossoms by day or by night
Hello everyone. My name is Erika and I live in Taiwan. Before, I came to Japan to study Japanese as an exchange student. I have come to Hokkaido this time in May to enjoy cherry blossom viewing in Hakodate.
People in Taiwan do not usually imagine seeing cherry blossoms in Hokkaido. Everyone knows that Hokkaido's flower is the lavender. I enjoyed cherry blossom viewing in Hakodate with my Japanese friend. I will try reporting about my very enjoyable day.
My one-day summer trip to Hakodate, full of joyful food and shopping
Hello everyone. I think a few people should find my face familiar. Can you guess who I am? Ha-ha, I am Jenna Liu, reporter of the winter's one-day-trip. I am honored to be your reporter again on this summer one-day-trip.
From Taoyuan to Hakodate – enjoy delicious food and the night view
Hokkaido - a place where you will appreciate and enjoy in the ever changing appeal of all four seasons. Cherry blossoms in spring, cool breezes and flower blossoms in summer, red maple leaves and delicious food in autumn and snow and hot springs in winter.
Next to Hakodate is located Onuma Quasi National Park – enjoy all sorts of activities in the snow
I am Jena Liu, a Taiwanese, I got married in Hakodate. I have experienced winter in Hakodate 8 times. Here is my partner, Yi-Han Lin, who joins my Hakodate journey this time. Yi-Han works at a tourist hotel.
Onuma Quasi National Park is the only national park in southern Hokkaido. It is known for its rich natural landscape and ecology. People can experience different activities in spring, summer, autumn and winter. Onuma turns into a white snow-covered wonderland in winter which is the most glamorous feature.
We can’t wait to share our great experience in Onuma Quasi National Park with you – catch fish on a frozen lake, go hiking in snow covered mountains.
How to Ride Hakodate Tram
Hakodate’s trams are very convenient for sightseeing. Here are some tips on how to get around on Hakodate’s trams.
Unforgettable Scenes from Movies! 5 Filming Locations in Hakodate
Hakodate, one of Hokkaido’s major cities, is famous as a sightseeing destination with a multicultural ambience. This is in part thanks to the Western-style architecture, Mt. Hakodate’s romantic night view, and Hachiman-zaka Slope as it overlooks Hakodate Port.
Many of Japan’s most famous television series and films were filmed in Hakodate where you can stumble upon stunning scenery. In this article, we introduce the locations that have been used in especially popular big and small screen productions!
5 Famous Cafes and Desserts in Hakodate: Taste the Best Local Sweets!
Most of the major attractions in Hakodate, such as Motomachi Park and Goryokaku, are conveniently located close to each other. This allows visitors to explore the city on foot and enjoy leisurely walks along its lively streets. In this article, we highlight cafes with a relaxing atmosphere and delectable desserts that make for perfect pit stops during your explorations.
Enjoy Exploring Hakodate by Tram
While some might think a rental car is necessary when traveling in Hokkaido, visitors can visit major sightseeing spots by tram in Hakodate. This article introduces popular tram routes, discount tickets, and recommended places to visit.
5 Unique Hotels in Hakodate: Enjoy Scenic Views, Excellent Food, and Hot Springs
If you have plans to visit Hakodate City, why not stay at a high-quality, fashionable accommodation and have a next-level kind of experience?
This installment introduces five unique accommodation facilities in the heart of easy-to-access Hakodate. Visitors can enjoy distinct architecture, tasty local cuisine, and natural hot springs at these five locations. These places have everything you need to fully enjoy the city during the daytime and evening!