This is a notable historic building in Hakodate, designated as important cultural property. It has a magnificent main hall and rooms reserved for special guests. When members of the Imperial family visited Hakodate, they stayed and rested in the rooms. You can watch the building interior (before the repair work) video taken with a 360-degree camera.
Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward
旧函館区公会堂 / Kyuu hakodateku koukaidou
|Address||11-13 Motomachi, Hakodate|
|Access from Hakodate Station||
8 minutes by tram to the "Suehiro-cho" tram stop
7 minutes on foot
|Hours||[April to October] Tue. - Fri.: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm, Sat. - Mon.: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm|
[November to March] 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Note: Last admission is 30 minutes before closing time.
|Holidays||December 31 - January 3, closed on days for hall maintenance|
To call from abroad to Hakodate
- Dial the international dialing access code and Japan’s country code (81). See Here
- Drop the first 0 and dial everything else. For example, to call the Japanese number 0138-00-0000 from the US, dial 011-81-138-00-0000.