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 an amusement spot for tourists to buy souvenirs or eat delicious food. When you visit the market, be sure to try squid fishing. Catching a squid swimming around in a tank and eating it then and there is a really interesting experience.
Morning Market Square was opened in April 2014 after a full renovation. It has a farmers’ market with fresh local produce and a food court in which you can enjoy some of Hakodate’s specialties. Free wi-fi is available, and some stores accept UnionPay card or electronic money such as payWave and Pay Pass.