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Hakodate

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About Hakodate

Hakodate is an important port city in the southwestern part of Hokkaido. From the Seikan Tunnel to the south, you can reach Honshu Island's Aomori Prefecture. Hakodate is the great south gate to Hokkaido. Hakodate opened its doors to the world in 1854 and is a long-established port trading city. When you come to Hakodate, be sure to climb up to the top of Mount Hakodate to enjoy the city's glimmering nightscape. If you want a taste of exoticism, you can take a walk among Motomachi's historic buildings. For those who are looking forward to Japanese hot springs, you can go to the Yukawa Onsen to relieve the fatigue of travel. Hakodate City is also a paradise for food lovers.

Popular Attractions in Hakodate

Mount Hakodate
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Mountain
Mount Hakodate is located in downtown Hakodate. Visitors can take a cable car to the observation deck at the top of the mountain, which is considered the best place to view the Hakodate nightscape and Tsugaru Strait. It is a must-see attraction for visitors to Hakodate. Although small in size, the city of Hakodate at night resembles a scattering of shimmering jewels. It is included among Japan's three best night views, alongside the views from Nagasaki's Mount Inansa and Kobe's Mount Rokko. The observation deck also encompasses a restaurant and gift shop, and visitors can enjoy the spectacular night views while dining in the restaurant.
Hakodate Morning Market
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376 Reviews
Market
Hakodate Morning Market is home to the most delicious food in Hakodate, with cuttlefish being the city's specialty. Noodles, ice cream, and even chocolate made from cuttlefish are also a real treat! Visitors here can enjoy the fresh seafood on offer, or if you feel really courageous, why not try sea urchin sashimi? Simply eat it on the spot, or pick a cuttlefish from one of the tanks and ask the shop keeper to whip up some sashimi to experience truly fresh seafood.
Goryokaku Park
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250 Reviews
City Park
Goryokaku Park is a star fortress city built in the Edo period. It is a castle built in Japan by Western architecture. The castle that has witnessed history now has only the outer walls of the city, and the interior has been converted into a city park. There is a boxhouse in the park, which collects the weapons used in the war and the warrior suits stained with blood. There is also a Goryokaku Tower outside the park. The tower can overlook the whole picture of the Goryokaku Park. The shape of the pentagonal star is clearly visible.
Onuma Quasi-National Park
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242 Reviews
City Park
Onuma National Park is a free park near Hakodate. It has beautiful scenery and fresh air. It is especially suitable for walking, fishing, or renting a bicycle to relax and relax. In the summer, you can take a boat or motorboat. In winter, there are some snow projects to play, such as ice fishing. Ice sculptures and snow sculptures can be seen in the park.

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Every year in the springtime, it’s cherry blossom season in Japan. Starting out from Okinawa in January, the blooming of cherry blossoms gradually moves northward, and following the cherry blossom blooming trail has become a big tourist event in Japan. Below are Japan’s 10 most famous cherry blossom spots, found in the Kanto, Kansai, and Hokkaido regions.
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Hakodate: Japan's Must-visit Destination in Hokkaido
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Hakodate, which boasts one of Japan's three major night scenes, is also the best cherry blossom destination in Hokkaido. In addition to the signatures such as the night scenery and cherry blossoms, Hakodate also has the reputation of being the “City of Hot Springs”, “City of Churches” and “City of Ramen”. It is no wonder that it is the most attractive city in the southern part of Hokkaido. It takes about 3 hours to travel from Sapporo to Hakodate, to see the night view it is recommended to arrange a two-day trip or longer.
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Hokkaido - Onsen Guide
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Hokkaido has Japan’s top onsen and hot spring sources. In the south, center and east of Hokkaido you’ll find famous hot springs which either boast of different water quality or have various hot spring hotels available. You can go for snow views and enjoy open-air hot springs.
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Frequently Asked Questions

I recommended Mount Hakodate, Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, Tachimachi Cape, Mt. Esan, Bay Hakodate.
Here are the best places to visit in Hakodate, including: Hachiman-zaka Slope, Hakodate Tropical Botanical Garden, Motomachi, Yunokawa Onsen, Onuma Quasi-National Park.
Hakodate salted ramen, one of the three major ramen noodles in Hokkaido, is a very worthwhile taste of local Hakodate cuisine.