The Western-style building with the style of the Meiji period is very well selected. It is located on the Kisaka slope. Looking out from the balcony, it is the green Motomachi Park. A little further away is the blue and blue Hakodate Bay. No wonder that Emperor Taisho came to Hakodate as a residence during the time of the crown prince; Emperor Showa and Heisei also rested here when he visited Hokkaido. The construction of the public hall was funded by Ma Teppei, a wealthy businessman in Hakodate at that time.
There are many historical buildings in Motomachi, Hakodate, combining Japanese and Western, but of course the most prominent one is the resplendent old public hall of Hakodate, above Motomachi Park. First of all, it is very large in scale and symmetrical from left to right. Compared with the small buildings in the area, it is very special; secondly, the pink-blue walls and golden beams and railings are particularly eye-catching; the third building has a wide view in front of it, allowing you to overlook The beautiful downtown area of Hakodate and the bay to the west. Since the public hall faces the northeast, the sun is directly behind it in the afternoon, and the backlighting is very strong for taking pictures. Please choose cloudy or morning.
The most beautiful and striking old house in the Motomachi area. Inside, you can spend some money to put on the western-style dresses of that era, and walk in the hall, which gives you a sense of going back in time. You can see the coast in the distance from the balcony. But it's best to go in the morning. In the afternoon, the backlighting of the building is very strong.