CITY GUIDE: Hakodate City (函館市)


Hakodate (函館市) one of the most attractive ports of Japan that entices its visitors with fresh seafood. Serving as the door to Hokkaido Island, this city offers an exciting view from the top of Mt. Hakodate at night.

Right at the foot of this mountain lies another interesting spot for tourist, Motomachi which is a district built by overseas traders who came after the Convention of Kanagawa in 1854. You can witness the glory of all four seasons and natural geographical features like rivers Kameda, Matsukura, Shiodomari and an active volcano of Mt. Esan.

The hot spring resorts like Yunokawa will soothe your senses with their top notch spa services.However, the most scenic man-made view can be seen in Fort Goryokaku. It’s a moated star-shaped fortress surrounded by cherry trees that serves as a public park. For seafood lovers, Hakodate Asaichi is a morning market that definitely deserves a visit.





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