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Hakodate

3.5
Mountains · Observation Decks · Architectural Buildings
City of Lights
A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood. During the period of Japan's isolation from international trade and affairs, Hakodate became the first city to open its port to foreign investment and migration, the effects of which you can still see in some of the architecture, religious buildings, and cuisine of the city. With good connections to settlements and national parks further north, visits to Hakodate usually serve as the starting point for a wider exploration. To arrange what you want to do in Hakodate, use our Japan day trip tool.
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Popular things to do in Hakodate

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Mount Hakodate ©
Mountain
Mount Hakodate
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
Goryokaku Tower ©
Observation Deck
Goryokaku Tower
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Goryokaku Park ©
Architectural Building
Goryokaku Park
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
Hachimanzaka ©
Landmark
Hachimanzaka
4.1
Duration: 1 hour

Shopping in Hakodate

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Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse
3.5
Duration: 1 hour
Hakodate Morning Market ©
Flea Market
Hakodate Morning Market
3.4
Duration: 1 hour
Ekini Market ©
Flea Market
Ekini Market
2.2
Duration: 1 hour
Hakodate Tsutaya Books ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Hakodate Tsutaya Books
4.1
Duration: 1 hour

Historic Sites in Hakodate

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The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward ©
Historic Site
The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward
4.0
Duration: 1 hour
Trappistine Monasteries ©
Religious Site
Trappistine Monasteries
3.2
Duration: 1 hour
Hakodate Orthodox Church ©
Church
Hakodate Orthodox Church
3.9
Duration: 1 hour
Motomachi Catholic Church ©
Church
Motomachi Catholic Church
3.8
Duration: 1 hour

Museums in Hakodate

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Hakodate Magistrate's Office ©
Specialty Museum
Hakodate Magistrate's Office
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Old British Consulate of Hakodate ©
Specialty Museum
Old British Consulate of Hakodate
3.4
Duration: 1 hour
Hakodate Museum of Northern Peoples ©
History Museum
Hakodate Museum of Northern Peoples
4.0
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Hakodate

Daimon Yokocho ©
Historic Walking Area
Daimon Yokocho
3.5
Duration: 1 hour
Hakodate Seikan Renrakusen Memorial Museum Mashumaru
History Museum
Hakodate Seikan Renrakusen Memorial Museum Mashumaru
3.2
Duration: 1 hour
Tachimachi Cape ©
Outdoor Activity
Tachimachi Cape
3.6
Duration: 1 hour
Mt. Esan
Mountain
Mt. Esan
4.4
Duration: 1 hour

Side trips from Hakodate

Onuma Park Walking Path ©
Historic Walking Area
Onuma Park Walking Path Nanae-cho
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
Onuma Lake ©
Water Body
Onuma Lake Nanae-cho
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
Onuma Quasi-National Park ©
Park
Onuma Quasi-National Park Nanae-cho
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
Hakodate Nanae Snow Park ©
Cross-country Ski Area
Hakodate Nanae Snow Park Nanae-cho
4.3
Duration: 8 hours

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