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Hakodate Bugyosho, Hakodate

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A star-shaped fort protects Hakodate Bugyosho, used as a government building when Japan gave up its isolationist policy and started to open up to the world in the mid-19th century. Now a museum enclosed by maple trees, two centuries ago the structure served as a diplomatic and bureaucratic center of the shogunate. Take a guided tour and roam through the minimalist rooms, designed in the typical Japanese style. Leaflets and info boards provide useful details for English-speaking visitors. Use our Hakodate trip planner to visit Hakodate Bugyosho on your trip to Hakodate, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • October 1, 2017
    The old building, which used to be the heart of star-shaped fortress is made of before. Travelling by bus from the railway station of Hakodate 4 train takes about 30 minutes down the front Tower. Walking through the tower into the garden to see the entrance to the Fort. Admission 500 yen nakha, internal
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  • September 28, 2017
    It was a spectacular is not seen only as historical magistrate's office building, each construction method and materials at the time faithfully reproduces a building.
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  • September 19, 2017
    Seven years ago, it was restored. I think it is only about 1 / 3 unrestored, but high quality. Just not interested in history or boring or too.
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Look close to the main train station for the majority of accommodations in Hakodate. The large city offers a great deal of variety when it comes to places to stay, with the downtown area featuring everything from chain hotels, to luxury boutiques, to dormitory-style lodgings in youth hostels. A cluster of particularly well-maintained hotels and guesthouses with onsite "onsen" (traditional Japanese spas) sits just to the west of Nezaki Park, with many rooms offering extensive views of the sea, or the canals that make their way inland.
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