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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. Before you head to Hakodate, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Hakodate trip itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Hakodate has to offer, including Hakodate Bugyosho.
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  • Hakodate Bugyosho, the old Magistrate building for Hakodate was the pre-Meiji era goverment building for the areas in Ezo (Hokkaido) inhabited by Japanese. The current building is a reconstruction of ...  more »
  • When my wife suggested that we visit this attraction, I was reluctant as I assumed that the ancient Hakodate Magistrate Administrative building will not be anything to write home about. I was therefor...  more »
  • Fascinating, great place to get an idea of the last great battle in the Japanese Civil War and to get a sense of the end of power for the Shogun Era in Japan. Totally worthwhile.  more »