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Motomachi, Hakodate

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Take a stroll through the streets of Motomachi, a neighborhood displaying a strong Western influence in its cuisine and stores. Centering around a five-block-long shopping street, the neighborhood started to develop its cosmopolitan style during the Meiji era, when the number of foreign residents drastically increased. Shops and businesses opened to cater to the tastes of those arriving from across Europe, including German bakeries, French chocolatiers, and European-style tailors that still operate to this day. Take a look at the sweet treats and clothes on offer and choose something to take away with you. Make Motomachi a part of your Hakodate vacation plans using our Hakodate vacation builder.
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  • August 14, 2017
    A must do when in Hakodate. Won't take long. Nice to see the old buildings. Few historical churches as well. A bit touristy so there are cafes promoting ice cream & drinks. Very near the Mt. Hakodate ...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    It's nice to walk around this area with some old European-style residences, the British Consulate and old spa houses to visit. There are also a few nice cafes and shops around and the area makes a gre...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    Russia-Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant, Anglican England, various sects made a church here. Do you know the difference? If you go here, is a difference you know like.
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