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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. Add Motomachi and other attractions to your Hakodate trip itinerary using our Hakodate online travel planner .
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  • Motomachi area is known to have significant ties to the westernization of the City. After Japan opened it up to the western world, Hakodate became one of the important seaports positioned for the dome...  more »
  • Good vantage point because this area is on the Hill, Mt. Hakodate Hakodate Bay, city, it wanted far including the komagatake mountains. Among the world three big night and ride the cable car near Hakodate night views. Four churches, two Buddhist gathered in this vicinity. Reflects the intention of Hakodate magistrate of the shogunate Government. Not to be missed, and during these religious buildings have origins in the late Edo period. Catholic Church in kin order since 1859 and has origins in the oldest Gothic appearance, to forget the thing here is that Japan is a splendid altar and wall. (Admission free) would be good to be prepared beforehand so that they are listed on the home page. In the mass together up Church information page on this website and support site and scholars from many to hear being used. As a reference for the tourist because it includes many photos of landscapes of Hakodate. In the Orthodox Church is located just above the Church, shining white onion green roofs in patina. Here is Japan's oldest Russia Orthodox Church. Kanda Nicholas older than Hall, Nikolai Chapel Bell is what he got from here. Walking inside a specific icon will pay can be seen. May be able to see the priest of Russia who are lucky. Introduced the main church two original atmosphere of the whole town and the old exotic, say, just leisurely walk fun. Hakodate tourism characterized by tend to repeat, but many of which are original people were attracted to the town. If you get tired walk Yawata slope on the way to the original town Cafe on Mama this aroma of coffee is recommended. Recently e-mailed customers in Korea, Taiwan and China, but I think on the Web been raved about it. Is always good ears familiar with jazz, and is also excellent.
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  • Ijinkan in Kobe in a lot of Western building and was opened in feel. Original and scenic hill town, also near Mt. Hakodate ropeway station, so exploring is recommended.
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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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