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Motomachi, Hakodate

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Historic Walking Area
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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  • A historic district with a collection of western influenced buildings; an interesting mix of Japanese and western culture. A nice area to stroll through to enjoy these older buildings.  more »
  • I believe it is the most beautiful place in Hakodate which offers a uniquely delightful cityscape with foreign and Japanese culture. There are some small churches and old English buildings along the s...  more »
  • Recommended visit route: take a cab or tram or walk to british counselor building and walk up thru the motomachi park to the old public city house. I recommend visiting the old public house. It seems ...  more »