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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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  • Oct 15 I am glad we stopped here and meander around this attractive neighborhood of churches, schools, homes, and shops. The autumn colors were just appearing and a wall of colorful leaves left us in ...  more »
  • On 10 March last Tuesday while shopping with a friend enjoyed the original women's clothing store in the Town Plaza in the Italian fair 50 percent off and fall and winter parking deals 60 minutes at 300 yen use want was useful
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  • Hot Spring Hill as looking Church is a lot of place would be better prepared to walk the walk and walks into the night tram near the dining is less red brick warehouses near the entrance so around until I get what I think is quite romantic
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