The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, Hakodate

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See a blend of Western and Japanese styles in the architecture of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, an early 20th-century assembly hall. The building's design stands in testament to the growth in foreign trade enjoyed during the Meiji period, with the building--constructed in 1910, towards the close of the Meiji period--combining Japanese arabesque details with broadly European art nouveau features. Take a tour of the museum to see many artifacts related to the history of the city, while also admiring the building itself, inside and out. A visit to The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Hakodate trip planner to plot your vacation.
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  • beautiful old building, it has been re-furbished however it may be time for another lick of paint. Still beautiful, and well worth a visit  more »
  • Up to the second floor of the building, is the best views of the Bay from the balcony. Is good to know the history of Hakodate from the Meiji era buildings inside the exhibition. Motomachi Park, adjacent to this building, Hakodate historical Photography Museum (very old also exhibited) interesting. You can enjoy the Park landscaped mid-May azaleas are in bloom. Note from from 10/1/2018 up to 4/2019 closed for construction.
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  • It is a brightly colored blue and yellow-based symmetrical Western-style architecture (colonial). Coupled with the surrounding landscape, as if in a foreign country like feel. I can feel the history of the port town Hakodate. I think it was great from a beautiful view of the port of Hakodate was of the view that due to the snow day that I visited, weather permitting.
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  • A gorgeous and well-kept old building! Explore the little rooms fit with the proper furniture and (for about 1000¥) you can cosplay in fashions from the era. There's a great outdoor view from the second floor. Not much else to do but take in the history - it's worth the view alone.
  • This is a grand and stately building. When I walked through this museum, I could imagine myself being a noblewoman in the early 20th century. In fact, you can even rent costumes and dress like a noble person and walk the building. The view from the balcony was very nice. I really enjoyed visiting this place.
  • We visited at night only, so I can't speak to the inside of this building. But the light up of the building itself is spectacular at night and as an added bonus, the view from here (and the adjacent Motomachi Park) is almost as good as from Hakodate Yama. If the ropeway is too crowded or the top is covered in clouds, this is a good fallback place for some of the same views of the Hakodate peninsula at night.
  • A beautiful building at Hakodate area. This is one of the largest historical building. Most beautiful without the snows.
  • Beautiful night view.

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