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The Best Things to Do in Hakodate

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Things to do in Hakodate

Mount Hakodate , Hakodate
Head to the summit of Mount Hakodate to enjoy rewarding views of the city's picturesque bay. You can reach the 334 m (1096 ft) tall peak by c
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Observation Deck
Goryokaku Tower , Hakodate
From Goryokaku Tower you can take in sweeping views of Hakodate and the star-shaped Goryokaku Fort below. This soaring 107 m (351 ft) viewing
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Architectural Building
Goryokaku Park , Hakodate
Visit the historic site of Goryokaku Park, a former fortress in the shape of a five-pointed star. Built in the 1850s, the fort owes its curio
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Duration: 6 hours
This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Hakodate!Hakodate has a long history of international trade and as such hosted a small foreign community. That influence is evident in the European buildings, churches, and red-brick warehouses that you can see from the nostalgic streetcar that makes its rounds of the city. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you!Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary.Note*2: Nationally and State Licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
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Hachimanzaka , Hakodate
A well-known vantage point with impressive views of the city, Hachimanzaka remains a popular stop for scenic holiday snaps. Slowly rolling to
Symbol of the Hakodate bay area and the early days of the shipping industry, Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse witnessed the city's history thanks
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A gateway to the island, Hakodate has gained a reputation for its waterfront attractions, its proximity to some of the island's most popular natural sites, and its seafood. During the period of Japan's isolation from international trade and affairs, Hakodate became the first city to open its port to foreign investment and migration, the effects of which you can still see in some of the architecture, religious buildings, and cuisine of the city. With good connections to settlements and national parks further north, visits to Hakodate usually serve as the starting point for a wider exploration. Our Japan journey maker app allows you to plan your trip to Hakodate and a wealth of other destinations big and small.

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Where to stay in Hakodate

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
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