As one of the most ancient ports in Japan, Hakodate serves as the southern gateway to Hokkaido and features an exotic streetscape.
Enjoy Hakodate, which is filled with hot spots, such as historic buildings, beautiful seasonal landscapes, fresh food, and hot springs, to the fullest.
|Population||275,457 (as of the end of July 2012)|
|Area||677.95 km2 (as of July 20, 2011)|
|Location||Longitude 140 degrees, 44 minutes east and latitude 41 degrees, 46 minutes north (City Hall)|
- By Airplane
- From Tokyo to Hakodate: Approx. 1 hour and 20 minutes
- From Nagoya to Hakodate: Approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes
- From Osaka to Hakodate:Approx. 1 hour and 40 minutes
- From Sapporo to Hakodate:Approx. 35 minutes
- From Taipei, Taiwan, to Hakodate:Approx. 4 hours
- From Seoul, South Korea, to Hakodate:Approx. 2 hours and 20 minutes
- By Train
- From Tokyo to Hakodate:Approx. 6 hours
- From Sapporo to Hakodate:Approx. 3 hours and 20 minutes
- By Ferry
- From Aomori to Hakodate:Approx. 4 hours
- From Oma to Hakodate:Approx. 1 hour and 40 minutes
from Mt. Hakodate
Hakodate’s night view is one of the world’s must-see night views. Don’t miss it!
Yunokawa Hot Springs
This is a quiet, high-quality hot springs spa where time passes at a leisurely pace, allowing visitors to fully relax.
Hakodate Morning Market
This is an early-morning market where more than 300 stores and restaurants offer fresh fish and shellfish, vegetables, and seafood dishes.
Special Historic Site Goryokaku
Goryokaku is a star-shaped fort designated as a special historic site. Visitors can enjoy a full view of the fort and cityscape from the nearby Goryokaku Tower..
The Bay Area features attractive port scenery viewed from the time-honored red brick warehouses. Visitors can also enjoy souvenir shopping here.
The Motomachi District showcases a beautiful exotic townscape with Western-style buildings and slopes.
Full of goodies that only Hakodate can offer!
Hakodate is rich in fresh vegetables and dairy products as well as seafood. Visitors can also enjoy local beer and sake.
Sushi and Kaisen-don
Hakodate is blessed with fresh fish and shellfish as it is surrounded by water on three sides. Try sushi and kaisen-don, a bowl of rice topped with fish and shellfish fresh from the sea.
Ramen is one of the popular Japanese noodle dishes. The flavor of the broth varies from region to region. Ramen in Hakodate features a plain salt-flavored soup.