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Hakodate tourist information is about taking the time to enjoy Hokkaido's Jomon and Ainu cultures, and the history of Hokkaido's development. You can find out how to get to tourist attractions. The site is connected to the official Hakodate Tourism website, so you can also find the latest information. Please use it to help you plan your trip to Hakodate. We look forward to welcoming you to Hakodate.

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Hakodate tourism information

Our 8 recommended areas
for strolling in Hakodate
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Morning Market Area in front of JR Hakodate Sta.

■Morning Market Area in front of JR Hakodate Sta.
Hakodate morning market is quite close from JR Hakodate station on foot, and you can enjoy the various kinds of fresh seafood, vegetables, fruits and sweets.This is a must for Hakodate sightseeing.

Daimon Area in front of Hakodate Sta.

■Daimon Area in front of JR Hakodate Sta.
In this area, you can find many budget hotels for sightseeing or business trips.You can also enjoy the local food stalls (Daimon Yokocho), restaurants and bars.

Motomachi Area

■Motomachi Area
The exotic atmosphere of the town with many churches, western style buildings and slopes is quite attractive. This is the most recommended area for strolling.

Hakodate Bay Area

■Hakodate Bay Area
There are many brick-stacked buildings such as “Red brick warehouses” and “Old Hakodate Post Office” where you can enjoy shopping, lunch or dinner.

Jujigai Area

■Jujigai Area
About 150 years ago,this area was flourished because it was an important point for traffic after the opening of Hakodate Port. Since you can find many famous restaurants in this area, it is described as a “gourmet zone”.

Yachigashira Area

■Yachigashira Area
You can spend the relaxing day near“Yachigashira hot spring” which is one of the most famous hot spring in Hakodate. You can also enjoy the view from Cape Tachimachi and Hakodate Park in this area.

Goryokaku Area

■Goryokaku Area
Goryokaku is the special historic site fort and there is Hakodate Magistrate's Office which was restored in 2010 in the center of Goryokaku Park. From the Goryokaku Tower, you can enjoy a panoramic view of Hakodate city and the star shape of this fort.

Yunokawa Area

■Yunokawa Area
It takes only 30 minutes from the center of Hakodate city to Yunokawa Hot Spring Area. Please enjoy kaiseki cuisine and luxurious outdoor baths with a view of Mt. Hakodate at long-established inns. This area is the perfect place to relax after your long journey.

Hakodate Official Travel Guide

This is UU-Hokkaido’s official tourist information about Hakodate city. You will find how to get to tourist attractions.
Since this site is linked to an official site of Hakodate sightseeing, you can also get the latest information.
We will assist you with your travel plans. We are looking forward to your visiting to Hakodate.

Hakodate is the dawn of history of Hokkaido.

Hakodate city is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Japan.
Some people say the night view from Mt. Hakodate is the most beautiful in the world, and historical western-influenced buildings create an exotic atmosphere in Motomachi area where you can enjoy the sceneries in the end of Edo period and Meiji era (in the latter half of the 19th century).
In addition, you will find and feel the grandeur of Hokkaido in Goryokaku Park where was the last battlefield of Japanese civil war between the Tokugawa Shogunate and the new government force, and is now famous for cherry blossom viewing in spring.
In Hakodate, you can enjoy “strolling” anywhere in the city, so please enjoy Hakodate in your own way.

Hakodate is an important place connecting Hokkaido and Honshu.

In 1988, the 53.85-km Seikan tunnel was completed 240m below the seabed of Tsugaru Strait connecting Aomori Prefecture on the northern end of Honshu and Hakodate City in Hokkaido. Hokkaido Shinkansen opened in March 2016 will connect Tokyo and Hakodate in only about 4 hours, and connect Aomori and Hakodate in about 1 hour.

Information Center

Tourist Information Center (in JR Hakodate Station)
■Tourist Information Center (in JR Hakodate Station)
Address:12-13 Wakamatsu-cho, Hakodate
OPEN:9:00 to 19:00 from Apr. 1 to Oct. 31,
 9:00 to 17:00 from Nov. 1 to Mar. 31
:Open year-round
Access:Hakodate Station grounds

Information counter at Hakodate Airport
■Information counter at Hakodate Airport
Address:511 Takamatsu-cho, Hakodate
OPEN:Close after the arrival of the last flight.
:Open year-round
Access:Arrivals hall on 1st floor of the domestic passenger
 terminal building
※Available in English services is always for both terminals of domestic and international.

Motomachi Tourist Information Center
■Motomachi Tourist Information Center
Address:12-18 Motomachi, Hakodate
OPEN:9:00 to 19:00 from Apr. 1 to Oct. 31,
 9:00 to 17:00 from Nov. 1 to Mar. 31
:Open year-round
Access:5 minutes on foot from "Suehiro-cho" tram stop

Hakodate Community Design Center
■Hakodate Community Design Center
Address:4-19 Suehiro-cho, Hakodate
OPEN:9:00 to 21:00 during all seasons
Closed Day:The year-end and New Year holidays
Access:2 minutes on foot from "Jujigai" tram stop

Popular Sightseeing Spot

Recommended Sightseeing Spot

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Popular food

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Popular shops

Climate in Hakodate

Jan. Feb. Mar. Apr. May Jun. Jul. Aug. Sep. Oct. Nov. Dec. Year
Average temperature
-2.6 -2.1 1.4 7.2 11.9 15.8 19.7 22.0 18.3 12.2 5.7 0.0 9.1
72.6 60.2 62.7 71.8 77.8 82.2 106.4 160.9 173.1 108.5 104.6 79.6 1160.4

Events of Hakodate

Early May  Cherry-blossom Viewing

Early May Cherry-blossom Viewing
In Hakodate, cherry trees are usually in full bloom in early May.
Goryokaku Park and Hakodate Park are good place for cherry blossom viewing.

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Mid May  Hakodate Goryokaku Festival

Mid May Hakodate Goryokaku Festival
To hand down the history of Goryokaku, the citizens in historical costumes at the end of Edo period parade through the city of Hakodate and re-enact the battle scene at that times.

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8/1-8/5  Hakodate Port Festival

8/1-8/5 Hakodate Port Festival
This is the largest summer event in Hakodate.The biggest fireworks in the southern part of Hokkaido on August 1st and the citizens’ parade called “Wasshoi Hakodate” on August 2nd and 3rd are the highlights of this festival.

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September  Hakodate Gourmet Circus

September Hakodate Gourmet Circus
This is one of the biggest food events in Hakodate which over 100 local gourmet shops throughout Japan get together.

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December  Hakodate Christmas Fantasy

December Hakodate Christmas Fantasy
A gigantic fir tree donated from the sister city in Canada is illuminated and the Hakodate Bay area is entirely packed in the atmosphere of Christmas season.

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Map & Access

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Jujigai, Motomachi Area, Bay Area Hakodate Sta. Area Goruokaku Area

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Hakodate-Sapporo Okadama (40min.)
-Sapporo New Chitose (35min.)
-Okushiri (30min.)
-Tokyo Haneda (80min.)
-Tokyo Naraita (100min.)
-Nagoya Chubu (90min.)
-Osaka Itami (95min.)
-Taiwan Taipei Taoyuan (42min.)
Hakodate-Oma (90min.)
-Aomori (3hr. and 40min. )
Hakodate-Onumakoen (Limited Express 23min. Local Train 54min.)
-Noboribetsu (Limited Express 2hr. and 20min.)
-Otaru (Limited Express 4hr. and 46min. Transfer at Sapporo)
-New Chitose Airport (Limited Express 4hr. and 46min. Transfer at Sapporo)
-Sapporo (Limited Express About 4hr. )
-Aomori (Shinkansen about 1hr. + Hakodate Liner 15min. )
-Tokyo (Shinkansen about 4hr. + Hakodate Liner 15min. )
■Highway Bus
Hakodate-Sapporo (5hr. and 15min.)
Hakodate-Matsumae (About 3hr. Rapid Bus Matsumae-go)
-Esashi (About 2hr.)

■Discount tickets
One-day ticket of the unlimited ride for the bus in Hakodate (Hakodate Bus) 800yen
One-day ticket of the unlimited ride for the streetcar in Hakodate 600yen

Hakodate Area Passport

Major tourist cities in Hokkaido

Bus lines connecting Hokkaido

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