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Hakodate, Japan

Hakodate, Japan – A Symphony of Sights and Tastes

Hakodate, with its glittering bay views, historical architecture, and the famous night views from Mount Hakodate, is a jewel in Hokkaido’s crown. A gateway between Honshu and Hokkaido for centuries, it’s a place where cultures converged and flourished.

Dive deep into the Motomachi district, where European-style churches and consulates offer whispers of a bygone era. As for a gastronomic journey, morning seafood markets provide the freshest delights – think uni, crab, and squid, directly from the ocean’s embrace.

Then, there’s the Goryokaku fort, a star-shaped wonder, best viewed from the tower, particularly during cherry blossom season. And as evening graces the city, ascend Mount Hakodate. As the sun sets and the city lights sparkle, it’s clear why this vista is lauded as one of the world’s most enchanting nighttime panoramas



Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Oshima Subprefecture)


Hakodate, Japan

Currency: Japanese Yen (JPY)

Language: Japanese

Weather Climate: Temperate maritime climate; cold winters and mild summers.

Major Airport: Hakodate Airport

Time from Tokyo by flight: Approximately 1 hour 20 minutes

Major Train Station: Hakodate Station

Time from Tokyo by train: About 5.5 hours via Hokkaido Shinkansen

Time from Tokyo by car: Approximately 13 hours

Time Zone: Japan Standard Time (JST)

Tourism Office: Hakodate Official Travel Guide

TEL: +61 (0) 2 9267 8655
FAX: +61 (0) 2 9261 4361
Toll Free: 1300 307 077 (Australia Only)

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