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About Hakodate

Hakodate is an important port city in the southwestern part of Hokkaido. From the Seikan Tunnel to the south, you can reach Honshu Island's Aomori Prefecture. Hakodate is the great south gate to Hokkaido. Hakodate opened its doors to the world in 1854 and is a long-established port trading city. When you come to Hakodate, be sure to climb up to the top of Mount Hakodate to enjoy the city's glimmering nightscape. If you want a taste of exoticism, you can take a walk among Motomachi's historic buildings. For those who are looking forward to Japanese hot springs, you can go to the Yukawa Onsen to relieve the fatigue of travel. Hakodate City is also a paradise for food lovers.

Popular Attractions in Hakodate

Mount Hakodate
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Mount Hakodate is located in downtown Hakodate. Visitors can take a cable car to the observation deck at the top of the mountain, which is considered the best place to view the Hakodate nightscape and Tsugaru Strait. It is a must-see attraction for visitors to Hakodate. Although small in size, the city of Hakodate at night resembles a scattering of shimmering jewels. It is included among Japan's three best night views, alongside the views from Nagasaki's Mount Inansa and Kobe's Mount Rokko. The observation deck also encompasses a restaurant and gift shop, and visitors can enjoy the spectacular night views while dining in the restaurant.
Hakodate Morning Market
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Hakodate Morning Market is home to the most delicious food in Hakodate, with cuttlefish being the city's specialty. Noodles, ice cream, and even chocolate made from cuttlefish are also a real treat! Visitors here can enjoy the fresh seafood on offer, or if you feel really courageous, why not try sea urchin sashimi? Simply eat it on the spot, or pick a cuttlefish from one of the tanks and ask the shop keeper to whip up some sashimi to experience truly fresh seafood.
Onuma Quasi-National Park
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City Park
Onuma National Park is a free park near Hakodate. It has beautiful scenery and fresh air. It is especially suitable for walking, fishing, or renting a bicycle to relax and relax. In the summer, you can take a boat or motorboat. In winter, there are some snow projects to play, such as ice fishing. Ice sculptures and snow sculptures can be seen in the park.
Goryokaku Park
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City Park
Goryokaku Park is a star fortress city built in the Edo period. It is a castle built in Japan by Western architecture. The castle that has witnessed history now has only the outer walls of the city, and the interior has been converted into a city park. There is a boxhouse in the park, which collects the weapons used in the war and the warrior suits stained with blood. There is also a Goryokaku Tower outside the park. The tower can overlook the whole picture of the Goryokaku Park. The shape of the pentagonal star is clearly visible.


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Spring is a time of rebirth. A time to cast off winter’s embrace. In Japan, spring heralds the coming cherry blossoms. For what seems like a fleeting instance, cherry trees flower in exquisitely delicate shades of white and pink. The soft colors signal promising times ahead. Some spend their entire lives chasing the bloom, looking for that perfect flower. For travelers aspiring to catch a glimpse of the annual miracle, this short article offers some background and suggests a few places to visit.
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Trip Moments

After a circle around the South and North Seas, I and Hadid returned to Hakodate. It was already afternoon in Hakodate. When I saw the Hakodate, I could see the lovely Hokkaido characteristics. It is in the tropical botanical garden of Hakodate City. So I decided to go to see the monkeys. [Hakodate Tropical Botanical Garden] Hakodate Tropical Botanical Garden Here is a botanical garden where Hakodate can enjoy tropical plants. You can see exotic cactus and other varieties in the tropical botanical garden of Hakodate. A lot of tropical plants, the botanical garden is very small, we walked around the park for more than half an hour, then went straight to the monkey hot spring pool area, most of the tourists are basically here. There are small biscuits for feeding the little monkeys at the gate. You can buy them to feed the monkeys. Although the garden name is Tropical Botanical Garden, these cute little monkeys are the real protagonists. Opposite the Monkey Mountain Hot Springs Pool is a pool where you can soak your soup. Because it is very close to the Yunokawa Onsen, you can experience the soup. The monkey mountain and hot spring pool are built in a deep pit outside the horizon. A group of Japanese macaques raised in the garden come to the hot spring pool every day to take a bath. It is a whole day, and it is really enviable to watch these monkeys look happy and happy. A few monkeys probably because of the long-term hot springs, the hair is very rare, when I stood up from the pool, I was cold for him, hahaha, after all, it was still snowing.
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