Hakodate City Museum of Literature

Hakodate City Museum of Literature(函館市文学館) is located in Bay Area, the west-ward of Hakodate city, very close to Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples(函館市北方民族資料館). This is the building of the former Daiichi Bank Hakodate Branch. The museum houses and displays many documents about writers and poets from Hakodate. The documents about Takuboku Ishikawa(石川啄木) is so substantial for Takuboku fan around Japan. The museum opened in 1993 and displays many documents by Takuboku Ishikawa, Katsuichiro kamei, Yasushi Sato and so on. These are appearing unique culture of Hakodate city. The building was constructed in 1921 as Hakodate Branch of Daiichi Bank. After owner had changed to Jaccs corporation and they had used the building for their business, the company donated it to Hakodate city in order to lead to the advancement of local culture. The museum shop is on the 1st floor where you can have some post cards and Takuboku Karuta, like a traditional Japanese playing cards. They may be your souvenir in Hakodate.


  •  Take a tram to Suehiro-cho(末広町) and 1 min walk.


April to Octover 9:00 – 19:00 November to March 9:00 – 17:00


  •  Dec, 31 to January, 3

Admission Fee

  • Adult: ¥300 (group: ¥240)
  • Student/Child: ¥150(group: ¥120)
*Group admission fees apply to groups of 15 persons or more. When visiting on school field trips, even individual students can utilize group admission fees.
Discount ticket available for visiting more than two museums including these museum below:

  1. The Former Public Hall of Hakodate Ward(旧函館区公会堂)
  2. The Former British Consulate(旧英国領事館)
  3. Hakodate City Museum of Literature(函館市文学館)
  4. Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples(函館市北方民族資料館)
  • Visit Two museums available Adult: ¥500 Sturent: ¥250
  • Visit Three museums available Adult: ¥720 Sturent: ¥360
  • Visit Four museums available Adult: ¥840 Sturent: ¥420




  • Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples(函館市北方民族資料館)
  • The Former Soma Residence (旧相馬邸)
  • The Former Public Hall of Hakodate Ward(旧函館区公会堂)
  • The Former Branch Office of Hokkaido Government
  • Motomachi Roman Catholic Church
  • Hakodate Orthodox Church
  • Hakodate Episcopal Church of Japan
  • Foreigners’ Cemetery
  • The Former Russian Consulate

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