Hakodate Park

Hakodate park is the oldest park as city park in Japan. It is located in the foot of Mt.Hakodate. Richard Eusden, British Consul of Hakodate in the Meiji era, advocated constructing a city park for local people in Hakodate. Then, many people agreed his opinion and his followers such as some gorvernment officers, industrialist and many citizens — farmers, fire fighting party, even geisha and prostitutes, took part in constructing the park. So, this park is the city park made by all Hakodate citizens in 1879. There are many facilities such as three museums, library, small zoo and amusement park. There is the oldest Ferris wheel in Japan. This is really nice and fantastic. Also Hakodate park is the famous sight for cherry blossom in spring and autumn leaves in fall. Hakodate park is designated as Registered Monuments of Japan.


  • Take a tram to Aoyagi Cho and 3min walk.


  • Hakodate Gokoku Jinjya
  • Mt.Hakodate Ropeway
  • 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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