Motoizaka Slope(基坂)

Motoisaka slope
This place is written as [基坂] in Japanese.

Motoizaka slope is located in Bay Area, the westward of Hakodate city. This is the base point for measuring a distance, so that this slope was named ‘Motoi-zaka’. ‘Motoi’ means “base” and “zaka” is “slope”. Usually we say “Saka” as slope. Both of them are the same meaning.

There are many sight spots of Hakodate around the top of the slope such as Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, Old Soma Residence, the former British Consulate and so on.

From the top, you can see so nice view of Hakodate port and city as well. The Motomachi Park Area around Motoizaka slope is supposed to be lighted up from the end of November to February for Hakodate Winter Festival. You can enjoy a romantic night in Hakodate.



80 meters Big Water Slider is emerged on the end of July, last Saturday and Sunday every year so far. This is a big fun for children and adults as well. Local foods booth at Motomachi park and a enjoyable and fun pool for infant at Perry Memorial Square.

  • 10:00-16:00
  • Free riding and no reservation.


Light up and illumination in Hakodate Winter Festival. From the end of November to February.


  •  Take a tram to Suehiro-cho(末広町) and 5 min walk.


  • The Former Soma Residence (旧相馬邸)
  • 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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