Motomachi Park in Hakodate

Motomachi Park in Hakodate

Motomachi Park(元町公園) is located in the foot of Mt.Hakodate, the top of Motoizaka Slope. This is the place where the building named Hakodate was here before Muromachi era(1336–1573). It’s a long long time ago. ‘Hako’ means Box and ‘Date’ means...
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Lucky Pierrot in Hakodate

Lucky Pierrot in Hakodate

Lucky Pierrot is a hamburger shop. There are 16 branches in Hakodate Great Area. When it comes to eat some hamburger, it is Lucky Pierrot in this area. Locals call Lucky Pierrot ‘Lappi'(ラッピ). Not only hamburger also curry and ice cream...
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Hasegawa Store’s Yakitori Bento is No.1

Hasegawa Store’s Yakitori Bento is No.1

In Hakodate, when it comes to Convinience Bento, fast foods by convenience store, you should go to Hasegawa Store. This is so nice and delicious and cheap. It is very familiar for not only local people also tourists to get...
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Hakodate Illumination [Nov, 29 – Feb, 28 2015]

Hakodate Illumination [Nov, 29 – Feb, 28 2015]

This is the annual event lightening streets of Bay Area and slopes in Motomachi Area. Also The churches and historical buildings are lightened, too. You can walk in the fantastic street and town in the winter of Hakodate city. Don’t...
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Hakodate Christmas Fantasy [Nov, 29 – Dec, 25]

Hakodate Christmas Fantasy [Nov, 29 – Dec, 25]

A big Christmas tree will be set up at the Bay Area. There is an illumination lightening ceremony and Fireworks on 18:00 every day. Let’s get together for count down ceremony. Opening Ceremony Nov, 29: 17:40~ In front of Akarenga...
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Hakodate City Museum of Literature

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 Bran...
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Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples

Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples

Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples(函館市北方民族資料館) is located in Bay Area, just next Soma Company Building. The collections of the museum are dedicated by Osamu Baba and Sakuemon Kodama who were the authorities of anthropology, archaeolo...
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Soma Company Building

Soma Company Building

Soma Company building(相馬株式会社) is located near Bay Area, just opposite Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples. This was built in 1913 and has Renaissance like architectural style. Soma Company building is one of the important historical buildings...
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Hakodate Bay Area: Kanamori Soko(金森倉庫/Kanamori Warehouse)

Hakodate Bay Area: Kanamori Soko(金森倉庫/Kanamori Warehouse)

After Asaichi, you would go to Kanamori warehouses where there are many shops such as accessaries, interiors, sweets, cafes, souvenirs and so on.
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Market in Early Morning: Hakodate Asaichi(函館朝市)

Market in Early Morning: Hakodate Asaichi(函館朝市)

Hakodate Asaichi(函館朝市) refers to Market in Early Morning. This is one of the most famous market in Hokkaido. The market was bigger than now in the old days. The main street was the town near Hakodate station more than 30 years ago, but it's not now.
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