Matsumae and Hakodate announced Sakura Blooming on April 19 and 21

Matsumae and Hakodate announced Sakura Blooming on April 19 and 21

Sakura Blooming has come to Hokkaido at last! This is very fast blooming in Hokkaido than ever and it’s really great. There are many Sakura trees in Goryokaku Park(五稜郭公園) where is very famous and nice Sakura seeing spot in Hakodate....
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Goryokaku Park [五稜郭公園]: Cherry Blossoms in Hokkaido

Goryokaku Park [五稜郭公園]: Cherry Blossoms in Hokkaido

city/town Hakodate(函館) from April 25 admission free open 24 hours castle closed 19:00-5:00 close none access Take a tram to Goryokaku Koen-mae(五稜郭公園前) and 15 min walk. tel 0138-40-3605 googlemap https://goo.gl/maps/WFZKK related article Hakodat...
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Ohnuma Hakodate Snow & Ice Festival 2015

Ohnuma Hakodate Snow & Ice Festival 2015

This is the big festival in the great hakodate in the winter. The festival is held in Ohnuma park and Nagareyama Onsen. Many visitors come to the festival every year from 1965. A big slider for kids, Snow statues, Ice...
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Hatsumoude(初詣) where to go, The first shrine visit of New Year

Hatsumoude(初詣) where to go, The first shrine visit of New Year

Hokkaido Shrine(北海道神宮), Sapporo Googlemaps => https://goo.gl/maps/k8XLI Near subway station: Maruyama Zoo on Tozai line see this article, Hokkaido Jingu, Hokkaido Shrine(北海道神宮), Sapporo Subway timetable on 31 Dec – 3rd Jan 2015 Sap...
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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 &#...
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Hakodate Jomon Culture Center

Hakodate Jomon Culture Center

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Higashihonganji-Temple Hakodate Branch

Higashihonganji-Temple Hakodate Branch

Higashihonganji-Temple Hakodate Branch(東本願寺函館別院) is located in Motomachi area, the foot of Mt.Hakodate. When you go to Hakodate Orthodox Church and look down Bay Area, you will see a big tiled roof. That is Higashihonganji Hakodate Branch. It i...
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Yachigashira Hot Spring

Yachigashira Hot Spring

Yachigashira Hot Spring(谷地頭温泉) is a local familiar and very nice one. The admission is reasonable and wide-clean bath room. It is close to Yachigashira stop of street car, less than 5 minutes walk. You may have a opportunity to speak...
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Yamanoue Daijingu

Yamanoue Daijingu

Yamanoue Daijingu(山上大神宮) is located at the top of Saiwaizaka slope, the foot of Mt.Hakodate, Funamicho in the west-south of Hakodate city. The shrine is near the former Russian Consulate, just 2minutes from here. Saiwaizaka slope is steep hill and yo...
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The Former Russian Consulate

The Former Russian Consulate

The Former Russian Consulate is located in Funami-cho, the the foot of Mt.Hakodate, the west-south ward of Hakodate city. The building is almost on the end of Saiwaizaka slope and you can see a nice view of Hakodate city. Hakodate’s first...
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Shomyoji Temple

Shomyoji Temple

Shomyoji(称名寺) is located in Funami-cho, the south-west of Hakodate. Near Koryuji and the former Russian Consulate, Shomyoji is the 2nd oldest temple next to Koryuji in Hakodate. It is said that a priest named Enryu built an Amida-an in Kameda...
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Motomachi Roman Catholic Church in Hakodate Motomachi Area

Motomachi Roman Catholic Church in Hakodate Motomachi Area

Motomachi Roman Catholic Church is located in the foot of Mt.Hakodate, Hakodate Motomachi area. The former temporary building was founded by French Father, Eugène-Emmanuel Mermet-Cachon in 1859. After that, the church was constructed in 1877. But it was burne...
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