Suitengu Shrine, Otaru

Suitengu Shrine, Otaru

Suitengu was originally built in 1859. The present building was built in 1919, which is connected with three buildings called ‘Honden=main building’, ‘Chuden=middle building’ and ‘Haiden=front building’. It is said Gongen zukuri like this building. The hill of Suitengu has the...
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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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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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The Former Yoichi Fukuhara Fishery

The Former Yoichi Fukuhara Fishery

The Former Fukuhara Fishery is located in Hamanakacho, the west-ward of Yoichi town. This is the historical place referring to the history of fishery of Yoichi and Hokkaido from the end of Edo(1800s) period to the early Showa era(1900s). The Former...
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Sapporo Gokoku Jinjya [Shrine]

Sapporo Gokoku Jinjya [Shrine]

Sapporo Gokoku Jinjya is located in the south of Sapporo Central Area, near Nakajima Park, just south-ward. The shrine is a place in which to worship Tondenhei soldiers living in Sapporo at the Meiji era who died in Seinan domestic...
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The Former Hakodate Museum No.1&No.2

The Former Hakodate Museum No.1&No.2

The Former Hakodate Museum No.1 and No.2 are the oldest museum made by Western wooden style in Japan. This is designated as Hokkaido tangible cultural property. The museum was built by Hokkaido Kaitakushi, Colonization Commission in 1879. An adviser of...
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Hakodate Park

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,...
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