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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Hokkaido
Hakodate 
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Hakodate is Hokkaido's third largest city, located at the island's southern tip. Hakodate is best known for the spectacular views to be enjoyed from Mount Hakodate and its delicious, fresh seafood.

As one of the first Japanese harbor cities to be opened to international trade after the country's era of isolation, Hakodate has experienced notable influence from overseas, and the foreign population's former residential district and a Western style fort are among its main tourist attractions.

Onuma Park, a quasi national park with beautiful, island dotted lakes, is located only half an hour north of Hakodate and makes a nice side trip or a stop along the journey between Hakodate and Sapporo.

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Attractions
Central Hakodate
 1  Mount Hakodate
Mountain with spectacular views of the city.
User rating: 89/100 (227 votes)
Visited by: 488 users
 2  Fort Goryokaku
Japan's first Western style fortress.
User rating: 75/100 (138 votes)
Visited by: 375 users
 3  Morning Market
Enjoy fresh seafood for breakfast.
User rating: 80/100 (165 votes)
Visited by: 403 users
 4  Motomachi
Former residential area of foreign traders.
User rating: 75/100 (127 votes)
Visited by: 327 users
 5  Red Brick Warehouses
Atmospheric shopping complex in the bay area.
User rating: 67/100 (72 votes)
Visited by: 192 users
 
Special Interest Guides
  Hakodate Cherry Blossom Spots
  A list of popular cherry blossom spots in Hakodate.
Side Trips from Hakodate
 1  Onuma Park
National park 20 kilometers north of Hakodate.
User rating: 81/100 (38 votes)
Visited by: 85 users
 2  Matsumae
The only former castle town on Hokkaido.
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Visited by: 3 users
 

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News and Reports
May 9, 2013
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