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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Hokkaido - Hakodate
Motomachi
# 4   of 5 most visited
sights in Hakodate

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Old Hakodate Public Hall (upper building)

The harbor of Hakodate was one of the first to be opened to foreign trade in 1854 after Japan's era of isolation had come to an end. As a result, many traders from Russia, China and Western countries moved to Hakodate. Motomachi, at the foot of Mount Hakodate, became a district favored among the new foreign residents.

Many foreign looking buildings remain in the area today. Among the most famous are the Russian Orthodox Church, the Old British Consulate, the Chinese Memorial Hall, the prefectural government's former branch office building and the old Hakodate Public Hall.

Hakodate Russian Orthodox Church
Narrow street in the Motomachi district

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How to get there
The Motomachi district is situated at the foot of Mount Hakodate, and easily accessed from JR Hakodate Station in a 5 minute tram ride or 20-30 minute walk.

How to get to and around Hakodate

Hours and Fees
Hakodate Public Hall
Hours:9:00 to 19:00 (until 17:00 from November through March)
Closed:December 31 to January 3, one closing day per month (usually Tuesday) from September to April
Admission:300 yen

Old British Consulate
Hours:9:00 to 19:00 (until 17:00 from November through March)
Closed:No closing days
Admission:300 yen

Russian Orthodox Church
Hours:10:00 to 17:00 (until 16:00 on Saturdays)
Closed:Irregular closures
Admission:200 yen

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