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.

Top attractions in Hakodate

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Viewpoint/Tower

Mount Hakodate

Mountain with spectacular views of the city.
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Nature

Onuma Park

National park 20 kilometers north of Hakodate.
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Shopping

Morning Market

Enjoy fresh seafood for breakfast.
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Historic Site

Motomachi

Former residential area of foreign traders.
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Side Trips from Hakodate
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Matsumae

The only former castle town on Hokkaido.
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Access and Orientation