The harbor of Hakodate was one of the first to be opened to foreign trade in 1854 when Japan's era of isolation was coming 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.

Getting there and around

The Motomachi district is situated at the foot of Mount Hakodate and is easily accessed from 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

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Old British Consulate

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Russian Orthodox Church

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Hotels around Hakodate

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    • Pension Jokura
      Budget-friendly
      Just 250 metres from Omachi Tram Station and a 6-minute walk from the Red Brick Warehouse, Pension Jokura offers homely rooms with free wired internet, an LCD TV and shared bathrooms. The heated rooms at Jokura Pension have simple wood furnishings, including a small desk. Toilets are shared. Guests have access to 24-hour shared showers, and shared baths are open from 19:00-24:00. JR Hakodate Train Station is a 6-minute drive, and Hakodate Airport is about a 20-minute drive away. Koryu-ji Temple and Yamanoue-jinja Shrine are about a 15-minute walk away. The hotel has free parking. The pension has a cheery lounge with a wood-burning stove, and a Japanese-style sitting room. A free-use internet PC is available, and a coin launderette is on site. Luggage can be stored at the reception.
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    • Wakamatsu Hot Spring Resort
      Luxury
      Boasting open-air hot spring baths and ocean views, Wakamatsu Hot Spring Resort is a 15-minute drive from JR Hakodate Station. Free parking is available on site. Delicately prepared Japanese meals are offered. Featuring tatami (woven-straw) flooring and traditional futon bedding, each room comes with a flat-screen TV and a fridge. The en suite bathroom has a bath tub and free toiletries. Guests at Wakamatsu Hot Spring Resort can unwind at the public bathing area or enjoy massages at an additional charge. Hakodate Airport is a 7-minute drive away. Goryokaku Park is a 12-minute drive from the property. Hakodate Tropical Botanical Garden is a 15-minute walk away, while Yunokawa Onsen bus stop is a 2-minute walk away. Guests with a dinner-inclusive rate can savour Japanese course meals prepared with seasonal ingredients and fresh seafood. Traditional Japanese breakfast is also on offer.
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    • Condominium Stella Site
      Budget-friendly
      Set 4.6 km from Goryokaku Park, 5 km from Hakodate Goryokaku and 50 km from Mount Iou, Condominium Stella Site offers accommodation located in Hakodate. This 2-star apartment offers a lift and luggage storage space. Free WiFi is available and private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. All units come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a microwave, a kettle, a bidet, slippers and a wardrobe. Units come with a private bathroom fitted with a bath and a hair dryer, while certain rooms also offer a fully equipped kitchen. At the apartment complex, every unit has bed linen and towels. Popular points of interest near the apartment include Hakodate Station, Hakodate City Office and Hakodate City Hall. The nearest airport is Hakodate Airport, 6 km from Condominium Stella Site.
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    • FAV HOTEL HAKODATE
      Luxury
      Set in Hakodate, 4.6 km from Goryokaku Park, FAV HOTEL HAKODATE offers accommodation with a terrace, free private parking and a bar. The property is around 50 km from Mount Iou, 2.3 km from Hakodate Park and 1.7 km from Motomachi Catholic Church. The property is non-smoking and is located 5 km from Hakodate Goryokaku. Guest rooms at the hotel come with a seating area. Featuring a private bathroom with a bidet and free toiletries, rooms at FAV HOTEL HAKODATE also have free WiFi, while selected rooms also offer a city view. All guest rooms will provide guests with air conditioning, a safety deposit box and a flat-screen TV. Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Hakodate Station, Hakodate City Office and Hakodate City Hall. The nearest airport is Hakodate Airport, 7 km from FAV HOTEL HAKODATE.
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    • Hakodate Danshaku Club Hotel & Resorts
      Luxury
      A 3-minute walk from Hakodate Station, Hakodate Danshaku Club Hotel & Resorts offers rooms with a 32-inch flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi. Rooms come with a balcony, a living area and a kitchenette. Danshaku Hakodate Club Hotel & Resorts is an 8-minute drive away from Sanroku Station which offers access to the Mount Hakodate Ropeway. Hakodate Morning Market is only a 1-minute walk and Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse is a 15-minute walk away. Rooms are spacious and bright, featuring tile flooring and simple contemporary design. En suite bathrooms offer views of Mount Hakodate. The Danshaku Club Hotel features bicycle rental and coin-operated laundry facilities. Guests can shop at the in-house sundry shop. A Western breakfast is served in guestrooms.
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    • Condominium Panoramique Motomachi
      Budget-friendly
      Set in Hakodate, conveniently near the Hakodateyama and Motomachi area, Condominium Panoramique Motomachi is an apartment featuring free WiFi throughout the property. Private parking is available on site for a fee. Mount Hakodake Ropeway Station, Hakodate bay area and Motomachi Roman Catholic Church is a 7-minute walk away. All units at the apartment feature a satellite flat-screen TV, a private bathroom with a bath and a fully equipped kitchen including a microwave, fridge, kitchenware and electric kettle. All apartments feature a washing machine with tumble dryer and massage chair. A variety of restaurants is available within a 5-minute walk from the property. Guests can also find supermarkets within a 10-minute walk from Condominium Panoramique Motomachi. Hakodate Goryokaku is 5 km from Condominium Panoramique Motomachi, while Hakodate Park is a 7-minute walk from the property. The nearest airport is Hakodate Airport, 9 km from the property.
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    • JR Inn Hakodate
      Mid-range
      Situated in Hakodate, 4.6 km from Goryokaku Park, JR Inn Hakodate features views of the city. With free WiFi, this 3-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space. Hakodate Goryokaku is 4.9 km from the hotel and Mount Iou is 50 km away. All rooms in the hotel are fitted with a kettle. At JR Inn Hakodate, the rooms come with air conditioning and a flat-screen TV. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a buffet breakfast. Popular points of interest near JR Inn Hakodate include Hakodate Station, Hakodate City Office and Hakodate City Hall. The nearest airport is Hakodate Airport, 7 km from the hotel.
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    • HOTELSPA CENTURY MARINA HAKODATE
      Luxury
      Set in Hakodate and with Goryokaku Park reachable within 4.9 km, HOTELSPA CENTURY MARINA HAKODATE offers concierge services, non-smoking rooms, a restaurant, free WiFi and a bar. The property is around 5.2 km from Hakodate Goryokaku, 50 km from Mount Iou and 2.2 km from Hakodate Park. Private parking is available on site. All units in the hotel are fitted with a coffee machine. With a shared bathroom equipped with a shower and free toiletries, certain units at HOTELSPA CENTURY MARINA HAKODATE also have a city view. The units at the accommodation feature air conditioning and a desk. HOTELSPA CENTURY MARINA HAKODATE features a wellness area with a sauna. Speaking both English and Japanese, staff at the reception can help you plan your stay. Popular points of interest near the hotel include Hakodate Station, Hakodate City Office and Hakodate City Hall. The nearest airport is Hakodate, 7 km from HOTELSPA CENTURY MARINA HAKODATE, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.
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    • Pension Puppy Tail
      Budget-friendly
      Pension Puppy Tail is nestled a 5-minute walk or a 1-minute drive away from JR Hakodate Station. Decorated in retro style, it provides free WiFi and a free-use microwave in the lobby. On-site free parking is available. Pension Puppy Tail is a 5-minute walk from Morning Fish Market and a 5-minute drive from Bay Area. Hakodate-yama Ropeway is also a 5-minute drive away, while the mountain's observatory can be reached within a 10-minute drive. Rooms come with either European-style bedding or traditional futon bedding. They all include both air conditioning and heating facilities. An electric kettle and fridge are provided and some rooms feature private bathroom. All rooms have a hairdryer. For guestsf convenience, laundry, ironing and shoeshine services are available. Guests can also store luggage at the front desk. Free small heating pads will be provided during winter.
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    • HakoBA Hakodate by THE SHARE HOTELS
      Mid-range
      The Share Hotels HakoBA Hakodate offers accommodation in Hakodate, a 6-minute drive from Hakodate Park. Guests can relax on the terrace at the property. Free WiFi is available throughout the building. All rooms feature air conditioning, heating and a safety deposit box. Extras including slippers and towels are provided for guestsf comfort. Some rooms have a desk and refrigerator. There is a shared kitchen and shared lounge at The Share Hotels HakoBA Hakodate. Free luggage storage and lockers are available at the property. There is a gift shop and drinks vending machine on site. There is a restaurant, bar and coffee house on site. Breakfast is also served at the property. There are a few restaurants, cafes and convenience stores within a 5-minute walk from the hotel. Suehirocho Station and Jujigai Station are both under a 5-minute walk from The Share Hotels HakoBA Hakodate. Mount Hakodate Ropeway is located a 7-minute bus ride from the property, while Goryokaku Park is a 20-minute drive away. Hakodate Airport is a 25-minute train ride away.
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