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Below is a list of Hakodate's most popular spots for cherry blossom viewing (hanami), including the typical timing for best viewing in the average year and japan-guide.com ratings. See also our nationwide list of famous cherry blossom spots.

Fort Goryokaku••

Early to mid May
A ten minute walk from Goryokaku Koen-mae tram stop

Hakodate Park

Early to mid May
A short walk from Aoyagi tram stop
<>Ratings:    best of the best    best of Japan    outstanding

Getting there and around

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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    • Tomoe.com
      Budget-friendly
      Situated in Hakodate in the Hokkaido region, with Hakodate City Office nearby, Tomoe.com features accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. Accommodation is fitted with air conditioning, a fully equipped kitchen with a dining area, a TV and a private bathroom with shower, slippers and free toiletries. Guests can also relax in the shared lounge area. Goryokaku Park is 3.8 km from the holiday home, while Hakodate Goryokaku is 4.2 km from the property. The nearest airport is Hakodate Airport, 10 km from Tomoe.com.
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    • Rental House COCOA
      Budget-friendly
      Featuring city views, Rental House COCOA provides accommodation with a balcony and a coffee machine, around 5 km from Hakodate Goryokaku. The accommodation is 5 km from Goryokaku Park, and guests benefit from complimentary WiFi and private parking available on site. The air-conditioned holiday home consists of 2 bedrooms, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave and a kettle, and 2 bathrooms with a bidet and slippers. A flat-screen TV is provided. The holiday home features a terrace. Popular points of interest near Rental House COCOA include Hakodate City Office, Hakodate Park and Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse. The nearest airport is Hakodate Airport, 10 km from the accommodation.
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    • Condominium Stella Site
      Budget-friendly
      Set in Hakodate, Condominium Stella Site offers city views and free WiFi, 5 km from Goryokaku Park and 5 km from Hakodate Goryokaku. All units here are air-conditioned and feature a flat-screen TV, a living room with a sofa, a well-equipped kitchen with a dining area, and a private bathroom with bidet, slippers and a hairdryer. A microwave, a fridge and stovetop are also offered, as well as a kettle. The apartment provides a laundry service, as well as business facilities like fax and photocopying. Popular points of interest near Condominium Stella Site include Hakodate City Office, Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse and Kitajima Saburo Memorial Museum. The nearest airport is Hakodate Airport, 8 km from the accommodation.
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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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    • 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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    • 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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    • HOTELSPA CENTURY MARINA HAKODATE
      Luxury
      Set in Hakodate, 5 km from Goryokaku Park, HOTELSPA CENTURY MARINA HAKODATE offers accommodation with a restaurant, private parking, a bar and a spa and wellness centre. The property is close to several well-known attractions, 1.6 km from Motomachi Catholic Church, 1.7 km from Old British Consulate of Hakodate and 1.8 km from The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, a concierge service and free WiFi. At the hotel, all rooms are fitted with a desk, a flat-screen TV and a shared bathroom. HOTELSPA CENTURY MARINA HAKODATE features certain units with city views, and each room includes a kettle. The units will provide guests with a fridge. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a buffet or an Asian breakfast. HOTELSPA CENTURY MARINA HAKODATE offers a sauna. Popular points of interest near the hotel include Hakodate City Office, Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse and Kitajima Saburo Memorial Museum. The nearest airport is Hakodate Airport, 10 km from HOTELSPA CENTURY MARINA HAKODATE.
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    • Bourou Noguchi Hakodate
      Luxury
      A 15-minute drive from the Mount Hakodate, Bourou Noguchi Hakodate features modern accommodations with Wi-Fi in the guest rooms. After soaking in the indoor and outdoor hot-spring baths, guests can relax in the massage chairs in the sky lounge, or look out into the beautiful Japanese garden. The JR Hakodate Train Station is a 15-minute drive away. The air-conditioned rooms feature a flat-screen TV, a refrigerator, and a desk. Guests can lounge at the separate seating area with a sofa.The en suite bathroom provides free toiletries and a bathrobe. The hotel provides a library and a billiard room. Guests can also request for massages or relax in the sauna. The duty-free souvenir shop sells local products and the hotelfs original goods. Breakfast and dinner are served at the restaurant. Guests can request for a traditional multi-course meal for dinner. Hakodate Bourou Noguchi is a 15-minute drive to both the Goryokaku Park, and the Motomachi and Bay Area. The Hakodate Airport is a 10-minute drive away.
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    • Hotel WBF Hakodate Watatsuminoyu `Hot Spring`
      Luxury
      Featuring 4-star accommodation, Hotel WBF Hakodate Watatsuminoyu `Hot Spring` is situated in Hakodate, 2.9 km from Hakodate Park and 1.9 km from Hakodate Port. The property is set 3.7 km from Goryokaku Park, 5 km from Hakodate Goryokaku and 1.1 km from Hakodate City Office. Free WiFi is available and private parking can be arranged at an extra charge. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a desk, a kettle, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bidet. At Hotel WBF Hakodate Watatsuminoyu `Hot Spring` every room has bed linen and towels. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a buffet breakfast. Hotel WBF Hakodate Watatsuminoyu `Hot Spring` has a wellness area, including a hot spring bath and a sauna. Languages spoken at the 24-hour front desk include English, Japanese, Korean and Cantonese. Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse is 2 km from the hotel, while Kitajima Saburo Memorial Museum is 2.3 km away. The nearest airport is Hakodate Airport, 10 km from Hotel WBF Hakodate Watatsuminoyu `Hot Spring`.
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