Things to do in Hakodate・Sightseeing

Enjoying your Hakodate sightseeing

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A trip that with Hakodate’s magnificient scenery that includes the Three Major Night Views of the World

Hakodate is packed with incredible locations that move every visitor such as Hakodate’s nightscape, called part of the Three Major Night Views of the World, and the Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse. Here are some suggestions of things to do in Hakodate to create memories that will last a lifetime.

How to spend your first day

DAY.1

AM10:00

Arriving at Goryokakukoenmae Station!

Store your luggage at the hotel immediately and start your Hakodate trip!

From the Goryokakukoenmae tram station to Hokke Club Hakodate takes about a 1 minute walk. Store your luggage before checking-in and your trip begins!

AM10:30

Goryokaku Park

A remnant from the end of the Edo period, this star-shaped fort fills the body with a romantic sensation!

Built for the defense of the northen part of the country, it is Japan’s first French architectural style star-shaped fort and is famously known as the place where the Boshin and Hakodate wars ended. The park is designated as a special historic site to the country, and is gathering popularity as a spot to view cherry blossoms.

Information

Address
44 Goryokaku-cho, Hakodate-shi
Phone number
0138-21-3456
Distance from the hotel
Approximately 15 minute walk

AM11:00

Goryokaku Tower

Peer into distance all the way to the Tsugaru Strait! Hakodate’s preminent scenic point

Adjacent to Goryokaku Park, the tower stands at 107m height.
From the viewing platform you can look over Goryokaku and Hakodate city in addition to the Tsugaru Strait if the weather is clear. Along with cafes and souvenir shops, there is also the “Goryokaku History Corridor” to introduce you to Goryokaku.

Information

Address
43-9 Goryokaku-cho, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaido
Phone number
0138-51-4785
Distance from the hotel
Approximately 10 minute walk

PM12:00

Hakodate Kaisen Ichiba main store

Approximately 2000 local specialty goods on display!

Directly managed by the local fishery, the shop includes fresh marine products, sweets, dairy goods, and various specialty items. All-in-all, there are 2000 local specialty goods on display! In addition to this, enjoy crab meat soup, squid rice, and other snacks at an affordable price in the rest corner.

Information

Address
12-12 Toyokawa-cho, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaido
Phone number
0138-22-5656
Operating hours
6:30 ~ 20:00 (seasonally subject to change)
Distance from the hotel
Approximately 14 minutes by car

PM1:30

Hakodate Motomachi

Many highlights packed within streets lined with retro stores and houses

Western-influenced buildings line the streets giving the shops and homes a retro allure. Located on the slope above Hakodate Port, there is Motomachi Park, the Catholic Motomachi Church, Hakodate Orthodox Church, Hachimanzaka which has been featured in many commercials and television programs, and it is teeming with other must-see locations.

Information

Address
Motomachi, Hakodate-shi 040-0054
Distance from the hotel
Approximately 20 minutes by car

PM3:30

Hakodate Seikan-Renrakusen Memorial Hall “Mashu Maru”

Explore a maritime museum brimming with history and romance

Operating until Seikan-Renrakusen’s last day in March, 1988, Mashu Maru has been preserved and opened to the public. The bridge and radio communication room can be observed and remain unchanged since that time, and there are also panels, models, and images about the ships history and structure to learn from.

Information

Address
12, Wakamatsu-cho, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaido
Phone number
0138-27-2500
Distance from the hotel
Approximately 15 minutes by car

PM5:00

Check-in at the hotel

Welcome to Hokke Club Hakodate!

PM6:00

Hakodate Hikari no Yatai Daimon Yokocho

The flavors of Hokkaido are gathered together here amongst the shops on offer

There is a large variety of over 20 stores collected around a 5 minute walk from Hakodate Station inside a food stall village. Particularly unique to Hakodate, the Japanese-style bars and sushi restaurants that use the fresh seafood stand out. In addition to those, you can enjoy the taste of Hokkaido dishes such as mutton and ramen.

Information

Address
7-5, Matsukaze-cho, Hakodate-shi
Phone number
0138-24-0033
Distance from the hotel
Approximately 11 minutes by car

PM7:30

Mount Hakkodate

Experience a breathtaking nightview from an elevation of 334m

The 334m elevation mountain is located in the western part of Hakodate and is the preminent nightviewing spot. Enclosed on three sides by the sea, the unique fan-shaped terrain produces a beautiful scene that must be witnessed and has also received three stars in the “Michelin Green Guide Japan”.

Information

Address
19-7, Motomachi, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaido
Distance from the hotel
Approximately 20 minutes by car to the Mount Hakodate cablecar station

Relaxation time at the hotel

AT HOTEL

PM8:30

Baths

Man-made hot spring “Quasi-Natural” relax with Komeiseki Onsen®

Unwind and stretch your legs in a large bath and be healed from the sightseeing and fatigue of the day. There is no higher luxury than the relaxing personal time of soaking your entire body in the calming, warm waters!

Information

Operating hours
Men & Women
Evening: 16:00~25:00 / Morning: 6:00~9:00

SLEEP TIME

Back in your room

Going to bed after a satisfying first day of your trip. Rest and look forward to enjoying tomorrow!

How to spend your second day

DAY.2

AM7:30

Chiyodai Park

Enjoy a refreshing morning walk or jog

Chiyodai Park, which contains both an athletics and baseball stadium, has an outer circumference of 1030m. There is jogging course that is easy to run on with a surface made from urethane foam that takes away some burden from the legs. The scenery of each season can be enjoyed while jogging or walking, and you can build a closer relationship with local people of the area.

Information

Address
22-24, Chiyodai-cho, Hakodate-shi
Phone number
0138-55-1900 (Outdoor Sports Management Office)
Distance from the hotel
Approximately 16 minute walk

AM8:30

Breakfast

After returning to the hotel, time for breakfast!

In the casual restaurant, Rose, ingredients from Hakodate and neighboring regions are used to serve dishes such as pudding, Hokkaido soup curry, squid rice, raw squid, and pork miso soup. In addition to the Hakodate-centric menu, a specialty item from each Hokke Club Group location is offered on a monthly rotation.

Information

Place
1F Lobby
Price
Adult 1,540 yen / Elementary school child 880 yen / Preschool child free
Operating hours
6:30~10:00

AM10:00

Check-out

Leaving the hotel and enjoying Sapporo again!

AM10:30

Hakodate Senshuansohonke Horaicho Main Store

The best place to find souvenirs! A traditional, Japanese sweets shop

This Japanese sweets store has continued to operate for over 150 years. Among the assortment of high-grade Japanese confections is the famous “Hakodate Sanpo”, fine-grained sweet bean paste wrapped in a soft castella. The dough is decorated with the likenesses of Hakodate sightseeing locations so it is perfect as a souvenir!

Information

Address
9-9, Horai-cho, Hakodate-shi
Phone number
0138-23-5131
Distance from the hotel
Approximately 15 minutes by car

AM11:30

Lucky Pierrot Main Store

Hamburger Club “First Place Prize Winner”

Locally, this popular hamburder restaurant is lovingly known as “Lakipi” or “Lappi”. Since each voluminous hamburger is made-to-order, the patty is always piping hot & juicy, and the vegetables also keep a crisp, cruncy consistency.

Information

Address
4-18, Hon-cho, Hakodate-shi
Phone number
0138-56-4469
Distance from the hotel
Approximately 4 minute walk

PM12:30

Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse

Hakodate’s sightseeing spot with a lingering foreign atmosphere

A nostalgic building used during the Meiji era as a warehouse, it is now filled shops that sell miscellaneous goods and souvenirs, restaurants, a chapel, and a great number of other shops and facilities. Located infront of the sea, it is popular a spot to take photos.

Information

Address
14-12, Suehiro-cho, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaido
Phone number
0138-27-5530
Distance from the hotel
Approximately 16 minutes by car

Goryokaku Tower

Adjacent to Goryokaku Park, the tower stands at 107m height. From the viewing platform you can look over Goryokaku and Hakodate city in addition to the Tsugaru Strait if the weather is clear. Along with cafes and souvenir shops, there is also the “Goryokaku History Corridor” to introduce you to Goryokaku.

■ Approximately a 10 minute walk from the hotel

Goryokaku Park

Built for the defense of the northen part of the country, it is Japan’s first French architectural style star-shaped fort and is famously known as the place where the Boshin and Hakodate wars ended.The park is designated as a special historic site to the country, and is gathering popularity as a spot to view cherry blossoms.

■ Approximately a 15 minute walk from the hotel

Hakodate Hikari no Yatai Daimon Yokocho

There is a large variety of over 20 stores collected around a 5 minute walk from Hakodate Station inside a food stall village. Particularly unique to Hakodate, the Japanese-style bars and sushi restaurants that use the fresh seafood stand out. In addition to those, you can enjoy the taste of Hokkaido dishes such as mutton and ramen.

■ Approximately 11 minutes from the hotel by car

Hakodate Kaisen Ichiba main store

Directly managed by the local fishery, the shop includes fresh marine products, sweets, dairy goods, and various specialty items. All-in-all, there are 2000 local specialty goods on display! In addition to this, enjoy crab meat soup, squid rice, and other snacks at an affordable price in the rest corner.

■ Approximately 14 minutes from the hotel by car

Hakodate Seikan-Renrakusen Memorial Hall “Mashu Maru”

Operating until Seikan-Renrakusen’s last day in March, 1988, Mashu Maru has been preserved and opened to the public. The bridge and radio communication room can be observed and remain unchanged since that time, and there are also panels, models, and images about the ships history and structure to learn from.

■ Approximately 15 minutes from the hotel by car

Hakodate Senshuansohonke Horaicho Main Store

This Japanese sweets store has continued to operate for over 150 years. Among the assortment of high-grade Japanese confections is the famous “Hakodate Sanpo”, fine-grained sweet bean paste wrapped in a soft castella. The dough is decorated with the likenesses of Hakodate sightseeing locations so it is perfect as a souvenir!

■ Approximately 15 minutes from the hotel by car

Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse

A nostalgic building used during the Meiji era as a warehouse, it is now filled shops that sell miscellaneous goods and souvenirs, restaurants, a chapel, and a great number of other shops and facilities. Located infront of the sea, it is popular a spot to take photos.

■ Approximately 16 minutes from the hotel by car

Hakodate Motomachi

Western-influenced buildings line the streets giving the shops and homes a retro allure. Located on the slope above Hakodate Port, you can find Motomachi Park, the Catholic Motomachi Church, Hakodate Orthodox Church, Hachimanzaka, which has been featured in many commercials and television programs, and it is teeming with other must-see locations.

■ Approximately 20 minutes from the hotel by car

Mount Hakkodate

The 334m elevation mountain is located in the western part of Hakodate and is the preminent nightviewing spot. Enclosed on three sides by the sea, the unique fan-shaped terrain produces a beautiful scene that must be witnessed and has also received three stars in the “Michelin Green Guide Japan”.

■ Approximately 20 minutes from the hotel by car to the Mount Hakodate cablecar station