Category: Hakodate & Onuma

Onuma Quasi-National Park

Onuma Park (大沼公園) is Southern Hokkaido’s most popular and picturesque resort that is designated as a quasi-national park. The volcanic mountain Koma-ga-take and its peaceful lakes offer good for cruise, camping, cycling and hiking. This park can easily be visited…

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Hakodate Goryokaku Park

Goryokaku (五稜郭) was Japan’s first Western-style fort built in 1864, but it was deserted after the last battle of Boshin civil war of 1869. The remains of the fort, such as water moats and stone foundation walls, has been developed…

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Night View from Hakodate-yama

Hakodate-yama (函館山: 334m) boasts one of the world’s most beautiful night views, as well as Hong Kong and Napoli, which looks like big wings crossing the ocean. The entire mountain was a military fort of Hakodate Yosai (函館要塞) from 1905…

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Temples and Shrines in Hakodate

Koryu-ji (高龍寺) Hakodate’s oldest temple was founded in 1633 and relocated here in 1879 after the Boshin civil war. Hokkaido’s largest San-mon (temple gate), built in 1911, is carved with dragons and lions. The temple buildings were constructed from 1899…

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Churches and Convents in Hakodate

Hakodate Orthodox Church (函館ハリストス正教会: Harisutosu Seikyokai) The Russian Orthodox Church, founded in 1859 and reconstructed in 1916, is one of the loveliest buildings in town. More info orthodox-hakodate.jp/open Motomachi Roman Catholic Church (カトリック元町教会) Walk down Daisan-zaka from the Orthodox Church,…

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Hakodate’s Varied Museums

Hakodate’s combination tickets are available for admission to any combination of the Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward (currently closed), the Old British Consulate, the Hakodate City Museum of Literature and the Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples. Hakodate City…

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