Destinations

函館観光案内 | Hakodate Travel

函館は人口約25万人を擁する道南地方最大の港町。日本最初の貿易港のひとつとして幕末の1859年(安政6年)に開港し、西欧をはじめとする諸外国の多様な文化がもたらされ、北海道の玄関口として異国情緒豊かな街並みが形づくられていった。

空路や新幹線などの交通機関が発達した現在も、ノスタルジックな雰囲気や趣きのある建築物、新鮮な魚介類、海沿いの温泉、そして美しい夜景は旅人の心を捉えて離さない。不思議と何度でも訪れたくなるような魅惑の港町である。

HAKODATE One of Japan’s first international trade ports opened in 1859, Hakodate is a romantic port town with an East-meets-West culture, historic buildings, lively markets, fresh seafood and coastal onsen. Motomachi district on a scenic hillside keeps a nostalgic atmosphere. Goryokaku has Japan’s first Western-style fort. We recommend you to spend two days in the city and admire a romantic night view from Hakodate-yama.


Destinations

元町・ベイエリア

Motomachi & The Bay Area

函館山・谷地頭

Hakodate-yama & Yachigashira

五稜郭

Goryokaku

湯の川温泉

Yunokawa Onsen



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Directions

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Guide Map


Directions

FERRY: Ferry is the cheapest public transport between Hakodate and Aomori (3hrs 40min) across the Tsugaru Strait. Hakodate is served by two ferry terminals (Western Goryokaku and Nanaehama). Fares will be raised in summer.

TRAIN: The Hokkaido Shinkansen Hayabusa runs hourly from Tokyo to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto (4hrs / ¥23,230) via Shin-Aomori (1hr / ¥7720).
The rapid or local train Hakodate Liner, timed to meet the all shinkansen, runs between Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto and Hakodate (15-20min / ¥440). IC cards are not available.
The limited express train Hokuto runs roughly every hour from Hakodate to Sapporo (3.5-4hrs / ¥8310) on the JR Hakodate Line and the JR Muroran Line.

BUS: Kosoku Hakodate-go runs from Sapporo to Hakodate (8 daily / 5.5hrs / one-way ¥4900, return ¥8740) continue to Yunokawa Onsen. There is a night bus via Tsugaru Kaikyo Ferry Hakodate terminal. Compulsory reservation.


Getting Around

The basic fare on buses and trams are between ¥210 and ¥260. Both buses and trams need to take a numbered ticket (整理券: seiri-ken) in a car. If you use an IC card on the Hakodate Bus or trams, touch a card reader on board. You can purchase the following discount one- or two-day passes at Hakodate Station’s tourist information center or on-board.
TRAM: From Hakodate Station, trams run to Hakodate Dock-mae (13min), Yachigashira (13min), and Yunokawa (30min) via Goryokaku-koen-mae.