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 Museum

(市立函館博物館) Located in Hakodate Park, this long-running museum in Hakodate Park, established in 1879, showcases the varied collection of Hakodate and Hokkaido, such as old coins, pictures, stuffed animals, specimen plants and historic materials. More info hakohaku.com

Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples

(函館市北方民族資料館) The Hoppo Minzoku Shiryokan, in the 1926 old Bank of Japan building near Suehiro-cho tram stop, houses materials, folk arts and costumes of Ainu, as well as other indigenous peoples. More info www.zaidan-hakodate.com/hoppominzoku

Hakodate City Museum of Literature

(函館市文学館) Built in 1921 as a bank building, the museum of literature featuring manuscripts and materials of writers, such as the city’s iconic poet Ishikawa Takuboku, related to Hakodate. More info www.zaidan-hakodate.com/bungakukan

Old Kanemori Haberdashery

(市立函館博物館郷土資料館・旧金森洋物館) Right opposite the museum of literature, this branch of the city museum is housed in the 1880 old haberdashery building set along the tram line. It exhibits folk materials and stock-in-trade from the Meiji to Taisho periods.

Old British Consulate

(旧イギリス領事館) The British Consulate in Hakodate was first established in 1859, this building features European-style appearance with Japanese roof tiles reconstructed in 1913. The consulate was closed in 1934 and it now houses history exhibits of the port and consulate. There is a pleasant tea room, with afternoon tea sets. More info hakodate-kankou.com/british

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