Hakodate, famed for its fresh, delectable seafood, is the third largest city on Hokkaido island. The bustling harbor city was one of the first to welcome international trade and was once home to a thriving foreign population. See the influences of the West in Motomachi, the erstwhile residential quarters of foreign traders, and the 150-year-old Fort Goryokaku. Red brick warehouses line the waterfront, now a hub of dining, shopping, and entertainment. Nearby, the summit of Mount Hakodate offers panoramic views of the city, which is also known as the southern gateway to Hokkaido island. Accessible through an aerial ropeway, the summit region is a nature lover’s paradise, with plenty of hiking and adventure opportunities. Just a half hour away, en route Sapporo, you could relax and unwind at the Onuma Park, which is famed for visuals of picturesque, island-dotted lakes.
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Hakodate Kokusai Hotel is a modern contemporary accommodation overlooking Hakodate Bay in northern Japan. The hotel is housed within two wings, each offering views of either the coast or the cityscape.
La Vista Hakodate Bay is a modern wellness hotel in the trendy neighborhood of Hakodate Bay. Feel the romance of a bygone era, courtesy of decor inspired by Taisho period and unique Hokkaido artifacts scattered across the property.