"HAKODATE" Hakodate by didier06

Hakodate Travel Guide: 84 reviews and 246 photos


The trips took place before the great earthquake on march 2011

Pictures were taken on february 2005 and april 2010.
the reviews also refer to these periods

When I went here for the first time on february 2005 , it was cold, there was lot of snow but it gave a lot of charm to the city.

HAKODATE is located south of HOKkAIDO and it's the third biggest city.
It was one of the first JAPAN's city whose port was opened to the foreign trade after a long period of isolationism in JAPAN.

HAKODATE also played an important role in the " BOSHIN WAR" (civil war in JAPAN between the forces of the TOKUGAWA shogunate and the Imperial court).

As JAPAN'S first port of international trade, the city was in contact with foreign cultures, some countries (USA, BRITAIN,RUSSIA...) etablished their consulates and several western building and churches were built (motomachi area).

Fishery is the main industry in KAKODATE, and especially squid of hakodate is famous.

  • Last visit to Hakodate: Apr 2010
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • taigaa001's Profile Photo
    Oct 21, 2011 at 1:30 AM

    It's nice to see the tips of Hakodate. One of the top wishlist cities in Hokkaido. I've been to Sapporo and Otaru but not anywhere else in Hokkaido.

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