Since the Shinkansen was completed in march 2016, more and more tourists from all over the world are coming to Hokkaido for the fist time by the shinkansen. (bullet train)
The gateway to Hokkaido by shinkansen is Hakodate.
Hakodate is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Hokkaido. With beautiful sceneries, historical buildings, hot springs, delicious food and various events constantly on offer, the city abounds with both urban charm and natural beauty.
Hakodate offers a chance to enjoy both the city life and the great outdoors – one of the city’s charms. The 45-minute tram ride from one end of the city to the other is chockablock with various places of interest. Admire the historical buildings as you stroll through the city, take a dip in a hot spring, or just gaze at the panoramic views…. A 30-minute train ride from the city will take you to the magnificent natural scenery of Onuma Quasi-National Park.
Hakodate is also known as the “city of gourmet food.” Surrounded by the ocean, Hakodate is a haven for delicious fresh seafood. Among the most popular choices, you’ll find “sushi and seafood rice bowl”. Another favorite is “Hakodate Ramen”, featuring a savory seafood soup base.
Very close to the Train Station, Hakodate Bay Area is a very fascinating place where you can walk in a very picturesque place with old buildings, various churches, and Crafts Shop around.
With the ropeway you can reach the top of Mount Hakodate, which is considered one of the most beautiful night views in the world.
6 Hour Tour: Hakodate bay Area, Mount Hakodate and Goryokaku Park
With this tour you get to see the most famous places in
Hakodate in all their sple
ndor. The old and picturesque area of Mount Hakodate and see the particular Goryoukaku Park, with it’s pentagonal perimeter and the gorgeous flowers changing every season. The cherry blossom in May, the Azalea flowers in June, the Glicine by the end of summer and the maple trees in Autumn.
8 Hour tour: Hakodate Bay Area, Mount Hakodate and Ohuma Quasi National Park.
All day tour among the most picturesque Area of Hakodate, experience the beautiful view from Mount Hakodate and then take the train to Lake Ohuma National Park. The old city with all the characteristic building and Craft Shops is quite remarkable. We will also stop at the magnificent Ohnuma Lake, which boasts many outdoors activities.