The New Hokkaido Shinkansen
Travel to North of Japan
Since March 2016, the brand new Hokkaido Shinkansen line is in operation. Read more about it here, and get your Japan Rail Pass today! Available in 7-, 14-, and 21-day passes.
Hokkaido bullet train
Nature, relaxation, sport... so much awaits you on Japan Experience Hokkaido Individual Tours.
The morning market. There are stalls filled with fresh catches of crab and squid, as well as fruit and vegetables. It is the place to try a fish-on-rice breakfast.
Open daily, 5 a.m. until noon, closed on Sun. in winter.
The historic area of Hakodate. The sloping streets are lined with 19th century churches, consulates, shops and the homes of the Japanese and foreigners who first opened up this part of Japan to commerce.
Mt. Hakodate rises 334 m above sea level and provides superb views of the twinkling lights of Hakodate. You can reach the summit by the Mt. Hakodate Ropeway from Motomachi. From spring to autumn, a walking path is open and a bus service from the station is also available. Ropeway, late April-mid-Oct., daily, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., mid- Oct.-late April 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., ¥1160. Bus, mid-April-mid-Nov., ¥360.
Unique and charming family-run guest house. A 15-minute walk from Hakodate Station and within walking distance of main transport and sightseeing spots.
16-12 Suehiro-cho, Hakodate, Hokkaido 040-0053
Tel 01-3822-8105 / bb-hakodatemura.com
HAKODATE DANSHAKU CLUB 男爵倶楽部
A resort hotel right next to the station. You will have a great view of Mt. Hakodate and the port.
22-10 Otemachi, Hakodate, Hokkaido, 040-0064
Tel : 01-3821-1111 /www.danshaku-club.com/en/
A mix of eastern and western flavors served in an elegant Japanese style. Located north of the Goryokaku Koen Mae Station, on the corner of Hokushi-dori and Goryokakutokeidai-dori.
Open 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., closed Wednesdays.
Tel : 01-3851-1810 /shikisuikatei.web.fc2.com
Local seafood, handpicked and delicately fried. This is not your average tempura! From Suginachimachi Station, walk east along the road past Iai High School and Tazawa is on your left. Open 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Tel : 01-3856-2023 / gourmet.hakonavi.ne.jp/japanese/tazawa