12 Sights in Hakodate, Japan (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Hakodate, Japan. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 12 sights are available in Hakodate, Japan.

Activities in Hakodate

1. Hakodate Hachimangu Shrine

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Hakodate Hachimangu Shrine

Hakodate Hachiman Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Hakodate, Hokkaido. It is a Hachiman shrine, dedicated to the kami Hachiman. It is also a Sōja shrine that enshrines all the deities of its region, although it technically does not have a province.

Wikipedia: Hakodate Hachimangū (EN), Website

2. Hakodate Museum of Northern Peoples

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Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples first opened as the Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples and Ishikawa Takuboku (函館市北方民族・石川啄木資料館) in Hakodate, Hokkaidō, Japan in 1989. Located in the former Bank of Japan Hakodate Branch building of 1926, after the transfer out of materials relating to the poet to the Hakodate City Museum of Literature , the museum reopened in its current guise in April 1993. It displays objects that were formerly part of the collection of the Hakodate City Museum , including materials relating to the Orok as well as 750 items used in the daily life of the Ainu that have been jointly designated an Important Tangible Folk Cultural Property.

Wikipedia: Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples (EN), Website

3. Hakodate Jomon Cultural Exchange Center

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Hakodate Jomon Cultural Exchange Center アラツク / CC BY-SA 4.0

Hakodate Jōmon Culture Center opened in Hakodate, Hokkaidō, Japan in 2011. It has four exhibition rooms dedicated to the Jōmon period, displaying some 1,200 pieces of earthenware and stoneware excavated in Hakodate as well as the only National Treasure in Hokkaidō, the so-called "Hollow Dogū" , excavated from the Chobonaino Site . Hands-on activities, including magatama-making and "angin -knitting", are also available. The museum is located at Michi no Eki Jōmon Roman Minamikayabe , making this the only roadside station in Japan with a museum with a National Treasure.

Wikipedia: Hakodate Jōmon Culture Center (EN)

4. Hakodate City Museum

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Hakodate City Museum

Hakodate City Museum is a museum of history and natural history in Hakodate Park, Hakodate, Hokkaidō, Japan. The forerunner of the current museum, the Hakodate Provisional Museum, building one, opened in May 1879, the second building in 1884, and the third building in 1891. In 1932 the first building became the Fisheries Pavilion and the second the Indigenous Peoples Pavilion. Legislation to create the current museum was passed in 1948, and the Hakodate City Museum opened in April 1966.

Wikipedia: Hakodate City Museum (EN)

5. Ofune site

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The Ōfune Site is an archaeological site consisting of a series of large shell middens and the remains of an adjacent settlement from the Jōmon period. The site is in what is now part of the city of Hakodate in Oshima Subprefecture on the island of Hokkaido in northern Japan. It has been protected by the central government as a Historic Site since 13 August 2001. The site covers an area of 71.832 square kilometers.

Wikipedia: Ōfune Site (EN)

6. Hakodate Park

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Hakodate Park is a large Western-style park in Hakodate, Hokkaidō, Japan, at the foot of Mount Hakodate. Opened in 1879, it is a registered as a "place of scenic beauty" in Japan's Law for the Protection of Cultural Properties. It contains the Hakodate City Museum, as well as a small zoo and children's theme park, and is a popular site for cherry blossom viewing.

Wikipedia: Hakodate Park (EN)

7. Ferry Memorial Ship Mashu-maru

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Ferry Memorial Ship Mashu-maru

Hakodate City Seikan Ferry Memorial Hall Mashimaru is a museum ship located in Hakodate City, Hokkaido. The Japanese National Railway (→ Hokkaido Passenger Railway) Uses the hull of the Tsugaru Maru -shaped ferry "Mashimaru (2nd generation)", which operated the Seikan route (museum boat), and the inside was partially active at the time. There is.

Wikipedia: 函館市青函連絡船記念館摩周丸 (JA), Website

8. Monument to the Tokugawa Shogunate warriors who died in the hakodate war

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The Hekiketsuhi is a memorial monument built in May 1875 at the foot of Mt. Hakodate in Hakodate City, Hokkaido, to commemorate the war dead of the Boshin War, especially the Hakodate War. It mourns about 800 people who died in the war, including Toshizo Hijikata and Saburosuke Nakajima.

Wikipedia: 碧血碑 (JA)

9. Hokkaido Sakamoto Ryoma Museum

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The Hokkaido Sakamoto Ryoma Memorial Museum is a memorial hall that exhibits the historical materials of Sakamoto Ryoma, a samurai of the end of the Edo period established in Hakodate City, Hokkaido, and the descendants of the Sakamoto family who went to Hokkaido.

Wikipedia: 北海道坂本龍馬記念館 (JA), Website, Twitter

10. Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido

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Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido opened in Hakodate, Hokkaidō, Japan in 1986. The collection focuses on works from southern Hokkaidō, including paintings by Kakizaki Hakyō and calligraphy by Kaneko Ōtei , and special exhibitions are also mounted.

Wikipedia: Hakodate Museum of Art, Hokkaido (EN), Website

11. Old Hakodate Public Hall

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The former Hakodate Ward Public Hall is a historic building located in Motomachi, Hakodate, Hokkaido. It is a colonial-style Western-style building built in the Meiji era and has been designated as an important cultural property of Japan.

Wikipedia: 旧函館区公会堂 (JA), Website

12. Jitsugyo-ji Temple

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Jitsugyōji is a temple of Nichiren Buddhism located in Funami-cho, Hakodate, Hokkaido. After the opening of Hakodate (now Hakodate), it was also used as a temporary lodging for the Russian consulate.

Wikipedia: 実行寺 (函館市) (JA)


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