The first stop on your journey should be the Motomachi area, which features historical structures constructed after the port’s opening in 1855. Visits to the Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, Old British Consulate and other such buildings will give you the opportunity to experience a unique atmosphere reminiscent of the prosperity and refinement at the time these buildings were built.
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouses with a scene typical of a historical port town with an exotic atmosphere Suehiro-cho 14-12, Hakodate
The Bay Area has the most sophisticated atmosphere in all of Hakodate. The landmark of the area is the Red Brick Warehouse Group. Its atmosphere evocative of the Meiji Period along with the seaside landscape allows visitors to feel the area’s exotic and historical touch.
A fun place to see and walk around - Hakodate Morning Market Wakamatsu-cho 9-19, Hakodate Tel. 0120-858-313 (Hakodate Federation of Morning Market Cooperatives)
You may feel compelled to visit the Hakodate Morning Market even if you have been there many times before. Because of its close proximity to JR Hakodate Station, you might also find yourself wanting to drop by a certain set-meal eatery as soon as you set foot in the station. The morning market will also give you the motivation you need to wake up early during your precious holidays. Some 360 shops elbow each other in this spacious site, where you can weigh fresh products and items you want to buy. If you live in Hokkaido, you probably already have favorite haunts you visit every time you travel to Hakodate. You will awaken to the high-spirited shouts heard at the market at 6:00 a.m. (5:00 a.m. from May to December), and the classic atmosphere will soothe your mind and whet your appetite. A rice bowl topped with plenty of fresh seafood is a must-eat. Other recommendations include fish roe, squid and octopus. Why not visit the morning market to discover your favorite sushi restaurant and set-meal eatery?