Hakodate, Japan Overview
Hakodate is a city and port located in Oshima Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. It is the capital city of Oshima Subprefecture. The total area is 677.77 km (261.69 sq mi). The city is now the third biggest in Hokkaido after Sapporo and Asahikawa. It is located in the centre of Kameda peninsula.
The city is overlooked by Mount Hakodate, a lumpy, forested mountain whose summit can be reached by hiking trail, cable car, or car. The night view from the summit is renowned in Japan as one of the best in the country, and one of the top three in the world along with Hong Kong and Naples. An obscure local nickname of the bumpy mountain is Gagyūzan (Mount Cow’s Back), alluding to the way the mountain resembles a resting cow.
The former Goryokaku fort is now used in as a public park and is popular in Hokkaido for hanami (cherry blossom viewing). Since April 2006, the park has also featured the tall, white Goryōkaku Tower. Resembling an air traffic control tower, the structure offers a panoramic view of the park, including mainland Japan across the Tsugaru Strait on clear days.
Detailed Map of Hakodate, Japan
According to the Köppen climate classification, Hakodate’s climate is a humid subtropical climate, but is close to both an oceanic climate and a humid continental climate. As a result the winters though cold, are not nearly as cold as a typical Hokkaido winter and summers are warm, but not hot.
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The Hakodate Transportation Bureau is a public transportation authority of Hakodate, Japan. The bureau only operates tram lines. It once operated bus lines as well, but went out from the division later in 2003.
Goryōkaku was designed in 1855 by Takeda Hisaburō. His plan was based on the work of the French architect Vauban. It is shaped like a five-pointed star. This allowed for greater numbers of gun emplacements on its walls than a traditional Japanese fortress, and reduced the number of blind spots where a cannon could not fire.
Hakodate Racecourse is a horse racing track in Hakodate, Japan, built in 1896. During the period between 2008 and 2009, Hakodate Racecourse was closed for renovation and refurbishment of the grandstand. Work was completed in June 2010. As part of this refurbishment, Mitsubishi Electric installed a Diamond Vision Screen.
The Mt. Hakodate Ropeway is the name of an aerial lift, as well as its operator. The line climbs Mount Hakodate in Hakodate, Japan. As of 2004, this is the most heavily used aerial lift line in Japan, transporting 1,559,000 riders yearly.  The aerial tramway was prominently featured in , a 2005 anime.
The Japanese Orthodox Church or the Orthodox Church in Japan is an autonomous church within the Orthodox Church, under the omophorion of the Russian Orthodox Church. St. Nicholas of Japan (baptized as Ivan Dmitrievich Kasatkin) brought Orthodox Christianity to Japan in the 19th century.
Hakodate Port opened in 1859 as one of the first international trading ports of Japan, along with Yokohama and Nagasaki. Flourishing as a Port, the city has seen countless people and cultures come and go. Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, the first commercial warehouse in Hakodate, has witnessed the history of the city through its warehousing business.
Hakodate Airport ( IATA: HKD, ICAO: RJCH), is an airport located 7.6 km (4.7 mi) east of Hakodate Station in Hakodate, a city in Hokkaidō, Japan. It is operated by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. It serves as the hub for airtransse.
Shiryōkaku is a fort in the city of Hakodate in southern Hokkaidō, Japan. It was constructed in April 1869, during the Battle of Hakodate, three kilometres to the northeast of Goryōkaku by two hundred soldiers of the former Tokugawa shogunate and a hundred local villagers, likely under the direction of Ōtori Keisuke.
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On a cold snowy day, we explore the interesting bits of Hakodate, a city of 280,000 people. First Japanese port to open to foreigners, in 1854. A beautiful seaside city set on a promontary, founded 15th century, it has many historical sites. 07 December 2011.
函館市 北海道 Hakodate, Hokkaido JAPAN
Hakodate 函館市 is a city and port located in Oshima Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. Hakodate is located in the centre of Kameda peninsula. Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, the first commercial warehouse in Hakodate, has witnessed the history of the city through its warehousing business.
Visiting Mount Hakodate, Hokkaido Japan - Zeplin in Tokyo #81
While in Hakodate, up in Hokkaido Japan, I went by "Mount Hakodat". Just a little vlog about that, chatting a bit, showing the nice view and such. Hope you enjoy the video!
Please come and visit Hakodate,Japan in winter.
Every year from December to March, Hakodate is covered in a blanket of white snow making for a beautiful winter scene. There are three ski resorts near Hakodate. You can enjoy powder snow and spectacular scenery. One unique feature of Hakodate is its monkeys. At the botanical garden, a hot spring is prepared for the monkeys.
Hotel Banso, Hakodate, Japan
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One Japan #26 Nightlights in Hakodate (Hokkaido) 日本全国電車でゴー! 函館の夜
JAPAN BY TRAIN (2): Sendai (Miyagi) - Aomori - Hakodate, feat. Akebono. [HD] (31/Dec/2013)
Video footage from my train trip between Sendai (Miyagi prefecture) and Hakodate (in Hokkaido) via Aomori, in Japan, on the 31st of December, 2013 (New Year's Eve!). I have included some takes of Aomori and Hakodate, including the Hakodate cable and the Hakodate mount. Trains: 1) Sendai - Shin Aomori: Hayabusa super express (shinkansen).
Yunokawa Prince Hotel Nagisatei, Hakodate, Japan
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La Vista Hakodate Bay, Hakodate, Japan
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Cruise 2009 Part 2 Hakodate Otaru Aomori Japan
Slide show of the cruise in Sept-Oct/2009 from Vancouver to Hongkong Part 2 Visit Hakodate - Otaru (Sapporo) - on Hokkaido Island and Aomori Northern of Honshu Island Japan.