There are two wildly fascinating matsuri which take place a few days apart from each other in the middle and in the south of Hokkaido. These are not to be missed, and are not only cultural events to watch, but also to take part in. Welcome to the Port Festival of Hakodate and the Bellybutton festival of Furano.
March 20, 2015
The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, approximately 15 minutes on tram ride from the JR Hakodate station, is a western style structure built in the Meiji era.
December 15, 2014
The park, the battleground for the last battle of the Boshin War, has been designated as the Special Historic Site, Goryokaku Fort by the government, and is one of the popular tourist destinations where many locals enjoy strolling.
September 12, 2014
Mount Hakodate rises 334 meters from the sea, and from that point captivates the viewer with one of Japan's top three night views.
May 30, 2014
Hachimanzaka is one of the most popular scenic spots in Hakodate, along with the nightscape from Mt. Hakodate.
May 22, 2014