Discover Historic Hakodate with private guide
Port city Hakodate attracts many tourists for its history. Let's get on the bus and go to Goryokaku Tower first. The tower enables us to see a breath-taking view of the star-shaped Goryokaku Fort. You will see the Magistrate's Office of the shogunate government at its center. This historic fort is now a park with 1600 cherry trees, azaleas, pine trees and others planted. Then we will walk into the park to have a closer view of the Magistrate's Office.
Then we will go to JR Station and catch a bus. The bus goes through the Bay area where the Red Brick Warehouses and Meijikan are, and takes us to the Motomachi area. We will stroll along a narrow street and stop at Higashi Honganji Temple, Roman Catholic Church, Japan Orthodox Church, and the Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward.
Meet at your hotel. Then, move to Goryokaku Tower by bus or tram. Go up the tower and see a whole view of the star-shaped fort. Then, take a short walk to the fort (now park) to have a closer look at the Magistrate Office. Spend about 1. 5 hour at Goryokaku.
Move to the Motomachi area by tram or bus. Then walk leisurely around the the area and stop at historic buildings for photos. Allow for 1. 5 hour.
Go back to your hotel.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: at your hotel
End location: at your hotel or wherever it is convenient for you
Duration: 3 hours
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1700 JPY - Bus or tram (800 yen), Goryokaku Tower (900 yen)
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The 3 hour tour with Fumiko was very interesting. Fumiko was very friendly and knew a lot about the history of Hakodate. She told me a lot of interesting things about the city and its history. The tour was well planned so there was enough time for sightseeing, shopping or photos. I would make a tour with Fumiko any time again and would highly recommend her as a guide.