Highlights of Hakodate with private guide
Port city Hakodate attracts many tourists for its history and food. Let's go to the morning market first. The market has more than 250 small shops. They sell fresh seafood, processed marine products, fruits, etc. You can taste local food.
Then go to Goryokaku Tower. The tower enables us to see a breath-taking view of the star-shaped Goryokaku Fort. You will see the rebuilt Magistrate's Office at its center. This historic fort is now a park with 1600 cherry trees, azaleas, pine trees and others planted. We will walk into the park to have a closer view of the Magistrate's Office.
Next go to the Motomachi area by bus which goes through the Bay area where the Red Brick Warehouses are, or catch a tram to get there. We will stroll along a narrow street and stop at Higashi Honganji Temple, Roman Catholic Church, Hakodate Orthodox Church, and the Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward. Enjoy taking photos.
Finally, go up Mt. Hakodate by ropeway. You can enjoy a bird's-eye view of Hakodate from the mountain.
Meet at your hotel lobby. Go to the morning market first. Allow 1 hour.
Then catch a bus that stops right next to Goryokaku Tower. Walk to 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.
Have lunch. 1 hour.
Move to the Motomachi area by bus or tram. Then walk leisurely around the the area and stop at historic buildings for photos. Allow for 1 hour.
Go up Mt. Hakodate by ropeway. Enjoy a bird's eye view of Hakodate from the mountain top. Spend half an hour here.
Return to your hotel.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel
Duration: 6 hours 30 min.
To move from a tourist spot to a spot, we basically use public transportation such as bus and tram. If you prefer taking a taxi, I will make a reservation in advance.
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
4700 JPY - Transportation (800 yen), Goryokaku Tower (900 yen), Ropeway (1500 yen), lunch (1500 yen)
If you prefer taking a taxi, it will cost 30,000 yen for a sedan (up to 2 persons), and 35,000 yen for a van-type
- Public Transportation Tickets
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
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Fumiko, provide a wonderful tour of Hakodate. It is a lovely city and Fumiko also took us up to the top of Mount Hakodate. She arranged lunch for us in a Japanese restaurant and were able to experience locally prepared. We visited the local seafood market which is the best market like this in Japan. It was quite surprising to see so much fresh food and many were alive. Imagine seeing an adult octopus along with many cold water display cases full of them. Great tour guide and great tour!