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Motomachi, Hakodate 040-0001, Hokkaido
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A nice walk within a historical quarter

My suggestion : if you're planning on doing Mt Hakodate via the Ropeway, give yourself that extra... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dalip C
Nice area to walk around

We really enjoyed exploring this area. It's about a 30 mins walk from the JR main terminal or you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Charlottetown, Canada
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Many foreign traders settled in this neighborhood in the mid 1800s, which still contains a number of foreign buildings, including the Russian Orthodox Church and the Chinese Memorial Hall.
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  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
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Motomachi, Hakodate 040-0001, Hokkaido
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My suggestion : if you're planning on doing Mt Hakodate via the Ropeway, give yourself that extra hour plus, and walk around the Motomachi area. It's a nice, peaceful, if not zen-like setting, amidst the autumnal Colours that are breaking out now. The old, preserved...More

Thank Dalip C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed exploring this area. It's about a 30 mins walk from the JR main terminal or you can easily ride public transit to get there or even to explore. Look for the Motomachi bus that does the Bay Loop and you can see...More

1  Thank Claudetteth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Motomachi is at the foot of Mount Hakodate. Places of interest include Russian Orthodox Church, the Old British Consulate, the Chinese Memorial Hall, the Catholic Church all within walking distance.

Thank Kum Yoke K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautiful part of the city and an easy walk from the Ropeway terminal. The Japanese Temple, Catholic Church, Russian Orthodox Church, British embassy and old government buildings in this area have been very well maintained. It is also an area of western...More

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 14 August 2017

A must do when in Hakodate. Won't take long. Nice to see the old buildings. Few historical churches as well. A bit touristy so there are cafes promoting ice cream & drinks. Very near the Mt. Hakodate ropeway so you can plan to do both...More

Thank poopshooter
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

It's nice to walk around this area with some old European-style residences, the British Consulate and old spa houses to visit. There are also a few nice cafes and shops around and the area makes a great stroll for photos in the sunshine. It's close...More

Thank Christina F
Reviewed 12 July 2017

There were tons of old churches and cute houses in this area and a great view of the bay. I had a lot of fun just walking around. The best part was finding "the second most delicious melon bread ice cream in the world", and...More

1  Thank Dan F
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

This is probably the most beautiful part of Hakodate. Take a steep & long uphill stroll up from the main road right to the top area path. Soo many beautiful residential houses, unique nice shops & some historical buildings lined both sides of the path....More

Thank Travelove58
Reviewed 12 June 2017

A historic district with a collection of western influenced buildings; an interesting mix of Japanese and western culture. A nice area to stroll through to enjoy these older buildings.

Thank Conrad N
Reviewed 10 June 2017

I believe it is the most beautiful place in Hakodate which offers a uniquely delightful cityscape with foreign and Japanese culture. There are some small churches and old English buildings along the slopping streets. Although the churches are not magnificent as in European countries, they...More

Thank THH888
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