Sightseeing in Hakodate

I went sightseeing in Hakodate yesterday.
Hakodate is one of the first international trading ports in Japan. Then Western culture landed there. Cityscape that is blended the Japanese and Western Style created exotic atmosphere.

At first we had lunch at a famous curry restaurant. The curry was too hot for me. I ate it hastily drinking a lot of water.
And then we went to see around.

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This hand operation elevator is the oldest elevator in north of Japan.


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Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward


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The view from the terrace of Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward.


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Old British Consulate


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I bought this coaster at Old British Consulate. There were a lot of nice things at the souvenir shop.


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Russian Orthodox Church
There were many soft ice cream shops when we walked from Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward to there.

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The view from Russian Orthodox Church, I didn't go into the building though.


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Roman Catholic Church


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Hakodate Higashihongan-ji Temple Annex


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Hachiman-zaka slope
This slope is famous and you can see Hakodate bay.


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Waterfront Warehouses


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The first concrete electricity pole in Japan


We walked around many of those sites.
After that we went to Nanae to see the night view. The night view from Mt.Hakodate is one of world's three most beautiful ones, but we saw it from opposite site of mountain in Nanae. It was also very beautiful. I wanted to take the photo, but the battery was out.





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I like that British consulate. What a nice looking building. Hakodate gives me a feeling of Western town planning. Aren't most older Japanese towns (like Kyoto) designed so that enemies would get lost easily and couldn't find their way around? Hakodate seems the opposite.

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Hello, just visiting,

Thank you very much for your comment.
Yes, that British consulate was very nice and the inside of the building was nice, too. There was a cafe which served British style "afternoon tea" as well.
I haven't thought it, but maybe there is some reason in what you said.
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I'm married and we have a son. I live in Hokkaido, Japan.
I like handmade things and Ikebana(arranging flowers).
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