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[Bay Area in Hakodate] Walking and Shopping Can Be Enjoyed around Kanamori Red Brick Warehouses

June 26th, 2017

Bay Area

Bay Area (ベイエリア) facing Gulf of Hakodate (函館湾) is a waterfront between Hakodate Station and Motomachi Area (元町) in the south part of Hakodate city, and Jujigai Stop (十字街駅) of Hakodate Streetcar is relatively close to here. There are boarding points for Gulf of Hakodate Cruise, and tourist facilities such as Kanamori Red Brick Warehouse (金森赤レンガ倉庫) are built, and it is famous for shopping. Lucky Pierrot (ラッキーピエロ), one of the most popular restaurants, and Hasegawa Store (ハセガワストア) that is famous for Yakitori-bento (やきとり弁当) open a business, too. A lots of tourists come to enjoy shopping or dishes. In addition, walking around the Bay Area is popular, and it is given one star by Michelin Green Guide Japan. A famous route is from La Vista Hakodate Bay (ラビスタ函館ベイ) to Green Island (緑の島). Red brick buildings, pavements with stone, Shichizai Bridge (七財橋) made from stone and a view of the sea make visitors feel a typical Hakodate of historical atmosphere.

Bay Area
Bay Area
Boarding Point for Pleasure Boat
Bay Area in Hakodate
Pleasure Boat
Bay Area in Hakodate
Lucky Pierrot
Bay Area in Hakodate
Hasegawa Store
Bay Area in Hakodate

The Bay Area has some tourist attractions and tourist facilities as well as Kanamori Red Brick Warehouses. Hakodate Nishi-Hatoba Market (函館西波止場), Hakodate Seafood Market Nishihato (はこだて海鮮市場), Hakodate Meiji-kan (はこだて明治館), Hakodate Takadaya Kahei Museum (箱舘高田屋嘉兵衛資料館), Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples (北方民族資料館), Hakodate City Museum Of Literature (函館市文学館), Saburo Kitajima Memorial Hall (北島三郎記念館), Existing Oldest Telegraph Pole in Japan (現存する日本最古の電柱), Former Landing Pier (旧桟橋), Monument to commemorate Jo Niijima's Going Abroad (新島襄 海外渡航) are famous in particular. It takes about 15-20 minutes from Hakodate Station to the Bay Area on foot. Around here is close to Motomachi and the Hakodate Station, so this location is convenient for sightseeing around the Motomachi.

Hakodate Nishi-Hatoba Market
Bay Area in Hakodate
Look of Hakodate Nishi-Hatoba Market
Bay Area in Hakodate
Waterfront
Bay Area in Hakodate
Kanamori Red Brick Warehouses
Bay Area in Hakodate
Hakodate Meiji-kan
Bay Area in Hakodate
Hakodate Takadaya Kahei Museum
Bay Area in Hakodate
Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples
Bay Area in Hakodate
Hakodate City Museum Of Literature
Bay Area in Hakodate
Existing Oldest Telegraph Pole in Japan
Bay Area in Hakodate

In the early evening, Kanamori Red Brick Warehouses are lit up, and it has a romantic atmosphere. In a winter, the Bay Area is decorated with illuminations, and visitors can enjoy snow and historical buildings with a fantastic atmosphere. As for events, Hakodate Christmas Fantasy (はこだてクリスマスファンタジー) is held from December 1 to December 25, and Hakodate Offshore Winter Fireworks Display (函館海上冬花火) is held between 3days in early January. By the way, Express Hakodate-go (高速はこだて号) and Hakodate Limited Express New Star-go (函館特急ニュースター号), express buses, run between Sapporo and the Hakodate. Unfortunately, the express bus does not run between New Chitose Airport and the Hakodate.

Bay Hakodate Is Light up
Bay Area in Hakodate

Movie of Bay Area

Illumination
Bay Area in Hakodate
Hakodate Christmas Fantasy
Bay Area in Hakodate

List of Highway Bus

Refer to following a company for the highway bus service between the Hakodate and the Sapporo.

Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Hakodate
Rakuten
Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Hakodate to Sapporo
Rakuten
Hokkaido Bus(北海道バス) From Sapporo to Hakodate
Hokkaido Bus(北海道バス) From Hakodate to Sapporo

Motomachi Park

Motomachi Park (元町公園) is a park at the foot of Mt. Hakodate (函館山) located in the south part of Hakodate city, and is built on the hillside with a fine view. Suehiro-cho Stop (末広町駅) of Hakodate Streetcar is relatively close to the park. Hakodate Magistrate Office (箱館奉行所) and Hokkaido Development Commission (開拓使) used to be built here. The Motomachi Park is well-known as a place naming after the name of the Hakodate, and Mr. Masamichi Kono (河野政通), a vassal of Mr. Masasue Ando (安東政季), built Usukeshi-Kono-kan (宇須岸河野館), a small fort, around here in 1454, and the shape of the building was like a box, so around the land was called "Hako-date". * The box means "Hako (箱)" and the building means "Yakata (館)" in Japanese, and the Yakata has some different readings such as the Yakata, the Kan, Tachi and Tate, so "Date" is a voiced sound. Edo Shogunate decided to open Hakodate Port together with Shimoda Port (下田港) in 1854, then the Hakodate energize exchanged with other countries. In the later Edo period, around here turned into area under direct control of the shogun, and it used to be the political and diplomatic center of the Hokkaido. It is said that here is closely related to history of the Hokkaido. Admission free. There are Motoi-zaka slope (基坂), Motomachi Religion Area (元町宗教エリア), Former Public Hall of Hakodate Ward (旧函館区公会堂), Former British Consulate (旧イギリス領事館) and Former Soma Residence (旧相馬邸) around the Motomachi Park, too. Article is here

Motomachi Park
Motomachi Park in Hakodate

Lucky Pierrot

Lucky Pierrot (ラッキーピエロ) is a popular fast food restaurant in Hakodate city and was founded in 1987. An illustration of a big clown is famous. As for this strange name, a president had been liked circuses since childhood, and he wanted to make so exciting restaurant. Speaking of the circus, a pierrot (clown) was indispensable for it. * The clown is generally called pierrot in Japan. Because he felt a sad impression to the pierrot, "lucky" was added before the pierrot. It is an origin of this interesting name. Article is here

Most Popular Combo
Bay Area in Hakodate

Hasegawa Store

Hasegawa Store (ハセガワストア) is a convenience store chain in Hakodate city and is nicknamed "Hasesuto (ハセスト)" and is famous for selling Yakitori-bento (やきとり弁当). It was founded in 1958 and tied up with seicomart (the biggest convenience store chains in Hokkaido) in 2004. By the way, there are convenience store chains called Taiei (タイエー) in Nemuro and is group businesses of Hasegawa store. They sell the Yakitori-bento, too. * I ate it in old days in Nemuro city. Article is here

Yakitori-Bento from Top
Bay Area in Hakodate

HAKODATE

Hakodate (函館) that about 260,000 people live is the 3rd largest port city in Hokkaido, and is a regional hub city of the Southern Hokkaido area. The Hakodate became incorporated with Toi town (戸井), Esan town (恵山), Todohokke village (椴法華) and Minami-kayabe town (南茅部) in 2004, and most of Kameda Peninsula (亀田半島) has changed to the Hakodate. It is one of most popular tourist cities in the Hokkaido, and about 5 million people visit here. The downtown of the Hakodate from Mt. Hakodate toward former Goryokaku fort is developed on a large sandbar between the seas, and a unique seashore landscape is very popular. Although a lot of tourists think the center town of the Hakodate is around Hakodate Station and the Mt. Hakodate, it is around Hakodate Streetcar Goryokaku Koen-mae Stop (函館市電五稜郭公園前駅). The Hakodate is also well-known as a city with a lot of slopes, and there are 19 slopes with its name such as Hachiman-zaka slope (八幡坂), Daisan-zaka slope (大三坂) and Motoi-zaka slope (基坂), so around the Mt. Hakodate has a lot of slope lands, and the Hakodate has a lot of narrow roads. As for a climate, the Hakodate is wamer than other cities in the Hokkaido because it is located of the Southern Hokkaido, and it does not snow hard. Article is here

View from Mt. Hakodate
Hakodate

Kanamori Red Brick Warehouses

The Kanamori Red Brick Warehouses were built to storage supplies of the port by Mr. Kumashiro Watanabe (渡邉熊四郎), one of the 4 Hakodate Greatest Peoples, in late 1800. A beer hall used to open a business in 1898, and it was an origin of Hakodate Beer Hall (函館ビヤホール). The port functions were not required by varying means of transportation, and red brick warehouses finished an original role, and have been designed as "traditional buildings". Kanamori Hall (金森ホール), Kanamori-Yobutsukan (金森洋物館), History Plaza (函館ヒストリープラザ) and Bay Hakodate (BAYはこだて) are open to the public at present. Cafes, the beer hall and souvenir shops are opened for sightseeing.

Kanamori Red Brick Warehouses
Bay Area in Hakodate
Shichizai Bridge and Kanamori Red Brick Warehouse
Bay Area in Hakodate
Look of Kanamori Red Brick Warehouse History Plaza
Bay Area in Hakodate
Look of Kanamori Red Brick Warehouse History Plaza
Bay Area in Hakodate
Kanamori Red Brick Warehouse Kanamori-Yobutsukan
Bay Area in Hakodate
Look of Kanamori Red Brick Warehouse Kanamori-Yobutsukan
Bay Area in Hakodate
Look of Kanamori Red Brick Warehouse Kanamori-Yobutsukan
Bay Area in Hakodate

The Bay Hakodate has a canal, and the Shichizai Bridge cross the canal. Although the old bridge is narrow, cars run on the bridge. That is a popular shooting spot, and the red brick warehouses with Mt. Hakodate or the red brick warehouses with the pavements with stone can be photographed. Watch out for the cars!

Shichizai Bridge
Bay Area in Hakodate
BAY Hakodate
Bay Area in Hakodate
View from Shichizai Bridge
Bay Area in Hakodate
Shichizai Bridge
Bay Area in Hakodate
BAY Hakodate
Bay Area in Hakodate
Look of BAY Hakodate
Bay Area in Hakodate
Bell of Fortune
Bay Area in Hakodate
BAY Hakodate
Bay Area in Hakodate
Statue of Girl with Red Shoes
Bay Area in Hakodate
Hakodate Christmas Fantasy
Bay Area in Hakodate

Atmosphere of Kanamori Red Brick Warehouse Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Kanamori Red Brick Warehouse

List of Events

The Hakodate Christmas Fantasy and the Hakodate Offshore Winter Fireworks Display are held.

Movie of Hakodate Christmas Fantasy

Movie of Hakodate Offshore Winter Fireworks Display

List of Activities

Some activities are held in the Bay Area. Refer to following websites for the activities. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

Bay Cruise

Movie of Bay Cruise

Hakodate Bay Cruise Blue Moon(観光遊覧船ブルームーン)
ASOVIEW
Kanamori Bay Cruise(金森ベイクルーズ)
ASOVIEW
Jalan

Rental Costume Kimono and Dress

Movie of Rental Costume Kimono and Dress

Hakodate Rental Costume Kimono and Dress(函館和洋モダン貸衣裳館)

Rickshaw

Movie of Rickshaw

Ebisuya(えびす屋)

Experiences of Making

Movie of 710CANDLE

710CANDLE(710CANDLE)
ASOVIEW
Ikuta Glass House(生田ガラス館)
Motomachi Glass Studio(元町ガラス工房)
ASOVIEW

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the downtown of the Hakodate. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

広告

South Part of Hakodate Downtown

Hotel Hakodateyama(ホテル函館山)
Yachigashira Guest House(谷地頭ゲストハウス)
Booking
Rakuten
Hakodate Guest House Apple(函館ゲストハウスApple)
Hotel Hachimanzaka(ホテル八幡坂)
HP
Winning Hotel(ウイニングホテル)
Pension Jokura(ペンション じょう蔵)
Jalan
Share House Miyabi(シェアハウス みやび)
HP
Jalan
Hakodate Perry House(函館ペリーハウス)
Hakodate Motomachi Hotel(函館元町ホテル)
HAKODATE HOTEL SeaBorne(HAKODATE HOTEL シーボーン)
Hotel Chocolat(ホテルショコラ函館)
La Jolie Motomachi(ラ・ジョリー元町)
LA VISTA Hakodate Bay(ラビスタ函館ベイ)
Villa Concordia Resort&Spa(ヴィラコンコルディア)
Guest House Annabel(ゲストハウス アナベル)
HP
Jalan
Hakodate Motomachi Hotel(函館元町ホテル)
B&B Pension Hakodate-mura(B&B ペンション はこだて村)
Jalan
Hakodate Kokusai Hotel(函館国際ホテル)
Hakodate Classic Hotels(函館クラシックホテルズ)
Guesthouse TAKADA(ゲストハウス タカダ)
HP
Jalan
Rakuten
House Yamada(ハウス ヤマダ)
HP
Rakuten
Homestay Plus Hakodate(ホームステイ プラス 函館)
Jalan
Rakuten
Guesthouse Hakodate Bay(ゲストハウスはこだてベイ)
HP
Jalan
HOTEL&SPA CENTURY MARINA HAKODATE(センチュリーマリーナ函館)
Hakodate Danshaku Club Hotel & Resorts(HAKODATE 男爵倶楽部 HOTEL&RESORTS)
APA Hotel Hakodate Ekimae(アパホテル函館駅前)
Henmi Ryokan(辺見旅館)
Hotel Heart Inn(ホテルハートイン)
Hotel Hakodate Royal(ホテル函館ロイヤル)
Hotel Paco Hakodate(天然温泉 ホテルパコ函館)
Super Hotel Hakodate(スーパーホテル函館)
Hotel Suncity Hakodate(ホテルサンシティー函館)
A-GATE Hotel Hakodate(A‐GATE HOTEL)
Hotel Promote Hakodate(ホテルプロモート函館)
Comfort Hotel Hakodate(コンフォートホテル函館)
Hotel New Ohte(ホテルニューオーテ)
Four Points by Sheraton Hakodate(フォーポイントバイシェラトン函館)
Smile Hotel Hakodate(スマイルホテル函館)
Hotel Tetora Hakodate Ekimae(ホテルテトラ函館駅前)
Oyado Aozora(おやど青空)
Jalan
Rakuten
Hotel Sharoum Inn 2(ホテルシャローム・イン2)
Hotel All In Stay Hakodate(ホテルオールインステイ函館)
HP
Capsule Hotel Hakodate(カプセルホテル函館)
Hakodate Park Hotel(函館パークホテル)
Seaside Hotel Kamome(シーサイドホテルかもめ)
Condominium Panoramique Motomachi(コンドミニアム パノラミック元町)
HP
Hotel Resol Hakodate(ホテルリソル函館)
Condominium Stella Site(コンドミニアム ステラサイト)
HP
Route Inn Grantia Hakodate Ekimae(ルートイングランティア函館駅前)
Seoul Garden(ホテル ソウルガーデン)
HP
Pension Puppy Tail(ペンション パピィーテール)
Toyoko Inn Hakodate Ekimae Daimon(東横イン函館駅前大門)
Booking
Toyoko Inn Hakodate Ekimae Asaichi(東横イン函館駅前朝市)
Booking
Hotel Ekimae(ホテル駅前)
Booking
Pension Haikarakan(ペンション はいから館)
Booking
Rakuten
Pension Country Born(ペンション カントリーボーン)
Booking
SMALL TOWN HOSTEL Hakodate(スモールタウン ホステル 函館)
Booking
Pension Yumekukan(ペンション 夢空館)
Booking
THE SHARE HOTELS HakoBA Hakodate(ザ・シェアホテルズ HakoBA 函館)
Booking
Family Lodge Hatagoya Hakodate Branch(ファミリーロッジ旅籠屋・函館店)
Booking
Hotel Kikuya(ホテル キクヤ)
Booking
Jalan
Minshuku Ryokan Nagashima(民宿旅館 長島)
Booking
Jalan
Minshuku Sumitomo(民宿 住友)
Booking
Jalan
Minshuku Fukufuku(民宿 福ふく)
HP
Booking
Jalan
Lime Light(ライム・ライト)
Booking
Jalan
Pension Omotesando(ペンション表参道)
HP
Booking
Minshuku Funami(民宿 フナミ)
HP
Booking
Jalan

North Part of Hakodate Downtown

Hakodate Rich Hotel Goryokaku(函館リッチホテル五稜郭)
Dormy Inn Express Hakodate Goryokaku(ドーミーインEXPRESS函館五稜郭)
Route Inn Grantia Hakodate Goryokaku(ルートイングランティア函館五稜郭)
Annex Hotel Tetora(アネックス ホテルテトラ)
Corpo Marika A(コーポ マリーカA)
HP
Jalan
Rakuten
Hakodate Guest House(函館ゲストハウス)
HP
Jalan
Old Style Hotel Hakodate Goryokaku(オールドスタイルホテル 函館五稜郭)
HP
Guest House Hakodate Sazan(ゲストハウス函館サザン)
Jalan
Rakuten
Hotel Hokke Club Hakodate(ホテル法華クラブ 函館)
Goryokaku Guest House Cocoa(五稜郭ゲストハウスココア)
HP
Jalan
Rakuten
Guesthouse OHANA(ゲストハウスオハナ)
HP
Jalan
Rakuten
Business Hotel Auclo(ビジネス ホテル オークロ)
HP
Jalan
Business Ryokan Kirara(ビジネス旅館 きらら)
Booking
Business Hotel Kitaguni(ビジネスホテル きたぐに)
Booking
Hotel Lalaport Hakodate(ホテルららぽーと函館)
Booking
Fellow House(フェローハウス)
Booking
Rakuten
HOTEL MYSTAYS Hakodate Goryokaku(ホテルマイステイズ函館五稜郭)
Business HotelSharoum Inn Head Office(ビジネスホテル シャロームイン本店)
HP
Booking
Hotel Tetora(ホテル テトラ)
Booking
Hotel S-Pal(ホテル エスパル)
Booking
Jalan
Business Hotel Yoshizumi(ビジネスホテル よしずみ)
Booking
Jalan
Dormitory Silsil(ドミトリー シルシル)
Booking

East Part of Hakodate Downtown

Ryokan Ichinomatsu(旅館一乃松)
Booking
Yumoto Isaribikan(湯元漁火館)
Booking
Hotel Amamiyakan(ホテル雨宮館)
Booking
Imagine Hotel and Resort Hakodate(イマジン ホテル&リゾート函館)
Emi Hakodateya(笑函館屋)
Hotel Kahantei(ホテル河畔亭)
Hotel Kamomekan(ホテルかもめ館)
KKR Hakodate(KKRはこだて)
Booking
Shinmatsu(新松)
Rakuten
Daikokuya Ryokan(大黒屋旅館)
Yumoto Takubokutei(湯元 啄木亭)
HAKODATE Umi-no-Kaze(HAKODATE 海峡の風)
Boro NOGUCHI Hakodate(望楼 NOGUCHI函館)
Chikuba Shinyotei(竹葉新葉亭)
Hanabishi Hotel(花びしホテル)
Hotel Banso(ホテル万惣)
Hotel Yunokawa(ホテル湯の川)
Yunokawa Kanko Hotel Shoen(湯の川観光ホテル 祥苑)
Booking
Yunokawa Prince Hotel Nagisatei(湯の川プリンスホテル 渚亭)
Yunohama Hotel(湯の浜ホテル)
Kappou Ryokan Wakamatsu(割烹旅館 若松)
Hotel Tetra Yunokawa Onsen(ホテルテトラ湯の川温泉)
Booking
Credo Hotel Hakodate(クレドホテル函館)
Tune Hakodate Hostel & MusicBal(チューン函館ホステル&ミュージックバル)
La Cachette(ラカシェット)
Jalan
Seaside Inn Yamani(シーサイド イン ヤマニ)
Booking
Hotel Ryokuen-dori(ホテル緑園通)
Booking
Rakuten
Minshuku Seaside Kanabori(民宿シーサイド金堀)
HP
Booking
Jalan
Booking.com

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