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Place That Ainu People Lurks on Fishes Can Look over Tsugaru Channel -Cape Tachimachi in Hakodate-

June 25th, 2017

Cape Tachimachi (立待岬) is a beauty spot that tourists can look over the Pacific on cliffs in Hakodate and is at the foot of Mt. Hakodate (函館山). Tachimachi was called "Yokoushi (ヨコウシ)" by Ainu people and means "Place that Ainu people lurks on fishes" in Ainu language. I think they imperiled themselves lay their life on the line put their life before fishing, and maybe men of other days were very tough. Because the cliffs at about 30 m above sea level are steep, it was said to be a famous place for suicide in old days. The Cape Tachimachi often seems to be used as a shooting place for suspense dramas. There are monuments inscribed with a poem of Mr. Hiroshi Yosano (与謝野寛) and Mrs. Akiko Yosano (与謝野晶子) on the same sitem, and graves of Takuboku Ishikawa family (石川啄木一族) is near. A trail to Mt. Hakodate is built around Cape Tachimachi, too. Open 06:00 to 20:00. It closes in a winter season, December to March. Admission free. A parking fee is free of charge.

Cape Tachimachi
Hakodate Cape Tachimachi
Park on Precipitous Cliffs
Hakodate Cape Tachimachi
Tachimachi-misaki Park
Hakodate Cape Tachimachi
Tsugaru Channel
Hakodate Cape Tachimachi
View from Cape Tachimachi
Hakodate Cape Tachimachi
Monument Inscribed with Poem of Hiroshi Yosano and Akiko Yosano
Hakodate Cape Tachimachi

Atmosphere of Cape Tachimachi Can Be Watched on Youtube


Movie of Cape Tachimachi

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (20 cars)
Business hours 06:00-20:00
Regular closing day From December to March
Telephone number +81-138-21-3323
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 951 296 147*13


Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Cape Tachimachi.

Yachigashira Guest House(谷地頭ゲストハウス)
Hakodate Guest House Apple(函館ゲストハウスApple)
Ikenohata Onsen Ryokan(池の端温泉旅館) Only Tel:+81-138-22-3877

A page of Hakodate is here




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