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Motomachi, Hakodate 040-0001, Hokkaido
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A great neighborhood for walking

This neighborhood in Hakodate is a wonderful place to walk. It gives you some great views of the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Rochester, Minnesota
A Must Stop

Very picturesque. Great views for the commerative photos. Reminiscent of San Francisco esp the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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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.
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good49%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
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Motomachi, Hakodate 040-0001, Hokkaido
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This neighborhood in Hakodate is a wonderful place to walk. It gives you some great views of the bay. There are many sites to visit such as the many churches and government buildings. The homes in the area are also very historical and quaint. Be...More

Thank Doc687
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very picturesque. Great views for the commerative photos. Reminiscent of San Francisco esp the gentle slope with the bay in the background. Take your time to walk the surrondings.

Thank lovebug163
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Oct 15 I am glad we stopped here and meander around this attractive neighborhood of churches, schools, homes, and shops. The autumn colors were just appearing and a wall of colorful leaves left us in awe. A lady was passing out vouchers for 10% off...More

Thank alohatripper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love cute houses, Japanese landscaping and tree lined streets then this is a must see. You don't need a guided tour. Yes, some of the streets are steep but if you take your time they are manageable for the reasonably mobile. With a...More

1  Thank Wanderering1
Reviewed 10 October 2017

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

1  Thank Dalip C
Reviewed 21 September 2017 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 21 September 2017 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 14 September 2017 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
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