Hakodate Tourism

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Hakodate (函館市 Hakodate-shi) is a city and port located in Oshima Subprefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. It is the capital city of Oshima Subprefecture. As of July 31, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 279,851 with 143,221 households and a population density of 412.83 persons per km2 (1,069.2 persons per sq. mi.). The total area is 677.77 km2 (261.69 sq mi). The city is now the third biggest in Hokkaido after Sapporo and Asahikawa.


A place in Japan, Hakodate is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. When planning a trip to Hakodate, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Misawa. Attractions in Misawa include Odori Park, Sapporo Underground Pedestrian Space, Clock Tower. Also, to reach Hakodate, you'll have to take a flight to Misawa; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. A holiday in Hakodate can generally be of 1-2 days.

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