- Address: Soshato, Suehirocho, Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Time Required: 00:10 Mins
- Tags: Family And Kids, Tower
Dating back to 1939, the Soshato is one of the 6 switch towers that were used to manually switch the tracks of moving trolleys and to change the traffic signal for street cars as well. The 5.4-meter high tower is the oldest in the city and has a control room that is 1.9 meters in diameter.
Today, even though the small cylindrical structure has nothing much to see, it does relive the simpler times and is in quiet a juxtaposed ambience (right in the middle of urban Hakodate). However, if you like unique things, a visit here is apt for a quick photo!
How to Reach Soshato
- Bus stop: Jujigai Bus Stop Cross street (bus)
- Light Rail stop: Jujigai Station Cross street
- By taking a Street Car.
- By renting a Bike.
- On foot
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0.22% of people who visit Hakodate include Soshato in their plan
95% of people start their Soshato visit around 6 PM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Soshato
95% of people prefer to travel by train while visiting Soshato