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  • 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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  • Soshato Address: Soshato, Suehirocho, Hakodate, Hokkaido, Japan
  • Soshato Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Soshato(preferred time): 09:00 am - 09:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Soshato: 00:10 Mins
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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

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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