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Overview

In this tour, you are not just visiting the best tourist spots in Hakodate but EXPERIENCING some Japanese culture: visiting a popular shrine to learn about our religion, wearing a kimono (Japanese traditional clothes) and strolling around the city in the kimono, and then eating sukiyaki for dinner at a famous Japanese-style restaurant, in addition to visiting some of the best tourist spots.

Highlights

  •   Hakodate Morning Market
  •   Hakodate Hachimangu Shrine
  •   Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse
  •   Hakodate Rental Costume Kimono & Dress
  •   Motomachi District
  •   Mt. Hakodate
  •   Sukiyaki restaurant, Asari

Information

City Hokkaido
Meeting Point At your hotel in Hakodate
Ending Point At your hotel in Hakodate
Departure 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 8h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 8
Booking
8h
When?

People

284.80 USD

total price for up to 8 people

FREE cancelation 14 days prior

What to Expect

In this tour, you are not just visiting the best tourist spots in Hakodate but EXPERIENCING some Japanese cultures. Your tour includes the following:

①Hakodate Morning Market
This market started about 70 years ago, and there are about 250 shops in the market now. It's open from early in the morning till around two in the afternoon. They sell various kinds of things; not just fresh seafood but vegetables, fruit and dried seafood like squid and kelp. There are some seafood restaurants as well.

②Hakodate Hachimangu Shrine
This shrine stands in a quiet, bracing environment surrounded by the forest of Mt. Hakodate. The main hall, built about 100 years ago, is a building of formal construction, with an especially magnificent roof. Here you feel the atmosphere of the shrine, pray to God for good luck with your trip to Japan and good fortune in the future. You can even buy a good luck charm and a fortune slip here.

③Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse
The warehouse was built about 100 years ago and then renovated for shops and restaurants. The retro brick building holds stores that sell sweets, groceries, accessories, knick-knacks, etc. An electrical appliance store, LAOX, and a samurai goods store are popular, especially among foreign tourists.

④Hakodate Rental Costume Kimono & Dress
This shop rents out costumes from classic kimono and dresses to ninja outfits. The clerks help you dress. It takes about 10 minutes to get dressed. Then, you can go out and stroll around nearby wearing the costume of your choice.

⑤Motomachi District
Hakodate was one of the first ports in Japan to open its doors to foreign trade, some 150 years ago. Motomachi was the first area really to flourish back then, with a Western-influenced streetscape which remains to this day. Here you can stroll down the street in the district, where you can see some old churches such as the Russian Orthodox Church, the Roman Catholic Church and the Hakodate Episcopal Church that stand on the scenic slopes from where you can see a beautiful view of the Hakodate Port.

⑥Mt. Hakodate
The mountain is 334 meters high or about 1,000 feet high. It's said that its height and circumference are almost the same as those of Ayers Rock in Australia. Mt. Hakodate was an island about 5,000 years ago. Later the island was connected to the main land with a sandbar or tombolo. You can enjoy the panoramic view of the city from the mountain top.

⑦Sukiyaki restaurant, Asari
You finish your tour by eating sukiyaki (Japanese hot-pot, made with beef) at a famous 80-year-old sukiyaki restaurant, Asari. You can enjoy the cuisine in a cozy Japanese-style room.


What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

・transportation fee for your guide to and from Hakodate (10,000 yen)
・transportation fee for you and guide (about 1,000 yen/person)
・costume rental fee (3,000 yen/hour)
・ropeway fare (1,280 yen/person)
・sukiyaki dish (3,900 yen/person)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. I want to join this tour in Sapporo. Can I meet you there?

Yes, but you will be charged travel expenses for your guide from Hakodate to Sapporo. Round trip fare for JR trains is about 20,000 yen.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email
After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.
After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.
You’ll be able to see the guide’s e-mail address and phone number. You can contact your guide directly before the tour starts, and enjoy your tour on the day!
Please check the following link. https://triplelights.com/cancel
Yes, by using our secure online payment system, your payment information is encrypted and you are secured against fraud and unauthorized transaction. Your credit card or PayPal account will be charged upon booking. However, if the guide does not accept your booking, the amount will be credited back to the account from which the charge was drawn.
No, our prices are 100% booking fee free – meaning the price you see is the amount you pay.
It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day tour.
Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which guide you choose.
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Reviews

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Yvonne
5 months ago , ( Family ) , From: United States

“ Pleasant day with Yuki ”

We were glad to have Yuki as our private tour guide in Hakodate. He was very prompt, attentive and thoughtful in adjusting our itinerary. He showed us the beautiful sights by using public transportation.

Hiroyuki:
Hi Yvonne, I hope everything was all right with you and your family until you came back to the States. I really enjoyed being with you all as your family members were all nice. I'm very happy I could show you around Hakodate. If you have another chance to come to Hakodate, please let me know. I'll take you to some other attractive places in the outskirts of Hakodate. Yuki

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Paul
6 months ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Great tour! ”

The tour was well thought out and organized. Also, Yuki was flexible and able to make last minute changes to the tour based upon weather. We had a great time!

Hiroyuki:
Hi Paul, Thanks for your comments. I'm glad to hear you had a great time here in Hakodate. I enjoyed myself with you, seeing hot spring monkeys and eating sukiyaki. If you have another chance to come to Hakodate, please let me know. I'll take you to some other attractive places in the outskirts of Hakodate. Yuki

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Yin
7 months ago , ( Friends ) , From: Singapore

“ Hakodate trip ”

Yuki-san is knowledgeable and speaks prefect English.

Hiroyuki:
Hi, Angela Thanks for your comments. I really enjoyed showing you and Karen around Hakodate the other day. I hope you had a good time here, visiting several places and doing some shopping. If you have another chance to visit Hakodate, please let me know. I'll take you to some more attractive places downtown Hakodate you couldn't visit this time. I'd appreciate it if you would send me a picture of us together. Yuki

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