Bay Hakodate

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caroltay2018
Singapore, Singapore404 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Lovely place, old buildings converted into shopping mall, good range of souvenirs, nice food outlets and of course the boats and cruise along the water...
Written 20 October 2019
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jim m
Holymoorside, UK1,203 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
For me this is the interesting part of this area. Here there are shops but there are also boats to see - including moored squid boats. There are also a series of small sculptures including some cats that are well stroked.
Written 30 September 2019
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simondanielhardw2016
Mittagong, Australia16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
Plenty of maritime activity, ferries, cruise boats, naval vessels, coast guard, squid boats, etc. Nice to walk around but I suspect very cold and windy in winter. There are harbour cruises available, the day time one relatively short aalong the dock area but there is an evening dinner cruise that goes along some wild coast line below Mount Hakodate.
Written 7 July 2019
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Murphy C
201 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Family
We were there on the 11th and 12th December 2017.

Bay Hakodate is one of buildings that we love to visit. Hakodate Milk Kobo has a small shop outside the building selling milk ice-cream & other delicious desserts. Unfortunately it was not opened during winter. We visited its farm in Niseko instead. Petite Merveille has the best cheesecake and milk pudding in Hakodate. It has much better texture than Pastry Snaffle's located in next building. Don’t forget to visit the Music Box Museum. It is linked by a small bridge on the 2nd floor. We love this place because they sold most music boxes made in Japan. You can select the glass/non-glass display you like and then customize it with the music tune/box you like. The operating hours at that time was 10:00 - 7:00pm.
Written 12 April 2018
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Travelove58
11,313 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
In the bay area stands rows & rows of historic Kanemori Red Brickhouses (old warehouses), which are now turned into shops selling souvenirs/accessories & dining.

Along the Redhouses stands the expansive vista of the beautiful Hakodate port/harbour. Stroll along this breezy outdoor panorama.

Many fishing boats lined along the bay & danced gracefully with the constant waves. After all, Hakodate is a fishing port, located just near the ocean south of Hokkaido.

The most amazing, freshest & largest size seafood can be found in Hakodate morning market. Some bigger vessels can be seen in the distance too.

But what really makes this harbour so unique are the many beautiful White Seagulls.

Flying above gracefully & all over, their presence & familiar continuous squawking screams gives one a sense of being near the "ocean." Some flew so near that you can just admire this natural beauty close.

Standing at the port edges watching the seagulls- the feeling is so nice, so relaxing, just indescribable. Really, how often do one get a chance to be so close to seagulls?

From the bay area, you can walk to the beautiful Motomachi area.

Don't miss this place.
Written 13 July 2017
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