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Old British Consulate of Hakodate

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Interesting Hakodate history

On a recent cruise to Hakodate we did a walking tour of this part of the city. There are quite a... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Powell River, Canada
Very British!

We didn't make time for tea, served inside. There's a gift shop chock full of British stuff as... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2018
Denver, Colorado
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33-14 Motomachi, Hakodate 040-0054, Hokkaido
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting exhibition spread throughout the building that covers the history of Britains involvement in Hakodate. Building also contains a British style tea room and gift shop.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We went up Motoi-zaka about two hundred meters to reach the former British Consulate. This building built in 1913 served as the British Consulate until it was closed in 1934. It was later acquired by Hakodate City and became a premise of Hakodate City Hospital...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank tomizuta1953
Reviewed 28 August 2018

After the opening of Japan, the Union Jack flew over British interests in Hakodate from 1879 until 1934, when most consulates closed in Hakodate as Japanese militarism increased. This building served as the consulate from 1913 until 1934. After the consulate closed, the building was...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank JohnD209
Reviewed 23 July 2018

On a recent cruise to Hakodate we did a walking tour of this part of the city. There are quite a few interesting old buildings which help to appreciate the history of the city. Be sure to include the others when you visit. They are...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank STAN49_12
Reviewed 26 June 2018

We didn't make time for tea, served inside. There's a gift shop chock full of British stuff as well. Take time to walk around the entire building, too, because the gardens and building are photogenic.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Geoviki
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Stopped in the tea house for some hot earl grey and stayed for the museum tour. Recommend the Victorian tea service - great assortment of snacks and cakes makes for a perfect tea time setup. Museum (self paced tour) is a cheap and easy to...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank chrisaQ240QT
Reviewed 15 September 2017

The old British consulate has a very beautiful garden. However the most amazing things are inside the building. From the building, tourists can see the old day life. Besides, the biggest carpet in the building also shows you the view point of old day business...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank cmchou
Reviewed 11 August 2017

I enjoyed the look of the old British Consulate as it looks pretty from the outside and also inside. We spent some time in the British gift shop which had quite a good range and also saw the tea room, which looks authentic. However, we...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Christina F
Reviewed 2 July 2017

This was a nice small museum of the former British Consulate. You can walk around the building and its garden for free, and you have to pay to view inside the building. However, the gift shop and the tea shop you can go in for...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank terramurie
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

The Consulate building and its contents provide a good insight into the life of the British Consul and his family in mid 19th Century Hakodate. It contains a number of interesting colonial documents, furniture and other artifacts. It also contains a pleasant tea room cafe....More

Date of experience: May 2017
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