Navigate around the most photogenic spots in Hakodate
Situated at the Hokkaido island's southern tip, Hakodate is a popular tourist destination in Japan that is steeped in history and maritime culture. For a fun day trip in this city, visitors should not miss out the following photogenic spots. The first place to visit is Onuma Park, a quasi national park located twenty kilometers north of Hakodate that is best known for its picturesque, island dotted lakes and majestic volcano, Mount Komagatake. The park can be enjoyed entirely on foot with nice walking paths throughout the lakes' peninsulas and islands. Coming to the city center, you can spend time in the Motomachi District, a former residential area of foreign traders with foreign looking buildings, or the Bay Area with remarkable Red Brick Warehouses recently redeveloped into an atmospheric shopping complex. The last site should be added to your itinerary is Goryokaku Park, a spacious park surrounding Japan’s first Western-style fortress in the shape of a star with a large moat system and thousands of cheery trees. For a bird’s eye view of the beautiful park, you can visit the observation deck at the top of the 107-meter tall Goryokaku Tower nearby.