Hakodate Photo blog: Where to stay (Hotel Paco Hakodate) and What to do (Catholic Church, Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, Fort Goryokaku, Mount Hakodate, Hakodate Morning Market Square)

Hakodate was our last destination on our “road trip” before we head back to Sapporo.

Where to stay: Hotel Paco Hakodate

Hotel Paco Hakodate wasn’t the “best” hotel where we stayed but it was definitely the biggest among the 4 hotels.


they also have an onsen! I wasn’t able to go because I was working that night
the toilet had a separate place from the shower!


Here were the activities that we did in Hakodate!

Catholic Church

This wasn’t part of the itinerary but after the tour guide realized that all of us were Catholics, he decided to take us to a Catholic Church in Hakodate.


the Church was small but so peaceful


ps. there is an ice cream shop just accross the Church and it was the best ice cream I had during our whole trip!


Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse

Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse is actually huge but we only had the chance to explore a small area. We were dropped off at the store where they sold glass products, music boxes, stuff toy bears. It was close to a supermarket/a small “wet” market where you can have oysters and scallops grilled!


my mom calls us Monchhichi! I also have a doll in my room


fresh oysters! it was sooooooooooo gooooooooooodddd
and the scallops as wellllllllllll


Fort Goryokaku

According to our tour guide, this place was where the “Last Battle” took place. It was a war against samurai swords and guns.


Near Fort Goryokaku is a famous burger place in Hakodate. According to our tour guide, Hakodate is known for it’s seafood and burgers!

After exploring Fort Goryokaku, we decided to head over to the “best burger” place in town! Sadly due to time constraints, we weren’t able to order a burger but my dad’s friends were kind enough to share their order with us. After having a bite, I have to agree that it had the right to claim the “best burger” slogan!


Mount Hakodate


lol tourist shot


Hakodate Morning Market Square

Must try in Hakodate Morning Market Square – strawberry shavings!!!


Eat : 海光房

We had our lunch here during our first day in Hakodate and it was later revealed  to us by our tour guide that the restaurant was actually a part of the Morning Market.

Our tour guide also told us that this restaurant was quite expensive so everyone was just given a piece of gindara and rice. Everyone was still hungry after our lunch time 😭😂. We were supposed to order some more food but it was too late since we didn’t have time anymore. We weren’t notified earlier that we would only have a piece of gindara for lunch.


Eat :大門店

There weren’t any restaurants near Hotel Paco Hakodate so we just walked until we found a restaurant. I would like to apologize for not taking down the directions or how the outisde of the restaurant looked like because we were so tired and hungry.

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My suggestion is that if you don’t want to have a hard time finding a place to have dinner in Hakodate, ask the agency who will handle your tour to include dinner at Hakodate in your itinerary.

manholes in Hakodate!


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