Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Hakodate, Hokkaido (Autumn 2017) - Part 2

This is the second part to exploring Hakodate.

This second day started relatively early as I made a trip to the Hakodate Morning Market for some fresh seafood.

Hakodate Morning Market:
Address: JR Hakodate Station, Hakodate, Hokkaido Tel:+81 120-858-313

The morning market is located just a minute walk away from the JR Hakodate Station. This is a more "touristy" place and is filled with tourist. This place here is filled with the freshest seafood. They offer a great variety of seafood that you'll be able to see and buy here. There's also restaurants here where you'd be able to eat in as well. Be sure to try their seafood and melons here!!

Hakodate Morning Market Square
Hakodate Morning Market
The cute little squids on their sewage cover

Some food:

Their honeydew melon here is very nice!
If one entire honeydew is too big, you can consider getting this at 300 Yen!

Some shopping?
Address: 〒041-0812 北海道函館市昭和1丁目29−8 函館 昭和 タウン プラザ 内
Tel: 0138-62-2737
Right here, in Showa, there's a big Uniqlo, GU (a shop that sells fashion items just like Uniqlo), a gigiantic drug store, book store, Best Denki, supermarket and sports shop! It's not very far from Goryokaku. There's so many so many things here. Just along the stretch, in walking distance you'll be able to find more shops. 

Goryokaku Park/Tower:
Address: 43-9 Goryokakucho, Hakodate 040-0001, Hokkaido. Tel: +81 138-51-4785
Unfortunately, the time when we reach Goryokaku, the sun has set and there goes my good view and all the things I'd be able to see here at Goryokaku. Goryokaku is star-shaped western style citadel,  built in the 17th century to serve as the defense for Hakodate. There's a shop located at the first floor of Goryokaku Tower which sells some local souvenirs like Shiroi Koibito and more.

Goryokaku Tower
Former Magistrate Office

Afterwhich, we've proceeded to Yunokawa, where there is a huge number of onsen (hotsprings) there. And after a day, it's time for some dinner and I've decided that a BBQ dinner would be good.

There's a good number of hot springs in Japan and Yunokawa, Hakodate is one of the most famous place in Japan for their hotspring resorts. There's a number of inns and hotels with hotspring around Yunokawa vicinity. You'd be able to stay in the inns/hotels or pay a small fee to enjoy their onsen facility.

More details about the different inns and hotel can be found here.

Yunokawa Hot Spring Foot Bath:
Address: 1-16-5 Yunokawa-cho, Hakodate
If you're not a fan of soaking your whole body into the hot spring, there is another hot spring foot bath called Yumeguributai, which is situated at a minute away from Yunokawa Onsen Tram Stop. Not to worry, this is free-of-charge. Having to soak your tired legs into the foot bath in a cool weather... Nothing beats the feeling of it!!

Yunokawa Hot Spring Foot Bath


  1. Nice pics and the foods looks yummy.

    1. Hi mm,

      Thank you! Do drop by for more! I'll soon be writing about my visit to other places in Japan.

  2. sleepydevil,

    The person sitting opposite you at the BBQ dinner guy or girl?

    I am a betting man.

    I say it's a girl.

    No rice ;)

    She scared fat.


  3. Hi Sleepydevil,

    Omg, looking at your pictures, I miss the sweet honeydew, the king crabs, the food and hotspring! Can't wait to go back :)

    1. Hi Jes,

      Thanks for dropping by my small little blog :) Indeed the melons and king crab are really really tasty! I'll soon be writing about my Tokyo trip, now this is more "toursity" haha! - I should have started writing about it last week, but was a little caught up! Snow has started to pile up in Hokkaido now!

      I really can't help much to agree that traveling is one of the best thing, coupled with self-exploration and DIY self drive. All this in the equation will equates to the most memorable experience one can ever forge out! *virtual high-5!*

      Btw, I've linked your blog to mine :)