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The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward

11-13 Motomachi, Hakodate 040-0054, Hokkaido
+81 138-22-1001
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Go for the view in front of the Old Public Hall

The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward commands a panoramic view of Hakodate Bay. Designated as an... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2018
berend
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San Diego, California
Vacation

Beautiful old building that has been rebuilt in and around 1914 after a fire destroyed it and over... read more

Reviewed April 18, 2018
Perry H
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San Diego, California
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11-13 Motomachi, Hakodate 040-0054, Hokkaido
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Reviewed May 15, 2018

The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward commands a panoramic view of Hakodate Bay. Designated as an important cultural property with magnificent main hall and rooms reserved for special guests and Imperial family. Place was rebuilt in 1914. We did not go inside, limited time.

Thank berend
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Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful old building that has been rebuilt in and around 1914 after a fire destroyed it and over 12,000 other buildings. Set up on the hill overlooking the harbor, you can just imagine what it would look like in the past with that great view....More

Thank Perry H
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Reviewed March 10, 2018

beautiful old building, it has been re-furbished however it may be time for another lick of paint. Still beautiful, and well worth a visit

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Reviewed February 21, 2018 via mobile

Popped by to take some photos. Place was not crowded but a handful of tourists can be seen. Did not enter the building

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Reviewed December 28, 2017

We paid money to go into the building. Nothing much in there. Not worth spending the money and time to go in. The structure inside were rather plain and simple. Better of taking photos from the outside.

Thank Eittus
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Reviewed September 28, 2017 via mobile

We did not enter into this building past the admission gate but really enjoyed seeing it from the outside. Admission is 500yen. It's in the very popular Motomachi area. The blue and yellow colours of the building make it very attractive and the structure is...More

Thank Claudetteth
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Reviewed September 17, 2017

The Old Public Hall was on the top of the city. You can have a very good city view and concept from the balcony of it. I suggest tourists should visit here with the Old British Consulate of Hakodate. Tickets with discount can be bought...More

Thank cmchou
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Reviewed August 12, 2017

While walking around Motomachi we passed by this historical building. Looks nice from outside. Well kept. Didn't go in as we didn't think it was worth paying. Spent like 10 minutes walking outside of it. The park in front of it was more interesting in...More

Thank poopshooter
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Reviewed August 10, 2017

When we walked along in this area, we liked this building the least. It's very touristy with many people just taking photos of it and at the time they sold tickets for concerts and meals. To me, it seemed quite tacky so we didn't look...More

Thank Christina F
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Reviewed July 30, 2017

Traditional old house, as it says. Quite a walk up. Must be beautiful when the flowers are in full bloom. Did not quite make it here at night - the view must be much better.

Thank Jeremy_C_MH
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