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The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward

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Although close, the views and sites around this place is still worth it

Although it's closed for upkeep due to earthquake, this area is still very much the place to go to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Following the earthquake on September 6th, 2018, they have announced that the public hall will be closed for three years

The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward is situated further up from Motomachi Park. This American... read more

Reviewed October 17, 2018
Funabashi, Japan
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All reviews beautiful building enter the building second floor hill overlooking imperial family crown prince nice view two story interesting history british consulate meiji era concert costumes architecture emperor ballroom earthquake
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although it's closed for upkeep due to earthquake, this area is still very much the place to go to with its surrounding areas full of history and beautiful sites to walk around such as the old British Consulate, park, etc.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BenL878
Reviewed October 17, 2018

The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward is situated further up from Motomachi Park. This American colonial style two story building was constructed in 1910 after the former public hall was lost in the great fire of 1907. There’s a good English brochure available on...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank tomizuta1953
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

This is a must impressive property sat regally on the hill overlooking Hakodate above the large garden / park. They charge a small fee to enter and you have to wear the little slippers but it is a stunning g example of the earlier architecture...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank ScambusterSZ
Reviewed August 28, 2018

This is one of my favorite buildings in Hakodate’s Momochi area because of its architecture, yellow color, large wooden floors, and the view of the city from its balconies. If you are into old buildings, this is one of the best in the city. Construction...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank JohnD209
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Amazing view from the TOP. Buy the ticket that covers 3 other museums nearby. Takes 30mins MAx to see the whole place

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

Nice views from balcony, and I got some interesting shots of a couple of women who'd paid to dress up in Victorian fashion (available in one of the rooms for an extra fee). Some of the rooms have original furnishings from the era of early...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Geoviki
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.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank berend
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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Perry H
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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank sapphirecat88
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

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank celestayk
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