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Chance upon.

Chance upon this on our way to the tram station. Great they put up a sign to inform tourist like us... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2018
Singapore, Singapore
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Unusual, but worth a look

This is an odd attraction compared with typical tourist attractions, but given that you will... read more

Reviewed March 28, 2017
Rockhampton, Australia
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May 27, 2018
“Chance upon.”
Aug 23, 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

How could you come to see this awesome city without seeing this iconic landmark. It certainly is a telegraph pole. It also served as a point of reference too. However if this is the only reason you are visiting this wonderful city...

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank NathalieAndAndrew
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

Chance upon this on our way to the tram station. Great they put up a sign to inform tourist like us of the history of this.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Keithlhk
Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

Whilst transiting through Hakodate we were delighted to see the listing on trip advisor for the oldest electric pole in the country. As it was only 1.5km away and the temperature had risen to -12C, we really had no choice but to go and visit....More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed March 28, 2017

This is an odd attraction compared with typical tourist attractions, but given that you will probably walk past it, you might as well stop and take a look. There is a small information sign detailing its history and significance. Not the most exciting attraction, but...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Andyrock81
Reviewed February 1, 2017 via mobile

Walked past by coincidence and saw the sign indicating this is the pole. It's just like any concrete pole and would have easily missed it. Nothing interesting here.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank WennieW
Reviewed November 16, 2016

Unless you knew the pole was there you could walk past it without knowing. Not worth going out of your way to see it.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Kayjohn
Reviewed October 2, 2016

The people of Hakodate seem to be inordinately proud of having the oldest cement telegraph pole in Japan. Not sure why but they like it.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank PW03
Reviewed September 19, 2016

I'm not exactly sure what is so special about the first concrete electricity pole in Japan except that it IS the first one. And it's still standing and is still operational. Making poles out of concrete was a good idea especially in an area of...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank StuartGustafson
Reviewed August 13, 2016

You may miss this pole if you didn't pay attention or read about it. I found it after reading the wordings on the pole. Nothing spectacular but part of history.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank whycancer
Reviewed July 22, 2016

This is a struggle to find, it is not clearly signposted. Not that you need bother really; one for the concrete buffs basically.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Yaggers
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