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Hakodate Tropical Botanical Garden

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Hakodate Tropical Botanical Garden

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3-1-15, Yunokawacho, Hakodate 042-0932 Hokkaido
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Hakodate Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide
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Hakodate Full-Day Private Tour with Nationally-Licensed Guide

This value-packed trip with a nationally-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Hakodate!<br><br>Hakodate has a long history of international trade and as such hosted a small foreign community. That influence is evident in the European buildings, churches, and red-brick warehouses that you can see from the nostalgic streetcar that makes its rounds of the city. <br><br>Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you!<br><br>Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary.<br>Note*2: Nationally and State Licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.
$121.89 per adult
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Curiosity4722 wrote a review Jan 2020
Jakarta, Indonesia1 contribution
waste time and small garden. Reachable by car street. Footbatha so small. Monkey looks unhappy and tiny
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Date of experience: December 2019
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pmychang wrote a review Jan 2020
Palo Alto, California29 contributions10 helpful votes
We arrived on-a cruise ship in the afternoon. It may have been a weekend but nonetheless this town reminds you that the population of Japan is shrinking and has a majority of older citizens. The streets were deserted and we hired a taxi to take us to this place. The monkey area was full of depressed monkeys, many of whom looked like they had a skin disease (although signs suggest they are shedding) in a large concrete setting that would be depressing in any location. The botanical garden was also sad, humid and deserted. Even the staff seemes dispirited. It would be an appropriate setting for an angsty movie set in on an abandoned dystopian planet.
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Date of experience: April 2019
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lowbk wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore, Singapore121 contributions22 helpful votes
The main attraction seems to be the monkeys instead of the plants. Visitors are allowed to feed the monkeys and the monkeys are accustomed to having people throwing bread crumbs to them. The monkeys are kept in a safety distance away from visitors so no worry about people hurting animals or vice versa. The monkeys are kept in a small area, not cage, where they are able to run around. As for the plants it is a small green house with some variety of plants and flowers.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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JacquelineMa wrote a review Dec 2019
Singapore, Singapore641 contributions91 helpful votes
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The whole place took us about half an hour to walk through. Visit only if you are staying within walking distance, I don’t think this is a place worth travelling to. So the hot tubbing monkeys are actually in an enclosure. The glass house is warm and humid and has tropical flowers for you to look at. There is a small playground for young children but it’s not open during winter.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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GIllIanSG wrote a review Dec 2019
Singapore, Singapore131 contributions19 helpful votes
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As we are from Singapore, tropical botanical garden is not new to us. Nevertheless, I went because I wanted to see the hot-tubbing monkeys in winter and since we already bought the 1day tram pass and had time to kill, so why not. We spent about an hour there, watching the monkeys for about 15mins. I can’t say there were cute but they were interesting to watch in that they exhibited some human behavior like boredom, soaking their bodies in the pool fiddling with fingers, lonely ones staring in the air, mischievous one would attempt to irritate others, leader would step in and mediate fights. I spent the longest time at the cactus and snake plants section admiring some rare species which were uncommon in my country. (I keep miniatures at home). I was hoping to see more variety of flowers and fruit trees, and rare species of plants but I guess it’s winter time, wrong season of all time, so all the plants look pretty much the same. It is quite out of the way though, took tram and walked another 1+km. I would be helplessly lost without my hubby navigating using google app. By the way, the headquarter of ichimonji ramen is nearby and that’s a big bonus for making a trip there, slurping hot ramen in the coldest weather.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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