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Hakodate City Museum Of Literature

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22-5, Suehirocho, Hakodate 040-0053 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.
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tomizuta1953 wrote a review Oct 2018
Funabashi, Japan1,091 contributions133 helpful votes
Hakodate City Museum Of Literature (Bungeikan) is located about fifty meters east of Hoppou Minzoku Shiryoukan (Hakodate Museum of Northern Peoples) . The building housing the museum was built in 1921 and was the Hakodate Branch of Dai-ichi Bank (now part of Mizuho Bank) until 1964. The museum displays mementoes of writers, poets and journalists related to Hakodate.A large section is allocated to Taku boku Ishikawa, a genius poet who died young in 1912 at the age of twenty-six. Five years before he died Takuboku stayed four months in Hakodate after leaving his home village Shibutami in Iwate Prefecture. I understand that Takuboku thought the brief stay in Hakodate as his happiest days and that his grave is in Hakodate. The Takuboku displays were initially housed in the Hoppou Minzoku Shiryoukan and transferred to the Literature Museum when it opened in 1993. Although I appreciate Hakodate City being proud of its relation with Takuboku, perhaps it may be not in line with the interests of tourists wanting to know Hakodate’s international heritage. We visited because it was included in the combined ticket we had bought at Hoppou Minzoku Shiryoukan (Hakodate Museum of Northern Peoples).
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Date of experience: September 2018
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