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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.
$122.18 per adult
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Andrew K wrote a review Dec 2018
Zushi, Japan201 contributions43 helpful votes
We ended up passing this tram car switching tower when we were wandering around the city. Interesting to see as part of transport history if passing, but not worth hiking out for especially.
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Date of experience: December 2018
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Quack H wrote a review Jan 2017
HONG KONG2,828 contributions541 helpful votes
I was in Hakodate for a few hours and was surprised to see one of these switch towers in Hakodate. We used to have these towers in my city when I was a little girl.
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Date of experience: December 2016
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Nick Isabella wrote a review Aug 2016
Queens, New York63 contributions11 helpful votes
My wife and I ran across this structure on our way back to our room from the nearby onsen. It is an old switch tower installed back in 1939 when changing traffic signals and shifting tracks for the the trolleys had to be manually. It is the last of 6 remaining from that era. It is an odd looking building that is worth seeing if you happen to be in the area; I wouldn't go out of my way to see it, however, unless you are a street car affictionado!
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Date of experience: August 2016
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