The scenic hot spring town of Yunokawa. Take a pleasant stroll while feeling the sea breeze.
Mount Hakodate Ropeway
A 15-minute drive from the hotel. The night view from Mount Hakodate is one of the "World's Three Great Night Views". The contrast between the city of Hakodate lit up by city lights and the tranquil sea is magnificent. The view during the day is also spectacular, and on a clear day you can see across the Tsugaru Strait to Aomori and the Shimokita Peninsula.
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse
A 15-minute drive from the hotel. A group of red brick warehouses built for trade in the Meiji era (1868-1912), an important cultural property. Today, they form the core of the Bay Area, a popular sightseeing spot in Hakodate, and have been transformed into a shopping mall with about 50 stores, where you can enjoy shopping and gourmet food. At night, when the building is lit up, the atmosphere is even more romantic.
A 10-minute drive from the hotel. From Edo to Meiji era, Goryokaku was the stage of the Hakodate War. There are also many places in the vicinity that are associated with the Shinsengumi and other shogunate warriors. Goryokaku is one of the best cherry blossom viewing spots in Hokkaido, and the star-shaped ruins of the castle change their appearance with the seasons: green leaves in summer, autumn leaves in autumn, and snow and illumination in winter. The adjacent Goryokaku Tower offers a bird's eye view of Goryokaku and Hakodate's cityscape, making it a great spot to stop by as well.
A 10-minute drive from the hotel, the Trappistine Monastery was founded in 1898 by eight nuns dispatched from France and was the first women's contemplative monastery in Japan. The brick buildings, landscaped gardens, and archives are partially open to the public, and the Madalena cake and cookies made by the Trappistine Monastery are popular souvenirs of Hakodate.
This hot spring is one of the three major hot spring resorts in Hokkaido and has a history of over 350 years. The springs are colorless, clear, and light to the touch, and have a reputation for warming the body and keeping the water cool. Access to the airport and the city center is also very convenient, with only one streetcar ride to the city center. There is also a footbath in front of the Yunokawa Onsen streetcar stop.
Slopes in Hakodate, Motomachi(Hachiman-Zaka Slope)
A 15-minute drive from the hotel. Voted the best slope in Japan to visit, the straight slope and the blue sea that stretches out beyond it are one of the sceneries that make Hakodate a port city. During Christmas Fantasy in December, the street trees are illuminated to create an even more magical atmosphere.
Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward
A 15-minute drive from the hotel, the building was built in 1910 as a representative of Western-style architecture and is a national important cultural property. The light yellow and light blue exterior is characteristic of the building, and the interior still retains the gorgeous atmosphere of the time. The "Haikara Costume Museum" is also popular, where visitors can take commemorative photos wearing dresses and tails. Closed until around April 2021 for renovation work.
Hakodate Morning Market
A 10-minute drive from the hotel. Hakodate Morning Market is one of Hakodate's most popular gourmet spots. It features fresh squid, crab, melons and other fresh products as well as processed products such as salted squid and dried fish. The market is lined with about 250 stores and offers not only a wide selection of goods, but also a chance to meet the friendly market staff and sample their wares.
Pierrot Bay Area Main Shop
This local hamburger store, nicknamed Lappi and Rakipi, is located only in Hakodate in Hokkaido. The most popular item is the Chinese chicken burger with its appetizing secret sauce. The hearty rice omelet is also a hidden favorite. The interior of each store is different and unique, so be sure to pay attention.
A 10-minute walk from the hotel. This is Hokkaido's first windbreak and erosion control forest, which was planted in 1889 by the founder of Kanamori Warehouse, Kumashiro Watanabe I, with his own money. It is now a citizen's park with a forest of over 900 black pines, and is a walking spot rich in negative ions. In summer, the flowers of the Hamanasu trees bloom in profusion.
Tropical Botanical Garden in Hakodate City
A 3-minute walk from the hotel. The facility is home to 3,000 tropical plants of 300 species, including rare tropical plants. from December to May, monkeys warming up in the hot spring is a specialty, and is popular among small children. A footbath is also available across from the Monkey Mountain Hot Springs.
A 10-minute walk from the hotel. The shrine is said to be the "birthplace" of Yunokawa Onsen, and has a wide range of benefits including land management, medical care, hot springs, cultivation, good harvest, prosperous business, family safety, and marriage. The shrine is also popular for its unique gifts, such as "Ika-su Omikuji," which is a good starting point for a stroll along the Yunokawa River.