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Hakodate Full-Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide
Hakodate Full-Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide
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from: $99

This value-packed trip with a government-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Hakodate! 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. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a six-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.

Strolling around the Hakodate Hidden Spots in Town with a local guide
Strolling around the Hakodate Hidden Spots in Town with a local guide
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from: $22

・Hosted by the café loved by the local community as a space of relaxation ・You are shown to little-known but good spots not listed on the guide books! ・Fun and safe tour with a friendly tour guide ・Appreciate cuisine related to the town's history (optional) ・A good location for going sightseeing in Hakodate before and after the tour In this tour, you will visit precious buildings and places, founded in the 19th century, with the owner of the local Russian café. She will tell you all about the local food culture necessary to understand the history of Hakodate. You can broaden your knowledge, not only by seeing or listening. If you taste the meal that is related to the food culture of Hakodate at the cozy café before the tour, you may be able to feel a sense of unity to the mood of the city. (optional) Enjoy the city walk tour through the five senses, and make unforgettable memories of your visit.

Hakodate Half-Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide
Hakodate Half-Day Private Tour with Government-Licensed Guide
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from: $75

This value-packed trip with a government-licensed and experienced multilingual tour guide is a fantastic and efficient way to explore Hakodate! 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. Let us know what you would like to experience and we will customize a four-hour tour that's best for you! Note*1: Please select your must-see spots from a list in the tour information to create your customized itinerary. Note*2: National Government Licensed Guide Interpreter certification is issued by the Japanese government requires a good knowledge and understanding of Japanese culture and history.

Half-day Japanese Language Learning Trial and Onuma Nature Watching
Half-day Japanese Language Learning Trial and Onuma Nature Watching
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from: $131

Half-day Japanese language learning trial & Onuma nature watching has our dedicated Japanese language teachers who will teach you Japanese with Digital School Compass kindness and experienced nature guides will show you around Onuma Park.

Put on
Put on 'Hakama' and travel back in time at Hakodate
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from: $45

【OUTLINE】 You can have an authentic experience to dress like a Japanese in the 19th century in Hakodate. Rest assured that the dressing staff is all professional, kind, and courteous. First-rate beauticians will have you makeover beautifully. The most recommended style is 'Hakama' costume called "Haikara-san." You will have an hour of free time. Walking around the quarter with nostalgic warehouses, you will feel like stepping back in time. There are plenty of locations perfect for Insta-worthy photos. Make great memories of your trip to Hakodate! 【HIGHLIGHTS】 ・First-class beauticians will have you transform beautifully ・Choose your favorite from 430 of gorgeous costumes ・A hair arrangement is included ・Wear the costume over your clothes (The easy and quick dressing is welcomed) ・Many Instagrammable locations are close by

Oriental Jewelry Box on the Sea! A Rickshaw Tour Visiting Night View of Hakodate
Oriental Jewelry Box on the Sea! A Rickshaw Tour Visiting Night View of Hakodate
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from: $45

【OUTLINE】 Hakodate is a major city of Hokkaido that is open to the world. You will tour around the beautifully illuminated Preservation District by rickshaw.You will go around comfortably without being bothered with heavy baggage and congestion, from famous tourist attractions to hidden backstreets known only by the local guides. You are sent to Hakodate Station and its neighborhood at the end of the tour. This special tour offers a luxurious time to you. 【HIGHLIGHTS】 ・A tour visiting romantic night view spots by rickshaw, a traditional Japanese vehicle ・Fully prepared for bad weather. A comfortable rickshaw releases your stress of walking through a crowd with baggage ・Rickshaw driver, who knows information not listed on the guidebooks and backstreets, will show you to the hottest fun spot ・Let the driver take souvenir photos with the exotic rickshaw at beautiful spots(please bring your camera) ・The only tour you can enjoy the Hakodate's night views by rickshaw

Hot Topic Glamping Experience at Hakodate
Hot Topic Glamping Experience at Hakodate's Luxurious Rental Villa
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from: $946

【OUTLINE】 The rental villa in Yunokawa, famous for its hot springs in Hakodate, Hokkaido. This is a luxurious 3-bedroom building accommodating only one group a day on a vast land of 1400 tsubo (approx. 4,630 square meters). In this plan, you can experience glamping, the topic of conversation. You can enjoy BBQ while feeling nature in the garden on the vast grounds of the rental villa. You can also use the hot spring house that has a jacuzzi drawing natural hot springs, which is possible in the spring areas. Make special memories with family and friends you cannot experience anywhere else. 【HIGHLIGHTS】 ・The popular "glamping" in Hakodate ・Enjoy private nature on a vast site of 1400 tsubo (4,630 square meters) ・Cherry blossom viewing in spring, chestnut picking in autumn ・Enjoy BBQ with an elegant camping experience ・Jacuzzi drawing in natural hot spring is available ・A rental cycle is also available!

Crimson Moment! A Rickshaw Tour Visiting the Sunset of Hakodate
Crimson Moment! A Rickshaw Tour Visiting the Sunset of Hakodate
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from: $45

【OUTLINE】 Hakodate is a major city of Hokkaido that is open to the world. You will tour around the townscape aglow with the setting sun by rickshaw. You can comfortably enjoy the romantic moment without being bothered with heavy baggage and congestion. After getting off the rickshaw at Mt. Hakodate Ropeway, how about overlooking the gorgeous night view from the top of Mt. Hakodate? (Ropeway fare is optional or paid separately) This special tour offers a luxurious time to you. 【HIGHLIGHTS】 ・A tour visiting romantic Hakodate aglow with sunset by rickshaw, a traditional Japanese vehicle ・Fully prepared for bad weather. A comfortable rickshaw releases your stress of walking through a crowd with baggage ・Rickshaw driver, who knows information not listed on the guidebooks and backstreets, will show you to the hottest fun spot ・Let the driver take souvenir photos with the exotic rickshaw at beautiful spots(please bring your camera)

Learn and Experience the Jomon Culture Unique to Japan! (With Admission Ticket)
Learn and Experience the Jomon Culture Unique to Japan! (With Admission Ticket)
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from: $13

The Jomon culture, which has matured and flourished while adapting to the severe changes in the natural environment, is a unique Japanese culture that has lasted for more than 10,000 years, unlike another in the world. The Jomon Culture Center is where you can learn the life of the people living in the Jomon culture through the exhibits. This is the museum that permanently displays the only national treasure in Hokkaido, "Hollow Clay Figure," known by a nickname of "Kakku." The center also has the functions of a Roadside Station (rest area with shops selling local produce, snacks, souvenirs, etc.) It displays many unearthed relics such as stoneware and earthenware excavated from the remains from the Jomon period, centering on the Minami Kayabe Jomon Archaeological Site. This plan includes a visit to the Jomon Culture Center and the hands-on experience of the Jomon culture.

Making ramen at a popular restaurant in Hakodate, the home of
Making ramen at a popular restaurant in Hakodate, the home of 'shio ramen'
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from: $33

【OUTLINE】 You can experience making 'Shio (salt) ramen' at a popular ramen restaurant in Hakodate, Hokkaido, one of the birthplaces of Japanese ramen culture. You will prepare ingredients, soup, and noodles, necessary for ramen under the guidance of a skilled cook. There are also menus friendly for vegetarians and vegans. Please enjoy making your special ramen. 【HIGHLIGHTS】 ・Experience making salt ramen in Hakodate, one of the birthplaces of Japanese ramen culture ・The Ramen place is a popular store in Hakodate visited by travelers from all over the world ・Although making a good ramen is a difficult challenge, but with the guidance from the expert, you can make it with confident! ・Experience location is about 30 minutes by train from Hakodate Station, easy access at shops right from the station ・You can enjoy sightseeing in the area. There are hot springs, historical sites and museums that contain history of Japan at the end of the 18th century.

Travel Back to the 19th Century and Tour Hakodate on the Rickshaw Wearing Hakama
Travel Back to the 19th Century and Tour Hakodate on the Rickshaw Wearing Hakama
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from: $143

【OUTLINE】 The starting spot is just 1-minute walk from Hakodate Station! It is a tour visiting the Hakodate Bay area centering on the Mori Red Brick Warehouse, wearing a Western-style kimono called Hakama on a rickshaw. Feel the history of the town, while watching the semi-Western style buildings, and the oldest telegraph pole in Japan. Enjoy the rickshaw ride while feeling as if you traveled back in the 19th century. You will have an unforgettable moment while immersing yourself in a nostalgic vibe in Japan. 【HIGHLIGHTS】 ・Luxury cross-cultural experience on a rickshaw! ・Commemorative photo in the Western-style kimono called Hakama ・Look around the city without worrying about crowds and bad weather ・There are many Insta-worthy spots in the 19th century cityscape ・30 minutes only to enjoy the main area of Hakodate

Secret Recipe of the Landlady of A Popular Inn!Making Hakodate
Secret Recipe of the Landlady of A Popular Inn!Making Hakodate's Famous Ikameshi
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from: $30

A fun plan to cook Ikameshi, a traditional dish from Hakodate. Ikameshi is prepared by stuffing squid with glutinous rice and cooking it in dashi (soup stock). It is simple, but there are some knacks to cook squid soft and allow the taste of the broth soak into Ikameshi. You will learn how to make Ikameshi, an advertising menu of the inn that often appeared in the media. The landlady of the inn, who has been engaged in the kitchen, will carefully teach you how to cook Ikameshi. She uses 100% glutinous rice and the sauce which is a family secret. She has her original recipe to make Ikameshi look delicious. The landlady has a warm personality whom you may unexpectedly call Mom. You will enjoy interacting with her, which will be an unforgettable memory of Hakodate. Master how to make Ikameshi, the iconic menu of the ryokan, and recreate the dish at home for someone special.

Colorful and Stylish! Making a Small Article Case! Leather Craft Experience
Colorful and Stylish! Making a Small Article Case! Leather Craft Experience
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from: $22

Make your original small article case with leather, only one in the world! There are three items you can choose from: coin case, card case, or tray. Engrave a name, letters, numbers or patterns freely; and color the leather with dedicated dye. Lastly, coat the surface with a finisher. The item you made can be taken home and used soon. The skills will be taught carefully to each person, making it enjoyable for people with no prior experience. No work requires physical power, so a whole family can easily enjoy the experience together. During the workshop, feel free to ask for advice or enjoy chatting with the staff. Regardless of whether working alone silently or congenially together, the time will become a good memory of your trip. It can be memorabilia for yourself or a gift for someone special. Leather items are tough and durable. May the precious memories of your trip to Hakodate be embraced in the item you made by yourself. This special plan represents the wish of the shop master.

Dacha(Russian Villa) in Hakodate: Making Baked "Pirozhki" at a Rustic House Café
Dacha(Russian Villa) in Hakodate: Making Baked "Pirozhki" at a Rustic House Café
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from: $22

【OUTLINE】 Hakodate, which has been developed as a settlement for people from different countries, is a hub of various cultures. This is where Japan's first Russian consulate is founded. Why don't you try making "Hakodate Baked Pirozhki" created by Russian culture and Japanese ingredients? 【HIGHLIGHTS】 ・Cooking experience at a café loved by the local community as a space of relaxation ・Making traditional dishes from Russia with the original recipes from the café ・Friendly and careful lecture for beginners to join with ease ・A stylish café made from a renovated old house of 80 years ・A good location for going sightseeing in Hakodate before and after the experience

Only Here in Hokkaido! "Ika-Charm" for souvenir! Leather Craft Experience
Only Here in Hokkaido! "Ika-Charm" for souvenir! Leather Craft Experience
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from: $17

When it comes to Hakodate, nothing is better than fresh squid and Ika-meshi (rice-filled squid), the local dish. Squid is the mascot that represents the region. Let's make an item only available in Hakodate to leave pleasant memories in the craft workshop. The staff will tell you how to make it. The leather is cut out beforehand. You can engrave a name, letters, numbers or patterns on the piece of leather. Then paint the leather with a dedicated dye.Lastly, apply a finishing coat, and attach beads and braids. Now your one-and-only-item is ready! You can take it away and use it immediately. The skills will be taught carefully to each person, making it enjoyable for people with no prior experience. No work requires physical power, so a whole family can easily enjoy the experience together. During the workshop, feel free to ask for advice or enjoy chatting with the staff. Regardless of whether working alone silently or congenially together, the time will become a good memory of your trip.

Hakodate 1 Day Private Tour
Hakodate 1 Day Private Tour
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from: $369

You can explore Hakodate, Hokkaido as you want with a local professional & friendly guide. Since this is a customized private tour, you can choose the tour time and the sights you visit. You will have great time and great food. Hotel meet up is included to ensure you receive a stress-free experience. If you are not sure where you wanna go, follow the sample itinerary.

Making Sushi Lunch with Fresh Ingredients from the Seaside Town Hakodate
Making Sushi Lunch with Fresh Ingredients from the Seaside Town Hakodate
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from: $55

You can experience sushi-making using freshly caught seafood in the seaside town Hakodate. Enjoy a satisfying lunch of sushi you made, with a soup dish and Chawanmushi (savory egg custard). For a souvenir, take home the sushi chef's cap you wear during the experience. ・Learn how to make sushi from a professional chef using fresh ingredients from the seaside town Hakodate ・With the careful and professional lecture, even beginners can try with confidence ・Lunch includes a set of sushi, a soup dish, and Chawanmushi (savory egg custard) ・Take home the sushi chef's cap you wear during the experience as a souvenir ・The experience takes place in a popular area of Hakodate

Put on a dress and travel back in time at Hakodate
Put on a dress and travel back in time at Hakodate
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from: $45

【OUTLINE】 You can have an authentic makeover experience in Hakodate. Rest assured that the dressing staff is all professional, kind, and courteous. First-rate beauticians will have you transform beautifully. Wear a gorgeous dress and feel like a princess. There is a full hour of free time. Walking around the quarter with nostalgic warehouses, you will feel like stepping back in time. There are plenty of locations perfect for Insta-worthy photos. Make great memories of your trip to Hakodate! 【HIGHLIGHTS】 ・First-class beauticians will have you transform beautifully ・Choose your favorite from 430 of gorgeous costumes ・A hair arrangement is included ・Wear the costume over your clothes(The easy and quick dressing is welcomed) ・Many Instagrammable locations are close by

3hours Hiking Mt. Hakodate, a prominent Hokkaido Heritage Site
3hours Hiking Mt. Hakodate, a prominent Hokkaido Heritage Site
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from: $52

Hike Mount Hakodate, a Hokkaido Heritage Site, with a nature guide! Enjoy a hike while a nature guide explains the plants, wildlife and history of Mount Hakodate. The hike includes a course that is easy for beginners to ascend to the summit observatory and a course that allows visitors to see the remains of a wartime fortress. From the top of Mount Hakodate, you can see the Tsugaru Strait, the Blackiston Line. Participants are required to wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing prepared for mountain climbing (no full-fledged mountain climbing equipment is required). Mount Hakodate Fureai Center 9:30 ---- Old trail ---- Yakushiyama ---- Old Hakodate Fortress Site ----- Mount Hakodate ----- Fureai Center 12:30

Hakodate Rickshaw Tour
Hakodate Rickshaw Tour
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from: $30

Explore the historic city of Hakodate with a rickshaw, a traditional Japanese ride. You can experience hospitality that you can not do by yourself, such as town guides and photos. When you get on, your eyes become high and the wind is comfortable and the best ride. You can experience non-daily life.

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