I traveled to Hakodate, which is in the north of Japan, and is the largest city in southern Hokkaido, for three days and two nights. Overall I was satisfied with the trip, because I was able to take photos of winter Hakodate in both sunny and snowy conditions. In this article, I will write about Hakodate Morning Market and Bay Area as part of Day 1.
[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1: Hakodate Morning Market and Bay Area [This article]
* Day 1: Motomachi
* Day 1: Motomachi and Bay Area (Evening and Night View)
* Day 2: Old Fort Goryokaku
* Day 2: Tropical Botanical Garden and Trappistine Convent
* Day 2: Bay Area (Night View with Snow)
* Day 3: Kitajima Saburo Museum and Mashu-maru
* Day 3: Hachiman-Zaka Slope and Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse (Evening View)
It has been a while since I posted the previous article about Kumamoto trip, but I will resume my blog since I went to Hakodate, which is in the north of Japan and one of the largest cities in Hokkaido, for three days and two nights at the end of January.
It was my first travel to Hakodate and I chose to visit it in winter, although summer is the best season to go around there in terms of comfortable weather.
I visited Hokkaido in winter for the first time in two years since I went to Otaru and Sapporo in February 2015. I took photos of snowy landscape in sunny conditions in Otaru and Sapporo, and I would like to take similar photos in Hakodate. So that’s why I decided to visit Hakodate in winter.
Here is a photo of Otaru (see the related article).
Here is a photo of Sapporo (see the related article).
In addition, I bought an external flush for my camera prior to my trip to Hakodate so that I can take photos when it snows in Hakodate.
So, I expected both sunny and snowy conditions in Hakodate.
Going to Hakodate
Let’s begin the trip to Hakodate.
Now I arrived at Haneda airport to take the first flight to Hakodate.
However, I found a notice saying that the flight will be delayed due to snow weather around Hakodate airport and that the flight may return to Haneda airport in case it is difficult to land in Hakodate airport.
Anyway, I flew to Hakodate.
I used AIR DO, a regional airline operating in Hokkaido. They served drink with cute cups.
I reached Hakodate airport without any trouble!
Then, I moved to Hakodate station by a shuttle bus.
Hakodate Morning Market
To begin with, I visited Hakodate Morning Market, which was located near Hakodate station.
Here are some photos of Hakodate Morning Market.
Since I had not eaten anything since this morning, I had a breakfast at Hakodate Morning Market.
Hakodate Morning Market is famous for Seafood Rice Bowl and I visited “Kikuyo Shokudo”.
I ordered a set of Seafood Rice Bowl and squid sashimi.
You can choose what kind of seafood is used for Rice Bowl and I chose a combination of sea urchin, salmon caviar and scallop.
After I left Hakodate Morning Market, I walked to Bay Area, a major tourist spot in Hakodate. Here are some snap photos on the way to Bay Area.
Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship “Mashu-maru”. I will visit it on the third day.
You can see Mt. Hakodate over there.
Now I reached Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, a landmark of Bay Area.
This bridge is often used for filming.
I walked around Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse.
Bay Area faced Hakodate Bay, so visitors were able to see port view.
Other snap photos of Bay Area.
Again, around Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse.
Then, I moved to Motomachi area.
That’s it for the article about Hakodate Morning Market and Bay Area as part of Day 1. As I mentioned earlier, I expected to take photos in both sunny and snowy conditions and I achieved the first objective 🙂
In the next article, I will write about historical buildings around Motomachi area.