Hakodate winter trip Part 3: Evening and Night View in Motomachi and Bay Area

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[Introduction]

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 evening and night view in Motomachi and Bay area as part of Day 1.

[Visit Places (series of articles)]
* Day 1: Hakodate Morning Market and Bay Area
* Day 1: Motomachi
* Day 1: Motomachi and Bay Area (Evening and Night View) [This article]
* 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)

[Travel Date]
2017.01.28-30

[Main Part]

Bay Area

Now I returned from Motomachi area to Bay area. I will go around Bay area again, including places I didn’t visit in the morning.

To begin with, Old Pier.Hakodate Bay area Old Pier

Old Pier was built in 1871 and used until another bridge was placed near Hakodate station.

There was a small ship near Old Pier.""

Statue of Jo Niijima.Hakodate Bay area Statue of Jo Niijima

He was a Japanese missionary and educator of the Meiji era who founded Doshisha University.

Here are snap photos of Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse.Hakodate Bay area Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse1

Hakodate Bay area Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse2

Hakodate Bay area Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse3

Hakodate Bay area Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse4

Hakodate Bay area Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse5

Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse is a landmark in Bay area, but there are other facilities tourists may be interested in.

For example, Hakodate Meijikan. This stately red-brick building was built as Hakodate Post Office in 1911. It is now used as a shopping mall.Hakodate Bay area Meijikan

This is Hakodate Rusama-ya Sweets. It sells a variety of sweets in Hokkaido.Hakodate Bay area Rusama-ya Sweets

Now I will check in a hotel. The hotel I stayed for my trip was La Vista Hakodate Bay.La Vista Hakodate Bay

I chose La Vista Hakodate Bay mainly because it was located in the center of Bay area and famous for its breakfast (- I will write about the hotel’s breakfast in the next article).

Evening and night view in Motomachi area

I took a rest in the hotel for a while and then went around Motomachi and Bay area to take evening and night view photos. First, I will take photos of churches in Motomachi area.

Motomachi Roman Catholic Church.Hakodate Motomachi Roman Catholic Church evening view

Hakodate Orthodox Church.Hakodate Orthodox Church evening view1

Hakodate Orthodox Church evening view2

Hakodate Orthodox Church evening view3

Hakodate St. John’s Church.Hakodate St. John’s Church evening view

Hachiman-Zaka Slope.Hakodate Hachiman-Zaka Slope light-up1

Since Hachiman-Zaka Slope is one of the most famous tourist spots in Hakodate, I found many tourists around here.Hakodate Hachiman-Zaka Slope light-up2

Hakodate Hachiman-Zaka Slope light-up3

Now it got dark and I will take photos of churches with light-up.

Hakodate Orthodox Church.Hakodate Orthodox Church light-up1

Hakodate Orthodox Church light-up2

Hakodate Orthodox Church light-up3

Motomachi Roman Catholic Church.Hakodate Motomachi Roman Catholic Church light-up

Night view in Bay area

I returned to Bay area and took photos around Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse with light-up.Hakodate Bay area Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse light-up1

Hakodate Bay area Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse light-up2

Hakodate Bay area Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse light-up3

Hakodate shio ramen at Ajisai

I will have a dinner. I visited Hakodate Bay Bishoku Club, which was a food complex and located next to La Vista Hakodate Bay.Hakodate Bay Bishoku Club

There were seven restaurants in the complex and I visited “Hakodate Noodle Kitchen Ajisai”.Hakodate Noodle Kitchen Ajisai

Ajisai is one of the most famous restaurants for Shio ramen, with a light but flavorful clear salt broth.

I ordered shio ramen.Hakodate shio ramen Ajisai1

With another lens.Hakodate shio ramen Ajisai2

Then, I moved back to the hotel and the first day of my Hakodate trip was over.

[Closing]

That’s it for the article about evening and night view in Motomachi and Bay area.

Initially, I planed to go to Mt. Hakodate on the first day to see night view from it, but the ropeway to Mt. Hakodate was suspended all the day due to strong window, so I had to change my schedule. Actually, strong window made felt that the first day was the coldest during my stay in Hakodate, although it was sunny.

In the next article, I will write about Old Fort Goryokaku, which I visited on the second day in the morning.

[Map]

[Related Link]
Hakodate Official Travel Guide
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse


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