Hakodate winter trip Part 4: Breakfast at La Vista Hakodate Bay and Old Fort Goryokaku

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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 breakfast at La Vista Hakodate Bay and Old Fort Goryokaku as part of Day 2.

[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)
* Day 2: Old Fort Goryokaku [This article]
* 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]

[Main Part]

The 2nd day of my Hakodate trip has started. First of all, I will have breakfast. As I mentioned in the previous article, I chose to stay at La Vista Hakodate Bay, mainly because the hotel was located conveniently for sightseeings and it was famous for its breakfast.

Breakfast at La Vista Hakodate Bay

The venue of the breakfast was “Kita No Banya”, which was on the 2nd floor.""

The restaurant would start to open from 6:20 a.m. I was surprised to see there was already a couple who waited for its opening when I reached the restaurant around 6:05 a.m.

The restaurant started its operation at 6:20 a.m.La Vista Hakodate Bay breakfast1

Breakfast was served in a buffet style and I was surprised at a variety of food there. I will show it in order.

To begin with, Japanese food section.La Vista Hakodate Bay breakfast2

A lot of local products such as pork meat made in Hokkaido were served.La Vista Hakodate Bay breakfast3

Here is “Kaisen-don (bowl of rice topped with sashimi)” section, the hotel’s speciality.La Vista Hakodate Bay breakfast4

Visitors are able to take seafood such as tuna, shrimp, squid and salmon caviar etc. as many as you wish.La Vista Hakodate Bay breakfast5

La Vista Hakodate Bay breakfast6

Western food section.La Vista Hakodate Bay breakfast7

Bread.La Vista Hakodate Bay breakfast8

Salad and fruits.La Vista Hakodate Bay breakfast9

Desserts.La Vista Hakodate Bay breakfast10

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Beverage.La Vista Hakodate Bay breakfast12

La Vista Hakodate Bay breakfast13

Although there were a variety of foods, I just took it moderately.La Vista Hakodate Bay breakfast14

Morning walk around Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse

I walked around the hotel (Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse area) after breakfast.Hakodate Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse1

Hakodate Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse2

Hakodate Bay Area1

Hakodate Bay Area2

Hakodate Bay Area3

Hakodate Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse3

Hakodate Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse4

Hakodate Bay Area London Bus

Then, I moved to Old Fort Goryokaku by a tram.Hakodate Tram

Old Fort Goryokaku

Goryokaku Tower

To begin with, I will visit Goryokaku Tower.""

Goryokaku Tower was originally built in 1964 and then re-built in 2006. The current tower is 107 meters high.

I will go to the observatory.""

Here is the observatory.Hakodate Goryokaku Tower Observatory1

Hakodate Goryokaku Tower Observatory2


Hakodate Goryokaku Tower Observatory3

This is the view of Old Fort Goryokaku from the observatory.Hakodate Old Fort Goryokaku1

Visitors are able to enjoy its view all year around and in winter, Old Fort Goryokaku is covered with snow.

Here are other views from the observatory.""


Then, I moved to an atrium.""



Goryokaku Park (Old Fort Goryokaku) Part1

After I left Goryokaku Tower, I will walk around Goryokaku Park (Old Fort Goryokaku).""

Old Fort Goryokaku is a western-style fort with star-shaped estate and now used as a park (Goryokaku Park). The park is popular for a cherry blossoms spot in spring and lighted up in winter.

View of Goryokaku Tower from the First Bridge.Hakodate Goryokaku Tower1


This is the Second Bridge.""



Now I reached Hakodate Magistrate’s Office.Hakodate Magistrate's Office1

Hakodate Magistrate’s Office

I will visit Hakodate Magistrate’s Office.Hakodate Magistrate's Office2

Hakodate Magistrate’s Office was built as a diffense base in Hokkaido in 1864. It was re-developed in 2010.

Here are some photos of Hakodate Magistrate’s Office.Hakodate Magistrate's Office3

Hakodate Magistrate's Office4

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Hakodate Magistrate's Office7

Goryokaku Park (Old Fort Goryokaku) Part2

I left Hakodate Magistrate’s Office and went around the park again.""




This is the Postern Gate Bridge.""


Hakodate Goryokaku Tower2

Hakodate Goryokaku Tower3

Hakodate Goryokaku Tower4

Hakodate Goryokaku Tower2

Then, I left Old Fort Goryokaku (Goryokaku Park).Hakodate Goryokaku Tower3


That’s it for the article about breakfast at La Vista Hakodate Bay and Old Fort Goryokaku as part of Day 2.

La Vista Hakodate Bay is famous for its breakfast and now I totally agree with its reputation 🙂

Regarding Old Fort Goryokaku, I would like to revisit it in spring when cherry blossoms bloom, if I have a chance.

In the next article, I will write about Tropical Botanical Garden and Trappistine Convent.


[Related Link]
Hakodate Official Travel Guide
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse
Goryokaku Tower Official Website
Hakodate Magistrate’s Office

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