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Hakodate: Private Customized Guided Tour

1. Hakodate: Private Customized Guided Tour

Explore Hakodate in your own way with a private licensed guide. Choose the 6 or 4 hour option depending on what fits with your schedule. Let the guide know what special requests you have for the day and they will tailor your itinerary accordingly. All guides hold the nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification. It is issued by the Japanese government and requires a good understanding of Japanese culture and history. Hakodate has a long history of international trade and is home to European-style buildings, churches, and red-brick warehouses, as well as nostalgic streetcars that makes their way around the city. Meet up with your guide at your hotel or anywhere convenient for you in Hakodate. First visit Goryokaku park to get in touch with Japanese history. This popular tourist attraction is a star-shaped fort that became famous as the final battleground in the civil war about 150 years ago. From Goryokaku Tower you have a great view of not only Goryokaku, but also the mountains and the strait between Hokkaido and Honshu. Stop for lunch at Hakodate Morning Market. Also known as Hakodate Asaichi, this market boasts approximately 250 stores offering seafood and souvenirs. Try the mouth-watering "seafood rice bowl", a local specialty. The final stop on the tour is Mount Hakodate, which you can reach by cable car. Admire the incredible views of the city and the sea far below.

Daisuki Hakodate Half-Day Driving City Tour

2. Daisuki Hakodate Half-Day Driving City Tour

Drive cruising comfortably to visit three of Hakodate's popular sightseeing spots on this half-day city tour with a driver. This is a great introduction to the city. The driver will pick up the guest from door to door to start the tour ( From hotel main entrance). We specially designed the pick-up time starts from 9 am onwards, not too early not too late to enjoy the city tour. Tour start by Passing by the seaside via Isaribi Street. This tour will not require much walking during the whole itinerary. Tour ends by Drop off guest at Hakodate Motomachi Area, a Former residential area of foreign traders, to visit Hakodate Orthodox Church & Old Public Hall of Hakodate & Hachimanzaka Slope & Hakodate Ropeway Station, all are within walking distance.

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The 4-hour driving tour was exactly what we wanted as an introduction to Hakodate city as it was our first visit to Hakodate. Our guide and driver Suzuki-san was very knowledgeable and an excellent and very safe driver.