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Hakodate

Hakodate is a port city located in the southern part of Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan’s four main islands. It is the third largest city in Hokkaido and is known for its spectacular views of the sea and mountains, as well as its vibrant cultural scene.

The city is situated on Hakodate Bay at the head of the Tsugaru Strait, which separates Hokkaido from the main island of Honshu. The city is surrounded by mountains on three sides, making it a great spot for outdoor activities such as hiking and skiing.

Hakodate has a long and rich history. It was first settled by the Ainu people, the indigenous people of Hokkaido, in the 12th century. It later became a trading port and in 1854, it became the first Japanese port to open to foreign trade after the country’s period of isolation.

During the Meiji period, Hakodate was a major center of industry and culture, and it was the site of the first Japanese railway line, the Hakodate Main Line, in 1872. The city was also home to a large Russian population, and many of the city’s buildings, such as the Russian Orthodox Church, still remain today.

Hakodate is known for its delicious seafood, particularly its famous squid and scallop dishes. It is also a great place to sample local Hokkaido delicacies such as ramen, sushi, and crab. The city is also home to several hot springs, making it a popular destination for relaxation and rejuvenation.

Hakodate is a great place to visit for those looking for a unique and interesting experience in Japan. With its stunning views, vibrant culture, and delicious food, it is sure to provide visitors with an unforgettable experience.

Excursion tips for a day in Hakodate

Hakodate is a beautiful city located in the south of Hokkaido, Japan. It is known for its stunning natural scenery and delicious seafood. Here are some of the activities you can enjoy as a tourist in Hakodate on a day:

1. Take a stroll around the historic Motomachi district and explore the old-fashioned streets and buildings.
2. Admire the breathtaking views from the top of Mt. Hakodate.
3. Visit the Hakodate Morning Market, where you can sample delicious local seafood and produce.
4. Take a boat ride around the bay to explore the surrounding islands.
5. Visit Goryokaku Fort, a star-shaped fort built in the 19th century.
6. Tour the beautiful gardens of the Hakodate Botanical Garden.
7. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the hot springs of Yunokawa Onsen.
8. Relax and take in the views of Hakodate from the top of the Hakodateyama Ropeway.
9. Sample the local delicacies at the popular Ramen Alley.
10. Visit the Hakodate City Museum to learn more about the city's history.

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The climate in Hakodate

Hakodate in Japan has a humid continental climate with four distinct seasons. In spring, temperatures range from cool to mild, with occasional rain and snow. In summer, temperatures are usually mild to warm, with occasional showers. Autumn brings mild temperatures and sunny days with occasional rain. Winter is cold and snowy, with temperatures often dropping below 0°C. Overall, Hakodate experiences mild temperatures year-round, with the most extreme weather during winter.

Cruise weather for Hakodate

Our weather forecast for Hakodate helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 22.0 °C
min: 17 °C
14.0 m/s
17.3 m/s
66.5 %
18.8 m
79.2 %
1,015 hPa
04:14:47
19:10:54
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 22.0 °C
min: 18.9 °C
16.2 m/s
10.4 m/s
49.3 %
15.4 m
84.2 %
1,016 hPa
04:15:35
19:10:17
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 21.8 °C
min: 19 °C
8.6 m/s
9.0 m/s
41.7 %
18.3 m
83.9 %
1,017 hPa
04:16:24
19:09:39
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 22.5 °C
min: 19.4 °C
22.7 m/s
34.9 m/s
94.9 %
11.0 m
93.6 %
1,014 hPa
04:17:14
19:08:58
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 21.3 °C
min: 20.6 °C
21.6 m/s
35.3 m/s
99.9 %
5.6 m
97.8 %
1,011 hPa
04:18:05
19:08:16
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 21.7 °C
min: 20.3 °C
30.2 m/s
51.5 m/s
100.0 %
5.0 m
98.2 %
1,005 hPa
04:18:56
19:07:32
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 24.0 °C
min: 21.4 °C
19.8 m/s
19.8 m/s
88.3 %
10.6 m
92.8 %
1,005 hPa
04:19:49
19:06:45
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 21.3 °C
min: 19.3 °C
19.4 m/s
37.4 m/s
95.1 %
15.0 m
93.8 %
1,007 hPa
04:20:42
19:05:57
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 22.9 °C
min: 19.6 °C
12.6 m/s
11.5 m/s
72.9 %
14.5 m
90.1 %
1,010 hPa
04:21:36
19:05:07
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 20.7 °C
min: 19.9 °C
16.9 m/s
23.8 m/s
98.8 %
2.6 m
97.4 %
1,010 hPa
04:22:31
19:04:16
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 23.1 °C
min: 20.9 °C
15.5 m/s
21.6 m/s
97.4 %
15.0 m
93.4 %
1,008 hPa
04:23:26
19:03:22
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 23.0 °C
min: 20.6 °C
15.5 m/s
16.2 m/s
67.4 %
10.3 m
92.4 %
1,007 hPa
04:24:22
19:02:27
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 23.4 °C
min: 20.6 °C
21.6 m/s
45.2 m/s
99.8 %
16.4 m
91.9 %
1,007 hPa
04:25:19
19:01:30
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 20.6 °C
min: 18.6 °C
28.8 m/s
59.8 m/s
100.0 %
14.6 m
93.2 %
1,006 hPa
04:26:16
19:00:31
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 18.3 °C
min: 17.4 °C
38.9 m/s
60.8 m/s
100.0 %
6.9 m
94.2 %
1,010 hPa
04:27:13
18:59:30

Cruises to Hakodate

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Scheduled ship calls in Hakodate, Japan
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 23rd 2024 Tuesday, 23rd of Jul. 2024 Celebrity Millennium 10:30 am 08:00 pm
Aug. 4th 2024 Sunday, 4th of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Millennium 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 16th 2024 Friday, 16th of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Millennium 10:30 am 08:00 pm
Sep. 18th 2024 Wednesday, 18th of Sep. 2024 MS Westerdam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 21st 2024 Saturday, 21st of Sep. 2024 Celebrity Millennium 10:30 am 08:00 pm
Sep. 21st 2024 Saturday, 21st of Sep. 2024 Seabourn Odyssey 07:30 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 23rd 2024 Monday, 23rd of Sep. 2024 Silver Muse 08:30 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 3rd 2024 Thursday, 3rd of Oct. 2024 Celebrity Millennium 10:30 am 08:00 pm
Oct. 4th 2024 Friday, 4th of Oct. 2024 Seven Seas Explorer 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Oct. 4th 2024 Friday, 4th of Oct. 2024 Silver Muse 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 11th 2024 Friday, 11th of Oct. 2024 Quantum of the Seas 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 13th 2024 Sunday, 13th of Oct. 2024 Silver Nova 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 15th 2024 Tuesday, 15th of Oct. 2024 Celebrity Millennium 10:30 am 08:00 pm
Oct. 17th 2024 Thursday, 17th of Oct. 2024 MS Noordam 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Oct. 25th 2024 Friday, 25th of Oct. 2024 MS Regatta 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Oct. 26th 2024 Saturday, 26th of Oct. 2024 Norwegian Spirit 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 3rd 2025 Thursday, 3rd of Apr. 2025 Silver Muse 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 4th 2025 Friday, 4th of Apr. 2025 Silver Whisper 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 7th 2025 Monday, 7th of Apr. 2025 Silver Nova 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 8th 2025 Tuesday, 8th of Apr. 2025 Norwegian Spirit 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Apr. 9th 2025 Wednesday, 9th of Apr. 2025 Seabourn Quest 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Apr. 11th 2025 Friday, 11th of Apr. 2025 MS Noordam 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 13th 2025 Sunday, 13th of Apr. 2025 AIDAstella 07:00 am 09:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Apr. 16th 2025 Wednesday, 16th of Apr. 2025 Norwegian Spirit 10:00 am 05:00 pm
Apr. 17th 2025 Thursday, 17th of Apr. 2025 Celebrity Millennium 10:30 am 08:00 pm
Apr. 17th 2025 Thursday, 17th of Apr. 2025 Silver Muse 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 18th 2025 Friday, 18th of Apr. 2025 Carnival Luminosa 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Apr. 19th 2025 Saturday, 19th of Apr. 2025 Diamond Princess 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Apr. 21st 2025 Monday, 21st of Apr. 2025 Silver Nova 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 24th 2025 Thursday, 24th of Apr. 2025 MS Noordam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Apr. 26th 2025 Saturday, 26th of Apr. 2025 Silver Nova 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Apr. 28th 2025 Monday, 28th of Apr. 2025 Anthem of the Seas 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Apr. 29th 2025 Tuesday, 29th of Apr. 2025 MS Riviera 09:00 am 05:00 pm
Apr. 29th 2025 Tuesday, 29th of Apr. 2025 Seven Seas Explorer 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Apr. 30th 2025 Wednesday, 30th of Apr. 2025 Celebrity Millennium 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Apr. 30th 2025 Wednesday, 30th of Apr. 2025 Seabourn Quest 08:00 am 05:00 pm
May 5th 2025 Monday, 5th of May 2025 Azamara Pursuit 08:00 am 04:00 pm
May 7th 2025 Wednesday, 7th of May 2025 Scenic Eclipse II 12:00 am 12:00 am
May 16th 2025 Friday, 16th of May 2025 Celebrity Millennium 09:00 am 07:00 pm
May 17th 2025 Saturday, 17th of May 2025 Queen Elizabeth 10:00 am 10:00 pm
May 17th 2025 Saturday, 17th of May 2025 Seven Seas Mariner 08:00 am 07:00 pm
May 18th 2025 Sunday, 18th of May 2025 Seven Seas Mariner 08:00 am 07:00 pm
May 26th 2025 Monday, 26th of May 2025 Queen Elizabeth 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jun. 7th 2025 Saturday, 7th of Jun. 2025 Diamond Princess 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Jun. 8th 2025 Sunday, 8th of Jun. 2025 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jun. 28th 2025 Saturday, 28th of Jun. 2025 Celebrity Millennium 10:30 am 08:00 pm
Jul. 10th 2025 Thursday, 10th of Jul. 2025 Celebrity Millennium 10:30 am 08:00 pm
Jul. 13th 2025 Sunday, 13th of Jul. 2025 Diamond Princess 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 15th 2025 Friday, 15th of Aug. 2025 Celebrity Millennium 10:30 am 08:00 pm
Sep. 8th 2025 Monday, 8th of Sep. 2025 Celebrity Millennium 10:30 am 08:00 pm

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