JAPAN SPECIAL: Hakodate — A Blooming Port City of Hokkaido, Japan
Often the highlight of many spring travels, cherry blossoms decorate every part of Hakodate with their glorious charm, one that sets it as one of the must-see spring destinations in the Land of the Rising Sun.
This time, we traveled up north to Hokkaido’s third largest city: Hakodate. In what they call as a significant port city, Hakodate seems to be a revelation of all sorts as it gives reasons why it deserves to be a must-visit destination in Japan through its nature, history, and activities.
Along with TV personality Robi Domingo, we discovered what makes Hakodate a city on the rise. Read on for a handy guide on all the beautiful attractions, delicious food, and amazing activities you can do in this northern city in spring.
Getting to Hakodate
Manila to Haneda Airport: 4 hours
Haneda Airport to Hakodate Airport: 1 hour and 20 minutes
Tokyo to Hakodate via Hokkaido shinkansen: 4 hours and 30 minutes