Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward旧函館区公会堂
The Old Public Hall was completed in 1910 and constructed at a total cost of 58,000 yen, 50,000 yen of which was donated by Mr. Teppei Soma, a leading Hokkaido businessman. The building is impressive with its blue and yellow coloring and symmetrical colonial style. It is also famous for being the dormitory of Emperor Taisho when he was the Crown Prince. In 1974 it was designated as an Important Cultural Property of the country. It is a seven-minute walk from the “Suehiro-cho” tram stop.
Hokkaido Hakodateshi Motomachi 11-13
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Hokkaido Hakodateshi Motomachi 11-13 [map]
May-Aug. is open everyday ※ It may be changed
- [Adult] 300 yen
[student, students, children] 150 yen
- Parking Lot
- Not available
- ※ It is closed from 10 Mon 2018 to around 4 Mon 2021 for preservation and repair work.
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- View route from Station View route from Bus Stop View route from IC View route from Parking
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Not just a prefecture but an island of its own, Hokkaido is the most northerly prefecture and island of the Japanese archipelago. Arriving in Hokkaido, which is rural and bursting with breathtaking nature, means entering a world where vast national parks, towering mountains, and natural hot springs can be found at every turn. Come December, these natural splendors freeze over and morph into a winter wonderland.