Hakodate is a port city located in Oshima, Hokkaido. It is located on the southern tip of the Hokkaido Island across the Tsugaru Strait. The name of the city originated during the Muromachi era. Hakodate is the capital of Oshima Prefecture.
The weather in Hakodate during the summer months is very pleasant. The average temperature during the month of May is about 12ºC and the mornings are quite chilly. Usually there are clear skies throughout the year. Since the climate of Hakodate is deeply influenced by the Tsushima ocean current, the temperature differences in the area are minimal. Hakodate receives a substantial amount of snowfall ranging to about 150mm during the month of November.
Hakodate Airport which opened in 1961 and is located in the center of the city serves as the economic, political and cultural center of southern Hokkaido. In June 2006, a regular international flight service between Seoul and Hakodate was started.
Some of the tourist attractions in the Hakodate city include:
- Mount Hakodate
- Goryokaku Fort
- Kanemori Red Brick Warehouses
- Old British Consulate
- Russian Orthodox Church
- Motomachi District
- Yunokawa Hot spring
- Trappistine Convent
- Old Russian Consulate
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Last Updated on: December 11th, 2017