Shopping in Hakodate
What we'll do
This is a food tour for enjoying local specialties unique to Hakodate. First of all, fully enjoy walking around while eating various foods, including fresh seafood caught in Hokkaido at Shoku no Hoko, or all of the food sold directly from farms at the Hakodate Morning Market. The Hakodate Meijikan and Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse that are distinctively made with red bricks makes it almost feel like you're in another country, and you can also shop for Hokkaido's traditional crafts and original goods here. Be sure to look for some souvenirs in Hakodate that will remind you of this tour.
- Price per person
- 5,000 JPY ~ / person
- Max participants
- Up to 4 people
- Hosted in English
- Things you need to know before the tour
-Transportation and Admission fees are not included in the price.
-Recommend comfortable shoes.
1Hakodate Morning Market
The Hakodate Morning Market is a collection of over 250 shops close to Hakodate Station, and it is a popular destination for foodies who want to enjoy Hokkaido cuisine. Here, visitors can indulge in fresh foodstuffs that can only be found in Hokkaido: all kinds of seafood including squid, crab, and sea urchin are available for purchase, and there are sales of melons and other agricultural goods directly from farmers. This morning market began as a place for vegetable peddlers after World War II, but now it's well-known by many people as one of Hakodate's top gourmet spots. In addition to trying all sorts of different seafoods or looking for ingredients, visitors can also try fishing for squid here, so there's fun for the whole family. It is a morning market and it opens for business at 5 a.m., but some of the larger shops are open until as late as 2 p.m., so even those who don't want to get up early can visit.
The Hakodatekan Post Office building that was constructed in 1911 was remodeled into a shopping mall, currently referred to as the Hakodate Meijikan. Located in the bay area bustling with tourists, a rich variety of souvenir shops have collected here, offering an abundance of products, including glassware, Hakodate wine, marine products, and other general goods. There are also workshops in which participants can make original crafts such as music boxes and glassware as well Japanese-style clothes and dress rental. (Workshops must be reserved in advance on the official website.)
3Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse
The Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse is a sightseeing facility outfitted with restaurants, a shopping center, and more. What is currently the Red Brick Warehouse is a reconstruction of a group of warehouses originally built for trade in Hakodate and opened as an international trading port during the Meiji era. Close to 50 shops are lined up here, and the group of warehouses is split into four areas: Hakodate History Plaza, Kanemori Hall, Kanemori Yobutsukan, and BAY Hakodate. At night, the Red Brick Warehouse is lit up, and the romantic atmosphere is a popular photo spot.