It’s Day 5!
After a good breakfast and a hot spring bath in the morning, it’s time to move out to a new destination!
Checked out at waited at the bus stop outside the hotel.
So taking the bus from Noboribetsu Onsen back to Norboribetsu station.
Took the JR train to Hakodate!
It’s about 2.5 hours journey so reached Hakodate station at about the afternoon at 2 pm.
First I had to check into my Airbnb place which is located near Omachi Station.
In Hakodate you go around in the tram.
How to take the tram to board from the back take a ticket from the machine and then you pay at the front when you alight.
Reached my Airbnb which is called Perry house.
It’s like a hostel with many guests staying in it.
The room is clean and basic. Enough for 2 person to sleep in.
The host is very friendly and showed around the house and my room. He also told me about the attractions which are nearby and any good restaurants to eat.
Two of the restaurant he recommended: Benten Sushi and Tachikawa Cafe Restaurant Maison
For homecooked meals he recommend going to Tachikawa Cafe Restaurant Maison
At that time there’s a fireworks event for the day in Hakodate.
There’s pretty not much time as I’m only staying for 1 night so it’s time to venture out and have my late lunch.
So I walked to the tourist destination which is the Kanamori Red Brick Warehouses.
What to Eat In Hakodate
What is the first thing to eat in Hakodate?
Of course in Hakodate you must eat their squid and seafood!
However, the timing was not right and it was a public holiday that day in Japan, so many restaurants are closed.
The next must eat food in Hakodate will be Lucky Pierrot burger!
It is the biggest fast food chain located in Hakodate.
And it’s famous for its chinese chicken burger.
And it’s really delicious!!
They have 2 locations near the bay area.
One is the smaller shop where seats are very limited, so usually just do a takeaway of the burger.
The other is much larger with more seats so recommended if you want to order a set meal to dine in.
They also have a souvenir shop in the restaurant that you can buy souvenirs like their soft drink.
Forget about Mcdonalds, Lucky Pierrot is a must eat when you are in Hakodate!
Lucky Pierrot (Bigger Shop)
What to Buy
After that walked around in a tourist shop nearby where they sell lots of seafood and snacks souvenir.
In Hakodate, you’ll see a lot of squid products to buy! Great for having with beer!
There’s even a squid cup to pour your beer into!
Going to Mt Hakodate
Hakodate is famous for its night view from Mt Hakodate.
So it is a must visit place!
At Mt Hakodate, if you have time, you should view the sunset from Mt Hakodate too!
Stayed there till the night to view the night view of Hakodate and it’s gorgeous!
Tried to take a video of it! Watch it here.
However, be prepared to squeeze and wait to view the night view as there will be hoards of tour groups there!
So I recommend you go there before night comes so you can avoid the long queue.
It was snowing heavily after that and it’s really cold with the strong winds blowing!
After that wanted to have dinner but..
Unfortunately, it was a public holiday so many restaurants are closed and the only place I can have dinner is at Lucky Pierrot again!
They have a wide selection of fast food dishes like stir-fried noodles also.
After a fast food dinner, walked along the bay to watch the fireworks which lasted more than 20 minutes!
The fireworks was much bigger if you see it in person.
As it’s the by the seaside, it’s really cold out there because of the strong winds!
Ended the night and prepare for a very early morning to Yamadera in Day 6!
Check out Other Itineraries
- Amazing Japan 11D10N: Day 1 (Singapore – New Chitose – Sapporo)
- Amazing Japan 11D10N: Day 2 (Sapporo – Nijio Market – Odori Park – Mt Moiwa)
- Amazing Japan 11D10N: Day 3 (Sapporo – Wholesale Curb Market – Hokkaido University – Otaru)
- Amazing Japan 11D10N: Day 4 (Sapporo – Noboribetsu)
- Amazing Japan 11D10N: Day 5 (Noboribetsu – Hakodate – Mt Hakodate)
- Amazing Japan 11D10N: Day 6 (Hakodate – Yamadera – Yamagata)
- Amazing Japan 11D10N: Day 7 (Yamagata – Mt Zao – Tokyo)
- 7D6N Summer Hokkaido
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