Hakodate Magistrate's Office, Hakodate

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#1 of 17 in Museums in Hakodate
A star-shaped fort protects Hakodate Magistrate's Office, used as a government building when Japan gave up its isolationist policy and started to open up to the world in the mid-19th century. Now a museum enclosed by maple trees, two centuries ago the structure served as a diplomatic and bureaucratic center of the shogunate. Take a guided tour and roam through the minimalist rooms, designed in the typical Japanese style. Leaflets and info boards provide useful details for English-speaking visitors. Use our Hakodate trip planner to visit Hakodate Magistrate's Office on your trip to Hakodate, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • It is the restored Hakodate Magistrate's Office, but there is a commitment everywhere, and the tile seems to have faithfully reproduced the combination of different colors. It is very beautiful and we recommend that foreign tourists reach not only the tower but also here.
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  • Because it was a restored building, I tried to enter, but the explanation of the staff was very easy to understand, and I was able to know a lot about the history of Hokkaido and Hakodate. You can feel the feelings of the explanation.
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  • Price: 500¥ (4€/4$/3'5£)/ half for students Visit time: 20min/40min (with a video) There are not a lot of objects in display, the most interesting part is a video (only japanese; ~17min) and the info explaning the construction of the building. The rest of the exposition is information about the history of the Goryokaku citadel, Hakodatecity Hakodate's battle but is not really extense. If you are not interested in the history of the city and Hokkaido is something you can skip.
  • Beautiful old traditional Japanese building in the middle of Goryokaku Park. There is a small museum exhibition inside but it costs ¥500 to enter.
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