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Motomachi, Hakodate

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Historic Walking Area · Neighborhood
Take a stroll through the streets of Motomachi, a neighborhood displaying a strong Western influence in its cuisine and stores. Centering around a five-block-long shopping street, the neighborhood started to develop its cosmopolitan style during the Meiji era, when the number of foreign residents drastically increased. Shops and businesses opened to cater to the tastes of those arriving from across Europe, including German bakeries, French chocolatiers, and European-style tailors that still operate to this day. Take a look at the sweet treats and clothes on offer and choose something to take away with you. Add Motomachi and other attractions to your Hakodate trip itinerary using our Hakodate online travel planner.
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  • Nice neighbourhood with old churches. Other attractions are also around the same area. We spent 3 to 4 hours walking around and visiting the various historical buildings.  more »
  • Love the scenery there and also the building. Is a must to go if you are at Hakodate! After visiting the morning market, you may continue with the Red Brick Warehouse, where you can see the old...  more »
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