More about Hakodate
Why Cruise to Hakodate?
Interesting history of early Japanese interaction with international traders
Beside the bustling morning market, there are not a lot of sights in the city
Best visited when the cherry blossoms are in bloom at Fort Goryokaku
Currency & Best Way to Get Money?
Currency in Hakodate is the Japanese yen. The best way to get cash is to use an ATM at a convenience store. Look for a 7-Eleven, Lawson's or Family Mart. You'll find plenty of them in the city center, about 15 minutes from the port.
Japanese is Hakodate's official language. Some younger people and those at tourist attractions will likely know some English, but there are fewer English speakers here than in other major Japanese cities.