22 Hakodate Cruise Reviews

Loved the fact that you can tour Hakodate on your own. The Unlimited Use Day bus pass was very reasonable. So many interesting places to explore. It was raining a lot so we could not go to the Tower but just staying on the bus, you could ... Read More
Loved the fact that you can tour Hakodate on your own. The Unlimited Use Day bus pass was very reasonable. So many interesting places to explore. It was raining a lot so we could not go to the Tower but just staying on the bus, you could see many places that are a must-see. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
we arrived at 9am. Sunny and pleasant. It took 20 minutes on the free shuttle to town. We headed for morning market, helped by local school girls happy to practice some English conversation with the visitors. We got a bus/tram day pass ... Read More
we arrived at 9am. Sunny and pleasant. It took 20 minutes on the free shuttle to town. We headed for morning market, helped by local school girls happy to practice some English conversation with the visitors. We got a bus/tram day pass ¥1000, but Mount Hakodate Ropeway was closed due to windy conditions. We visited the Goryokaku Tower (¥900), the citadel grounds (free) and the Magistrate Office (¥500). Free wifi was available in the area. We continued on the bus to the Red Brick warehouse area, rested at the Starbucks before heading back on the bus for more sightseeing and a ride up to the Ropeway station, which was still closed. The bus brought us back to the shuttle pick-up point returning to the ship. Never got to use the tram. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
If you get an all day tram/bus pass for about $10 you can get off and on. The things to see were average in my opinion. There was a Music Box museum which is really a large shop with many music boxes you can buy and a ... Read More
If you get an all day tram/bus pass for about $10 you can get off and on. The things to see were average in my opinion. There was a Music Box museum which is really a large shop with many music boxes you can buy and a demonstration/concert was held outside the shop with tinny renditions of The Blue Danube and other pieces. There's a large park at one end of town and a ropeway at the other (we didn't go on this was it was expensive for a 3 minute ride). Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Nice enough place but cost of princess shuttle was a bit expensive not told that you could walk. We went to the fort by local tram, enjoyable visit. The shore tour to the fort had been cancelled.
Nice enough place but cost of princess shuttle was a bit expensive not told that you could walk. We went to the fort by local tram, enjoyable visit. The shore tour to the fort had been cancelled. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Interesting walk through the fish market. Cable car ride has good views on a clear day.
Interesting walk through the fish market. Cable car ride has good views on a clear day. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
We skipped the Regent excursions and got ourselves around on the local tram. This enabled us to get to the areas of town we wished to visit. The tourist office in town spoke enough English to enable us to buy a tram ticket etc. The ... Read More
We skipped the Regent excursions and got ourselves around on the local tram. This enabled us to get to the areas of town we wished to visit. The tourist office in town spoke enough English to enable us to buy a tram ticket etc. The hIghlight of a great day were the Cherry blossoms at Goryokaku Fort. 1600 trees all flowering. THe tower at the fort (we had to line up for an hour to get up the tower) provided a brilliant view Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
We did Hakodate on our own, we caught the ship shuttle into the town centre (JR Hakodate Station), where we bought an all day transport ticket (Y1000) and caught the bus to the Goryokaku Park and Tower. Best thing we ever did, as the ... Read More
We did Hakodate on our own, we caught the ship shuttle into the town centre (JR Hakodate Station), where we bought an all day transport ticket (Y1000) and caught the bus to the Goryokaku Park and Tower. Best thing we ever did, as the Cherry Blossoms were in full bloom. (1 May). The queue seemed long to go up the tower, but went relatively quickly. What a wonderful view. We then caught the tram to the Motomachi area where there were lots of churches and historic areas to see and investigate we walked back along the river to the Red Brick Warehouses. Unfortunately we had planned to ge up the Ropeway to Mr Hakodate but visibility was nil, so passed on this, but this would be beautiful on a lovely day. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Didn't do a tour here, just walked around the town. Markets are OK but that's about it.
Didn't do a tour here, just walked around the town. Markets are OK but that's about it. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Best to get a Taxi from the ship to Goryokaku Fort good views from the top of Tower and information about the Fort, Cherry blossom was almost out here still enjoyable, taxi back to port, 10,000 yen each way, Then we got shuttle into ... Read More
Best to get a Taxi from the ship to Goryokaku Fort good views from the top of Tower and information about the Fort, Cherry blossom was almost out here still enjoyable, taxi back to port, 10,000 yen each way, Then we got shuttle into Hakodate got a bus and tram day pass went to ropeway very pretty area ropeway not working due to it being windy, walked down the road found a shrine, also Hakodate Park lots of cherry blossom. L Tried to find the Botanical gardens but no signs around gave up, had a good day here. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
This was a great place to visit,we did best of Hakodate including rope train . Fantastic guide.
This was a great place to visit,we did best of Hakodate including rope train . Fantastic guide. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Did a private excursion Program: Hakodate Highlight (6.0 hours) 8:00 Ship arrival 9:00 English-Speaking-Guide waits with welcome-board and proceed to tour by chartered car/coach. * Visit Goryokaku Park & Tower * Visit ... Read More
Did a private excursion Program: Hakodate Highlight (6.0 hours) 8:00 Ship arrival 9:00 English-Speaking-Guide waits with welcome-board and proceed to tour by chartered car/coach. * Visit Goryokaku Park & Tower * Visit Hakodate-Asaichi Market * Visit Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse * Visit Mt. Hakodate 15:00 Return at port 18:00 Ship departure Was very interesting and had beautiful views from Mt. Hakodate and the Tower Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
The ease with which to go from the ship to any point in the place is surprising. The people in the place are so helpful. The taxi drivers are so honest. Hakodate itself is a wonderful stop - had such a calming effect on me. You can ... Read More
The ease with which to go from the ship to any point in the place is surprising. The people in the place are so helpful. The taxi drivers are so honest. Hakodate itself is a wonderful stop - had such a calming effect on me. You can also go shopping if you have a mind to it - but if you want just to find a place of 'peace' there are several areas where you can just sit and feel the "quiet"! Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Not much to do in this port. We did go to a hot spring and spent a couple of hours, then visited the tropical garden that has the monkies it is a dump, don't bother to go. Also went up to the cable car and it was fogged in. The ... Read More
Not much to do in this port. We did go to a hot spring and spent a couple of hours, then visited the tropical garden that has the monkies it is a dump, don't bother to go. Also went up to the cable car and it was fogged in. The Brick warehouse is a nice shopping area with very high prices. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Highlights of Hakodate from the Goryokaku Tower, a 350 foot high observation point, to the busy fish market to the Mount Hakodate Ropeway.
Highlights of Hakodate from the Goryokaku Tower, a 350 foot high observation point, to the busy fish market to the Mount Hakodate Ropeway. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018

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