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Hakodate: Private Customized Guided Tour

1. Hakodate: Private Customized Guided Tour

Explore Hakodate in your own way with a private licensed guide. Choose the 6 or 4 hour option depending on what fits with your schedule. Let the guide know what special requests you have for the day and they will tailor your itinerary accordingly. All guides hold the nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification. It is issued by the Japanese government and requires a good understanding of Japanese culture and history. Hakodate has a long history of international trade and is home to European-style buildings, churches, and red-brick warehouses, as well as nostalgic streetcars that makes their way around the city. Meet up with your guide at your hotel or anywhere convenient for you in Hakodate. First visit Goryokaku park to get in touch with Japanese history. This popular tourist attraction is a star-shaped fort that became famous as the final battleground in the civil war about 150 years ago. From Goryokaku Tower you have a great view of not only Goryokaku, but also the mountains and the strait between Hokkaido and Honshu. Stop for lunch at Hakodate Morning Market. Also known as Hakodate Asaichi, this market boasts approximately 250 stores offering seafood and souvenirs. Try the mouth-watering "seafood rice bowl", a local specialty. The final stop on the tour is Mount Hakodate, which you can reach by cable car. Admire the incredible views of the city and the sea far below.

Goryokaku Tower: Observation Deck Admission Ticket

2. Goryokaku Tower: Observation Deck Admission Ticket

Overlook the star-shaped form of the historical site of Goryokaku. Enjoy the astonishing city views and see part of Honshu island from the 107-meter high observation deck.  Visit the exhibition in the tower's Historic Corridor and learn the history of Goryokaku. Learn the story of the army of the last shogun, who fought the war with the Imperial army at the end of the Edo period.

Hakodate: Private Transfer to/from Hakodate Airport

3. Hakodate: Private Transfer to/from Hakodate Airport

Avoid the hassle of carrying large pieces of luggage through a busy station and onto the train or trying to hail a taxi. Pre-book a transfer between the airport and city center to have a private driver will take you straight to your destination. On arrival at Hakodate Airport, a professional driver will be waiting with a name sign at the arrivals hall. Don't worry if your flight is delayed, as the driver will be monitoring your flight information. For departure transfers from Hakodate city center to the airport, your driver will be waiting in front of your hotel lobby. Whether for business and leisure, make the most of your time and travel in privacy and comfort with your family or colleagues.

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