Sunday, December 23, 2012

Hakodate-Memory From Hokkaido 6

The harbor of Hakodate was one of the first to be opened to foreign trade in 1854 after Japan's era of isolation had come to an end. As a result, many traders from Russia, China and Western countries moved to Hakodate. Motomachi, at the foot of Mount Hakodate, became a district favored among the new foreign residents.

Motomachi area, at the foot of Mount Hakodate,  we had a very nice stroll before our trip up the ropeway. There are some  unique churches & old buildings attractions around Motomachi area, but all located on different slopes, it is quite challenging in the winter to walk up and downs.  
I was not so interested with the history but the buildings and churches made good pictures!

We took cable car ride to the mountain, views from the Mt Hakodate are amzing, though it was freezing cold in the end of Dec.

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