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Hakodate, Japan Luxury Cruises

The port city of Hakodate is located in the north of Japan and is the largest city on the country’s Hokkaido Island, situated on the region’s southern tip. In its role as an international port, Hakodate has been influenced by a number of different foreign cultures, which can be observed most of all in the city’s stunning variety of intriguing architecture. The area combines aspects of its rich Japanese culture, history and heritage with a number of impressive modern developments to create a unique and enchanting atmosphere. The region was also recently voted as the Japanese town that most people wanted to visit. Hakodate’s majestic landmarks and stunning areas of natural beauty instil lasting memories upon visitors to the city, creating a truly unforgettable cruise destination.

Sightseeing in Hakodate

Hakodate is home to a number of interesting historical structures, superb modern attractions and areas of incredible natural beauty. The city’s culture has been influenced by foreign travellers over the centuries, during its time as an international port.


Motomachi is Hakodate’s historic district, boasting a number of impressive buildings constructed over the previous centuries. One of the most significant structures in this historic district is the Old Public Hall, which displays an classic European-style architecture and was used to house the Hakodate’s government in the early 20th century. Various old religious structures are also located in this part of town, including the Higashi Honganji Temple, Russian Orthodox Church, Episcopal Chruch and Roman Catholic Church. Motomachi is also home to the Gokoku Shrine, which holds the remains of those who lost their lives in the Battle of Hakodate.

Mount Hakodate

A climb to the summit of Mount Hakodate may be a tiring experience, but the spectacular views from the top are well worth the trek, especially at night. The mountain stands at a height of 334 metres and the top can be reached by walking, car, bus or ropeway. Facilities at the peak of the mountain include observation platforms, souvenirs shops and a restaurant.

Fort Goryokaku

Goryokaku is a magnificent star shaped fort, designed in 1885 by Takeda Hisaburo to be the main fortress of the ephemeral Republic of Ezo. The fort was designed in a distinctive star shape to allow for a greater number of gun placements and a reduction in the amount of blind spots around the structure. Nowadays, the fort is a park and has been named as a special historical site.

Shopping in Hakodate

A bustling morning market is located in several buildings along the city’s bay front, where visitors and locals can purchase a variety of seafood including the region’s renowned crabs. Many supermarkets, shopping malls and speciality stores are also distributed throughout downtown Hakodate, selling a variety of gifts, souvenirs and general necessities.

Eating out in Hakodate

The city’s local delicacy is squid, alongside a range of other locally caught seafood dishes. Seafood can be found in eateries all over the city, many of which also serve a delicious range of international cuisine, allowing everyone to find something that they can enjoy at meal times. 

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1 Bering Sea & Japan Transpacific
25 September 2020 - 15 nights

Vancouver | Sitka | Sapporo (Muroran) | Hakodate, Japan | Yokohama, Japan | Yokohama, Japan

Fly Cruise£4699pp
Cruise Only£3719pp
2 Tokyo to Tokyo
05 April 2021 - 14 nights

Tokyo (Yokohama) | Shimizu, Japan | Kobe | Kobe | Hiroshima | Yeosu, Korea | Kanazawa | Niigata | Akita, Japan | Aomori, Japan | Hakodate, Japan | Tokyo (Yokohama) more

Fly Cruise£8149pp
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3 Tokyo to Tokyo
19 April 2021 - 14 nights

Tokyo (Yokohama) | Shimizu, Japan | Osaka | Osaka | Hiroshima | Yeosu, Korea | Kanazawa | Niigata | Sakata, Japan | Aomori, Japan | Hakodate, Japan | Tokyo (Yokohama) more

Fly Cruise£8099pp
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4 Circle Japan Intensive Voyage
22 April 2021 - 15 nights

Tokyo (Yokohama) | Hakodate, Japan | Aomori, Japan | Akita, Japan | Kanazawa | Sakaiminato, Japan | Busan, South Korea | Kitakyushu | Hiroshima | Takamatsu, Japan | Kobe | Kobe | Shimizu, Japan | Tokyo (Yokohama) | Tokyo (Yokohama) more

Fly Cruise£7099pp
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5 Roundtrip Tokyo
26 April 2021 - 15 nights

Tokyo (Yokohama) | Hakodate, Japan | Aomori, Japan | Akita, Japan | Kanazawa | Sakaiminato, Japan | Busan, South Korea | Kitakyushu | Hiroshima | Takamatsu, Japan | Kobe | Kobe | Shimizu, Japan | Tokyo (Yokohama) | Tokyo (Yokohama) more

Fly Cruise£6849pp
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6 Japan's Island Immersive
15 May 2021 - 14 nights

Tokyo (Yokohama) | Sapporo (Muroran) | Hakodate, Japan | Sado Islands, Japan | Kanazawa | Kanazawa | Sakaiminato, Japan | Pohang, Republic Of Korea | Hamada, Japan | Hiroshima | Tamano | Osaka | Osaka more

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7 Japan Island & Nature Discovery
29 May 2021 - 14 nights

Osaka | Toba | Shimizu, Japan | Tokyo (Yokohama) | Tokyo (Yokohama) | Hakodate, Japan | Kushiro | Nemuro Strait & Shiretoko Peninsula | Abashiri | Korsakov, Russian Federation | Korsakov, Russian Federation | Wakayama | Otaru | Otaru more

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8 Tokyo to Tokyo
12 September 2021 - 13 nights

Tokyo (Yokohama) | Tokyo (Yokohama) | Kobe | Kobe | Kobe | Hiroshima | Yeosu, Korea | Kanazawa | Niigata | Niigata | Akita, Japan | Akita, Japan | Hakodate, Japan | Hakodate, Japan | Tokyo (Yokohama) more

Fly Cruise£7499pp
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9 Vancouver to Tokyo
22 September 2021 - 19 nights

Vancouver | Ketchikan | Icy Strait (Hoonah) | Seward | Kodiak | Dutch Harbor (Aleutian Islands) | Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia | Hakodate, Japan | Sendai | Hitachinaka | Tokyo (Yokohama) more

Fly Cruise£8999pp
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10 World Cruise - Roundtrip San Francisco
05 January 2022 - 120 nights

San Francisco | Honolulu, Oahu | Honolulu, Oahu | Kahului | Hilo | Nuku Hiva | Fakarava | Moorea | Papeete | Papeete | Raiatea | Bora Bora | Pago Pago | Apia | Suva | Lautoka | Port Vila | Auckland | Auckland | Bay Of Islands | Tauranga, New Zealand | Napier, New Zealand | Wellington, New Zealand | Akaroa, New Zealand | Dunedin, New Zealand | Burnie, Tasmania, Australia | Melbourne, Australia | Sydney, Australia | Sydney, Australia | Brisbane, Australia | Brisbane, Australia | Airlie Beach, Australia | Townsville | Cairns | Thursday Island | Darwin | Komodo Island | Bali | Bali | Surabaya | Semarang | Singapore | Singapore | Ko Samui, Thailand | Laem Chabang, Thailand | Laem Chabang, Thailand | Sihanoukville, Cambodia | Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) | Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) | NHA Trang | Chan May | Chan May | Ha Long Bay | Ha Long Bay | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | Xiamen | Xiamen | Shanghai | Shanghai | Nagasaki | Naze (Oshima Island), Japan | Naha, Okinawa | Kyoto (Kobe) | Kyoto (Kobe) | Tokyo (Yokohama) | Tokyo (Yokohama) | Hakodate, Japan | Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia | Dutch Harbor (Aleutian Islands) | Kodiak | Seward | Sitka | Ketchikan | Vancouver | Vancouver | San Francisco | San Francisco more

Fly Cruise£52369pp
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11 Best Of Japan
10 April 2022 - 14 nights

Yokohama, Japan | Mt Fuji (Shimizu) | Kyoto (Kobe) | Kyoto (Kobe) | Kochi, Japan | Hiroshima | Nagasaki | Busan, South Korea | Hakodate, Japan | Aomori, Japan | Yokohama, Japan | Yokohama, Japan more

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