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Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward (旧函館区公会堂)

 0138221001  Hokkaido Hakodateshi Motomachi 11-13

The Old Public Hall was completed in 1910 and constructed at a total cost of 58,000 yen, 50,000 yen of which was donated by Mr. Teppei Soma, a leading Hokkaido businessman. The building is impressive with its blue and yellow coloring and symmetrical colonial style. It is also famous for being the dormitory of Emperor Taisho when he was the Crown Prince. In 1974 it was designated as an Important Cultural Property of the country. It is a seven-minute walk from the “Suehiro-cho” tram stop.


May-Aug. is open everyday ※ There is a case to change
[Adult] 300yen
[Student, Student, Child] 150yen
[Pre-schoolers] Free

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Review of The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward

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Reviewed:2018/10/18 Following the earthquake on September 6th, 2018, they have announced that the public hall will be closed for three years
The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward is situated further up from Motomachi Park. This American colonial style two story building was constructed in 1910 after the former public hall was lost in the...
Reviewed:2018/08/30 Stunning old colonial property
This is a must impressive property sat regally on the hill overlooking Hakodate above the large garden / park.

They charge a small fee to enter and you have to wear the little slippers but it is a...
Reviewed:2018/08/28 Visit the room the Japanese emperors stayed in
This is one of my favorite buildings in Hakodate’s Momochi area because of its architecture, yellow color, large wooden floors, and the view of the city from its balconies. If you are into old...
Reviewed:2018/07/26 Your Hakodate bucket list
Amazing view from the TOP. Buy the ticket that covers 3 other museums nearby. Takes 30mins MAx to see the whole place
Reviewed:2018/06/26 We did go inside
Nice views from balcony, and I got some interesting shots of a couple of women who'd paid to dress up in Victorian fashion (available in one of the rooms for an extra fee). Some of the rooms have...

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