Hakodate, in Hokkaido, is a city of round and about 280,000 residents.
Hakodate is situated 95 miles (153 kilometers) south of Sapporo and about 420 miles (676 kilometers) north of the national capital Tokyo.
In addition to urban parks, the area also has a few larger nature reserves where families can enjoy unique scenery and local local wildlife. Head out to Mount Hakodate and savor your escape from the paved streets.
For those interested in the battles of long ago, visit the watchtowers and fortifications around the area. Examine the imposing design of the Fort Goryokaku and learn about the defensive techniques and strategies in times gone by.
Travellers looking for sights off the usual tourist trail should head to Goryokaku Tower.