Once an island, the fan shaped city Hakodate now straddles a sandbar linking it to mainland. Designated in 1854, it was one of Japan's first treaty ports. In 2011 the population of Hakodate was 279,850. Its total area is 677.89 km2 (261.73 ml2).
Hakodate boasts fine examples of turn-of-the-century colonial architecture and Japan's first Western-style fort, Goryo-kaku, that is constructed in the shape of a 5-pointed star. City sites worth visiting include the Old Public Hall, the Russian Orthodox Church and Mount Hakodate (cable car). Nearby is Mount Komagatake and Onuma Quasi-National Park.
Hokkaido is the northernmost and 2nd-largest island of the Japanese archipelago. It is situated between the Pacific Ocean to the east and the Sea of Japan to the west. The island is about 280 miles (450 km) wide, about 260 miles (420 km) long and is heavily forested. The climate the sparsely populated island offers features cool summers and severe winters. Principal industries are fishing and forestry.
Every year in August the city of Hakodate gets together for Hakodate Port Festival. The citizens gather in the streets to show a wiggly dance famous as Squid Dance (Ika-odori), the name of which describes it appropriately. The lights of squid-catching boats are seen in the waters that surround the city. Haristos Orthodox Church's bell is one of Japan's 100 Soundscapes.
The Hakodate cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Hakodate, Japan.
If you lose the Hakodate location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Hakodate cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Hakodate, Japan. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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26 April, 2017