Tag Archives: Hakodate

June 11

Cherry blossoms at Goryokaku Fort in Hakodate, Hokkaido

This five-point star shaped fort was once the sight of a battle in 1869 between the Tokugawa Shogunate and the newly established Meiji Government during the Meiji Restoration. But these day’s its perhaps the most famous place in Hokkaido to see cherry blossoms which peak in the first week of May.  Thousands of trees line the edges […]

June 05

Hokkaido – A drive from Chitose to Hakodate

A day trip along the wild coast of Hokkaido to it’s most southern city, Hakodate.