Why go to Hakodate?
Interesting history of early Japanese interaction with international traders
Beside the bustling morning market, there are not a lot of sights in the city
Best visited when the cherry blossoms are in bloom at Fort Goryokaku
Currency & Best Way to Get Money?
Currency in Hakodate is the Japanese yen. For up-to-date currency conversion figures, visit www.xe.com. The best way to get cash is to use an ATM at a convenience store. Look for a 7-Eleven, Lawson's or Family Mart. You'll find plenty of them in the city center, about 15 minutes from the port.