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1 day Cruise ship visit

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1 day Cruise ship visit

Hi , wee will arrive Hakodate for a day by cruise ship on Sept. 24. We will appreciate if someone can help us out for the following questions, thanks.

a) how can we go to the morning market from cruise terminal ? is it walkable ?

if yes, how long will it take ?

b) someone on the forum mentioned that they walked down from the summit to the bottom of Mt.. Hakodate and the trail is nice and lovely. is there a walking trail ?

if yes, how long will it take ?

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1. Re: 1 day Cruise ship visit

a) how can we go to the morning market from cruise terminal ? is it walkable ?

Morning market is about 5km away from the cruise terminal. It's not ideal distance to walk. Better check with cruise company though, they normally provide shuttle bus service to JR Hakodate station. Morning market is right in front of the station.

b) someone on the forum mentioned that they walked down from the summit to the bottom of Mt.. Hakodate and the trail is nice and lovely. is there a walking trail ?

You can get a map at Hakodate Ropeway Station. And a variety of trails are available.

http://334.co.jp/hiking/

If you walk from the summit to the base, it will take about 1 hour.

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2. Re: 1 day Cruise ship visit

Thank you very much for the information.

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Sharing this info - hope it will be useful for future day trippers to Hakodate:

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Our group of 3 pax arrived from Princess Cruise on 24Sep. The Shuttle bus from the Pier where Princess Cruise docked to JR Station was USD10/- two-way. We booked our own Hakodate Goodwill Guide, Atsuko san from 1pm-5pm. Her service fee was just JY3000/- and we paid for all incidental expenses. We had a nice trip up the Ropeway for lunch on the hilltop restaurant. The day scenery from the Ropeway and hilltop was breathtaking. Our Guide took us to visit a shrine and some surrounding area also enjoyed a traditional afternoon tea at a Japanese teahouse. We also did some tax-free shopping along the bay area. At night, our Guide arranged for us to take a taxi for JY4000 (two-way) to Mt Komagadake again to photograph the night scenery of Hakodate. It was a good choice as it turns up cheaper than the Ropeway night fare.

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I didn't know Princess Cruises started charging for shuttle bus services to Hakodate station. I went in 2015 and the two-way shuttle was free of charge.

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