Hakodate is Hokkaido's third largest city, located at
the island's southern tip. Hakodate is best known for the spectacular
views to be enjoyed from Mount Hakodate and its delicious, fresh seafood.
As one of the first Japanese harbor cities to be opened to international
trade after the country's era of isolation, Hakodate has experienced notable
influence from overseas, and the foreign population's former residential
district and a Western style fort are among its main tourist attractions.