Well known even overseas as a popular tourist destination, Hakodate’s portal to the skies has more flights to Osaka, Tokyo, the rest of Japan, and even places within Hokkaido, such as Sapporo and Okushiri Island, than ever before. There are also lots of restaurants and souvenir shops!
Situated on the 3rd floor of the terminal with a great view of the runways and the Tsugaru Straits is Restaurant Pollux. Don’t miss the Toi River Tuna Bowl (￥2050) made with Ikejime Tuna from the famous Toi River area! Another specialty is the Hakodate Salty Gagome Noodles (￥970), with noodles made from kelp and flour in a 6:4 ratio, using 100% Hakodate Gagome Konbu (kelp). The texture is surely like no other noodle you’ve had before! The Hakodate Airport Chowder (￥1020) also uses Gagome Konbu along with many other kinds of seafood. At MISUZU Café, the very fragrant Roast Coffee Curry (￥880) is very popular and will help you catch those red-eye flights! Ramen and Soba Onjiki Niwamoto has traditional Hakodate-style salty ramen, including their must-try, a dish with snow crab legs as a topping called Takuboku Ramen (￥1330).
Ramen and Soba Onjiki Niwamoto
At Pollox, you can find “Hakodate Monask” (8 for 989¥, made by Suehiroken), which is an original baked treat made by a Western-style bakery owned by a Japanese-style sweets shop. It is made of a buttery rusk sandwiched by two monaka wafers. The first bite is very sweet but has a slightly salty aftertaste. The “Hakodate Cheese Castella” (1 for 216¥) is made by the historic bakery “Hakodate Sensyuan Sohonke”, which first opened in 1860. The castella is made with local ingredients from around Hokkaido, with a fluffy texture and fragrant cheesy flavor.
Hako to Tate
HakoDake Hiroba is a compact space designed to stimulate children’s imagination through play, made entirely with Japanese Cedar wood from southern Hokkaido. Have fun exploring the secret forts in these boxes!
The charm of Hokkaido lies in its magnificent landscape and nature. After arriving at the airport, make full use of the various trains and busses or a rental car to get the most out of your trip.
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