The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward: An Important Cultural Property Harmonizing East and West – HOKKAIDO LOVE!

Hakodate Ward’s Old Public Hall looks over Hakodate Port and is a Nationally Important Cultural Property designed in a distinctive symmetrical style. This blueish-grey and yellow building, completed in 1910, is a glamorous sight to behold from the bottom of the Motoizaka Slope. The Hall was designed using architectural techniques influenced by Japanese and Western elements, representing Hakodate’s history as a port open to foreign trade. Its elegant atmosphere ensures its position as an imposing and regal landmark of Motomachi to this very day.

Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward

11-13 Motomachi, Hakodate, Hokkaido