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Day Trip: From the Prehistoric Jomon to Modern Times

Travel back in time through the history of Hakodate

Mt. Hakodate~Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples~Ofune / Kakinoshima Sites


Physical and Technical Level

Physical level ★★☆☆☆ Skill level ★☆☆☆☆

In Hakodate, you can experience history in the making - from the ancient times of the Jomon, to the rise of the Ainu, to the Japanese settlement of Hokkaido - true frontier culture. 

At the center, sits Mt Hakodate which has been revered by all cultures who settled here. Travel back in time to the roots of Hokkaido and experience a simpler time when people lived in balance with nature.  See how their spirituality still echoes in Japanese culture today.

Also, see the relics in this historical port town of the many major Western powers that opened Japan to the world in mid-19th-century trade missions. Though far removed from the centers of power, Hakodate has played a pivotal role in the ongoing evolution of Japan.


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Important Notices

・Please follow the instructions of the guide. 

・Collecting and taking out plants from Mt.Hakodate is prohibited.

・We are not responsible for any loss, damage, or theft of valuables.

■What's included

Activity fees, admission fees, guiding fees, interpretation fees (ENG only), travel insurance, and photo-taking

■What's not included

Beverage, snacks, transportation to the meeting point

■Other Important Tour Information
・Tour operating seasons and numbers of times
 Throughout the year

 11 hours(including travel time)

 Mt. Hakodate hiking: 3 hours, Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples: 1 hour and 30 mins, Ofune and Kakinoshima Sites: 2 hours and 50 mins.

・Number of participants(Min./Max.)

 2 / 7 people

・Required levels

 More than 2 for both physical and skill levels (Please refer to  attached sheet for descriptions of levels)

・Meeting and Departing Point

 Hakodate Station


・Comfortable clothes suitable for hiking 

・Shoes (sneakers are OK)


Hiking in winter: November to March

Warm clothing (winter jacket, knit cap, gloves, etc.)

※Mt. Hakodate: Even in winter, the trail is maintained and cleared of snow, making it relatively easy to walk. For your safety though, we will have shoe spikes ready.

■Measures against COVID-19
We will comply with the "Guidelines for Responding to New Coronaviruses in the Travel Industry". The following are some excerpts
・Maintain a distance of 2 m (at least 1 m) from people as much as possible. (Prevention of droplet infection).
・Employees and customers are requested to wash their hands with soap or disinfect their hands with alcohol disinfectant (ethanol with a concentration of 70% to 95%). (Prevention of contact infection)
Source: Japan Association of Travel Agents


・ Take a 2.5-hour hike to the summit of Mt. Hakodate, which has amazing views of the city, while learning about the history and tales of Hokkaido. 

・Delve deep into the life of the Ainu people, known as the indigenous people of Hokkaido at the Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples. The collections of historical crafts and goodwill connect you to their lifestyle and spiritual culture.

・Take a guided tour at two Jomon UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites with a Jomon expert who will take you deep into the Jomon world.  What made the Jomon settle here and what prompted their artistic expressions?



Meet at Hakodate station(Health check-up, Sign a consent form)

Walk to Hakodate Ekimae streetcar station


Take the streetcar to Horaicho station


Walk to the trailhead of Mt. Hakodate (10 mins)

Hike Mt. Hakodate 

※Your guide will give you an orientation before departure


Walk to the Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples


Visit the Hakodate City Museum of Northern Peoples 


Lunch (provided in the tour) 


Chartered taxi ride to Ofune Site


Visit Ofune Site 


Chartered taxi ride to Kakinoshima Site


Visit Kakinoshima Site & Hakodate Jomon Culture Center 


Depart for hotels


End of Tour