Private tour

Hakodate: Private Customized Guided Tour

Activity provider:JGA Inc.
Private tour

Hakodate: Private Customized Guided Tour

Activity provider:JGA Inc.

From US$ 100.15 per person

Explore the best of Hakodate with a private guide on a 4 or 6-hour tour. Enjoy the full freedom and flexibility of customizing your own itinerary.

About this activity

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Duration 4 - 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Japanese
Pickup included
Your guide will be waiting in your hotel lobby or at the train station you request 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. You will set off on foot from there.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Discover the best of Hakodate on a private guided walking tour
  • Enjoy a personalized experience with a licensed local guide
  • See all of the most important highlights of Hakodate
  • Let your guide take care of the itinerary planning
  • Learn fascinating insights about Japan’s history and culture
Full description
Explore Hakodate in your own way with a private licensed guide. Choose the 6 or 4 hour option depending on what fits with your schedule. Let the guide know what special requests you have for the day and they will tailor your itinerary accordingly. All guides hold the nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification. It is issued by the Japanese government and requires a good understanding of Japanese culture and history. Hakodate has a long history of international trade and is home to European-style buildings, churches, and red-brick warehouses, as well as nostalgic streetcars that makes their way around the city. Meet up with your guide at your hotel or anywhere convenient for you in Hakodate. First visit Goryokaku park to get in touch with Japanese history. This popular tourist attraction is a star-shaped fort that became famous as the final battleground in the civil war about 150 years ago. From Goryokaku Tower you have a great view of not only Goryokaku, but also the mountains and the strait between Hokkaido and Honshu. Stop for lunch at Hakodate Morning Market. Also known as Hakodate Asaichi, this market boasts approximately 250 stores offering seafood and souvenirs. Try the mouth-watering "seafood rice bowl", a local specialty. The final stop on the tour is Mount Hakodate, which you can reach by cable car. Admire the incredible views of the city and the sea far below.
  • Private 4- or 6-hour walking tour (depending on option selected)
  • Licensed local guide
  • Pickup from your accommodation on foot (if within reasonable distance)
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Transportation to/from the meeting point
  • Public/private transportation during the tour

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour is not confirmed until your guide contacts you regarding your tour. Most guides will contact you within 7 days. In the unfortunate case that a guide is unavailable, we will contact you to inform you that a guide has yet to accept your tour. We will continue to send weekly updates and search for a guide until 24 hours before your tour. If you choose to cancel, no cancellation fees will be applied if you cancel 24 hours before the start of your tour.
  • This experience will take place rain or shine
  • The local partner's team will communicate with you prior to the experience to confirm the logistics of your booking
  • This experience can be personalized to meet your requests
  •  This is a guided walking tour. If you take any public transportation you will need to cover the costs of this yourself
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May 24, 2023

Product ID: 393576