Old British Consulate of Hakodate, Hakodate

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Learn about the history of Hakodate with a British touch at Old British Consulate of Hakodate. The two-story structure was constructed in 1913 after fires destroyed previous iterations of the building. Used as a British consulate until 1934, today the former government building displays the history of the area in an exhibition hall and hosts a tearoom where you can enjoy a hot pot of tea as you look out over the rose garden. Using our international travel planner, Hakodate attractions like Old British Consulate of Hakodate can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The highlight of this old British pavilion is the garden and the various kinds of roses are very nice and beautiful places to note, but unfortunately the day i went there was rainy, but I want to revisit it on a sunny day next time.
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  • Lots of exhibits about how the city and culture changes in Meiji era, a fascinating snapshot of the history and the town's position in the world. All exhibits in english and japanese, nice old english...  more »
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  • I used to live in Yamaguchi-ken, which boasts it's own former British consulate. Obviously, upon discovering that Hakodate had one too, I had to pay it a visit while I was in the area. It has a small garden, with a fountain and a smart little restaurant. There is also a gift shop where you can buy British-y things, should the desire take you. It is set in a very nice area of Hakodate where you can stroll around for a few hours taking in the Japanese-cum-European architecture.
  • Beautiful historic British inspired building preserve well. Can buy London/British iconic stuffs here ;-)
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