Sapporo / Hakodate / Asahikawa / Obihiro / Kushiro / Rishiri / Okushiri / Abashiri
Japan’s northernmost island and an outdoor lover’s paradise
Kakunodate / Tazawa / Nyuto Onsen
Relax among mountains and lakes in summer, or be dazzled by the winter snow while enjoying unique, northern cuisine.
Morioka / Hiraizumi / Tono
Stunning in all four seasons, Iwate is full of opportunities to enjoy great food and festivals, as well as magnificent scenery.
Yamagata Prefecture / Fukushima Prefecture / Aomori Prefecture
Sceneries, history, cuisine, skiing and hiking... enjoy a trip that will rejuvenate your soul.
Sado-ga-shima / Naeba / Myoko Kogen / Echigo-yuzawa-Onsen
The land of snow, hot springs and fine sake
Narita / Tokyo Disneyland
The gateway to Japan. Packed with great spots for sightseeing where are easily accessible from the capital.
Shinjuku / Akihabara / Asakusa
Japan’s capital and the world’s most populous metropolis
Nagoya / Inuyama / Seto / Nishio /
Toyota / Tokoname / Himaka Island /
Toyokawa / Okazaki
The center of Japanese technology that has prospered as a manufacturing base since ancient times.
Kii Peninsula / Ise
Most sacred shrine, Excellent pearls, and Samurai theme park. Touch the tradition and history.
Arashiyama / Gion / Kurama
The traditional and cultural heart of Japan
Umeda / Namba / Shin-Sekai
One of Japan’s major cities and home of good eating
Fukui / Katsuyama / Obama / Tsuruga / Awara
Sample seafood delicacies such as Echizen crab and puffer fish, as you soak yourself in the history of Fukui’s many heritage sites.
Kobe / Toyooka / Himeji / Kinosaki
Enjoy tradition, modernity, sightseeing spots and culinary delights
Shimane Prefecture / Tottori Prefecture
Iya Valley / Tsurugi-san
Hidden springs and fantastic scenery amid pristine natural surroundings.
Shimanto City / Ashizuri-misaki
Combining unspoiled natural beauty with a tropical climate
Miyajima / Iwakuni / Tomo-no-ura / Onomichi
Steeped in history and a symbol of peace the world over
Uwajima / Matsuyama / Ishizuchi-san
Fresh fruit and fish. Tour some of the castle, explore the history.
Fukuoka / Dazaifu
Many sights to see and delicious cuisine. Fukuoka leaves you satisfied every time.
Karatsu / Imari / Arita
Experience breath-taking natural scenery and traditional crafts. A trip with delighting surprises around every corner.
Kumamoto / Aso-san / Kurokawa-Onsen
Surround yourself with nature and taste gourmet flavors you will find nowhere else.
Kirisima-Yaku National Park / Satsuma Peninsula / Amami Islands
The home of historic heroes and a living volcanic landscape. Toast with delicious shochu and sample the unique Kagoshima cuisine.
Osumi Island / Miyako Island / Yaeyama Islands
Japan’s tropical side offering a unique culture and history
Iwakuni / Yamaguchi / Hagi / Shimonoseki / Mine / Ube / Hofu / Yanai
Westernmost end of Japan's main island, Honshu. Walk through the history with great food, sake and lots of superb views.
Oita / Beppu / Yufu / Nakatsu / Saiki / Kunisaki / Taketa / Hita
A treasure trove of hot springs and full of charm of gourmet food, history, and nature
The beautiful city of Hakodate in the south of Hokkaido brings together history, delicious gourmet experiences and spectacular urban and natural views, including one of the world's most stunning nightscapes. With JAL's two-day travel plan, a trip to Hakodate becomes a trip to remember.
Hakodate Morning Market Tour & Lunch(About 2 hour required)
The Hakodate Morning Market is a historic institution that has continued since 1956. It features some 600 stalls selling seafood, produce, dried goods, and food and drink. In addition to shopping, there is also a food court and a restaurant arcade called Donburi Yokocho where you can eat fresh seafood for lunch.
Make your first stop at Hakodate Morning Market and enjoy the fresh local seafood.
Western District Walk(About 4 hours 25 minutes required)
A pleasant walk around the Western District, which is filled with examples of Western architecture like the Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse and a cluster of churches. The Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse features a range of facilities, such as a shopping mall, glasswork studio, and cafes and restaurants serving Hakodate delicacies. It's the perfect place to stay warm on a cold Hakodate winter's day. The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward, where Emperor Taisho (Crown Prince at the time) once stayed during a visit, offers a fascinating glimpse of opulent Western architecture accentuated with Japanese design. Why not take a break at a cafe during your walk? There are many cafes housed in old preserved buildings in the Western District, including a Japanese-style cafe called Sabou Kikuizumi where you can enjoy coffee and desserts while sitting on tatami.
Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse
Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward
Typical tourist spot in Hakodate located in the bay area. Nostalgic red brick warehouses contain many stores to offer enjoyable shopping experience.
Asari Honten(About 1 hour required)
A long standing restaurant specializing in sukiyaki that is run by a butcher's shop. It has served high-grade meat for more than a century since it was founded in 1901, and is a favorite with locals. Sukiyaki made with meat fresh from the butchery and eaten in an elegant tatami-matted setting tastes exceptional. There are also specialty croquettes that sell out every day around lunchtime, so you may be tempted back for a second visit.
Mount Hakodate Nightscape(About 1 hour required)
The stunning vista from Mount Hakodate is a must-see, and was rated three stars in the Michelin Green Guide Japan. In winter the reflections of streetlights and illuminations in the snow create even more brilliance, transforming the view into a mystical nightscape.
Night view of Hakodate is well-known as its icon. The city and mountains look spectacular in the night.
Gondola with 125 seats was renewed in Nov 2014, which immerses visitors to the beautiful views along the way.
Yunokawa Hot SpringOvernight stay required
One of Hokkaido's foremost hot springs, with a daily yield of over 7,000 tons. Many of the lodging facilities there are situated along the coast, and watching the sun rise while soaking in a hot spring is a particularly special experience. Some accommodations feature rare hot springs with a reddish brown color known as "Akayu."
Please relax in Yunokawa Hot Spring area and enjoy the flowing hot springs discovered in the Muromachi Period
Hakodate Tropical Botanical Garden(About 1.5 hour required)
This facility uses hot spring heat from the Yunokawa Hot Spring. The gardens are lush with around 300 varieties of tropical plant, and during the winter period between December and May you can see adorable monkeys soaking in the hot springs. The hot springs also feature a footbath, so why not include it as part of your morning walk?
The glass-in greenhouse keeps warm even in the winter, enabling you to enjoy many varieties of tropical plants throughout the year.
Hakodate Noodle Kitchen Ajisai(About 1 hour required)
A venerable ramen restaurant with a history of over 80 years, established in 1930. Ajisai's famous "Ajisai Shio Ramen" is based on chicken and pork bone stock with strong accents of kelp harvested from Southern Hokkaido, creating a light yet full-flavored soup. They have an extensive menu, including the recently popular Ajisai Kari (curry ramen), so help yourself to a variety of ramen styles.
Goryokaku Fort District Walk(About 2.5 hour required)
Goryokaku Park is designated as a national special historic site, and features a restoration of the Hakodate Magistrate's Office that was established there in the Edo period. Master carpenters spent four years restoring the Magistrates Office, which is built without using any nails at all. Inside you can get a sense of the Edo period atmosphere, including a 72 tatami mat great hall, and intricate craftsmanship. From atop the adjacent Goryokaku Tower the beautiful star-shaped Goryokaku stretches out before you, and you can see out across all of Hakodate. You can also enjoy duty-free shopping at Marui Imai Hakodate in front of the Goryokaku-Koen-Mae tram stop, making it the perfect place to wrap up a trip.
Hakodate Magistrate's Office
Marui Imai Hakodate Store
Goryokaku is a famous cherry blossom viewing spot in springtime, while the lighting along the moat creates beautiful scene in the winter season.
Lucky Pierrot Goryokaku Koen Mae Restaurant(About 1 hour required)
A local hamburger restaurant that originated in Hakodate. The most popular menu item is the "Chinese Chicken Burger." Salted and sweetened fried chicken is topped with crunchy lettuce and served in a bun packed with sesame seeds, making for a filling meal. In addition to hamburgers, the varied menu also features piping hot spaghetti with Chinese Chicken and meat sauce fried on a hot plate, as well as desserts such as soft-serve ice cream.
Provided by Jun Watanabe
"Japan Project" Coordinator
Planing Group, Product & Service Strategy Development
Marketing & Branding Division
JAL Japan Explorer Pass is a simple and low cost fare for travelers wishing to explore the unique culture and feel of local Japan. The fare can be used to access over 30 cities across JAL’s domestic network.