HAKODATE, JAPAN — THURSDAY, APRIL 25: 8am – 11pm

Hakodate, on the island of Hokkaido opened to Western visitors and commerce in 1859. The city is known for its lively morning market where locals and visitors alike shop for fresh local seafood and domestic goods. If you’re in the mood for outdoor activity, you can head out to Onuma Quasi-National Park to hike along a trail winding among and across the small islands studding Lake Onuma.

CULTURAL THOUGHTS

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