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Hakodate Port Information

The historic port of Hakodate was opened as the first international-trade port in Japan, and is recognized as a safe harbor due to its unique shape. The wharf in Minato-cho is a 280-m-long, 14-m-deep cruise ship berth capable of accommodating large ships.


[Minato-cho Wharf ]
Length : 280m
Water Depth : -14m
Apron Width : 20m
Tidal Range : +0.588m


œWelcome Ceremony^
Welcome speech, firework displays, presentation of bouquets/commemorative gifts, attractions

œIntroducing Japanese Culture^
Tea ceremonies, flower arrangement, calligraphy, classical Japanese dance performances (can also be conducted aboard the ship)

œTourist Information Center^
Temporary tourist-information center with English-speaking staff (can also be established aboard the ship)

œCurrency Exchange^
Information on currency exchange services is provided at financial institutions in the city.

œShuttle Bus Services^
Shuttle buses services are provided from the port to downtown Hakodate.

Hakodate Port Tourist Information


Minato-cho Wharf (ships over 30,000 gross tons): 20 min. by car to JR Hakodate Station/30 min. by car to Hakodate Airport
West Wharf (ships under 30,000 gross tons): 15 min. by streetcar to JR Hakodate Station/30 min. by car to Hakodate Airport

Contact us

Hakodate Port
Hakodate City Management Division, Port&Airport Department
TEL : +81-138-21-3493 / FAX : +81-138-27-0166
E-mail :


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