KANEMORI RED BRICK WAREHOUSE

KANEMORI RED BRICK WAREHOUSE

Hakodate Port opened in 1859 as one of the first international trading ports of Japan, along with Yokohama and Nagasaki. Flourishing as a Port, the city has seen countless people and cultures come and go. Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, the first commercial warehouse in Hakodate, has witnessed the history of the city through its warehousing business. As one of the symbols of the Hakodate bay area that still reminds us much of the early days of the shipping industry, Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse will continue to witness the history of Hakodate forever and offer every visitor a beautiful, unforgettable time.

Kumashiro Watanabe,the man behind Hakodate’s prosperity A Historical Hero of Hakodate
Kumashiro Watanabe,who founded the first warehouse business in Hakodate,came to Hakodate from Nagasaki in 1863 when he was twenty-four years old.In 1869, he founded the former Kanemori Haberdasher's Shop,which now houses the Municipal History Museum,and the former Kanemori Ship Chandlery Shop,which sold imported products and ship chandlery. He also engaged in many other businesses,contributing enormously to the foundation of Hakodate's prosperity. Kumashiro Watanabe was known as one of the four heavenly kings of Hakodate. His contributions were particularly great in public welfare and culture.He donated funds to establish schools, hospitals, parks, and a water utility, as well as donating to many other public works. Kumashiro Watanabe started his warehouse business in Hakodate in 1887. The present warehouse buildings were rebuilt in 1909. If you would like to know more, please visit the Exhibition Hall of the Hakodate History Plaza.
Access Information
14-12, Suehiro-cho, Hakodate City General information desk  TEL0138-27-5530
From Hakodate Airport [By car]twenty-five minutes From JR Hakodate Station [By car]five minutes
[By streetcar]
Take a streetcar for Yachigashira or Dock-mae Station
(Approximately five minute by streetcar)Get off at Jujigai Station
Approximately two minute walk from the station
[On foot]fifteen minutes

KANEMORI YOBUTSUKAN

KANEMORI YOBUTSUKAN
KANEMORI YOBUTSUKAN It was nearly 130 years ago that the first Kumashiro Watanabe launched Kanemori Yobutsu Ten, the “shop selling exotic dreams.” With the theme of the first Watanabe’s,“rich Western culture,” the “Kanemori Yobutsu Kan” offers a series of unique shops, like daily fun flea markets.

HAKODATE HISTORY PLAZA

HAKODATE HISTORY PLAZA
HAKODATE HISTORY PLAZA Hakodate History Plaza includes a variety of fun retailers including the Hakodate Beer Hall, Hakodate Romankan, Wagon Shop, Sen’en Kobo (1000-yen Workshop) and a handmade rice cracker shop. Its center features an exhibition hall showing the history.

BAY HAKODATE

BAY HAKODATE
HAKODATE HISTORY PLAZA BAY Hakodate shows an aspect different from the Kanemori Warehouse. Its symbol is the trench which was constructed around 1882. The chapel, cruising and cafe are located around this trench, of which the illumination is also beautiful.

Shop Information

Shop Information
Floor Map Shops:Gift shops 9:30~19:00 Hakodate beer hall [Weekdays]
11:30~22:00
[Weekends and holidays]
11:00~22:00
BAY side restaurant
“MINATO NO MORI”
[Weekdays]
11:30~21:30
[Weekends and holidays]
11:00~21:30
Open 7 days a week(Except year-end through New Year holidays)

Parking Information

Large parking lot,capable of accommodating approximately 100 vehicles ■Use the large parking lot when you come by car.
Parking fee/200 yen for the first hour Then,100 yen for every thirty minutes
If you spend 1,000 yen or more at our facilities,parking is free for two hours.
※We have different fees and services for tour buses.
Please ask the office for further information.
Parking office ℡0138-27-5530

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