Introduction to Hakodate City

Future University Hakodate is located on the sourthern tip of Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan, in a town with a population of 280,000 people. Including the nearby town of Nanae and Hokuto, the population is around 350,00. Nanae is the birthplace of agriculture in Hokkaido and the main industry of the town is farming and tourism.

The main industries of Hakodate are fishing and tourism. Hakodate is the closest port city to the island of Honshu and has a regular ferry service. There is also an underwater rail tunnel between Hokkaido and Honshu that brings the bullet train “Shinkansen” directly to Hakodate’s station (from 2016). With the development of air routes, foreign tourists also come to Hakodate in large numbers.

The night view of Hakodate city is renowned throughout Japan, with its view of the whole city all the way out to the Onuma quasi-national park in Nanae. Being a port city, fresh and delicious marine food is available year round and Hakodate is particularly famous for its delicious sushi.