Daisan zaka slope, Motomachi streets in Hakodate. Backpacking Hokkaido Japan travel blog

 

A walk up the Daisan-zaka slope will give you a little bit of a walk on some Hakodate city heritage in the Motomachi neighborhood.

There are a number of slopes in Motomachi, and the Daisan-zaka is one!

 

 

According to the city of Hakodate…

This street is said to be one of the “hundred representative roads of Japan”

 

Long ago, at the base of this slope, there was a goyado (inn) called “Daisan,” which was the name of a family crest.

The inn served local villagers who came to the city on official business.

Earlier, a house named “Kinoshita” was there, and this slope had been called “Kinoshita’s slope.”

In 1987, this slope was designated as one of the “hundred representative roads of Japan.”

 

Daisan zaka slope, Motomachi streets. City of Hakodate tourist information. Backpacking Hokkaido Japan

 

 

How to get to this slope

The Daisan-zaka slope is located pretty close to the Jujigai tram stop.

 

Daisan zaka slope near Jujigai station tram streetcar. Backpacking Hokkaido Japan travel blog

 

Once you get off at the Jujigai station, you can have a look around and locate the switch tower. (This Hakodate switch tower is said to be the oldest remaining streetcar switch tower in Japan.)

 

Daisan zaka slope near streetcar switch tower. Backpacking Hokkaido Japan travel blog

 

Then basically, you will start walking in the direction of that switch tower, and keep walking along the street until you reach the slope!

It will be about a 5 minute walk to get there.

 

Daisan zaka slope, Motomachi streets in Hakodate. Backpacking Hokkaido Japan

Daisan zaka slope, Motomachi streets in Hakodate. Backpacking Hokkaido Japan

Daisan zaka slope, Motomachi streets in Hakodate. Backpacking Hokkaido Japan

Daisan zaka slope, Motomachi streets in Hakodate. Backpacking Hokkaido Japan

Daisan zaka slope, Motomachi streets in Hakodate. Backpacking Hokkaido Japan

 

 

Places to stay near the Daisan-zaka slope

Because the Daisan-zaka slope is near a tram station, this can make it a convenient area to stay.

Basically, staying near any tram stop in Hakodate can be convenient, as the tram line can get you to a number of different tourist attractions in Hakodate.

Here’s how to take the Hakodate tram.

I stayed at a hostel located right on this slope. (Which is also how I discovered this cobblestone street!)

I also didn’t get very far up this hill. I only made it as far as my hostel. 😉

 

Have a look at the map below (partner website) after plugging in some future travel dates to see how much a hotel would cost in this area!



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HAPPY WALKING THE DAISAN-ZAKA SLOPE IN HAKODATE!

 



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