Cape Tachimachi

Opening HoursOpen 24 hours
NotesSightseeing spot, parking for 40 (closed in winter), food stall on site, historical landmark
Location /
Getting There
Located in the southern part of Hakodate city on the bluff. It's about a 20 minute drive south west, from Goryōkaku Park. If you need public transport, the closest station is Yachigashira tram station (seven stops from Hakodate tram station). From here it is a 16 minute walk south.
9-9 Sumiyoshicho, Hakodate, Hokkaido 040-0045

Cape Tachimachi is on the south east side of the Hakodate headland. Rising thirty meters above sea level, Cape Tachimachi has beautiful views over the Tsugaru Strait. The word ‘Tachimachi’ is derived from the Ainu word ‘Yokoushi’ which means, a place to wait and catch fish.  There is a small lookout point with equally stunning views down the coast. This cape is part of Hanamasu Park. The park is full of pink Hanamasu flowers which are indigenous to Hokkaido. On the way to the park, you pass through the Hakodate Shiei Sumiyoshimachi Kyodo Cemetery and the Grave of Ishikawa Takuboku, which is a fascinating area.



There is ample free parking here, though in the winter the parking may be closed from 16:00 during heavy snow in the winter. This spot is great to wander around, plus there are a couple of benches to take a seat and admire the views. There is a small food stall on the cape. They sell scallops, grilled corn, oden, potatoes and some local seafood sticks. All costing around ¥300. Other points of interest include monuments to Okada Kenzo, which is close by. Okada Kenzo was the founder and first director of the Hakodate Municipal Library.