Travel to Hiyama

You are sure to discover many things about Hiyama
that no one has ever told you.

vol.1Three-day, two-night Hiyama trip

Lonely travel for oneEsashi Remembrance Course

Esashi Remembrance Course

Hiyama Trip

A solo trip for recharging when you feel tired from work or relationships.
Esashi is a historical town built on interactions between people. Take time to look around shops and think about days gone by.
Reset your mind with an evening view that has not changed since olden times. Enjoy this trip without any interruptions!

Access Information

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Day 1



  • Approx. 6min.
  • Approx. 6min.
  • Approx. 4min.
  • Approx. 1min.
  • Approx. 6min.
  • Approx. 5min.
  • JR Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station
  • Travel by bus
  • Esashi Ferry Terminal
  • Kaiyo MaruEsashi
    If you listen closely, you can almost hear the grieving Toshizo Hijikata from the reconstructed Kaiyo Maru (closed for a specified period in winter).
  • Lunch on Inishie Kaido StreetEsashi
  • Esashi-Ubagami Daijingu ShrineEsashi
    Who is Ubagami, the deity who saved Esashi?
  • Inishie Kaido StreetEsashi
    Visit shops and listen to 100 storytellers on Inishie Kaido Street.
  • Former Hiyama Nishi-gun District OfficeEsashi
    Visit a tangible cultural property built in 1887 and experience the history of Esashi.
  • Higashi Honganji Temple Annex
    Esashi Branch TempleEsashi
    An overlooking view of the sunset of Esashi from a place that can be reached after climbing a long flight of stairs.
  • Kaiyo Maru
    Kaiyo Maru
  • Inishie Kaido Street
    Inishie Kaido Street
Stay at a hotel

Day 2



  • Approx. 8min.
  • Approx. 3min.
  • Approx. 2min.
  • Approx. 3min.
  • Approx. 8min.
  • Approx. 1min.
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Esashi Oiwake HallEsashi
    Learn traditional Esashi Oiwake at the Oiwake dojo (a training hall).
  • Hokkeji TempleEsashi
    View the painting on the ceiling that was created through personal connections.
  • Gokatteya HonpoEsashi
    Enjoy this traditional taste loved since the Edo period.
  • Lunch in Shinchi-choEsashi
  • Shokakuin TempleEsashi
    A monument for the Tamae Maru (steam vessel). When the Tamae Maru crashed with a vessel and sunk, the owner of this ship donated his own money to pray for victims and bring peace to their families.
  • Kenko Inari ShrineEsashi
    This shrine is familiar to the people of Esashi and called “Kenko-san.”
  • Matsunotai ParkEsashi
    This is a park popular among locals that is full of seasonal natural beauty.
  • Music Pub SerianEsashi
    Enjoy a festive night in Esashi at a pub with a unique rotating counter.
  • Esashi Oiwake Hall
    Esashi Oiwake Hall
  • Hokkeji Temple
    Hokkeji Temple
Stay at a hotel

Day 3



  • Approx. 15min.
  • Approx. 1min.
  • Stay at a guest house
  • Depart from Esashi Town
  • Kamome IslandEsashi
    Enjoy a panoramic view of Esashi, the area you just toured.
  • IchibankuraEsashi
    Enjoy delicious cake while waiting for the bus.
  • Esashi Ferry boarding point
  • JR Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station
  • Kamome Island
    Kamome Island
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