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A Showa-modern bank building in the port city is reborn as a hotel

06-29-2017

 

A Showa-modern bank building in the port city is reborn as a hotel

――HakoBA Hakodate in Hakodate, Hokkaido

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HakoBA Hakodate—the Share Hotels has opened its doors in the nostalgic port city of Hakodate, Hokkaido. An 85-year-old and a 31-year-old building were integrally refurbished to be reborn as the hotel. Based on the novel concept of a shared-complex hotel, the lodging features the modern bank architecture in the Showa era (1926 – 1989), where visitors can enjoy local crafts, artworks, and foods.

  Hakodate, Hokkaido, attracts many tourists from inside and outside Japan. The stunning view of the urban area and the ocean from Mt. Hakodate was given three stars in the famous Michelin Green Guide Japan travel guidebook. The Hachiman-zaka slope, stretching straight northward from Mt. Hakodate to the Port of Hakodate, is also a popular sightseeing spot.

HakoBA Hakodate—the Share Hotels, located on a corner of the famous Hachiman-zaka slope (Photo credit: ReBITA)

  HakoBA Hakodate—the Share Hotels, located on a corner down the Hachiman-zaka slope, opened its doors on May 26, 2017. The redbrick-tiled building on the ocean side and the former bank building on the mountain side were connected, and the unified facility now serves as a hotel. Read more…

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