Luxurious Imperial lodging in Hakodate. : Old Public Hall of Hakodate ward
Old Public Hall of Hakodate ward is an American colonial style building. The hall exists on top of the MOTOMACHI park. The designer was KONISHI asajiro, who was an engineer of Hakodate ward. The contractor was MURAKI jinsabro, who was the great master carpenter in Hakodate.
The hall consists of a main building and an annex. The main building is made of wood, and has two floors. It is designed symmetrically with an upstairs veranda and skylights. The columns of the center gate, both sides of entrance, and the veranda, have all distinctive caving in the same pattern.
This hall had been used as a lodging of The Crown Prince as well as a public hall, so it has bathrooms and luxurious bedrooms.
Because of the main building’s unusual architectural designs, it was designated as an important cultural property in May 1974. The annex similarly designated in December 1980.
Now, this hall is opened to the public. Some events and concerts are held there several times a year and people enjoy them.
address: 11-13 Motomach, Hakodate city, Hokkaido, Japan
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URL: http://www.zaidan-hakodate.com/koukaido/kou.htm (Japanese)
admission fee 200 yen