Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse, Hakodate

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Symbol of the Hakodate bay area and the early days of the shipping industry, Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse witnessed the city's history thanks to its robust storage business. The red-brick structure was founded in 1887 by Kumashiro Watanabe, who became prominent for contributing to the city's prosperity and industrial success. Stroll past the well-preserved warehouse lining the water, then head to the nearby history plaza for more information about this institution's heritage. Round off your tour with a stop in the beer hall, where you can savor fresh local brews directly shipped from the producer. The number of annual visitors has reached up to 2 million, so expect a crowd during your visit. Our Hakodate vacation planning site makes visiting Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse and other Hakodate attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Well, it's like a souvenir shop with a little atmosphere. It's not just a souvenir, but there's also a lucky clown in the harbor, and there's the oldest concrete pole in Japan a little earlier, so you can feel Hakodate.
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  • Great shopping for all usual touristy items but also some quality shops too. Also many good eating places. Pleasant place to wander. Check out the squid fishing boats as they sit idle in the harbour d...  more »
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  • Nice warehouse with potential, but the selection of goods for sale is poor and focused on budget tourists. This would be an opportunity to offer real quality produce from the region, but most items are cheap and tasteless. Very sad to see. I hope and wish that the owner would manage this great venue more responsibly.
  • Great atmosphere, at least around Christmas time. A few spots are worth checking out (especially Snaffles, though do note that the cafe next door is not theirs and so if you want to sit and eat Snaffles cheesecakes, you’ll need to at least buy some coffees at the cafe), but most of the shops inside are touristy rubbish. Can also get packed with your groups, though that seemed to come and go in waves.
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