Hashitate

Straying from its well-known fishing port into the heart of Hashitate, one quickly finds himself wandering through a very rare and elegant townscape, slightly winding paved streets framed with elegant wooden fences enclosing traditionally designed houses. These splendid residences are the living memory of a great human adventure that took place in the last centuries: the rise and blaze of glory of the Kitamaebune merchant vessels route which, during the seclusion of Japan, joined up the port of Osaka to the most northern part of the archipelago, along the coasts of the Japan Sea.

  • Kitamaebune ship Museum

    Kitamaebune was a trading vessels route along the western coasts of...

  • Zoroku-en

    The town of Hashitate was once a port of call for many Kitamaebune...

  • Kasa-no-Misaki Point

    Highly recognizable by its white lighthouse, the Kasa no Misaki...

  • Amagozen Cape

    This yet another splendid spot on the Sea of Japan is often...

  • Hashitate Fishing port

    A great variety of seafood is unloaded at this peaceful and very...