They also wanted the two ports, Shimoda and Hakodate, opened to them.
After he had been in Hakodate several years a Buddhist priest who came to revile him was converted through his influence.
In more speculative hands than the Japanese this port would be a great rival to Hakodate.
By both these tracks a most lovely view of Hakodate Bay can be obtained when the summit of the mountain range is reached.
The salient episode of his career was an attempt to establish a republic at Hakodate.
Between Fukuyama and Hakodate, a distance of over sixty miles, the road is extremely bad, and there is nothing whatever to see.
Here they were received by a greater crowd than before, Matsumai being a more important town than Hakodate.
A great quantity of coal and firewood is carried on pony-back from these mountains to Hakodate.
The opposite coast of Nippon can be seen plainly from Hakodate.
We dismissed kurumas and kurumaya and sailed off with Hakodate (the courier) alone.