- a seaport on S Hokkaido, in N Japan.
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They also wanted the two ports, Shimoda and Hakodate, opened to them.Historic Adventures
Rupert S. Holland
One day's journey on horseback from here takes you to Hakodate.
The opposite coast of Nippon can be seen plainly from Hakodate.
After he had been in Hakodate several years a Buddhist priest who came to revile him was converted through his influence.The Gist of Japan
R. B. Peery
In more speculative hands than the Japanese this port would be a great rival to Hakodate.
- a port in N Japan, on S Hokkaido: fishing industry and shipbuilding. Pop: 284 690 (2002 est)
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