Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Hakodate, a port of Japan, situated on a peninsula in the south of the island of Yezo, is built on the slope of a hill 1,200 feet high. Since 1859 the port, which has a fine harbour, has been open to Europeans. The trade is chiefly in seaweed, sulphur, and salted salmon.

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–Thomas Watson, A Divine Cordial