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.

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Deuteronomy 31:6