Hakodate lies on the southern tip of the northernmost point of Hokkaido, one of Japan's main islands. The second-largest island in Japan, Hokkaido is a culturally rich region. The Ainu, an indigenous people, survive in Hokkaido, where their unique culture is preserved. There are many active local artists who have been inspired by the expansive natural beauty of Hokkaido. The third-largest city in Hokkaido, Hakodate is known for its spectacular night views and fresh seafood and vegetables. It is one of the most popular regions to visit in Japan among first-timers and frequent visitors alike. There is something new and memorable to be found in Hakodate for everyone.