Hakodate is a Japanese city and a gateway to Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island. Looming over the town is 334m-high Mt. Hakodate. The mountain's summit, reachable by cable car, offers dramatic nighttime views. At its base is Motomachi, a neighborhood of steep streets with Western-style, early-20th-century buildings. A notable structure is the grand, circa-1910 Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward.