Hakodate is one of Japan's most notable port cities, and was one of the country's first ports opened up to international trading along with Shimoda back in 1854. In more recent times, the city has become a popular spot for tourism, and is easily accessible by air courtesy of the Hakodate Airport. The airport has domestic routes operating to Tokyo (Haneda), Osaka (Itami), Nagoya, and Sapporo, with international routes to Taipei in Taiwan and seasonal operations to several Chinese cities.
The airport has a wide variety of retail stores and restaurants to choose from. Restaurant Pollux is one of them, and they serve up a range of local seafood dishes alongside other Japanese, Chinese, and Western-style dishes. Menus here are available in English as well as Japanese, making it easy for international travelers, and the restaurant looks out over the runway and the Tsugaru Strait, giving diners a wonderful view as they enjoy their meals. There's also Onjiki, a restaurant specializing in Hakodate-style ramen, and a branch of Misuzu Coffee, Hakodate's oldest coffee store.
Other amenities at the airport include foreign currency exchange and an information counter where you can obtain details on flight schedules, sightseeing spots, local accommodation options, and transport information. Free WiFi is available throughout the terminals if you need to get online.
For those who are traveling with children, you'll be happy to know that there's a kids corner on the 3rd floor of the Domestic Passenger Terminal Building, with areas to slide, climb, and crawl. For the bigger kids, there's a game area with UFO catchers, taiko drums, and even purikura photo booths.