Esashi town is famous for its folk song Esashi Oiwake. The town once thrived on herring fishing and you can know about its time visiting herring mansions there. Ubagami Shinto Shrine's annual festival is also very famous.
The manhole cover above has a design consisting of Heishi Rock（瓶子岩）, a Battle ship Kaiyo-maru and a sea gull. All can be seen near Kamome(sea gull) island.
Akiko lives in a city next to Hakodate and loves to drive around Hakodate and surrounding area. I hope people who visit or live in the Southwest area of Hokkaido come to love the area, too. 函館の隣町在住で道南エリアのドライブ大好きAkikoです。道南を訪れたり、住んでいる人が土地を好きになってくれたらなぁ、と思います。