In the West Area of Hakodate, there is an art galley called "Hakodate Kogeisha"(函館工芸舎). It shows and sells works by local artists. On the basement floor, it holds a fair trade shop and you can buy organic products made in third countries. It runs cafe on the second floor and you can enjoy light meals there. They serve foods using dishes and cups made by local artists. Please enjoy foods and art.
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。