Mount Hakodate

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  • Address: Hakodateyama, Hakodate 040-0000, Hokkaido, Japan
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  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids

Earning 3 stars in the prestigious Michelin Green Guide for offering one of the best views of the city, Mount Hakodate can be accessed by a short hike, drive or by taking a ride on the cable car (that takes around 3 minutes to reach to the top!). The mountain has a height of 1096 feet and offers a breathtaking view of the city of Hakodate and the beautiful bay that surrounds it. The crescent-shaped bay that hugs the city from both sides and is dotted by ships, makes a visit here well worth the trip. However, the mount casts its real spell after sunset when the city lights shimmer against the dusky skies. There is an open viewing platform where you can admire the sight and even on a freezing winter night, you will often find tourists who come here to spend a few hours after the sun goes down! The place is listed in the ‘Top 3 night views of Japan’ and if you want to leave the busy city behind, the mount promises to be one of the most romantic places you will find around Hakodate. Don’t forget to click a few pictures from the deck!

Mount Hakodate Travel Tips

  • Carry bottled drinking water.

Entrance Ticket Details For Mount Hakodate

Ropeway prices: Regular fares

  • Adult : Yen 1280 for roundtrip ( Yen 780 one way)
  • Child : Yen 640 for roundtrip ( Yen 390 one way)
  • Children up to 2 years : Free
  • One pre-school child is allowed free access with an adult. Incase of two pre-school children, you will need to pay one child’s fare.

Ropeway prices: for groups of 15 people or more

  • Adult : Yen 980 for roundtrip ( Yen 590 one way)
  • Child : Yen 490 for roundtrip ( Yen 300 one way)
  • Children up to 2 years : Free
  • One pre-school child is allowed free access with an adult. Incase of two pre-school children, you will need to pay one child’s fare.

Mount Hakodate Hours

Ropeway Timings:

  • 25 April- 15 October: first departure at 10.00 am; last departure to mountain top at 9.50 pm; last departure from mountain top 10.00 pm
  • 16 November- 24 April: first departure at 10.00 am; last departure to mountain top at 8.50 pm; last departure from mountain top 9.00 pm
  • Timings may change according to weather.

The best time to visit the place is about 30 minutes after sunset.

How to Reach Mount Hakodate

  • By Bus: Ropeway Zen Bus Stop (Ropeway front bus) (5 kilometers away)
  • By Light Rail: Horaicho Station (5.1 kilometers away)
  • By taking a Street Car.
  • By renting a Bike/ Car.

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  • Mount Hakodate Address: Hakodateyama, Hakodate 040-0000, Hokkaido, Japan
  • Mount Hakodate Timing: 24-hrs
  • Best time to visit Mount Hakodate(preferred time): 10:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Mount Hakodate: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 54.44% of people who visit Hakodate include Mount Hakodate in their plan

  • 44.44% of people start their Mount Hakodate visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Mount Hakodate

Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

91.18% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Mount Hakodate

People normally club together Motomachi and Old Public Hall Of Hakodate Ward while planning their visit to Mount Hakodate.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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