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Mount Hakodate, Hakodate

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Head to the summit of Mount Hakodate to enjoy rewarding views of the city's picturesque bay. You can reach the 334 m (1096 ft) tall peak by car or bus, or attempt to hike up the steep, forested mountain. Also available is a scenic ropeway, which can take you straight to the viewpoint and remains the most popular form of transport. For a slightly different perspective, come by after dark, when the shimmering lights endow the city with a magical appearance and provide an ideal backdrop for a few nighttime shots. For Mount Hakodate and beyond, use our Hakodate online trip itinerary planner to get the most from your Hakodate vacation.
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  • Taking the Mount Hakodate Ropeway up to Mount Hakodate was a cool experience, riding high above the trees below. The observation area itself was quite crowded, with many, many schoolchildren at the to...  more »
  • The weather was fine in the morning, so I went to Hakodate yama. The parking lot was still empty. I could see up to shimokita peninsula. Ino Tadataka is said to have surveyed the Ezo ji based on Mt. Hakodate.
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  • Mount Hakodate offers one of the best 3 night scenes in the world. The view is simply spectacular during sunset through twilight. However, expect huge crowd during that period, and be sure to get the best spot you could; or else you may not get to see much.
  • Excellent views from the top of the mountain. You can walk up here via the path, or pay 1260 Yen for a round trip on the Ropeway. We visited during the winter and the top of the mountain can get fairly cold when the wind is blowing. They have a restaurant and tea cafe that our group didn’t visit, as well as a gift shop.
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