Mount Hakodate (Hakodateyama) [函館山]

Hakodateyama & Hachiman-zaka

Mt.Hakodate Ropeway
Photo by Hakodate city

Mount Hakodate ("Hakodateyama" in Japanese) is located at the western end of central Hakodate.
It is the most popular sightseeing spot in Hakodate.

It is 334 meters high and there are 13 peaks in all.

Originally it was an island, then it was connected to mainland by a sand bar about 3,000 years ago.

The view from the top of Mt.Hakodate
Photo by Hakodate city

Night view from the top of Mt.Hakodate
Photo by Hakodate city

The view from the top is very wonderful.
Especially the night view is great, therefore it is called "one of the world's three major night views along with Naples and Hong Kong".

A ropeway is operated from the foot to the top.
The station at the foot is around the south part of Motomachi area.
It is operated between 10:00 and 22:00 from late April to the middle of October.
In other period, it is operated between 10:00 and 21:00.

The ropeway reaches the observatory on the top.
The scenery from the observatory is nice.
And there are restaurant, cafe and souvenir shop in the observatory.

Mt.Hakodate Ropeway

How to get here

By street car, get off at Jujigai station.
Then walk for about 8 minutes from there (about 500 meters), and you reach the ropeway station.

Hotels in Hakodate

Hotels in Hakodate

Other Tourist Attractions in Hakodate

Hakodate Morning Market Seikan Ferry Memorial Ship Kanemori Red Brick Warehouses Motomachi area, churches & old buildings Cape Tachimachi Goryokaku Yunokawa hot spring resort Kosetsuen (Miharashi Park) Trappistine Convent Tobetsu Trappist Monastery

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