The 334 meter tall Mt Hakodate stands in Hakodate, on the southern tip of Hokkaido. The observation deck atop of the mountain offers sweeping views of the city. The best time to visit is after dark, when the streets of Hakodate glitters against the backdrop of the dark oceans surrounding the city on two sides. Mt Hakodate is even said to be one of the world’s three best night view spots. The restaurant at the peak offers affordable lunches and full-course dinners featuring Hokkaido ingredients such as beef and seafood.
Enjoy the beautiful view as you savor delicious food.

Basic Information

Hakodate-yama, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaido
0138-23-3105 (Mt Hakodate Ropeway Corporation)
<ropeway> April 25 ~ October 15: First departure 10:00AM / Last ride up: 9:50PM / Last ride down: 10:00PM   
October 16 ~ Apri 24: First departure 10:00AM / Last ride up:  8:50PM / Last ride down 9PM  
*runs every 15 minutes
<admission to Mt Hakodate> free 
<ropeway> Adults (12-years and above): round trip 1500 yen / one-way 1,000 yen   Children: round trip 700 yen / one-way 500 yen  
*group discounts available
Credit Card
credit cards accepted
<guide> Hakodate Tourism Volunteer group Ichi-e no kai [Japanese]  Fee: free guide *payment only for travel expenses incurred by guide Tel: 0138-46-5628 *book one day ahead before 6:00PM


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    About a 10-minute walk from Jyu-ji-gai stop