Mount Hakodate
Mount Hakodate
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  • Chek Chuin S
    Singapore, Singapore89 contributions
    Wow
    Took a nice tram ride and walked to the ropeway. Views from the ropeway were already amazing. Needless to say the views at the top were mind blowing. Unfortunately, we had a train to catch back to Sapporo so we missed the sunset and night view. If there’s a next time we would plan to stay a night or two to give this a proper visit.
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 3, 2023
  • J H
    Guangzhou, China214 contributions
    Nice place for an evening getaway
    This is an awesome place to come during a clear day. We wanted to catch the sunset (apparently along with 100 other tourists and locals) and found a nice hideaway behind the NHK building to take pictures. It gets very crowded around sunset. And it can get cold up on the mountain, prepare wisely.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 1, 2023
  • Skaramoosh
    Edmonton, Canada3,970 contributions
    Loved It!
    Mt. Hakodate is a must if you find yourself in Hakodate. What a view! We went up after a late breakfast and again in the evening. Awesome both day & night. It doesn't cost much by taxi and even less by bus. Highly Recommended!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 26, 2024
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Jasmin A
Adelaide, Australia74 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Definitely worth checking out, beautiful views from the mountain. We arrived just after sunset. There is a live view above the ticket machine so you can make sure the visibility is OK, as sometimes snow etc. means no view. It gets very crowded, but don't worry, its Japan, so everything moves quickly and efficiently!
Written February 4, 2020
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TravelingCat
Kyoto, Japan11 contributions
Dec 2020
花火も見れたし、最高!3階のカフェの営業時間が長ければもっと良かったです。12月で日没は4時半ごろでしたが、6時の花火の始まる前に多くの人が下山されるので驚きました。

The ropeway station clerk person warned me about the snowy weather for we might not have a great view of the city from above.
Yet I already had spent 4 days in December Hakodate, I learned that if I stayed long enough, I would get a clear moment even on a snowing evening.

And it was fantastic to see the wonderful night city view. In addition, I was able to enjoy 6 pm fireworks at the bay as well from the lookout station.
I wish the third-floor cafe was open late, though.
Written December 26, 2020
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MLI_MLI
Singapore, Singapore186 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Visited in the evening around 7pm. Full of tourists from different countries. Took cable car which cost us 64,000 yen for 3 adults and 1 child for return trip. Spent only few minutes at mount Hakodate as there is nothing much to see. Will skip this in my next trip
Written December 14, 2023
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Chek Chuin S
Singapore, Singapore89 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
Took a nice tram ride and walked to the ropeway. Views from the ropeway were already amazing. Needless to say the views at the top were mind blowing. Unfortunately, we had a train to catch back to Sapporo so we missed the sunset and night view. If there’s a next time we would plan to stay a night or two to give this a proper visit.
Written March 3, 2023
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Skaramoosh
Edmonton, Canada3,970 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Mt. Hakodate is a must if you find yourself in Hakodate. What a view! We went up after a late breakfast and again in the evening. Awesome both day & night. It doesn't cost much by taxi and even less by bus.
Highly Recommended!
Written January 27, 2024
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Nash
32 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
I went in the evening. I managed to get the view before the clouds came in. Once it got cloudy you can’t see anything and it’s just not worth it. At the rope way terminal or on the website you can check how it looks at the top, so you should check that before getting on the rope way.
Written August 31, 2020
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Kent P
Batavia, OH100 contributions
Oct 2020 • Solo
Great view of course. The rope way is closed. I walked, about 45 minutes from the rope way building. Trail is good and wide easy to follow. Busy even on a Tuesday. I walked up again for the sunrise. Only about 12 people then. Peaceful and beautiful.
Written October 23, 2020
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KodoDrummer
Buenos Aires, Argentina64,982 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
We went up by shuttle bus to enjoy the night views. The city looks very beautiful when lit up at night, with the dark water providing enhancing contrast. It wasn’t very crowded during our November visit, on a cool but nice clear sky day.
Written November 18, 2018
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KopiMocha
Singapore, Singapore726 contributions
Sep 2015 • Family
Please note that the road is closed from 5-10pm. So you have to either drive up before 430pm (very limited parking spaces) or take the crowded ropeway up. Alternatively, start queuing with your car at 9pm below the hill. There will a long queue waiting to move up.
Maybe the best time to drive up is between 1130pm to 4am.
It is extremely crowded and patience is required.
Written September 22, 2015
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KCS81
Singapore, Singapore388 contributions
Nov 2014 • Friends
Mount Hakodate is definitely worth the visit if you are in Hakodate. From on top of the mountain, you are able to see the Hakodate town. Amazing views.! A great place to have a relaxing stroll around and admire the view. There are souvenir shops, café and a restaurant on the mountain. I spent 2-3hours here.

Tips:
- It tends to get crowded in the evening, to view the sunset. Loads of people. If possible, avoid this timing.
- Pack some food to have a “picnic” and take in the breathtaking view while having your snacks.

How to get there:
- Take the street tram to Jujigai station. From there, follow the signage towards the Hakodate Ropeway / Mount Hakodate. Alternatively, follow the map (get one from the Tourist Information Centre) or ask the locals. The walk is about 15 – 20 mins.
- I paid 1,080 yen for one person (return) to take the Hakodate Ropeway to and from Mount Hakodate. The ride is about 10 mins and it is quite frequent.

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Written December 16, 2014
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