Mount Hakodate

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Mount Hakodate
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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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arteamore
Kyoto, Japan8 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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Nash
31 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
Yekaterinburg, Russia64,085 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, Singapore721 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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Bonita_cl
La Habra, CA57 contributions
Dec 2015 • Family
I heard it just completed renovation in 2015. Nicely organized. Once you get to up there, there's no time limit. You can stay as long as you wish. A lady at the service desk told us that it is recommended to visit after dinner because most travel tours floods in right before dinner. And rush out after a couple hours to catch dinner. I guess that's a good advise for independent travelers.
Written March 17, 2016
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bremen1018
Hong Kong, China286 contributions
Feb 2018 • Couples
Too famous the scenic spot is and it attracted a lot of visitors. There is no control of incoming visitors and the experience is not good, too many people gathered in the only area and you cannot take any photo or have a look unless you are tall enough.

Quite disgusting is, a few gentlemen who seemed to have franchise of photo-taking in another restricted area, tried to ask visitors not to walk in the floor of the restricted area. Actually we can but visitors will think they are official staff there and would obey what they ask even for local Japanese.

Let’s talk about the paid photo taking, they will ask you to leave the restricted area after 17:00. The photo cost about JPY2,300 but no softcopy and they won’t allow you to take photo by your smartphone. They said they will send the hard copy to a designated address in 10 working days. For such a precious moment, JPY2,300 doesn’t mean a lot but can the authority be flexible and say controlling the incoming visitors, just allow the, to stand in the photo taking spot for say 5-10 minutes, or even ask for a higher entrance fee if we want to have a good photo taking spot.

It is actually disgusting in Japan for restricting nearly half of the area for a few guys to take photo with cost but with so many limitation.
Written February 17, 2018
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Texonesian
Dallas, TX125 contributions
Apr 2016 • Business
Seriously, do not book a trip to Hakodate - just to visit this attraction - if you live far away. In my case, I was living pretty far (Sapporo)... But I was on a school trip (you know, the long train ride that actually goes under the sea to take you to Honshu)... Anyway, I enjoyed the view and all that. But is was nothing "earth moving" or "life changing". It's just one more of a million amazingly beautiful sights to see in Hokkaido. So go if it is easy/convenient, but you wont be missing anything if it's too far out of your way.
Written May 15, 2016
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