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Magnificent View of Hakodate City!

We went to this mountain via public bus which cost ¥400 yen per person for one way. You need to get... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Richard K
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So lucky to see the night view

We visited this place this July , and it was kinda chilling at night. It’s recommended to bring a... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Amy C
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Tainan, Taiwan
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Ascend by cable car or foot to the summit of this wooded mountain, which offers one of the finest views in the country.
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Hakodate 040-0000, Hokkaido
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went to this mountain via public bus which cost ¥400 yen per person for one way. You need to get a map or ask your hotel how to go to this bus stop which may be a little confusing. Take the bus towards the...More

Thank Richard K
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited this place this July , and it was kinda chilling at night. It’s recommended to bring a light jacket if it rained earlier that day. We were lucky to see the fabulous night view as the next day was so foggy you can...More

Thank Amy C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took the tram line and trudged our way to the cable car station only to find that it wasn't working. A first that we have encountered in Japan where public attraction does not work. Instead they operated a bus shuttle service instead and made...More

1  Thank Rob7711
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We found out the ropeway is not in service so hotel staff suggested us to take bus to Mt. Hakodate instead. In front of the Hakodate JR station, bus stop #4, we took the bus to the viewing platform of My. Hakodate. Bus cost 400...More

Thank Nofamli
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Like San Francisco or Hong Kong.,Terrific vista views as long as night is clear. Also nice gift shop at the top.,Beware can have long waits at the top if you come on a tour bus.

Thank drjeff
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go before sunset and watch till lights come on. Quite a unique harbor to see. VIf into photograph, avoid the scores of tourists on bus tours by getting a spot early.

Thank SightseerML
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part of our tour included a stop atop Mount Hakodate. The view of the city and and surrounding area is spectacular. Be sure and buy some smoked squid.

Thank rpunger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can take advantage of the free shuttle service provided by the cruise ship and transfer to Hakodate JR station, and from there you can take a bus from the station to Mount Hakodate. The bus schedule is quite frequent, and the fare is 400...More

1  Thank lamasusa28
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Go up the hill on 4.00pm to wait the sky become dark. The view from morning turn lighting is so beautiful. It's Cold and windy!!

Thank xiaojie00
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mount Hakodate has been marketed as the outstanding evening sights over the city and bay. Therefore the crowd start to build up after dark. The waiting time during the peak season can be hour even after the great improvement with the cable car and stations....More

Thank Charn P
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DNLs_mum
July 21, 2018|
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Response from Michele P | Reviewed this property |
Hello, the road is safe, there are some triky points of alternate one way access, but I'm not sure privates can go up. I suggest to catch a bus, There are many available. Or take a taxi for more flexibility. The top of the... More
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Arvin Jarrel A
July 2, 2018|
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Response from Geoviki | Reviewed this property |
No, it doesn't open until 10 am. However, you can hike to the top on a trail/path or else take a taxi, since there's a road as well. Elevation change between the bottom and top of the ropeway is about 1,000 ft.
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Karrie T
May 22, 2018|
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Response from luxingren | Reviewed this property |
Hi Karrie: I agree with the other two answers to your question. We took the ropeway during the day, and at that time the parking lot next to the ropeway had plenty of spaces available. Also, when we went in early April on... More
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