The Night View from Mt. Hakodate

Hakodateyama yakei
The night view from Mt. Hakodate is world-beating. This is a definite "must-see" when sightseeing in Hakodate.

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The night view from Mt. Hakodate looks like a sparkling jewelry box.

A View with a Three Star Rating in the "Michelin Green Guide Japon"

Awarded the highest rating of three stars in the "Michelin Green Guide Japon", the view from Mt. Hakodate is described as "worth taking time out to see." Tourists from around the world flock to Mt. Hakodate throughout the year. You don’t have to wait until after dark, either - the expansive vista during daytime is also spectacular.

←Here is the live view of the city seen from the top of Mt. Hakodate.

Three Minutes to the Top by Ropeway

Three Minutes to the Top by Ropeway

Mt. Hakodate is located within striking distance of the city center. The ropeway is the standard way to visit the mountain and will land you at the summit station in just three minutes. When taking the ropeway up the mountain, try facing the back of the car and looking out the right-hand window: from this position, you’ll get the biggest thrill at the instant when the night view suddenly reveals itself. The observatory on the mountain also features a souvenir shop and restaurants.

Experience the Changing Appeal of the Different Seasons

Experience the Changing Appeal of the Different Seasons

Highlights of the night view from Mt. Hakodate change with the seasons. In the autumn, the days are often fine and the air clear, offering visitors a sweeping panoramic view. In the winter, the glow of the city lights is reflected off the whiter-than-white snow that envelops the city, enhancing the dazzling night view. On foggy summer nights, the mountain looks down on a mysteriously veiled panorama.

DATA 1Mt. Hakodate

Access from
Hakodate Sta.
  1. 15 minutes by streetcar to the “Jujigai” streetcar stop.
  2. 210-minute walk to the Ropeway station.
  3. 33-minute ride on the Ropeway delivers you to the summit.
Hours
April 25 - October 15; 10:00 - 22:00 , October 16 - April 24; 10:00 - 21:00
Address
19-7 Motomachi, Hakodate (the Ropeway station)
Phone
0138-23-3105 To call from abroad to Hakodate
Entrance Fee
Round trip 1,280 yen(adults)
URL
http://www.334.co.jp/eng/