This is an observatory which commands a sweeping view of the urban area of Hakodate and the surrounding sea and mountains. You can enjoy “the panorama from Mt. Hakodate” that appears as three stars, the highest rank, in Michelin Green Guide Japon. You can get there by cable car (round trip 1,500 yen), by bus, by taxi, or by rental car.
Mt. Hakodate Observatory
函館山展望台 / Hakodateyama tenboudai
|Address||19-7 Motomachi, Hakodate （the Ropeway station）|
|Access from Hakodate Station||
5 minutes by tram to the “Jujigai” tram stop.
10 minutes walk to the Ropeway station.
3-minute ride on the Ropeway delivers you to the summit.
|Hours||April 25 - October 15; 10:00 am - 10:00 pm , October 16 - April 24; 10:00 am- 9:00 pm|
|Fee||Free (Round trip Fare for cable car ￥1,500)|
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To call from abroad to Hakodate
- Dial the international dialing access code and Japan’s country code (81). See Here
- Drop the first 0 and dial everything else. For example, to call the Japanese number 0138-00-0000 from the US, dial 011-81-138-00-0000.