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Mount Hakodate, Hakodate

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Head to the summit of Mount Hakodate to enjoy rewarding views of the city's picturesque bay. You can reach the 334 m (1096 ft) tall peak by car or bus, or attempt to hike up the steep, forested mountain. Also available is a scenic ropeway, which can take you straight to the viewpoint and remains the most popular form of transport. For a slightly different perspective, come by after dark, when the shimmering lights endow the city with a magical appearance and provide an ideal backdrop for a few nighttime shots. For Mount Hakodate and beyond, use our Hakodate online trip itinerary planner to get the most from your Hakodate vacation.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • Great views of Hakodate city during the day and night. Lots of good hiking trails to get there or you can take the ropeway or a bus. Very popular around sunset as the views are amazing but it gets super crowded with tourists between 6 - 8 pm. I would recommend going to the very top deck after 8 to enjoy the view with less people and dress warm as it can be very cold and exposed to the wind at the top. Take a flashlight you plan to walk down as the trails are not illuminated at night.
  • Amazing view that is stunning during the day and even more so at night. There are a variety of ways to climb to the summit, such as different trails and the ropeway. Well worth the climb.
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