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Incredibly beautiful nightscape view of the city & bay below

We went up by shuttle bus to enjoy the night views. The city looks very beautiful when lit up at... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Yekaterinburg, Russia
Panoramic night view of Hakodate city

Rope way was closed for almost a month for annual maintenance purpose (Oct-Nov). Mode of transport... read more

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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.
Hakodate 040-0000, Hokkaido
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Reviewed yesterday

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.

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Rope way was closed for almost a month for annual maintenance purpose (Oct-Nov). Mode of transport up to Mt Hakodate during this time are public buses or taxis. Buses cost JPY400 one way while taxis are more than JPY5,000. The observatory decks were full of...More

Thank fyeefyee
Reviewed 6 days ago

One attraction for us in Hakodate was to enjoy its famous night scenery from Mount Hakodate. We had been advised that the best time to take photos would be just before sunset which we knew was 18:20 on that day. We left the tram at...More

Thank tomizuta1953
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in Hakodate on 03 Nov 2018. Solo trip.Sunset timing is 4.30pm. The ropeway is closed for maintenance so the only way to go up the mountain is by bus. The bus can be taken from the bus terminal right outside the JR Hakodate....More

Thank jojopeng
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

1/2 hr bus ride worth a trip up, Stunning views, can be a little crowded, half decent store at top as well for souvenirs and “odd ball” products

Thank RickSamba
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can't beat the night view but it is a very popular place. I recommend eating dinner at the restaurant.

Thank Kelli W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to get a picture unless you are a giant like me or be le the people who asked me to take a picture for them then good luck but if you walk up the mountain instead of taking the buss/taxi/cable cart it...More

1  Thank Patrick d
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 768AmyC
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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22 July 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
3 July 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.
Karrie T
23 May 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