Superb View Can Be Seen with Car -Mt. Hakodake in Bifuka-
August 20th, 2014
Mt. Hakodake (函岳) in Bifuka town is located in the northern part of Asahikawa city. Altitude of the mountain is 1,129 m. A signboard written as "Superb View, Mt. hakodake (絶景函岳)" was built along Japan national route 40, and I reach to the mountaintop when I followed a road. Tourists did not climb the mountain on foot. But I had to drive on the gravel road of one car width for a little less than 30 km. Speed did not rise, and it took about 1 hour from Bifuka to the mountaintop by a car. It was a place that many people did not visit here very much, and nature was very rich. I saw North Fox and Yezo Squirrel on the road several times.
When I read Tweets, Mt. Hakodake seems to be popular.
researching tourists spots for Japanese class right now... I want to go to Mt. Hakodake and see the night view! ><— AnG (@kakeIet) 2011年7月7日
北海道ツーリング2015— kebo (@keibou3) 2015年9月22日
It was cloudy on that day, but there was the mountaintop above clouds and it was clear weather above the clouds. Alpine plants grew thick, and I felt just like climbing Daisetsuzan mountain range. There is a Meteorological Station on the mountaintop. The tourists can look over "Superb View, Mt. hakodake" after going round to the back via the side. There were cliffs, and bamboo grass spreaded over under my eyes and there were ponds, too. If it was not the clouds, it was the superb view certainly. However, the tourists can enjoy feeling like a hermit because the tourists were above the clouds. There is Hakodake Hut (函岳ヒュッテ) near a parking lot, and a restroom is installed. By the way, except the parking lot and the Hakodake Hut, there is not a sightseeing facility at all. Beware of bears, too.
Atmosphere of Mt. Hakodake Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Admission fee||Free of charge|
|Parking lot||Free parking is provided (15 Cars)|
|Business hours||Open 24 hours|
|Regular closing day||Spring season and Winter season|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||651 889 502*42|
List of Accommodations
Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Mt. Hakodake.
|Forest Park Bifuka Island(森林公園びふかアイランド)|
|Bifuka Island Cottage(びふかアイランドログコテージ)|
|Guest House Pifuka(ゲストハウスぴふか)|