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World Rates "View from Mountaintop" as 3 Stars -Mt. Hakodate in Hakodate-

June 26th, 2017

Mt. Hakodate (函館山) is a range of mountains with 334m in height in the west side of Hakodate city and is general term of 13 mountains. Another name is Mt. Gagyu (臥牛山). Mt. Hakodate was an island originally. A view that can look over the Hakodate city has been famous since old days, and is one of the 3 best night views in the world. "View from Mt. Hakodate" was introduced as 3 stars in Michelin Green Guide Japon 2011. It features that world people rate "View from Mt. Hakodate" highly. Especially, the night view is most popular. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge.

Mt. Hakodate
Mt. Hakodate in Hakodate
Night View from Top of Mt. Hakodate
Mt. Hakodate in Hakodate
Mt. Hakodate Night View from Kijihiki Highland Panoroma Observatory
Mt. Hakodate in Hakodate
Mt. Hakodate Night View from Shirotai Ranch
Mt. Hakodate in Hakodate
Mt. Hakodate Night View from Neighbourhood of Kamiiso Station
Mt. Hakodate in Hakodate
As I Expect, Many Couples Come
Mt. Hakodate in Hakodate

There are 3 ways to see the great view. The first is that tourists can use a ropeway to go up the Mt. Hakodate easily. The second is that the tourists can use cars such as a bus, a taxi and an owned car to go up the Mt. Hakodate. The third is that the tourists can climb the Mt. Hakodate on foot. In the case of the ropeway, it runs every 15 minutes from Sanroku Station (山麓駅) to Sancho Station (山頂駅) and takes about 3 minutes. It is very fast and is economical of your time. A round ticket is JPY 1280 for adult and JPY 640 for child. In the case of the cars, traffic regulations enforce depending on seasons and time (from late April to late September and 17:00-22:00), and the tourists must use the ropeway or the bus or the taxi. But the visitors can go up to the mountaintop to enjoy the night view by their cars beyond 22:00. It seems to be crowded during consecutive holidays. All facilities are closed on the mountaintop beyond 22:00, so a restroom can not be used. In the case of the foot, it takes about 60 minutes to go up the mountaintop, but the tourists may enjoy the good view. There are many mountain climbers surprisingly. But I do not know whether the tourists go up the mountain to see the night view in the evening.

Sanroku Station
Mt. Hakodate in Hakodate
Look of Sanroku Station
Mt. Hakodate in Hakodate
Ropeway
Mt. Hakodate in Hakodate
View from Ropeway
Mt. Hakodate in Hakodate
Look of Ropeway
Mt. Hakodate in Hakodate

There are a building of observation decks with 4 floors, Isaribi Park (漁火公園), towers for broadcasting on the mountaintop. The building of the observation decks has Ropeway Station "Sancho Station (山頂駅)", Inside Observation Deck, Restaurants, Souvenir Shop, restrooms and Rooftop Observation Decks. Hakodate City, Tsugaru Channel (津軽海峡), Gulf of Hakodate (函館湾) and the Pacific Ocean can be seen. The views are very comfortable if it is fine day. There are some observation decks, and the view from the highest rooftop observation deck is most popular.

Building of Observation Deck
Mt. Hakodate in Hakodate
Inside Observation Deck
Mt. Hakodate in Hakodate
Souvenir Shop
Mt. Hakodate in Hakodate
Rooftop Observation Deck
Mt. Hakodate in Hakodate
Rooftop Observation Deck
Mt. Hakodate in Hakodate
Hakodate Dock Comes into Sight
Mt. Hakodate in Hakodate
Hakodate City
Mt. Hakodate in Hakodate
Yunokawa Onsen Region
Mt. Hakodate in Hakodate
Highest Rooftop Observation Deck
Mt. Hakodate in Hakodate
Aomori Prefecture Can Be Seen a Little
Mt. Hakodate in Hakodate
View from Highest Rooftop Observation Deck
Mt. Hakodate in Hakodate
Parking Lot
Mt. Hakodate in Hakodate
Open Space near Building of Observation Deck
Mt. Hakodate in Hakodate
Monument and Pacific Ocean
Mt. Hakodate in Hakodate
View from Open Space Is Good, Too
Mt. Hakodate in Hakodate
Buildings of Hokkaido Local Television
Mt. Hakodate in Hakodate
Isaribi Park
Mt. Hakodate in Hakodate
Isaribi Park
Mt. Hakodate in Hakodate
View from Isaribi Park
Mt. Hakodate in Hakodate
Motomachi Comes into Sight
Mt. Hakodate in Hakodate
Gulf of Hakodate
Mt. Hakodate in Hakodate

Atmosphere of Mt. Hakodate Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Mt. Hakodate

Admission fee Admission free
Parking lot Free parking is provided (143 Cars)
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number +81-138-23-3105
Home page Home page is here

Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Mt. Hakodate.

Hotel Hakodateyama(ホテル函館山)
Condominium Panoramic(コンドミニアムパノラミック)
HP
Booking
Jalan
Yachigashira Guest House(谷地頭ゲストハウス)
Booking
Rakuten
Hakodate Guest House Apple(函館ゲストハウスApple)
Ikenohata Onsen Ryokan(池の端温泉旅館) Only Tel:+81-138-22-3877
Booking.com

A page of Hakodate is here

Hakodate

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