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Shimokita Peninsula and Nice Expression on Mt. Esan Can Be Seen -Esan Observatory in Hakodate-

July 1st, 2017

Esan Observatory (恵山展望台) at 330 m above sea level is located on the mountainside of Mt. Esan (恵山) with 618 m in height in the eastern part of Hakodate, and comes into sight after visitors finish going up Esan-Tozan Road (恵山登山道) with some s-curves beside Esan Onsen Ryokan (恵山温泉旅館). Tsugaru Channel (津軽海峡), Shimokita Peninsula (下北半島) and the front side of the gentle can be seen Mt. Esan if it is fine weather. Sea of clouds covered with the Tsugaru Channel sometimes can be seen, too. A walking trail, Esan-Tenbodai Course (恵山展望台コース) with 1337 in length, is built from Esan-Kakohara Parking Lot (恵山火口原駐車場) to here, so the visitors can hike for about 50 minutes. The Esan-Tozan Road under traffic control is available from 06:00 to 18:00. Do not be left behind ! There is not a facility in particular. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge, too.

Look of Esan Observatory
Esan Observatory in Hakodate
Esan Observatory
Esan Observatory in Hakodate
Shimokita Peninsula Comes into Sight
Esan Observatory in Hakodate
S-curves Undder My Eyes
Esan Observatory in Hakodate
Mt. Esan
Esan Observatory in Hakodate
Nanatsuiwa Rocks Can Be Seen
Esan Observatory in Hakodate
Mt. Kaikozan
Esan Observatory in Hakodate
Parking Lot
Esan Observatory in Hakodate
Esan-Tenbodai Course
Esan Observatory in Hakodate
Esan-Kakohara Parking Lot
Esan Observatory in Hakodate

Atmosphere of Esan Observatory Can Be Watched on Youtube


Movie of Esan Observatory

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Free parking is provided (11 cars)
Business hours Open 24 hours
Regular closing day Open all year round
Telephone number +81-138-85-2336
Home page Home page is here
Mapcode 875 153 856*30

List of Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Esan Observatory.

Ishida Onsen Ryokan(石田温泉旅館)
Esan Onsen Ryokan(恵山温泉旅館)

A page of Hakodate is here




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