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[Funkawan Lookout in Hokuto] Typical Scenery of Hokkaido Can Be Enjoyed

Kijihiki Highland

Kijihiki Highland (きじひき高原) is a highland on Mt. Kijihiki (木地挽山) of about 660 m elevation in Hokuto city located in the northern part of Hakodate city, and is named after sliding down cutting logs. Ranches, Takumi-no-Mori Park (匠の森公園), Miharashi Park (見晴公園), Kijihiki Highland Campsite (きじひき高原キャンプ場), Panoramic Lookout (パノラマ展望台), Melody Road (メロディーロード), Funkawan Lookout (噴火湾展望台) and Kijihiki Park (きじひき公園) are built at the highland. By the way, opening hour of a gate on the way is from 08:30 to 16:30, so do not be left behind! They close a business from November to Mid April. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge, too. Kijihiki Highland Festival (きじひき高原まつり) is held only in a day, mid August.

Funkawan Lookout
Funkawan Lookout in Hokuto

By the way, a direct bus does not run from Sapporo or New Chitose Airport to the Kijihiki Highland, but Kosoku Hakodate-go (高速はこだて号), an express buse, run between the Sapporo and the Hakodate, and it stops at the Hokuto.

    List of Means of Transportation

    Refer to following the means of the transportation in the Hokuto. As for car rental comparison websites, you can compare vehicle rental prices on Tabi-Plaza Rental Car Reservation (旅ぷらざレンタカー予約), Jalan Rental Car (じゃらんレンタカー) and Rakutem Travel Rental Car (楽天トラベルレンタカー).

    Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Sapporo to Hakodate
    Rakuten
    Chuo Bus(中央バス) From Hakodate to Sapporo
    Rakuten
    Nippon Rent-a-car(ニッポンレンタカー) Their office is near Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station.
    Times Car Rental(タイムズカーレンタル) Their office is near Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station.
    Toyota Rental Lease(トヨタレンタリース) Their office is near Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station.
    Jalan
    Nissan Rent-a-car(日産レンタカー) Their office is near Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station.
    Orix Rent-a-car(オリックスレンタカー) Their office is near Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station.
    Station Rent-a-car(えきレンタカー) Their office is near Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto Station.
    Jalan
    Rakuten

    Kijihiki Highland Panoramic Lookout

    Kijihiki Highland (きじひき高原) is a highland on Mt. Kijihiki (木地挽山) of about 660 m elevation in Hokuto city located in the northern part of Hakodate city, and is named after sliding down cutting logs. Ranches, Takumi-no-Mori Park (匠の森公園), Miharashi Park (見晴公園), Kijihiki Highland Campsite (きじひき高原キャンプ場), Panoramic Lookout (パノラマ展望台), Melody Road (メロディーロード), Funkawan Lookout (噴火湾展望台) and Kijihiki Park (きじひき公園) are built at the highland. The Panoramic Lookout built at about 560 m above sea level is famous for a good view, and Mt. Hakodate (函館山), Hakodate Plain (函館平野) and Mt. Komagadake (駒ヶ岳) and Onuma Park (大沼公園) can be seen clearly if it is fine weather. The lookout is also known as a night view spot, and it is often called "Night View from Back Side (裏夜景)" because of locating opposite side of famous Hakodate Night Views. The lookout is a popular secret spot together with Shirotai Ranch Lookout (城岱牧場展望台). By the way, opening hour of a gate on the way is from 08:30 to 20:00, so do not be left behind! They close a business from November to Mid April. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge, too. Kijihiki Highland Festival (きじひき高原まつり) is held only in a day, mid August. Read More

    View from Kijihiki Highland Panoramic Lookout
    Kijihiki Highland Panoramic Lookout in Hokuto

    Funkawan Lookout

    The Funkawan Lookout is built on the mountainside of the Mt. Kijihiki (木地挽山) of 683 m elevation. Green pasture land spreads out before visitors' eyes, and some horses are pastured there. That is a typical scenery of Hokkaido. Mt. Komagadake (駒ヶ岳) and Gulf of Funka (噴火湾) that is origin of its name can be seen if it is fine weather. As for the Gulf of the Funka, it can be seen a little. Except benches and the parking lot, there is not facility on the site.

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    Admission fee Free of charge
    Parking lot Free parking is provided (2 cars)
    Business hour Open 24 hours
    Regular closing day From November to Mid April
    Telephone number +81-138-77-5011
    Home page Home Page is not provided
    Mapcode 490 102 846*80

    List of Accommodations

    Refer to following websites for the accommodations in the Hokuto. You can get information regarding online reviews and photos.

      Loding Hamanasu 2(ロジングはまなすII)
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      Hotel La'gent Plaza Hakodate Hokuto(ホテル・ラ・ジェント・プラザ函館北斗)
      Guest House Hakodate Crossroad(ゲストハウス函館クロスロード)
      Business Minshuku Abe(ビジネス民宿あべ)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Hotel Akitaya(ホテル秋田屋)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Murayama Ryokan(村山旅館)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Umezu Ryokan(梅津旅館)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Ryokan Tomiya(旅館とみや)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Ryokan Taneda(旅館たねだ)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Ryokan Yamani(旅館やまに)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Minshuku Shokudoen(民宿 食道園)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Sakae-so(榮荘)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Hotel Nanaehama(ホテル七重浜)
      Booking
      Kijihiki Highland Campsite(きじひき高原キャンプ場)
      Booking
      Jalan
      Rakuten
      Booking.com

      By the way, Club Tourism (クラブツーリズム), a Japanese tour travel agency, provides various types of tours such as day trip tours or ordinary tours. In the case of bus tours, tourists do not drive their cars themselves, so they can savor alcohol. Choosen tourist attractions are national parks such as Rishiri and Rebun, Shiretoko, and popular tourist places such as Furano and Biei, and some activities such as hiking and fruit picking are also enjoyed depending on seasons. If you are interested in tour trips, you should visit the club tourism's website for details.

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