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Hakodate Night View from Back Side -Shirotai Ranch Observation Point in Nanae-

July 3rd, 2017

Shirotai Ranch Observation Point (城岱牧場展望台) is a scenic spot in Nanae adjacent to Hakodate and is located around the mountaintop after goin up Shirotai Skyline Road (城岱スカイライン). It is surrounded by pasture land and has a typical view of Hokkaido. In addition, the view is different from ordinary ranches, and the view from there is superb. Mt. Hakodate (函館山) and Hakodate Plain (函館平野) spread out before my eyes at the place with about 550 m in height. It is known as a night view spot, too, and that is often called "Night View from Back Side (裏夜景)" because of locating opposite side of famous Hakodate Night Views. There are a resting place and a restroom at the building. Admission free. A parking lot is free of charge, too.

Shirotai Ranch Observation Building
Shirotai Ranch Observation Point in Nanae
Mt. Hakodate from Shirotai Ranch
Shirotai Ranch Observation Point in Nanae
Mt. Hakodate from Shirotai Ranch
Shirotai Ranch Observation Point in Nanae
Hakodate Night View from Shirotai Ranch
Shirotai Ranch Observation Point in Nanae
Ranch
Shirotai Ranch Observation Point in Nanae
Building
Shirotai Ranch Observation Point in Nanae
Inside of Building
Shirotai Ranch Observation Point in Nanae
Galloping Horses
Shirotai Ranch Observation Point in Nanae

Soft serve ice creams and milk are sold at the building. Since I was here, mind as well bougt the milk to drink. The price was JPY 150. I complete thought the milk was produced in the Shirotai Ranch, but it was produced in Yamakawa Ranch (山川牧場) in Onuma Park (大沼公園). Pulling myself together, I drinked the milk and it was very tasty! The surface of Milk was like Yogurt, and it was very rich. The milk of Yamakawa Ranch is formidable milk !

Milk Produced in Yamakawa Ranch
Shirotai Ranch Observation Point in Nanae
Friendly Cow
Shirotai Ranch Observation Point in Nanae
Direction Board
Shirotai Ranch Observation Point in Nanae
Tunnel of Walk Trail
Shirotai Ranch Observation Point in Nanae
Cows and Mt. Hakodate
Shirotai Ranch Observation Point in Nanae

The Shirotai Ranch Observation Building open a business from 10:00 to 16:00. A night view can be seen from a parking lot on the bottom of the building. Visitors gather at the parking in the evening. It is popular after all. By the way, street racers drive their cars along the Shirotai Skyline Road, please take care of their cars !

Night View Can Be Seen from That Parking Lot
Shirotai Ranch Observation Point in Nanae
Night Is Falling
Shirotai Ranch Observation Point in Nanae
Hakodate Night View
Shirotai Ranch Observation Point in Nanae

Atmosphere of Shirotai Ranch Observation Point Can Be Watched on Youtube

Movie of Shirotai Ranch Observation Point

Admission fee Free of charge
Parking lot Temporary parking is provided (30 cars)
Business hour 10:00-16:00
Regular closing day From Mid November to Late April
Telephone number +81-138-65-2517
Home page Home Page is here
Mapcode 86 610 353*62

Accommodations

Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Shirotai Ranch Observation Point.

Granvillage Onuma(グランヴィレッヂ 大沼)
Hakodate-Onuma Prince Hotel(函館大沼 プリンスホテル)
Onuma Tsuruga Auberge Epuy(大沼鶴雅オーベルジュ エプイ)
Station Hotel Asahiya(ステーションホテル 旭屋)
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Niyama Onsen Hotel(ニヤマ温泉ホテル)
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Ryoso Chairoi-Tori(旅荘 茶色い鳥)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Pension Kaze(ペンション風)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Pension Heine(ペンションハイネ)
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Rakuten
Minshuku Kamoiso(民宿 鴨井荘)
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Jalan
Rakuten
Minshuku Fujiya(民宿 藤屋) Only tel: +81-138-65-8164
Minshuku Yukkuri Onuma(民宿ゆっくり大沼)
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