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Mount Hakodate, Hakodate

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Head to the summit of Mount Hakodate to enjoy rewarding views of the city's picturesque bay. You can reach the 334 m (1096 ft) tall peak by car or bus, or attempt to hike up the steep, forested mountain. Also available is a scenic ropeway, which can take you straight to the viewpoint and remains the most popular form of transport. For a slightly different perspective, come by after dark, when the shimmering lights endow the city with a magical appearance and provide an ideal backdrop for a few nighttime shots. For Mount Hakodate and beyond, use our Hakodate online trip itinerary planner to get the most from your Hakodate vacation.
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  • Take the ropeway up to Mt Hakodate to enjoy some breathtaking views of the city. If you have time to spare, you could plan your trip up there towards the late afternoon before the sun sets for a...  more »
  • Definitely worth checking out, beautiful views from the mountain. We arrived just after sunset. There is a live view above the ticket machine so you can make sure the visibility is OK, as sometimes...  more »
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  • No wonder it is one of Japanese three best night views, although quite crowded at night the view was so great. You could see Hakodate at night which has a shape of Hourglass. Be careful with the weather because if it is foggy or cloudy you might not see anything.
  • You can see a nice view of Hakodate from here. You can either take the bus from Hakodate station and go directly to the top, or you can take the cable car. At night, you can get a cheaper ticket if you take bus, however it can be VERY crowded at night time since you will see many tourist and couples going up there. There is a very nice cafe and restaurant where you can see the view. Staff were friendly and speaks English at the restaurant. If you are in Hakodate, I would recommend you to go here since the view is pretty amazing and different from other peaks.
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