Mount Hakodate: A Paradise for Hikers and Shutterbugs – HOKKAIDO LOVE!

The world-famous nightscapes visible from Mount Hakodate make it the most popular sightseeing spot in the city. The contrast between the bright lights of the city and the darkness of the ocean waters that seem to squeeze the city from the left and right is an impressive sight. Do not miss the chance to see this nightscape that glows like a precious stone from the mountain-top lookout.

Sitting in Southern Hokkaido and measuring over 330 meters high is the breathtaking Mount Hakodate. Located in its namesake city, Mount Hakodate has historical significance and offers picturesque views of the surrounding landscape. Whether you take the ropeway car to the top or hike up on foot, visitors will be treated to over 800 species of plant life and the remnants of 19th-century military fortifications along the way. The reward for your ascent lies at the summit which boasts one of Japan’s most famous views. During the day, you can see mountains, seas, and the city below tinted with the colors of the season of your visit. However, the spectacular night view is not to be missed as the beautifully illuminated city stretches light out along the curves of Hakodate Bay and the Tsugaru Strait.

Mount Hakodate

Hakodate Ropeway
Adult: 1,000 yen / Child 500 yen
April 25 to October 15: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
October 16 to April 24: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
*Information may be changed. For more details, please refer to the official website.