January 11, 2017

Mt. Hakodate in Japan

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  • Mt. Hakodate is a 334-meter-high mountain in Japan which can be reached via ropeway, car or bus. It is located between two seas and is cited as having one of the best night views in Japan. City lights that adorn Mt. Hakodate show off its breathtaking views to every tourist visiting the said place. The observation tower that allows the guests to catch a glimpse of the beautiful place gets crowded easily during peak season. Make sure you arrive at least one hour before sunset. During the winter season, the weather can be extremely cold; we advise guests to dress warmly during their visit.

    Ropeway schedule:

    Peak season – April 25 to October 25

    First departure: 10:00 am

    Last departure from the mountain: 10:00 pm

    Winter season – October 16 to April 24

    First departure: 10:00 am

    Last departure from the mountain: 9:00 pm

    Ropeway fares:

    Adult – ¥1,280 (Roundtrip), ¥780 (One way)

    Groups of over 15 persons – ¥980 (Roundtrip), ¥590 (One way)



    19-7, Motomachi, Hakodate, Hokkaido 040-0054 Japan

    This also appears in Philippine Primer English Magazine’s January 2018 issue.

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