Sandwiched between two seas, Hakodate is best seen from the top of the mountain. Mt. Hakodate is 334 meters high and cane be reached via ropeway, car or bus. However, if you’re up for it, you can walk or jog to reach the top.
Cited as one of the top views in Japan, the city lights show off its breathtaking view to every tourists in Mt. Hakdate. The observation tower gets easily crowded during peak season. You have to arrive there at least one hour earlier than sunset. During winter, people seldom visit here as the weather can get extremely cold.
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
Adult – ¥1,280 (Roundtrip), ¥780 (One way)
Groups of over 15 persons – ¥980 (Roundtrip), ¥590 (One way)
First appeared on Philippine Primer Magazine January 2017 issue “Welcome to Hakodate: A Complete Guide to Hakodate Japan”