Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Japan  /  Hokkaido  /  Hakodate  /  Mount Hakodate

Mount Hakodate, Hakodate

4.4
#1 of 3,322 in Things to do in Hokkaido
Must see · Mountain · Nature / Park
Create an itinerary including Mount Hakodate
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.
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Mount Hakodate reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
3,668 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • Scenic, breathtaking view of Hakodate's bustling night life (perhaps mostly just bright street lamps) from a high vantage point. If you're visiting during winter, I recommend you head to the mountain....  more
    Scenic, breathtaking view of Hakodate's bustling night life (perhaps mostly just bright street lamps) from a high vantage point. If you're visiting during winter, I recommend you head to the mountain....  more »
  • A must do when in Hakodate is to go up the mountain. You can go on the rope way or by the bus that leaves from the station bus depot. We went in the late afternoon and had been warned get to the bus....  more
    A must do when in Hakodate is to go up the mountain. You can go on the rope way or by the bus that leaves from the station bus depot. We went in the late afternoon and had been warned get to the bus....  more »
Google
  • I came here just for fun seeking to find a nice view and serene calm everything. And this area did not disappoint. I got to see an amazing view of the mountain. I got up to the mountain but using the rope lift which is basically a ski lift. And while riding the ski you will get insane views of the ocean, buildings, random floating things and etc. If you go to hakodate you HAVE to come here, it's a must.
  • I believe that Mount Hakodate offers a great view of the city on good days but unfortunately, it was extremely misty during our visit there. We could hardly see the view and it was covered with thick clouds. Mount Hokodate is another inactive volcano in Japan. The 3 minutes ropeway was enjoyable and there is a decent size souvenir shop, a restaurant, and an event hall at the peak of the mountain.

Plan your trip to Hakodate

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.