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Mount Hakodate (َR, Hakodateyama) is a 334 meter high, wooded mountain at the southern end of the peninsula on which much of central Hakodate is located. On clear days and nights, in particular, the views from the mountain are spectacular and included among Japan's three best night views alongside the views from Nagasaki's Mount Inasa and Kobe's Mount Rokko.

Facilities at the summit, which is accessible by ropeway, bus or car, include observation platforms (free of charge), souvenir shops, a cafe and a cafeteria style restaurant.

Getting there and around

By ropeway

The Hakodateyama Ropeway departs from the Motomachi District. The ropeway's lower station can be reached in a 10 minute walk from the Jujigai tram stop (5 minutes, 210 yen from Hakodate Station) or by direct Hakodate Bus from Hakodate Station (10 minutes, 210 yen, 1-2 buses/hour in the evenings). The ropeway costs 1500 yen for a round trip or 1000 yen one way. It operates every 15 minutes from 10:00 to 22:00 (until 21:00 from mid October to late April).

By direct bus

From late April to mid November, there are multiple direct buses per hour between Hakodate Station and the summit of Mount Hakodate in the evenings (30 minutes, 400 yen one way). The buses are operated by Hakodate Bus and covered by the day passes for trams and buses.

By car

There is a toll-free road to the summit of Mount Hakodate that is open from mid April to mid November. However, the road gets closed to individual car traffic in the evenings between 17:00 and 22:00.

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Hotels around Hakodate

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    • Rental House COCOA
      Budget-friendly
      Situated in Hakodate, 5 km from Hakodate Goryokaku and 800 metres from Hakodate City Office, Rental House COCOA provides accommodation with amenities such as free WiFi and a flat-screen TV. Located 5 km from Goryokaku Park, the property provides free bikes and free private parking. The air-conditioned holiday home consists of 2 bedrooms, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen with a microwave and a kettle, and 2 bathrooms with a bidet and slippers. The holiday home features a terrace. Popular points of interest near Rental House COCOA include Hakodate Park, Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse and Kitajima Saburo Memorial Museum. The nearest airport is Hakodate Airport, 10 km from the accommodation.
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    • Tomoe.com
      Budget-friendly
      Situated in Hakodate in the Hokkaido region, with Hakodate City Office nearby, Tomoe.com features accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking. A TV with game console, private bathroom with slippers, and a kitchen with microwave are available in certain units. Guests can also relax in the shared lounge area. Goryokaku Park is 3.8 km from the holiday home, while Hakodate Goryokaku is 4.2 km from the property. The nearest airport is Hakodate Airport, 10 km from Tomoe.com.
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    • Condominium Stella Site
      Budget-friendly
      Set in Hakodate, Condominium Stella Site offers city views and free WiFi, 5 km from Goryokaku Park and 5 km from Hakodate Goryokaku. All units here are air-conditioned and feature a flat-screen TV, a living room with a sofa, a well-equipped kitchen with a dining area, and a private bathroom with bidet, slippers and a hairdryer. A microwave, a fridge and stovetop are also offered, as well as a kettle. The apartment provides a laundry service, as well as business facilities like fax and photocopying. Popular points of interest near Condominium Stella Site include Hakodate City Office, Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse and Kitajima Saburo Memorial Museum. The nearest airport is Hakodate Airport, 8 km from the accommodation.
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    • Condominium Panoramique Motomachi
      Budget-friendly
      Set in Hakodate, conveniently near the Hakodateyama and Motomachi area, Condominium Panoramique Motomachi is an apartment featuring free WiFi throughout the property. Private parking is available on site for a fee. Mount Hakodake Ropeway Station, Hakodate bay area and Motomachi Roman Catholic Church is a 7-minute walk away. All units at the apartment feature a satellite flat-screen TV, a private bathroom with a bath and a fully equipped kitchen including a microwave, fridge, kitchenware and electric kettle. All apartments feature a washing machine with tumble dryer and massage chair. A variety of restaurants is available within a 5-minute walk from the property. Guests can also find supermarkets within a 10-minute walk from Condominium Panoramique Motomachi. Hakodate Goryokaku is 5 km from Condominium Panoramique Motomachi, while Hakodate Park is a 7-minute walk from the property. The nearest airport is Hakodate Airport, 9 km from the property.
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    • HakoBA Hakodate by THE SHARE HOTELS
      Mid-range
      The Share Hotels HakoBA Hakodate offers accommodation in Hakodate, a 6-minute drive from Hakodate Park. Guests can relax on the terrace at the property. Free WiFi is available throughout the building. All rooms feature air conditioning, heating and a safety deposit box. Extras including slippers and towels are provided for guestsf comfort. Some rooms have a desk and refrigerator. There is a shared kitchen and shared lounge at The Share Hotels HakoBA Hakodate. Free luggage storage and lockers are available at the property. There is a gift shop and drinks vending machine on site. There is a restaurant, bar and coffee house on site. Breakfast is also served at the property. There are a few restaurants, cafes and convenience stores within a 5-minute walk from the hotel. Suehirocho Station and Jujigai Station are both under a 5-minute walk from The Share Hotels HakoBA Hakodate. Mount Hakodate Ropeway is located a 7-minute bus ride from the property, while Goryokaku Park is a 20-minute drive away. Hakodate Airport is a 25-minute train ride away.
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    • Hakodate Danshaku Club Hotel & Resorts
      Luxury
      A 3-minute walk from Hakodate Station, Hakodate Danshaku Club Hotel & Resorts offers rooms with a 32-inch flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi. Rooms come with a balcony, a living area and a kitchenette. Danshaku Hakodate Club Hotel & Resorts is an 8-minute drive away from Sanroku Station which offers access to the Mount Hakodate Ropeway. Hakodate Morning Market is only a 1-minute walk and Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse is a 15-minute walk away. Rooms are spacious and bright, featuring tile flooring and simple contemporary design. En suite bathrooms offer views of Mount Hakodate. The Danshaku Club Hotel features bicycle rental and coin-operated laundry facilities. Guests can shop at the in-house sundry shop. A Western breakfast is served in guestrooms.
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    • HOTELSPA CENTURY MARINA HAKODATE
      Luxury
      Set in Hakodate, 5 km from Goryokaku Park, HOTELSPA CENTURY MARINA HAKODATE offers accommodation with a restaurant, private parking, a bar and a spa and wellness centre. The property is close to several well-known attractions, 1.6 km from Motomachi Catholic Church, 1.7 km from Old British Consulate of Hakodate and 1.8 km from The Old Public Hall of Hakodate Ward. The accommodation provides a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, a concierge service and free WiFi. At the hotel, all rooms are fitted with a desk, a flat-screen TV and a shared bathroom. HOTELSPA CENTURY MARINA HAKODATE features certain units with city views, and each room includes a kettle. The units will provide guests with a fridge. Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a buffet or an Asian breakfast. HOTELSPA CENTURY MARINA HAKODATE offers a sauna. Popular points of interest near the hotel include Hakodate City Office, Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse and Kitajima Saburo Memorial Museum. The nearest airport is Hakodate Airport, 10 km from HOTELSPA CENTURY MARINA HAKODATE.
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    • JR Inn Hakodate
      Luxury
      JR Inn Hakodate features accommodation in Hakodate near Motomachi Catholic Church and Old British Consulate of Hakodate. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and luggage storage space, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The property is situated 5 km from Goryokaku Park and 5 km from Hakodate Goryokaku. A buffet breakfast is available each morning at the hotel. Popular points of interest near JR Inn Hakodate include Hakodate City Office, Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse and Kitajima Saburo Memorial Museum. The nearest airport is Hakodate Airport, 10 km from the accommodation.
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    • Tune Hakodate Hostel & MusicBal
      Budget-friendly
      Located in Yunokawach?, Tune HAKODATE Hostel & MusicBal features a shared kitchen, this property also provides guests with a restaurant. Every room has a shared bathroom. A continental breakfast is served daily at the property. Guests can enjoy alcoholic drinks served at the bar. Hakodate is 4 km from the guest house. The nearest airport is Hakodate Airport, 3 km from the property.
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    • Bourou Noguchi Hakodate
      Luxury
      A 15-minute drive from the Mount Hakodate, Bourou Noguchi Hakodate features modern accommodations with Wi-Fi in the guest rooms. After soaking in the indoor and outdoor hot-spring baths, guests can relax in the massage chairs in the sky lounge, or look out into the beautiful Japanese garden. The JR Hakodate Train Station is a 15-minute drive away. The air-conditioned rooms feature a flat-screen TV, a refrigerator, and a desk. Guests can lounge at the separate seating area with a sofa.The en suite bathroom provides free toiletries and a bathrobe. The hotel provides a library and a billiard room. Guests can also request for massages or relax in the sauna. The duty-free souvenir shop sells local products and the hotelfs original goods. Breakfast and dinner are served at the restaurant. Guests can request for a traditional multi-course meal for dinner. Hakodate Bourou Noguchi is a 15-minute drive to both the Goryokaku Park, and the Motomachi and Bay Area. The Hakodate Airport is a 10-minute drive away.
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