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Mt. Hakodate Ropeway (函館山ロープウェイ)


Ropeway, etc.

The ropeway at Mt. Hakodate is about a ten-minute walk from the Jujigai tram stop and about ten minutes by car from Hakodate Station and right next to the ruins of the Nambujinya encampment. The gondolas are large with seating for 125 people, and have two stations, one at the base of the mountain and also at the peak observatory station. The top speed is seven meters per second and the top of the 334-meter-high mountain is reached in about three minutes. The beautiful seasonal scenery from the observatory deck at the summit and night view of Hakodate is highly regarded as the world's best and is a representative of tourism in the city. It is often crowded for an hour or two after sunset with people visiting to see the night view.


Hokkaido Hakodate-shi Motomachi 19-7 (Hakodate / Onuma / MatsumaeArea)

phone 0138233105

10-22 (Oct.16Sunday-Apr.24Sunday is-21) ¥ ※ The last flight departs 10 minutes the closing time

Review of Mt.Hakodate Ropeway

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/02/11 Great views
You can access the ropeway by tram which stops a distance away or by bus which stops directly in front of the ropeway station.

Open at 10am, it costs JPY1000 for a one-way trip or JPY1500 for a...
Reviewed:2020/01/19 Good to see sunset quite crowded
We headed up 1 hour before sunset watched the sun go down on the far side of the mountain then headed inside for a drink before getting the ubiquitous night shot of the city.

All in all it was...
Reviewed:2019/12/17 Nice night view of Hakodate
Quite crowded during the sunset time. But it was worth waiting when the lights in the city slowly brighten up. But the view is great.
Eventhough it was also crowded in the ropeway during the way...

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Hokkaido Hakodate-shi Motomachi 19-7 [map]
Hakodate / Onuma / MatsumaeArea
10-22 (Oct.16Sunday-Apr.24Sunday is-21) ¥ ※ The last flight departs 10 minutes the closing time
open everyday (closed for a period of several weeks until Mid-Oct.-Mid-Nov.)
Adults round trip 1,280yen, Children round trip 640yen ¥ ※ Friday as of 8Monday 2019.
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Available(VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX)
Available (mountain peak only)
* Currently, we are shortening the business to take measures against the new coronavirus.
[Ropeway] 11:30-22:00
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly
Yes (with nursing room)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Hokkaido Areas


          Not just a prefecture but an island of its own, Hokkaido is the most northerly prefecture and island of the Japanese archipelago. Arriving in Hokkaido, which is rural and bursting with breathtaking nature, means entering a world where vast national parks, towering mountains, and natural hot springs can be found at every turn. Come December, these natural splendors freeze over and morph into a winter wonderland.