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Mount Hakodate, Hakodate

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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. Put Mount Hakodate at the forefront of your travel plans using our Hakodate vacation generator.
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  • August 16, 2017
    We went up at night, great views, well worth the cable car trip up. Lots of people, but it was still good viewing.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    A must for any visit to Hakodate. The cable car trip up is fun, and the view from above is postcard picture stuff.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    Hakodate travel in 3 days 2 nights itinerary during Obon. It is, but it's cloudy. It's exactly "on the top of Mt. Hakodate clouds came down that' was a problem. Days with zero visibility, and 13 irony of Hakodate at night, sore, not laugh. And shake the story the taxi driver on the last day "Oh, 7, August, I don't think so. I see 3 days a week alongside "clouds came down, wont get the look from September but hey said the words... I found it is not bad luck, it was no surprise. Well, these kind of things travel magazines and do not write on the homepage right... local information really was helpful. Not easy time with swing "since September," "look better, and high cloud overcast December" "March is fine!" and told. That believe in this story, so-called "summer vacation danger'" winter vacation is easy (worry about snow and cold weather is there) "means"good spring", from the so-called free 休めnu salaried workers will making him unstable and likely rest in the spring fastener for the end of the year, GW students spring break time. Apart from Hakodate in the summer is wrong seems to be correct.
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Where to stay in Hakodate

Look close to the main train station for the majority of accommodations in Hakodate. The large city offers a great deal of variety when it comes to places to stay, with the downtown area featuring everything from chain hotels, to luxury boutiques, to dormitory-style lodgings in youth hostels. A cluster of particularly well-maintained hotels and guesthouses with onsite "onsen" (traditional Japanese spas) sits just to the west of Nezaki Park, with many rooms offering extensive views of the sea, or the canals that make their way inland.
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