Mt. Esan




Esan Azalea Park (late May – late June)

Cape Esan Lighthouse.

AddressKashiwano-cho, Hakodate-shi
Other information
函館駅前6番(函館バス)〜恵山登山口(片道1520円 1時間50分)
→函館駅前(恵山御崎行き) 7:09発(8:59着)、9:53発(11:46着)

Access from Hakodate Station

  • 2 hours by Hakodate Bus to the “Esan Tozanguchi” bus stop (One way 1520 yen)
    To go→ Hakodate Ekimae (To Eishan Osaki) 7: 09 departure (8: 59 arrival), 9: 53 departure ( 11:46arrival)
    To back→ Esan Tozanguchi-mae (Hakodate station) 16: 13 departure (18: 06 arrival), 17: 47 departure (19: 37 arrival), 18: 32 departs (20:23arrival)


  • 1 hour on foot to Crater Floor (Kakougen) Parking Lot (Starting point for a hike up to the mountain peak)
    *Please check with the bus center in front of Hakodate Station for details.
    (It takes about 75 minutes by car)

Map of surrounding areas


  • Mt. HakodateMt. Hakodate One of world's three biggest night views. The contrast of the light of the city area and the darkness of the sea on both sides is beautiful.
  • Hakodate Community CenterHakodate Community Center It is still used in the community center of retro atmosphere now.
  • Hakodate Nogi OnsenHakodate Nogi Onsen Hot spring popular with local citizens of Hakodate
  • Former Karl Raymond’s residenceFormer Karl Raymond’s residence A German craftworker, Carl Weidl-Raymon's home, who made "Hakodate kāru Reimon" of ham · sausage.
  • Hakodate Dock-mae (Tram)Hakodate Dock-mae (Tram) "Koryu-ji Temple","Shomyo-ji Temple","Old Russian Consulate","Hakodate Foreigners’ Cemetery" and "Uomizaka slope", etc. It is the main aera of sightseeing spots different from the history […]
  • Suehiro-cho (Tram)Suehiro-cho (Tram) Suehiro-cho (Tram) It is a major point of sightseeing spots.
  • Esan OnsenEsan Onsen A hot spring located at the tip of Esanmisaki Cape.
  • Hakodate Tram Signalling ControlHakodate Tram Signalling Control A person came in and switched the switch of the electric type streetcar point visually.
  • Hakodate Ekimae SquareHakodate Ekimae Square Popular shooting spot "Oyako" and winter illumination are popular.
  • Jujigai (Tram)Jujigai (Tram) The nearest station convenient for sightseeing such as the "Kanemori Red Brick Warehouse" and the historical district of Motomachi, Mt.Hakodate ropeway, the old crossroad shopping street.