Discover Mount Esan

Mount Esan is an active volcany located just a bit outside of Hakodate. Get gorgeous views of the area by visiting the Esan Observatory. Here you get panoramic views and you can see for miles.

Things to see and do

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Getting around at Mount Esan

The easiest way to get around at Mount Esan is on foot, since many of the major sights and attractions are within walking distance. 

Getting to Esan

Public transportation:

Travelers who come by public transportation need to take a 2 hour bus ride from Hakodate station and get off at Esan Tozanguchi bus stop.

 

Nearest airport:

The nearest and most convenient airport is Hakodate Airport. 

  • by car: approximately 50 minutes

  • by public transport: approximately 2 hours

 

Rental cars:

How long to stay at Mount Esan

We recommend staying at Mount Esan for about one day. 
 

Seasonal information

Hiking
The hiking season in this area typically runs from Spring until Autumn.
 

Hotels near Mount Esan

Flights to Mount Esan

The nearest and most convenient airport is Hakodate Airport. 

  • by car: approximately 50 minutes

  • by public transport: approximately 2 hours

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