Hokkaido Hakodate-shi, Hakodate Bus, Mt. Hakodate Climbing Bus, Motomachi, Bay area tour, Goryokaku Tower, Trappistine shuttle bus, Bus headed to Onuma Koen (Park), Matsumae Sakura Go, Going around Esashi-Matsumae famous sightseeing spots

Hakodate is a popular sightseeing town for its flowing exotic atmosphere boasting Mt. Hakodate chosen as one of the 3 international view points, Goryokaku flowing with the history from the closing days of the Tokugawa Shogunate, Motomachi town lined with foreign designed residences, and the red brick warehouses near Hakodate Port. Experience the southern region with the Hakodate Bus.

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The bus company connecting history,
adventure and nature

Hakodate Bus Co.,Ltd.


Takamori-cho 10-1, Hakodate-shi, Hokkaido
TEL: +81-138-51-3960
Hakodate Bus Co.,Ltd.




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The are in front of Hakodate Station

■The are in front of Hakodate Station
You can get information at the tourist information center at Hakodate Station. The Terminal in front of the station reaches places inner-city as well as the outer suburbs. The morning market of Hakodate is a vibrant and bustling area from dawn.

Bay Area

■Bay Area
The red brick warehouses sit facing the Hakodate Bay.

Motomachi Area

■Motomachi Area
Various temples and religious buildings can be seen that lie at the foot of Mt. Hakodate including British, Chinese, Russian, and Japanese as well as residential buildings that are typical of the exotic architecture.

Goryokaku (Five-sided fort) Area

■Goryokaku (Five-sided fort) Area
The last battle held by the feudal government was held here. Here you can find the Goryokaku park and tower. This area is filled with restaurants frequented by Hakodate locals.

Yunokawa Area

■Yunokawa Area
The largest hot spring area in southern Hokkaido. This area is popular for hot spring hotels large and small.

Onuma Area

■Onuma Area
One of Japan's new three great views is Onuma Park. Viewing Mt. Komagatake in its transition though 4 seasons is well experienced at Onuma.

Esashi & Matsumae Areas

■Esashi & Matsumae Areas
The beginning of Japanese Hokkaido history, this area is the birthplace of Hokkaido. Hokkaido opened to greater Japan though the blooming industry of herring fishing.

Welcome

The Hakodate Bus is a regular bus service that is localized in Hakodate city.
We are a channel to these great sightseeing areas in southern Hokkaido areas: Mt. Hakodate, Goryokaku (five-sided fort), the Trappistine, Hakodate Airport, Onuma Park, Shikabe, Nanae, Kikonai, Matsumae, Esashi, Yakumo, and Oshamanbe.
As we are a regular bus service please carry your belongs inside the bus. The bus guide will not be aboard.

In addition, there are courses for different seasons. ( "Rapid Bus Matsumae Sakura Go" operated in May)



Hakodate Bus Recommendation


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You can pay using your IC card (*) on the Hakodate bus.

*You can use IC cards used mutually among national transport services. These include cards other than nimoca,
 such as Suica, PASMO, Kitaca.


★ Convenient IC cards ICAS nimoca

1.Just touch the card to the reader when getting on and
 off of trains and buses.
2.You can continue to re-use the same card by
 recharging it.
3.It's a convenient substitute for your wallet when making
 purchases.
4.Just 1 ICAS nimoca card for all Japan.



● Usage
 Just touch the card to the onboard card reader when getting on or off.
● Sales Office
 Hakodate streetcar and Hakodate bus interior (unregistered only), Komaba ticket sales office,
 any Hakodate bus business office, Hakodate Station Square Bus Information Office,
 Marui Imai Hakodate store (unregistered only)
● Recharging Locations
 ・Hakodate streetcar : Inside a streetcar, Komaba ticket sales office
 ・Hakodate bus : Inside a bus, any Hakodate bus business office,
  Hakodate Station Square Bus Information Office
 ・IC card charger/Point exchanger locations
 ・Convenience stores etc.
● Repayment
 You are able to have your money returned when you stop using the card.



★The 1 and 2 day tickets used for both streetcars
 and buses

  1 day ticket : adult 1,000 yen, child 500 yen
  2 day ticket : adult 1,700 yen, child 850 yen


1. Unlimited ride ticket for Hakodate Bus within the designated area
 and all lines of street cars.(Examples of available buses)
 ・Mt. Hakodate Climbing Bus
 ・Motomachi, Bay area tour
 ・Goryokaku Tower,Trappistine shuttle bus
 ・Shuttle bus to Hakodate mountain ropeway
 ・"Tobikko" the bus going between the airport and town etc.
2. easy boarding and disembarking by just showing your day pass
*Extra fee applicable to areas outside of designated areas.
  *Tickets are available in Hakodate Bus, at Bus Information Center in front
   of Hakodate Station and all Hakodate Bus business offices.




★Mt. Hakodate Climbing Bus (from Hakodate Station to Mt. Hakodate, 1 way
 30 minutes) Stop number 4 from in front of Hakodate Station.


・Service Period: Mid April - Early November (based on the opening period of hiking trails)
・Fare: 1 way Adults 400 yen children 200 yen
You can use the exclusive 1 day pass for the Hakodate bus or the 1 and 2 day tickets used for
both streetcars and buses or IC cards used mutually among national transport services any of these tickets allow you to ride the Mt. Hakodate Climbing Bus.








・Opening hiking trails (Mid-April) - 4/27
 (Hakodate Station Departures)
5:40p.m. 6:00p.m. 6:20p.m. 6:40p.m.
7:00p.m. 7:20p.m. 7:40p.m. 8:00p.m.

・4/28 - 5/7 (Hakodate Station Departures)
1:30p.m. 3:30p.m. 5:30p.m. 5:40p.m.
5:50p.m. 6:00p.m. 6:15p.m. 6:30p.m.
6:45p.m. 7:00p.m. 7:10p.m. 7:20p.m.
7:30p.m. 7:40p.m. 8:00p.m. 8:20p.m.
8:40p.m. 8:55p.m.

・5/8 - 8/31 (Hakodate Station Departures)
1:30p.m. 3:30p.m. 5:30p.m. 5:40p.m.
5:50p.m. 6:00p.m. 6:15p.m. 6:30p.m.
6:45p.m. 7:00p.m. 7:10p.m. 7:20p.m.
7:30p.m. 7:40p.m. 8:00p.m. 8:20p.m.
8:40p.m. 8:55p.m.
*Sat., Sun. and public holiday service appear in red.
(Service available on weekdays during 7/24 and 8/18.)

・9/1 - Starting Ropeway Inspection
 (Hakodate Station Departures)
1:30p.m. 3:30p.m. 4:30p.m. 4:45p.m.
5:00p.m. 5:15p.m. 5:30p.m. 5:45p.m.
6:00p.m. 6:15p.m. 6:30p.m. 6:45p.m.
7:00p.m. 7:15p.m. 7:30p.m. 7:45p.m.
8:00p.m. 8:50p.m.
*Sat., Sun. and public holiday service appear in red.

・During Ropeway Inspection(Mid-October - Late October)
 (Hakodate Station Departures)
1:30p.m. 2:30p.m. 3:30p.m. 3:45p.m.
4:00p.m. 4:15p.m. 4:30p.m. 4:45p.m.
5:00p.m. 5:15p.m. 5:30p.m. 5:45p.m..
6:00p.m. 6:15p.m. 6:30p.m. 6:45p.m.
7:00p.m. 7:30p.m. 8:00p.m. 8:30p.m.

・Completing Ropeway Inspection - Closing hiking trails (Early
 November) (Hakodate Station Departures)
4:15p.m. 4:45p.m. 5:15p.m. 5:45p.m.
6:15p.m. 6:45p.m.

Hakodate Eki Mae (from in front of Hakodate Station)→Toyoko Inn Hakodate Asaichi Mae (Toyoko Inn in front of the morning market)(+2min)→Hakodate Kokusai Hotel Mae (in front of Hakodate Kokusai Hotel)(+3min)→Meijikan Mae (in front of Meijikan)(+5min)→Jujigai (the crossroads)(+7min)→Tozanguchi (mountain trail head)(+9min)→Hakodateyama (Mt.Hakodate)(+30min)

*time from Hakodate station is displayed in the brackets.



★Motomachi, Bay area tour
 (bus circulates 33 minutes per lap) Stop number 4 from in front of Hakodate Station.


Bay Area ・4/1-10/31
 This bus runs every hour every 20 minutes from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
 from Hakodate Station Mae. (leaving Hakodate Station on the
 hour, 20 minutes past and 20 minutes to.)
・11/1-3/31
 This bus runs every hour every 40 minutes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 from Hakodate Station Mae.
・Fare: per ride, adult 210 yen, child 110 yen
You can use the exclusive 1 day pass for the Hakodate
bus or the 1 and 2 day tickets used for both streetcars and buses or IC cards used mutually
among national transport services any of these tickets allow you to ride the Motomachi,
Bay area tour.

Hakodate Eki Mae (from in front of Hakodate Station)→Hakodate Asaichi Mae (in front of the morning market)(+3min)→Toyoko Inn Hakodate Asaichi Mae (Toyoko Inn in front of the morning market)(+4min)→Hakodate Kokusai Hotel Mae (in front of Hakodate Kokusai Hotel)(+5min)→Hakodate Beer Mae (+6min)→LA VISTA Hakodate Bay Mae (in front of LA VISTA Hakodate Bay)(+7min)→Meijikan Mae (in front of Meijikan)(+8min)→Kanemori Youbutsukan・BAY Hakodate Mae (in front of Kanemori Youbutsukan・BAY Hakodate)(+9min)→Nishi Hatoba (west wharf) ・Hakodate Beer Hall Mae(+10min)→Jujigai(+12min)→Ropeway Mae(+15min)→Motomachi(+17min)→Kyu-Igirisu Ryoujikan Mae (in front of Old British Consulate)(+18min)→Chuka Kaikan Mae (in front of Chinese Memorial Hall)(+19min)→Motomachi Koen Mae (in front of Motomachi Park)(+20min)→Higashihama Sanbashi Mae (in front of Higashihama pier)(+22min)→Lucky Pierro Bay Area Head Restaurant(+23min)→Meijikan Mae(+25min)→LA VISTA Hakodate Bay Mae (+26min)→Hakodate Beer Mae (+27min)→Hakodate Kokusai Hotel(+28min)→Toyoko Inn Hakodate Asaichi Mae(+29min)→Hakodate Eki Mae(+33min)

*time from Hakodate station is displayed in the brackets.
*It does not stop between "Chuka Kaikan Mae", "Motomachi Koen Mae" and "Higashihama Sanbashi" from November 1st and March 31st.



★Goryokaku Tower and Trappistine Convent shuttle bus
(Hakodate Station - Goryokaku Tower - Trappistine Convent, 1 way 50 minutes)
Stop number 4 from in front of Hakodate Station.


・4/1 - 10/31 This bus runs every hour every 15 minutes, 45 minutes from 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
 from Hakodate Station Mae. 
Please make an inquiry in winter because the time is changed during the period from November 1st
 to March 31st.
Hakodate Eki Mae→Goryokaku Tower(+15min)
→Shiminkaikan Hakodate Arena Mae (+26min)
→Yunokawa Onsen Dentei Mae(+27min)
→Yunokura Jinjya Mae(+29min)
→Trappistine Mae (+37min)
→Hakodate Airport(+47min)

*time from Hakodate station is displayed in the brackets.


・Fare: From Hakodate Station to Goryokaku Tower Adults 240 yen children 120 yen
From Hakodate Station to Trappistine Convent Adults 300 yen children 150 yen
From Hakodate Station to Hakodate Airport Adults 300 yen children 150 yen
From Goryokaku Tower to Trappistine Convent Adults 260 yen children 130 yen
From Goryokaku Tower to Hakodate Airport Adults 300 yen children 150 yen
From Trappistine Convent to Hakodate Airport Adults 210 yen children 110 yen
You can use the exclusive 1 day pass for the Hakodate bus or the 1 and 2 day tickets used for
both streetcars and buses or IC cards used mutually among national transport services any
of these tickets allow you to ride the Goryokaku Tower, Trappistine shuttle bus.


★Shuttle bus to Hakodate mountain ropeway
(Hakodate Station - Hakodate Kokusai Hotel - Meijikan Mae - Jujigai - Ropeway Mae, 1 way 11 minutes) Stop number 4 from in front of Hakodate Station.

・4/1 - 10/31 (Hakodate Station Departures)
5:55p.m. 6:25p.m. 6:55p.m. 7:35p.m.
8:05p.m. 8:35p.m. 9:05p.m.

・11/1 - 3/31 (Hakodate Station Departures)
4:40p.m. 5:10p.m. 5:50p.m. 6:20p.m.
6:50p.m. 7:20p.m. 8:00p.m. 8:30p.m.

*Closed during ropeway inspection.
Hakodate Eki Mae→Hakodate Kokusai Hotel(+4min)
→Meijikan Mae(+6min)→Jujigai(+8min)→
Ropeway Mae(+11min)

*time from Hakodate station is displayed in the brackets.


・Fare: per ride, adult 240 yen, child 120 yen
You can use the exclusive 1 day pass for the Hakodate
bus or the 1 and 2 day tickets used for both streetcars and buses any of these tickets allow you
to ride the Shuttle bus to Hakodate mountain ropeway.


★Limited Time Offer Sightseeing Bus
Rapid Bus Matsumae Sakura Go


Local buses taking you to suburbs by Hakodate bus



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■To Matsumae
(Time: 3 hours and 20 minutes Price: 2,150 yen)
(Rapid Bus Matsumae Go Hakodate Station - Kikonai - Shiriuchi - Sirakami - Matsumae Terminal)
*Matsumae Castle, Matsumae Park (famous for cherry blossoms, Matsumaehan Residence, Hokkaido's southernmost Cape Shirakami.
*The local bus does not take you in front of the facility.
Please get off at the nearest bus stop.
■To Esashi (Time: 2 hours and 35 minutes Price: 1,880 yen)
(Hakodate - Esashi Line Hakodate Station - Shin Hakodate Hokuto Station - Assabu - Esashi Terminal)
*Esashi Inishie Kaido (historical street) , Kaiyo-maru, Esashi Oiwake Kaikan Ubagami Daijingū (Shinto shrine) , Ferry Terminal to Okushiri Island
■To Esan, Todohokke (travel time: 2 hours Price: 1,630 yen)
(Lower shoreline Hakodate Station - Toi - Esan, Todohokke)
*The price shown here is the fare to Esan (1,680 yen to Todohokke)
When going to Todohokke, you need to change to connection bus at Hinohama Danchi.
■To Setana (Time: 3 hours and 45 minutes Price: 2,680 yen)
(Rapid Service Setana Go Hakodate Station - Shin Hakodate Hokuto Station - Yakumo - Imakane - Kitahiyama - Setana)
■To Shikabe
(Time: 1 hours and 50 minutes Price: 1,350 yen)
(Shikabe Line via Onuma Hakodate Station - Shin Hakodate Hokuto Station- Onuma Park - Shikabe Kanketsu (geyser))
Hakodate Wine, Hokkaido Konbu Kan (Hokkaido Dried Kelp Hall), Onuma Park, Shikabe Kanketsu (geyser)
■To Oshamanbe (travel time: 3 hours Price: 1,880 yen)
(Hakodate - Oshamanbe Line Hakodate Station - Nanae - Mori - Kunnui - Oshamanbe)
■Esashi - Yakumo
(travel time: 2 hours and 10 minutes Price: 1,830 yen)
(Esashi - Yakumo Line Esashi Terminal - Otobe - Kumaishi - Yakumo Station)


Connection buses to the neighborhood area from "Shin Hakodate Hokuto Station"

■Bound for Hakodate Station/Bus Center
 (Time: 50 - 86 mins to Hakodate Station Price: 700 yen)

 Bus No. 103, 33, 130, 25, 122, and all lines bound for Hakodate from Esashi/Shikabe/Setana.
 *For the passengers going to Goryokaku Park, please take No.33, 130, 25 and all lines bound for
  Hakodate from Esashi/Setana, and get off at "Goryokaku Park Iriguchi (entrance)." Price: 650 yen

■To Esashi (Time: 1 hours and 28 minutes Price: 1,880 yen)
 Hakodate - Esashi Line Shin Hakodate Hokuto Station - Assabu - Esashi Terminal
 *For the passengers going to Ferry terminal to Okushiri, Kaiyoumaru and Ubagami Daijingu, please
  get off at "Ubagami-cho ferry mae," and for those going to Esashi Inishie Kaido and Esashi Oiwake
  Kaikan, please get off at "Nakauta-cho."

■To Setana (Time: 2 hours and 42 minutes Price: 2,680 yen)
 Rapid Service Setana Go Shin Hakodate Hokuto Station - Yakumo - Imakane - Kitahiyama - Setana

■To Shikabe (Time: 53 minutes Price: 850 yen)
 Via Onuma Line Shin Hakodate Hokuto Station- Onuma Park - Shikabe Kanketsu (geyser)



To go to famous tourist spots and cities from Hakodate Station

・To Sapporo (Hokkaido Chuo Bus, Donan Bus, Hokuto Kotsu, Hokkaido Bus, Railway)
・To Esashi (Hakodate Bus)
・To Onuma (Hakodate Bus, Railway)
・To Toyako (Railway and Donan Bus)
・To Noboribetsu (Railway and Donan Bus)
・To Hakodate airport (Hakodate Bus, Teisan Bus)


Hakodate Coach & Bus Stops


Bus Exterior Type1

Bus Exterior Type2

Destination Display

Fare Display Panel Type1

Fare Display Panel Type2

Fare Box

Box for numbered bus tickets

Bus 'STOP' button

Bus Stop Type1

Bus Stop Type2

Bus Stop Type3

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Popular Sightseeing Spot


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Recommended Sightseeing Spot

Cape Tachimachi
Cape Tachimachi
Hakodate Park
Hakodate Park
Takubokusho Park
Takubokusho Park
West Wharf HAKODATE FACTORY
West Wharf
HAKODATE FACTORY
Old Soma Residence
Old Soma Residence
Hakodate Orthodox Church
Hakodate Orthodox
Church
Motomachi Park
Motomachi Park
Old British Consulate
Old British Consulate
The Trappistine Convent
The Trappistine
Convent

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Popular food


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Events of Hakodate

Early May  Cherry-blossom Viewing

Early May Cherry-blossom Viewing
In Hakodate, cherry trees are usually in full bloom in early May.
Goryokaku Park and Hakodate Park are good place for cherry blossom viewing.

Mid May  Hakodate Goryokaku Festival

Mid May Hakodate Goryokaku Festival
To hand down the history of Goryokaku, the citizens in historical costumes at the end of Edo period parade through the city of Hakodate and re-enact the battle scene at that times.

8/1-8/5  Hakodate Port Festival

8/1-8/5 Hakodate Port Festival
This is the largest summer event in Hakodate.The biggest fireworks in the southern part of Hokkaido on August 1st and the citizens’ parade called “Wasshoi Hakodate” on August 2nd and 3rd are the highlights of this festival.

September  Hakodate Gourmet Circus

September Hakodate Gourmet Circus
This is one of the biggest food events in Hakodate which over 100 local gourmet shops throughout Japan get together.

December  Hakodate Christmas Fantasy

December Hakodate Christmas Fantasy
A gigantic fir tree donated from the sister city in Canada is illuminated and the Hakodate Bay area is entirely packed in the atmosphere of Christmas season.

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Other Hakodate information



There are great walking hot spots recommended by locals on the maps!

We distribute maps for free at hotels in Hakodate and tourist information centers. →Distributing Hotel List

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Bus lines connecting Hokkaido

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