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Very accessible for a casual hiker like me, and while you get some nice views as you near the top, the coolest sights are definitely the steaming, sulphur smelling rocks (and the impressive golden Buddha statue below). Actually saw a fox scampering about at one...More
The azaleas populate mt esan and it is an amazing sight when they bloom mid may till june. The park below is where you can catch this beautiful sight. Alternatively, you can climb Mt Esan for a spectacular view.
For those driving here from Hakodate,...More
We were super ill-equipped to make the climb. We did not expect Esan to be so deserted, even the toilets had no drinking water. We were there with only 250 ml of water for 2 people, and the trek up the highest point was more...More
An easy vertical drive from the coast up to the carpark. Then a 2 & 1/2 hour return to the summit. Depending on the weather will determine what clothing to wear. The weather can change pretty quickly so be prepared. Magnificent views and landscape is...More
Bus from Hakodate Stn takes 100 minutes or so. Scenic drive along the coast. From bus stop way up the mountain ,only 30 minute walk up to the top.Enjoy the sulphuric fumes ,very safe . You can also walk around the surrounding hills with nice...More
Mt Esan is one hour's drive past Hakodate airport io South Hokkaido. It is an active volcano spewing out white sulphurous smoke in a few places and very safe to climb. The climb from the car park is very short , in 30 minutes you...More
the hike up mount esan is amezing.
this is on of the most fantastic hikes.
driving from hakodate east the signs are very good.
park car and hike up a moderate uphill.mount esan is an active volcano and hikeing up we passed sulfur fumerals.