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Cool volcano you can climb

Very accessible for a casual hiker like me, and while you get some nice views as you near the top... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Boston, MA
Azalea Flowers!

The azaleas populate mt esan and it is an amazing sight when they bloom mid may till june. The park... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
Genting Highlands, Malaysia
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Jun 18, 2018
“Cool volcano you can climb”
May 25, 2018
“Azalea Flowers!”
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Kashiwanocho, Hakodate 041-0523, Hokkaido
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Bryanntan
Reviewed 21 June 2016

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

Date of experience: June 2016
8  Thank soule24
Reviewed 9 June 2016

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

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Tony K
Reviewed 19 March 2016

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

Date of experience: July 2015
4  Thank Arun714
Reviewed 21 January 2016

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

Date of experience: July 2015
3  Thank Arun714
Reviewed 10 July 2015

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. going...More

Date of experience: July 2015
2  Thank LosAngelesSnagov
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15 March 2016|
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Response from Arun714 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, There is a bus service. Starting from Hakodate Stn, leaves every 90 minutes or so, starting from 10 am,it will take about 2 hours max.
2 March 2016|
Response from Arun714 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Susan, There are : Ishida Onsen, Cape Onsen hotel and Esan Onsen Ryokan. Onsen means Hot spring bath. Ryokan means small hotel. Arun