There are various forms of transport in Hakodate. The trams, or streetcars are the most convenient way of getting to the various attractions. Tram passes can be bought on the trams. When getting on a tram, do so from the doors that will open up in the middle or back, and take a ticket from the ticket dispenser that you will see as you enter the tram on both your right and left.
There are a number of bus companies operating in Hakodate city. There is a one day combination pass which allows you to ride buses and trams (the one or two day pass). As with the trams, these passes can be bought on the bus. For information about bus routes, please ask at your hotel reception or at the ‘Hakodate Bus’ company office which is in front of the JR (Japan Rail) station.
One Day Pass for Street car (City Tram) only
Adult ¥600, Child ¥300 Note: if you are going to take a tram more than 3 times in a day, it is advisable to buy a one day pass. How to use: Show your pass when you get off the tram.
Tram Fare: Adult ¥200—250 Child ¥100—130
One / Two Day Pass for Streetcar (City Tram) & Hakodate bus (Local Bus)
Fare for One Day Pass: Adult ¥1,000,Child ¥500 Fare for Two Days Pass: Adult ¥1,700 Child ¥850 Note: if you are going to take a tram & bus more than 5 times in a day, it is advisable to buy a one day pass and for 8 times in two days, it is advisable to buy a two day pass. How to use: Take a numbered ticket when you get on. When you get off, put the ticket in the fare box and insert your pass into the card reader.
Bus Fare: Adult ¥200—300, Child ¥ 100—150
KAN-Pass (City Bus only)
Fare for Adult ¥800, Child ¥400 Note: lf you are going to take a bus more than 4times in a day, it is advisable to buy a KAN-Pass.
How to use: Take a numbered ticket when you get on. Put the ticket in to the fare box and show your pass when you get off the bus.
These buses are NOT included in the 1-2 day passes!
- LCSA (Hakodate Sta.) LCSA MOTOMACHI (West Area)
Fare for Adult: ¥200, Child: ¥100
- Limousine Bus to Goryokaku & Trappistine Convent Hakodate Sta. Goryokaku Trappistine Convent Fare: Hakodate Sta. Goryokaku: Adult: ¥200, Child: ¥100 Goryokaku Trappistine Convent: Adult: ¥250, Child: ¥130
Trappistine Convent Hakodate Sta.: Adult: ¥250, Child: ¥130
These buses are NOT included in ANY of the passes
- Limousine Bus to Airport Airport Yunokawa Hakodate Sta. Horai-cho Fare: Airport Yunokawa: Adult: ¥220, Child: ¥110 Airport Hakodate Sta.: Adult: ¥400, Child: ¥150
Airport Horai-cho: Adult: ¥410, Child: ¥150
- Limousine Bus to Tsugarukaikyo Ferry Terminal Terminal Hakodate Sta. La Vista Bay
Fare for Terminal Hakodate Sta.: ¥300, Child: ¥150
Hakodate City Traffic Bureau 15-1, Komaba-cho,Hakodate Tel: 0138-32-1730
JR Hokkaido Train Timetable
Japan Rail Hakodate: http://jr.hakodate.jp/global/english/default.htm or http://www2.jrhokkaido.co.jp/global/index.html
Hakodate Bus Web Site: http://www.hotweb.or.jp/hakobus/ (Japanese)
Hakodate City Tram Department Website: http://www.city.hakodate.hokkaido.jp/transport/ (Japanese)
Donan Bus, Sapporo Branch: 011-865-5511
Hokuto Kotsu, Hakodate-ekimae Terminal (in front of Hakodate Station): 0138-22-3265
Hokkaido Chuo Bus: 011-231-0600
Hokkaido Bus (in Sapporo): 011-881-2011
Konan Bus, Aomori Branch: 017-726-7575
JR Bus Tohoku, Aomori-ekimae, JR Bus Ticket Office (near Aomori Station): 017-773-5722
Hassha All Right (all clear) Net
Kosoku (express) Bus Net