About Hokkaido Tengu Mountain
Otaru Tengu is the symbolic peak of Otaru, 532.4 meters above sea level. The city and Japan have beautiful views from the summit of the mountain, and is called the “Hokkaido Three Night Scenery” jewel, overlooking the beautiful night scenery, such as the mosaic, the summit has been listed in the “Michelin Green Guide JAPON” as a one-star other mountaintop observatory. “Tengu’s stroking nose”, which is said to be a wish come true, stroking the restaurant and nose, there is also a play equipment such as sliders, and children will enjoy adults. In addition, as a ski resort where you can see the harbor in winter, many skiers are familiar with it.
How to get there
Hokkaido Tengu Mountain is located southwest of downtown Otaru. To get to Otaru, check out Otaru’s external transportation. Once you arrive, it is only a 15-minute drive from the city center, and there is also public transportation available.
①Take the Otaru Sansei Bus (Tenguzan Line) from Otaru Station on the National Railroad or Otaru Canal Station to the final stop at the Tenguzan Ropeway Station, which takes about 20 minutes.
②Take the Chuo Bus No. 9 from Otaru Station bus stop and get off at Tenguzan, which is the cable car station of Tenguzan, and the ride takes about 18 minutes.
Ropeway ticket prices.
[round-trip] 1,200 yen for adults, 600 yen for children. For more information on packages and snow programs, see their official website.
Tengu Mountain is a cable car ride up the mountain.
There are four observation decks on the mountain as well as some small viewing facilities.
The night view of Mt. Tengu is known as one of the three major night views in Hokkaido, along with the Hakodate night view of Mt. Hakodate and the Sapporo night view of Mt. Moiwa. Unfortunately, we didn’t stay here that night, so we couldn’t see it.
Also, Mt. Tengu was the setting for “Love Letter”. Only that it was winter.
When you come down from the Yakogami Observatory, there is a tengu that you can touch its nose.
It is said that stroking its long nose will ward off evil spirits and make your wishes come true. There is a sign on the side to show you how to touch it, and there is also a Chinese commentary, so don’t worry.