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Nihondaira Ropeway

597-8 Kusanagi Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture 424-0886, Japan
+81 54-334-2026
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Ranked #7 of 52 Attractions in Shizuoka
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NSW
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

What a hoot this ride was. Not only did it offer the great adventure of the cable car trip up the side of the steep mountain and the amazing views at the top of this extraordinary part of Japan, but it also features the hilariously macabre tale of the bunny and the racoon - too unusual to explain in this... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We paid 1000 yen for the ropeway to view Mt Fuji but could not view it. Entrance to shrine and museum need additional entrance fee. So we did not enter. We were happy that a staff at the counter can speak excellent English. That make our day.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I think it was bus number 42 at the Shizuoka station. There is a help shack at the station that will give you a map and point you to the right bus. They speak enough English if you do not speak Japanese. A short 30 minute ride and you are at Nihon Daira Ropeway. I cannot recall the cost, but... More

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Winnipeg, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Visited today and found a lack of reliable information for the non-Japanese speaker about getting there and what is actually there when you do get there. Hopefully this information will be useful for others. The Nihondaira viewing area is at the top of a winding road up the mountain, and consists of several viewing areas from where you have spectacular... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Took the ropeway to Nihondaira after visiting the Toshogu located at the top of Kunozan. It was a short 10-15 minute ride and the view from the cable car was great. A lady in the cable car was explaining about the view in Japanese which I could not understand. It was unfortunately cloudy when we reached Nihondaira and Mount Fuji... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

I went to Nihondaira which locates at the top of one mountain by Bus no. 42 from Shizuoka station. Then I took a cable car (rope way as it is called locally) down to Kunosan Toshogu Shrine. After walking around and taking pictures I went down 1159 steps on another side of the foothill. Punctuality of all Japanese is noticed... More

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

At first, I thought it was stupid. A tramway down to your destination seemed rather odd to me, but getting there (by bus-which runs every 30-35 minutes from JR main station) I realized how. The place is a belvedere. Nihondaira Plateau exists only to give the visitor a chance to see one of the most wonderful sights of Mt. Fuji... More

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Tokai, Japan
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29 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

Probably the first aerial tramway I've ever seen that takes you DOWN to your destination. Views are nice, particularly on a clear day, and the shrine at the bottom is interesting enough. The shops and boarding area at the top (start and finish) are atrocious, but the free parking was appreciated.

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Fujieda, Japan
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51 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2009

Ropeway ride itself has the magnificent and thrilling view but Nihondaira Plateau itself I have to warn a few things for tourists. Despite the information description that says it is the mountain top of Udoyama actually it is not the highest peak. The highest peak is in the lush mountain nearby but direct route from the Nihindaira observatory is closed.... More

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