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Hakkoda Ropeway

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Address: 1-12 Arakawa, Aomori 030-0111, Aomori Prefecture
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JR bus interval is around 2 hours so there are enough time to go up and hike for half or 1 hour and come down and the scenery is very beautiful especially autumn leaves season... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2015
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Kawasaki, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For skiers/boarders: the legends are true, there's too much pow. Don't come here unless you're at least advanced-intermediate. Maybe don't come at all and save that pow for me. Ropeway is expensive. Around 1100yen per ride, comes at 20 min intervals. Going off-piste/backcountry will need guide/equipment. For piste, there's two main runs for the ropeway, a 3.5km run and a... More 

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Seoul, South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

One of the must-dos around Hakkoda area but we were in the middle of a snowstorm. Could hardly see anything and it was truly feezing up there. And it is not cheap getting on the gondola. There was a group of Chinese tourists sharing the ride up and down. It was so cold that a few very brave ones ventured... More 

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Hong Kong
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

It was a good ride for viewing the "Sea of Leaves" below the cable car (if you got a spot near the window as it could be very packed at times), especially so during Autumn as leaves were changing into different colours. Be aware that the line could be lengthy and thus longer waiting time for the ride as it... More 

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Kawasaki, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

JR bus interval is around 2 hours so there are enough time to go up and hike for half or 1 hour and come down and the scenery is very beautiful especially autumn leaves season (mid October) however US$15.50 round trip is too expensive. US$10 is desirable.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This ropeway cable car is well worth a visit! We were here in the middle of winter & very lucky to have bluebird skies for 3 of the 5 days! The cable car actually bumps into the ice on the sides just to squeeze into the top landing - great experience! Magical snowshoeing through the Tree Monsters (feeling the souls... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Our host of the Ryokan in which we were staying took us here, and my word was it absolutely breathtaking. I couldn't have prepared myself for what awaited us. I am not a boarder or skier but I wish I was as this place is just perfect. Amazing fresh powder like no where else, and not crowded at all. The... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The snow was insane! The place wasn't crowded. I lucked out. It was just perfect. Massive Backcountry.

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Kunitachi, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

4 of nov we topped the freezing spot 1310meter above sea level.hands and ears are frozen. the temperature show -3,celucius degrees.could stand for only 3 min.from the bottom it took 15min to the top.the fee was 1180yen back and forth.

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Aomori, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We lucked out --the skies were a little cloudy at the bottom of the rope way, but clear at the top. The time? A weekend day at the end of August. As we were just casual hikers, we spent a happy hour walking the "Gourd Trail", which passed through alpine meadows and ponds of the area. Lovely views! The rope... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Massive backcountry Just came back. The longest back-country routes do not open up till April 1st. 2nd day went down the Hokibatai Route, after climbing for about 1-2hrs from top of cabel car. Was a bus at 1.30pm to go back to ski resort. cost 500 yen. Recommend guide from Sukayu Onsen 4,000 for day in a group up to... More 

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