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Hakkoda Ropeway

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Address: 1-12 Arakawa, Aomori 030-0111, Aomori Prefecture

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freezing even in early Nov

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 4, 2014
NAKAMURATERUHISA
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Kunitachi, Japan
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Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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 10, 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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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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Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

October is the best time to visit the Hakkoda mountain range. I you are passionate about hiking, trekking and photography. You can either take the ropeway and once at the top you can take one of the several 1 hour, 2 hour hiking trails or you can take the plunge and spend a good 5 hours or so doing it... More 

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Singapore
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

Hakkoda has the greatest amount of snowfall in the whole of Japan. Snow covers bridges and bus stations. Main thoroughfare opens only in April. Fantastic backcountry, accessible safely with local guides, either fr the Ski School (just next to Hakkoda Resort Hotel), ski guide club (in hotel Sansou) or private. We hiked tediously w snowshoes to be rewarded with wonderfully... More 

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Southport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

A great trip up the mountain, with great views from the top. This area is a ski resort in the winter

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Tokyo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

We stopped off at the ropeway while traveling by bus from Lake Towada up to Aomori City. Took the cable car up to the top and then back down, basically. Because we were on a tight schedule and the buses aren't that frequent, we had to take the next cable car back after arriving at the top. But it was... More 

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