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Daisetsuzan Sounkyo - Kurodake Ropeway

Sounkyo, Kamikawa-cho, Kamikawa-gun 078-1701, Hokkaido
+81 1658-5-3031
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Fantastic view

I stayed in Sounkyo for one night not just because of the Ice fest, but also the Daisetsuzan... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
bremen1018
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Hong Kong, China
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Amazing views

We made a quick stop here during our tour of Hokkaido. We took the ropeway up the mountain and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Magnus G
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Daisetsuzan Sounkyo-Kurodake Ropeway and chairlift opened on June 29,1967, as the climber's gateway the Daisetsu Mountains, and also to enable visitors tosee the magnifcent views from above the Sounkyo Gorge. The splendor of natural environment can be enjoyed throughout the year on Mt.Kurodake(1984m),Daisetsu Mountains' highest peak with the mountain greenery budding amid the snow melt in June, the commnunities of aipne plants in summer, the colorful leaves in autumn, and skiing and snowshoeing in winter. ●Kamuy-Mintara● The Daisetsu Mountains, where Mt.Kurodake is located, are known as Kamuy-Mintara(the garden where gods play) in the Ainu language. The area boasted over 300 virieties ob alpine plants, and the magnificent scenery can indeed be said to be "a paradise above the clouds".
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“cable car” (12 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Sounkyo, Kamikawa-cho, Kamikawa-gun 078-1701, Hokkaido
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I stayed in Sounkyo for one night not just because of the Ice fest, but also the Daisetsuzan national park. The cable car leading to high level will close in early Feb for a few week for maintenance, please check to official website for details....More

Thank bremen1018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made a quick stop here during our tour of Hokkaido. We took the ropeway up the mountain and were rewarded with amazing views of the mountainaous landscape of central Hokkaido. Since we were there in summer we did not go there for the skiing,...More

Thank Magnus G
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Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

Asahidake Ropeway was shutdown for servicing in mid Dec an so we visited the Kurodake Ropeway, we took aerial lift that climbs up Mount Kuro. The view at observation deck above the Ropeway station was spectacular. We had our meals in the restaurant in the...More

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Reviewed December 18, 2017 via mobile

再搭乘另一纜車來至七合目登山口 遠眺群山,擁抱天地,頓覺人世蒙塵之萬物之渺小。 We decided to ride the cable car to Daisetsuzan to oversee the valley and Mountain View’s. On the way up, we enjoyed the valley views underneath us. Once we got there, we really enjoyed all the gorgeous, stunning Mountain View’s.

Thank David H
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Reviewed October 30, 2017

We all in the Japan Autumn Tour group were looking forward to see the riotous autumn colours of fall as advertised. However, we were disappointed that snowing had already started the previous week in the mountains. Sadly, the trees were barren except for the evergreen...More

Thank nor5430
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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

With autumn here, the ride up the ropeway (there were two: first was cable car to midway, followed by a short wLk to the next station for chairlift to the higher ground/station) was a scenic and tranquil/romantic ride. Still had snow in October in the...More

Thank Genevieve L
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Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

Climbed up Mount Haguro, and stopped by to check out the very nice and unique souvenirs sold at this small hut halfway to the summit of the mount. The girl was extremely friendly and helpful, and I ended up buying 4 of the textile decorations,...More

Thank Daniele M
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Reviewed September 16, 2017

Daisetsuzan is the spot where Autumn leaves will first start to appear during Autumn and snow will start to fall for Winter. We came in early September and the Autumn leaves were begging to sprout. There was a few patches here and there but a...More

Thank Gary Y
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Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

The Ropeway gives great views of the Sounkyo Gorge as it ascends. Once you reach the upper station, the chairlift is nearby or if you are feeling energetic take a walk along the track to the top of the chairlift.

Thank Tom B
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Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

There isn't much to see. I come from Hong Kong myself and perhaps due to this reason, I don't find the mountain particularly interesting coz we people in Hong Kong are surrounded by rocks and hills. The cable car that goes up form the bottom...More

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Yeow H
September 5, 2017|
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Response from ahleongsan | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if it will be frozen but there'll definitely be snow. Lots of snow. I was there in early June this year and the snow was still there.
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