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Usuzan Ropeway

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Address: 184 Showashinzan, Usu-gun, Sobetsu-cho 052-0102, Hokkaido
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+81 142-75-3113

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This was good as it gave me a panoramic view from the top of the sizzling nearby showa shinzan as well as views to the bay and lake toya. Walk to the right when you exit the... read more

Reviewed March 7, 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This area is a frequent tourist stop, however, we were fortunate to visit it with only one tourist bus present. The tram operates at intervals of 10-15 mins, depending on amount of tickets purchased. It's a 6 min ride up to the observation area, very spacious and was still snow capped despite it being the tail end of winter. Lovely... More 

1 Thank adventure_freedom
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

This was good as it gave me a panoramic view from the top of the sizzling nearby showa shinzan as well as views to the bay and lake toya. Walk to the right when you exit the cable car for views of showa shonzan and lake toya then walk the other way up the hill to the top for views... More 

1 Thank Tweetcoz
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed January 16, 2017

The cable car ride up the peak of Ususan is very scenic and pretty. We could not resist snapping pictures of the view all the way up the mountain. Lucky for us, it was clear day. Do try to go early during winter as the weather changes very quickly. We were climbing up the stairs to the crater after reaching... More 

2 Thank freespiritG
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed January 15, 2017

The staffs working there are friendly. The cable car is special and the view from the top of the mountain is awesome. We went there during winter. They provided thick jackets at the station. Wear it before you walk up to the top of the mountain if you feel cold. They also prepare some sleds for visitor to play near... More 

2 Thank DidiKwok
Sydney, Australia
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141 reviews
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Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

The ropeway ran every 15 minutes when we visited, with announcements just before to corral visitors. The viewpoints are spectacular but cold in winter - they do offer jackets to borrow at the top. There were even some toboggans at the top for a bit of fun.

2 Thank flapflap
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed December 17, 2016

Mount Usu (有珠山, Usuzan) is a volcano which has erupted four times in the past 100 years. The Mount Usu Ropeway brought us to the upper station's observation deck which gives a panoramic view of Lake Toya and a good view of the Showa Shinzan (Showa New Mountain - one of Japan’s youngest mountains, which suddenly rose from a flat... More 

2 Thank Elaine Y
Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed December 6, 2016

After lunch, our group proceeded to Mt. Usu. We got into the cable car and reached the top with a scenic ride on the rope way. The view on the top was lovely. There is a view of the lake with a small island in the middle on one side. A 10 minute hike to the top of the mountain... More 

2 Thank GreenThumb331
Grafton, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2016

This ropeway gives easy access to a number of viewpoints of Mount Usu. Usu is a volcano which has erupted four times since 1900, notably in 1944-45 and 1977. The first was kept secret from the Japanese people as it was feared there would be panic at this evidence that the gods were displeased at a time of war and... More 

2 Thank GraftonRiverguide
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Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

Awesome view and please wear adequate warm clothing. It's freezing up there. Awesome sights of the caldera lake. And visit the bear park too!

2 Thank Lawrence L
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Reviewed October 23, 2016

The ropeway may be a bit old but it is actually quite a fun ride going up to Mount Usu. At the top there are scenic platforms for you to admire the beautiful views of Lake Toya and the neighborhood, as well as the volcano which you can see some smoke coming out. At the bottom of the ropeway there... More 

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