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Shinhotaka Ropeway

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Okuhidaonsengo Kansaka, Shinhodaka, Takayama 506-1421, Gifu Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It was snowy day but the ropeway is open. Roundtrip fare is ¥2900 (adult) and ¥1450 (kids). The first stop, there are facilities such as foot onsen for free and tubing for ¥500 for 30mins. 2nd stop has a nice view and there’s a park...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning views if you come in good weather. We went up during a picture perfect winter day, blue skies and lots of snow around. Amazing views from the ropeway on the way up/down and especially from the observation deck at the top station (which is...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank machinedownunder
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cable car is a two stage journey. In january the temperature today at the top ( 2156 m) was -12 deg C. At the top there is an observation deck with marvellous views of the mountains and the chance to have a short walk...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank goldsb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very cold during wintertime but the view is nice. On top of second ropeway station, you can have a good look of surrounding mountains and forest. There is Sengoku-Enchi park next to it, which is fun to explore during winter when it's covered with snow....More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank JSeng
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We bought return tickets to the higher station at 2,190m. The views of the ice covered mountains were spectacular. Best of all was being able to walk out on ice covered grounds, with perfect photo taking opportunities. There're coin operated lockers, suitable for storing suitcases,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Bornean
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good to go day trip even though tickets are not exactly cheap. My husband and I bought our tickets from a small JTB shop in Takayama (opp bus terminal). This cost ¥5150 per person and includes 2days bus ride to n fro Takayama to the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank cazfaith
Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

A great way to see the gorgeous local area. Ice cream at the very top was fantastic. Best to go when the weather is good however it’s a highlight in itself being at the top of Japan’s third largest mountain.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank thetravelsofSilky
Reviewed January 2, 2019 via mobile

It's worth a visit if you haven't been to the top of the mountain! There is an observation deck where you can have a view from the top at 3100m. It is also depending on the weather on that day. I happened to go on...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 19, 2018

it was a great experience to take the double-deck ropeway. The view from the observation deck was marvelous and the sunset in autumn is a plus point. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Flyflyfly821
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

Good place but RUDE staff On the way back from Nishihotakaguchi the ropeway no.2 I just ask the staff man "which floor is for the rope way back?" He just answer me " The ropeway goes every 15 and 45pass hours, thinking? Don't be stupid"...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Joanna L
January 21, 2019|
Response from TorontoTravelGirl70 | Reviewed this property |
I can't speak to early June - but we were there in early July and there was no snow at all. It was warm and perfect for hiking and exploring. Have fun!
December 23, 2018|
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Response from SamuelEnLaiSong | Reviewed this property |
Hello dear traveler, sorry for the late reply. From my knowledge, it is rather hard to get a taxi/cab within the Gifu/Takayama region as it is rather rural. Even if you can get a taxi, it is rather hard to get one on the way... More
December 10, 2018|
Response from JeffreyF_11 | Reviewed this property |
Yes from bottom & back to bottom of ropeway itself. However it's a couple of hours each way from Takayama by bus & you may well have to queue. See my review 're other considerations.