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Shinhotaka Ropeway

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Okuhidaonsengo Kansaka, Shinhodaka, Takayama 506-1421, Gifu Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week 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
Thank JSeng
Reviewed 1 week 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
Thank Bornean
Reviewed 1 week 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
Thank cazfaith
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Thank thetravelsofSilky
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Thank PotatoSpinach
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
4  Thank FJjazzmin
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

Known as Japan Alps by some. This do not disappoint. Loved the view. Soft snow has fallen when I'm there in Nov. Since you are up might as well grab an ice cream cone soft serve for 600yen super yummy 😋

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank KlCarmen
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

This is the first time we experienced a snowing mountain and we are definitely not disappointed. Mount Hotaka (I think that’s what it’s called) is the third highest mountain in Japan and I understand the double deck cable car up the mountain is the highest...More

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank KhiamYeongH
Reviewed December 7, 2018

At the first station of the entire Shinhotaka Ropeway, there is nothing much to bother noticing, other than a rather medium sized gift shop that sold various goods and popular prefectural items that are special to a certain prefecture. Anyway, the Gondola round-trip ticket for...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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.