We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.


Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Otaru, Hokkaido

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 234 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 23
  • 30
    Very good
  • 8
  • 1
  • 0
One of three best night views of Hokkaido

We caught the bus up to Tenguyama and then rode the ropeway up to the top of the mountain (purchase bus and ropeway tickets plus complimentary drink in the restaurant at the Chuo... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Add Photo Write a Review

234 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 62: English reviews
Phuket, Thailand
Level Contributor
23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Tenguyama has one of the best night scape of Otaru, even in the midst of a snowy season. The car park in front is free of charge. Although Mt Tengu is predominantly for skiing during winter, it is still worth going up via the gondola. The gondola operates every 15 minutes, and shows the perfect view of the ski track... More 

Thank Vicente5715
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Level Contributor
33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Mt. Tengu during winter and the view is spectacular. Took some great shots and played snows like a little child.

Thank CorNeliap08
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We caught the bus up to Tenguyama and then rode the ropeway up to the top of the mountain (purchase bus and ropeway tickets plus complimentary drink in the restaurant at the Chuo bus station in front of the JR train station) where you can watch skiers and snowboarders coming down the hill. There is a school at the base... More 

Thank Wea2nexSistah
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a very pretty place. Recommended timing to go should be around sunset. There are mountains by the side and when the sun sets, the whole of Sapporo lights up. This place is very accessible by cable car and requires no walking. However, it is quite crowded with tourists.

Thank liewyu
Guangzhou, China
Level Contributor
27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here late at night around 9pm and it was freezing cold because of the weather. We paid to take the cable car to go up to the peak which is about 10mins. You can view the Ski Resort just below it as well. At the top is a restaurant where you can order food or it's amazing Hokkaido... More 

Thank thinkblue8
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
135 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

The ropeway is shared with ski sports enthusiasts, it was sweet to see the young children carrying their equipment! Nice restaurant at the top with binoculars supplied. Stunning view from the rooftop. Chipmunk feeding is limited to summer.

Thank flapflap
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
171 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

We took a taxi from Otaru station to the cable car station. Apparently there was also a bus stop which does the job. The cablecar ride to Mr Tengu lookout is about 8min so it is not very high. From the lookout one can see a panoramic outline of Otaru and the cafe at the lookout provides binoculars to spot... More 

Thank keiragopi
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
60 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

We took bus from the Otaru Bus Terminal next to the JR Otaru Station to the cable station, and rode up the mountain. The cable car operates at about 20mins interval. The journey took less than 30mins as Otaru is quite small. On the top of the mountain, there is a restaurant facing down the mountain with beautiful scene while... More 

8 Thank DesmondLim
Level Contributor
719 reviews
273 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 475 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

The view on the top of Mount tengu was mesmerizing. There were props for one to take photos, the usual thing one can see in japan! There was a small playground for kids too. There was this structure of a head with elongated nose. People said that it's lucky to rub on the nose of this thing:)

2 Thank alanyeo76
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

We decided to WALK from the town to the ropeway, without using the bus just to get a view of the community around. It took us about 1.5 hours to walk from music box museum. There were hardly any people when we reached there (around 5pm). View on top was very spectacular and windy. The staff was friendly. It was... More 

1 Thank Kelly P

Travelers who viewed Mt.Tengu also viewed


Been to Mt.Tengu? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Mt.Tengu and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Mt.Tengu staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?