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Shoshazan Ropeway

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Address: 1199-2 Shosha, Himeji 671-2201, Hyogo Prefecture
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+81 79-266-2006

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Scenic short ride

The ropeway station is reachable by taking bus no. 8 (28 minutes) from Himeji station. A combination ticket of return trips of bus and ropeway can be bought at the bus terminal... read more

Reviewed December 6, 2015
Guangzhou, China

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Seremban District, Malaysia
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34 reviews
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Reviewed May 17, 2016

Guess Japan is famous for Ropeway and this is the first we one we went and was quite excited but it is just a short ride.....the bus ride from the JR station is worth it was you get to see the town ....

Thank 20christine1956
Stockholm, Sweden
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168 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed May 5, 2016

The ropeway is comfortable and the scenery is great. It is a very convenient way to go to the top of Mount Shosha and down again. The bus to the ropeway station takes a while, but relax and be patient.

Thank StefanHaeger
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138 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2016

Excellent day trip, quite a bit to view at the top....lots of walking/hiking involved, catch the bus from in front of JR station

Thank travelling2day
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2016

Well run with friendly staff the ropeway is a wonderful way to get up to Mt Shosha temple complex. A bus pass is available from the railway station to the ropeway and return. The system works well.

Thank John H
Guangzhou, China
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636 reviews
334 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 472 helpful votes
Reviewed December 6, 2015

The ropeway station is reachable by taking bus no. 8 (28 minutes) from Himeji station. A combination ticket of return trips of bus and ropeway can be bought at the bus terminal outside Himeji station at a cost of 1300 yen. Do take note of the last ropeway from Shoshazan to the bus station avoid being stranded at the mountain,... More 

2 Thank ryanteo
Singapore, Singapore
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28 reviews
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Reviewed November 10, 2015

The ride itself is not too long, just about 5minutes or so. There is an attendant in the car that will explain some of the sights in Japanese on the way up. There is a decent view of Himeji city from one end of the car as it makes it way up/down the mountain, while the sides of the mountain... More 

1 Thank brkit
Singapore, Singapore
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2015

I bought the a combination ticket - return tickets for bus and ropeway aka cable car. The bus ride to the Mt Shosha Ropeway station takes about 30 minutes. The cable car ride is about five minutes or so. It's a short but scenic ride. It is probably the most unique ride I took during my Japan trip. =)

1 Thank clayman79
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2015

When i first heard the word ropeway i thought it was something dangerous turns out it's a cable car. The attendants are very polite and everything is in order even though i was the only one in line at that time.

1 Thank MiaMB357
Munich, Germany
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43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2015

He used to take this ropeway up the Mountain every day when filming the last Samurai. They have some interesting stories.

Thank ARThiel
Princeton, New Jersey
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2015

Enjoy the view. Also it was very rainy day and we forgot umbrellas: they have a stock of umbrellas and walking sticks you can use while walking.

Thank Tanya405

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