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Hakkoda Ropeway

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Address: 1-12 Arakawa, Aomori 030-0111, Aomori Prefecture
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Many easy hikes 30 mins to 4 hours

Good for all ages . Beware, can be really cold up top. They serve food , hot cocoa, tea etc and have a small gift shop. Great views.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good for all ages . Beware, can be really cold up top. They serve food , hot cocoa, tea etc and have a small gift shop. Great views.

Thank Pohlcat
Normal, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1 mile + gondola ride for 15 minute. Have available another layer clothing for when you get on top - it will definitely be cooler and will be needed if you want to walk around above. Since it takes a while to ride up and down there will be a waiting line - a short one, but a nice experience... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

We went in July and got lucky with the perfect weather. To me the highlight was the short hike at the top. Our route took us to a viewing deck facing a tranquil marsh with mountains in the background. Just beautiful.

Thank travelmomABC
West Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

I can't say much about it because the day I wen it was snowing very heavily that there is basically really low visibility. Only one of the ski slope remains open. However, I still find it fun because I get to see how the ropeway operators deal with the frost that form in the cable car. so even though I... More 

Thank julianatay
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

The Hakkoda Ropeway is an enjoyable 1 hour bus trip from the Aomori train station. Buy your ticket at the Tourist Information Centre which is right next to the Aomori Train Station. Unfortunately, I didn't check the weather and my day was ruined because it was rainy and foggy all day. When I arrived at the Hokkoda Ropeway I didn't... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

There is snow and, then, there is Hakkoda. There is snow everywhere, it is deep, dry and powdery snow and it never seems to stop snowing. We were excited to take the ropeway up, but with no intention of skiing down after we realised that the visibility due to heavy snow fall was somewhat limited and that the slopes were... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016

This was part of a shore excursion that we took. We also visited the Nebuta Festival Float Museum and the fish market. They really pack you into the gondola when it is ski season.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

We were there on 26/4/2016 which was the end of winter but nevertheless, there was still lots of snow for skiers. Not crowded at this time, good time to visit if you want to ski. View is spectacular from the top!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

A few thoughts from my experience. The two courses are okay, but forest route has lots of flat sections and some uphill at end. Typical Japanese ski run made longer but not better with flats. Not great for snowboarder. Direct route is fun, but at 1100 yen per ride you better have some good snow to make it worthwhile. Backcountry... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

Went snowboarding. The terrain is pretty much exclusives side/backcountry except for 2 demarcated paths with distance markers, and nothing is groomed. Snow was fluffy. Accessible from Aomori JR Station via bus and JR Rail passes cover the fare, what's not to like?

Thank Cailan C

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