Mt. Moiwa
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Typical night view enjoyment spot in Sapporo authorized by "the Japanese new three big night view" in October, 2015. To the extent the night view which can look a ropeway and a MORISU car (mini cable car) around 360 deg from a mountain top observatory of the altitude 531m which takes and arrives is also called "northern jewelry box", that it shines, when I'm shining also it's fine for the daytime as well as the night view, a far place as well as Sapporo-shi district can even look Shokanbetsu chain of mountains and Ishikari bay around. It's possible to go up summertime by car in Moiwayama sightseeing motorway (charge) to the Mid station, and it's possible to enjoy about 3.5 kilometers of freeway (A winter season closes.) At the Mid station, Mt. MOIWA, there is a stand where I get a large selection of original products of the mascot character "MORISU", and a takeout section is also next to the planetarium, the casual French restaurant where you can have a meal while enjoying the scenery "THE JEWELS" and the restaurant at the mountain top station, and it's also enriched in the facilities. It's barrier free full equipment in order to have many people enjoy in the facilities again, and a guide announcement in a ropeway MORISU car stop is also doing correspondence of English, Chinese and Korean.
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  • meche0009
    London, United Kingdom87 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit, has some pretty views
    Getting out here on public transport was ok but took us a few connections and therefore took a while, but it was totally worth it. We headed up after dark and got to see the lights of the city which is pretty picturesque. There are also a few places on the observation deck to take photos. The ropeway and fenicular are fairly quick to get you to the top, but run at set intervals so they can be a queue, particaurly at night coming back down. When we arrived the queue was approx an hour to go back down and we probably only spent about 15 minutes at the top. Thankfully things had cleared somewhat by then. May not be the easiest place to get to by public transport but very doable and definitely worth going up for some really lovely views of the city. It got a thumbs up from my teenage daughter as well.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 5, 2023
  • Thesons
    Adelaide, Australia133 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The softest, powdery snow & plenty of it.
    We had blue skies for our cable ride to the top of Mt Moiwa. There was plenty of snow for us to frolick in. The view over Sapporo was amazing, a definite winter wonderland. We sat inside the cafe with a hot drink & soaked in the atmosphere of the snow & scenery outside. An awesome time had in the snow. We rang the summi bell.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 7, 2024
  • Scott H
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sapporo is fun!
    Such a fun time! Sapporo was great. Such great food. We went for the Sapporo Snow Festival in 2024 and it was fantastic. While you’re there definitely try Miso Ramen and Curry Soup from Suage+ Honten. The Sapporo Beer Museum and Genghis Khan in the food hall there was delicious and such a fun experience. Will definitely go back to check out what Sapporo has to offer during the summer months. It was an easy trip via ANA airlines from Haneda airport from Tokyo.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 22, 2024
  • Dingo_6152
    Fremantle, Australia3,133 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The views at the top and worth the journey
    Mount Moiwa is a small, forested mountain lookout, about 5km southwest of the centre of Sapporo. It is accessible by a ropeway from the base of the mountain which goes about ¾ of the way up where you then switch to a small cable car which takes you to the summit. It runs between 10:30am and 10:00pm, with the roundtrip for the ropeway at ¥1,400 and ¥700 for the cable car roundtrip. There is an open observation deck, restaurant, shop and restrooms at the summit, toilets and a small gallery at the transfer station, and toilets at the base. The lookout at the summit can get quite popular, because of the spectacular views from the summit, particularly after sunset, when the city lights up. We went in the afternoon during summer, so we avoided the queues that you experience at peak times. It is worth the visit to get a great perspective of where you are.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 13, 2024
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meche0009
London, UK87 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Getting out here on public transport was ok but took us a few connections and therefore took a while, but it was totally worth it. We headed up after dark and got to see the lights of the city which is pretty picturesque. There are also a few places on the observation deck to take photos. The ropeway and fenicular are fairly quick to get you to the top, but run at set intervals so they can be a queue, particaurly at night coming back down. When we arrived the queue was approx an hour to go back down and we probably only spent about 15 minutes at the top. Thankfully things had cleared somewhat by then.
May not be the easiest place to get to by public transport but very doable and definitely worth going up for some really lovely views of the city. It got a thumbs up from my teenage daughter as well.
Written August 6, 2023
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QW Teo
Singapore, Singapore122 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
The view is amazing from the top. The ropeway price is relatively steep at 2100 yen per pax for a return ticket. I do see people trekking up the hill but wouldn't recommend it for the usual tourist.
Written March 3, 2023
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Scott H
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Such a fun time! Sapporo was great. Such great food. We went for the Sapporo Snow Festival in 2024 and it was fantastic. While you’re there definitely try Miso Ramen and Curry Soup from Suage+ Honten. The Sapporo Beer Museum and Genghis Khan in the food hall there was delicious and such a fun experience. Will definitely go back to check out what Sapporo has to offer during the summer months. It was an easy trip via ANA airlines from Haneda airport from Tokyo.
Written February 22, 2024
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Frankie Chiuh
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Visited Mt. Moiwa on 19 Feb 20. Took a public bus from Susikino Station to the Ropeway station. It is worth the visit with beautiful views and snow.....during sunset time
Written March 3, 2020
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Dee
Singapore, Singapore500 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Read about this place and decided to try it since it was not too far from our hotel. Took street car then free shuttle bus to the ropeway station. Paid ¥1700 per person for return trip for ropeway and mini cable car. The weather was cold and windy. But the view was fantastic. The cable car was very steady. Feel safe when riding it. From the top we can see the city view. Nice experience and we reached there around 5pm and already dark. Lucky me!
Written January 6, 2020
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Thesons
Adelaide, Australia133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We had blue skies for our cable ride to the top of Mt Moiwa. There was plenty of snow for us to frolick in. The view over Sapporo was amazing, a definite winter wonderland. We sat inside the cafe with a hot drink & soaked in the atmosphere of the snow & scenery outside. An awesome time had in the snow. We rang the summi bell.
Written February 7, 2024
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Susie813
257 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Went with my family on recommendation. The observatory is open air and it was a chilly night for us. Everyone shuddered a bit while waiting patiently for their turn to ring the bell. The views are OK but not extraordinary spectacular. Everyone went for the hot drinks once in door.

Tip: There are express bus covered by JR pass to and from Sapporo station.
Written January 9, 2020
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Celine A
Metro Manila, Philippines160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Visited with family

Pros
1) There was a free shuttle from the tram station. As usual, the shuttle driver was helpful especially we had a baby in tow.
2) Went there right after breakfast, which was just right for a family with baby. But it would have been more perfect night time with the city lights view.
3) Weather was nice. Coming from a tropical country, the almost winter weather was nice and cooling.
4) They had several snack shops and a restaurant, so food is not really a problem.
5) Some of my family members opted to hike going up Mt. Moiwa but most of us took the cable car which had amazing views. Mt Moiwa is perfect for hikers!
6) The place was picturesque.
7) There is also a souvenir shop, toilet is not a problem.

If you love outdoors and nice views this place is for you! Very recommended!
Written April 11, 2020
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PA88
Palo Alto, CA284 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Easy way to get there is to take the tram (streetcar). There’s only one tram line and it makes a loop through the city. The Ropeway Iriguchi tram stop where you want to get off is about half way around the loop if you get on where most tourists do: on the street above the Susukino subway stop. So you can’t get on the wrong tram or go the wrong way. Riding the tram is a fun & cheap way to get a tour of the City’s various neighborhoods. The trams run on parallel tracks in opposite directions: some go clockwise around the loop and others go counter-clockwise. At Susukino, there are two separate tram stations, one for each direction, around the corner from each other. The tram stations have a video display that shows the whole loop and where each tram is on the loop in real time, so you can see where the oncoming tram is. If it’s too far away, you can cross the street to get the tram going the other direction. Check how many people are getting on – locals use the tram for commuting so, for example, in the afternoon the trams going counter-clockwise are much more crowded than the ones going clockwise from the Susukino station. Like buses, you get on in the middle of the tram and exit out the front door, paying at the farebox as you leave. Fare is a flat ¥200 for adults no matter how far you go. It’s best if you have an IC commuter card so you can pay by touch instead of fumbling for coins. At the Ropeway Iriguchi station, the free shuttle bus is diagonally across the intersection. You can’t miss it because there’s an obvious bus turnout there and anyway half the passengers on the tram will be walking there. Most people ride the bus even though the Ropeway is only a few blocks away, because it is steeply uphill. Getting on the cable car, go to the back of the car since as the car travels up the mountain the views of the city are in the back. Up front, all you see are trees. Once at the top, my tip is to buy the roasted potato cheese stick. Looks like a roasted popsicle made of mashed potato. It’s one of those simple hot snacks that are unbelievably good. So good I had to buy a second one.
Written September 1, 2018
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RoyWMelbourne
Luzon, Philippines9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Couples
We went to the ropeway today, thought it strange we couldn’t see any cable cars moving... turns out there was an accident here on Aug 24 and it has been closed since... no word on when it will reopen.
Written September 4, 2019
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